East by Southwest

4.5
730 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Take Out is AVAILABLE

East by Southwest is offering take-out food at this current time. We are open noon-8pm Monday thru Saturday and 4pm-8pm Sunday. Please call us at 970-247-5533 to place your order. We are back, so come in and get your FAVORITE Mojito and more!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, please take atmosphere

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ShellyN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meals and time we had while there to catch up with some friends and family and Celebrate a birthday in the bunch of 9! Desert never fails us either! Chocolate mouse and Muchi balls are the best in town!

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GracieP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East by Southwest NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!! Service, food, presentation and atmosphere are top notch!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Said it was his first day. We were very well taken care of

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Louis
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Front desk was a bit disorganized. But the waiter, who was otherwise nice, charged us for a pot of tea and never delivered it. Food was dropped off at the table without any thought to things like us having told the waiter we were going to share food, so no additional plate accompanied until we asked for such.
We had to ask for wasabi and ginger that was supposed to accompany the chirashi, and then we had to wait 15 minutes for it be delivered before we could eat it. We've eaten at several Japanese restaurants where sashimi and chirashi were served for less than 1/2 of the price at East by Southwest, and we've never been served such a skimpy plate of the item.
When in Durango again will not eat at East by Southwest, and neither will the friends we treated to dinner.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Food was slow getting out plus overpriced. Before our food was brought to the table we were told it was last call for food and desserts. Poor management.

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KathrynR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was as well! Not only was EBSW's sushi delicious, it was ART! Mama Silvia's Caprese salad was the absolute best I have ever had! Heirloom tomatoes on a bed of Pesto with the freshest, creamiest Burrata, topped with a perfect Balsamic dressing! Delectable and a delightful pleasure to eat such perfectly prepared and served food!

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Marykaya
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waitress Olivia was awesome but she couldn’t help the slowness of the food coming out and the untimely ness. My tempura meal( not appetizer) came out at least 10 minutes before the rest of the tables food ( which was sushi). That part was annoying. Other than that , the food etc was great.

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WilliamL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously great sushi in Durango, believe it or not. We’ve been here several times and it’s been consistently excellent each time.

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Barbaras
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! If you have never tried sushi, this is the place.

If you love sushi, this is the place.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful as always! It was the perfet way to clelbrate my daughters 22 birhtday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Our waitress was very fun and kind. Service was fast. We will definitely come again.

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ray4work
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as usual, love that I was able to make a reservation the morning of our event. Thank you for the accommodation and fine service. We will return as always!

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viprockinJ
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent service and authentic cuisine!

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Rachal
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great but the kitchen was totally out of control. It took us three hours to receive our full order. The waitress was awesome and kept apologizing for it taking so long. Finally three hours in the last piece of our order arrived. All delicious but crazy slow service. They took off our first round of drinks for four off our tab as an apology. We will go back but after some time for them to get organized.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Farmington NM,
And I'll drive to eat there every chance I get.
It's my favorite restaurant .
I tell my friends that they need to try it.
And you get a lot of food, and they have awesome drinks!

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AllisonK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall for our twin daughters' 11th birthday celebration! Delicious food, fast service, and wonderful ambience.

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DeeS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite sushi ever. Always consistent high quality food. You must try the firecrackers!!

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vipLarry
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was very slow but that is not the norm in my experience.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is great and a must if you try this place. Order a Mojito or two if you can - you won’t be disappointed!

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vipMontyD
Durango
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Date night with Sushi. Pot Stickers were very good and the Sushi rolls were good. Restaurant was crowded and very busy. Prices were reasonable.

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Eleanor
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was very poor. And they can’t blame it on covid because they had plenty of staff. Our server forgot to put in my drink order and disappear for quite awhile during our meal. It took an hour to get our sushi and we had little kids with us. That’s just unacceptable. But when it was time to give us the check, he was Johnny on the spot.

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SarasotaME
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. They were even nice enough to take us a little early when we showed up.

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JennaK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing. Selection was excellent. Cocktails were disappointing and our sever was capable but forgot to put in our appetizer order. He only realized this when we asked after it. Then instead of asking if we still wanted them/apologizing for the mistake/offering compensation he just drops off one of our four entrees. The other entrees did not come out. Instead our apps were finally delivered, eaten, and plates cleared then the other three entrees were delivered. The saving grace of the evening was that the food was very good. Oh and while we dined there were two birthday celebrations, I got excited because I had included on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday as well. Guess what…no birthday gong for my son.
I suggest ordering their amazing food TO GO!

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Mtnmanhard
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food, but service was a little slow. This is not surprising, given the acute shortage of labor in this area.

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Coloradolady
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service made for a very nice catch-up dinner with a friend

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Shirley
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

One meal came out 15 minutes before the others😒 Waiter was rude. Food was very good.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoy eating here. Still had a bit of a wait due to the crowds. That also slowed down the food service. But as always the food was good. We will get back when we get a chance

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SusanY
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awedom food and service. I have been to this restaurant many times and I am never disappointed.

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vipLarry
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been eating here since 2006 and have never been disappointed!

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RobinM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh delicious sushi and friendly service in a clean, well-decorated setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Poor communication by the hostesses. While moving through the restaurant, the other staff members were not friendly.

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casualdiner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour, both food and drinks

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I noticed the booth we sat at and area around us was kind of worn and didn’t feel clean either. Good service. Food ok. Wouldn’t come back.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, presentation, service in an expedient fashion. Highly recommend East by Southwest and will most definitely return on our next trip to Durango.

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BreckenridgeLawyer
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service.

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vipSharonL
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice option for sushi in Durango. Food was really good but a little on the pricier side compared to Scottsdale, AZ, which was really surprising. We were a little disappointed that they're using the sushi bar as their takeout staging as it's always the best seat in the house to watch the chefs. We will definitely be back!

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CarrDin
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great. There was a broken water feature by us that was quite noisy. We asked if they could turn it off. One girl was snippy and said no, then our waiter went behind her and turned it off. The whole section seated by us said “yay”. Funny how easy it was to handle! The food was delicious. The atmosphere is lively. Great experience.

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vipJBJBSAN
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy hour menu has many excellent choices in both drinks and food. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was in a light batter and very tasty. Gyoza always excellent here. Husband got rolls and I got chicken teriyaki with vanilla black rice. Definitely one of our go to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent sushi rolls, very good service, respected Open Table reservation.

FAQs

East by Southwest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 247-5533.

East by Southwest is rated 4.5 stars by 730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.