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East by Southwest, Durango, CO
East by Southwest, Durango, CO
East by Southwest, Durango, CO
East by Southwest, Durango, CO
East by Southwest, Durango, CO

East by Southwest

4.6
4.6
994 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 247-5533
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sergio A. Verduzco
  • Private party contact
    Hydi Verduzco: (970) 247-5533
  • Neighborhood
    Durango
  • Cross street
    East College and 2nd Ave.
  • Parking details
    Parking available on 2nd Ave between 5th Street and East College. Also surrounding streets
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 994 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durango

    Most Booked

977 Reviews
  1. GingerC

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Asian food I've ever had and the service was impeccable!

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  2. danc

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but our service was not. Had to ask twice for service when we got there. Waiter seemed distracted and not listening

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  3. GailR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and great food. We always try something new and its always good

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place, awesome food, good portions. Everything taste incredible. Excellent service from Dann. Will be there soon.

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  5. Cj01

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always reliably good food and good service especially if you like sushi

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  6. AlanS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    1 of 2 entries arrived before the appetizers, the second entries arrived cold. We were seated next to the front door on a cold and windy nite, we wore our coats throughout dinner. BTW, we arrived 20 minutes early, the receptionist forgot about us and we were not seated until 30 minutes later... all the 5:30 crowd arriving after us were seated... away from the front door.

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  7. LoraP

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    As locals, we have been long time customers of East by Southwest. We managed to get early reservations on Valentine's day. Ordered appetizers and drinks. Our appetizer was delayed due to malfunctioning kitchen equipment. We ordered our entrees. My first choice was apparently no longer served by the restaurant despite being on the menu. I asked for the menu back so I could choose another entree. My entree arrived before the appetizer and I said I would rather have it after I enjoy the appetizer. They took my entree away, arrived about 15 min later with the appetizer as well as well as my husbands entree. We gave up, said just bring the food, including my now luke warm entree. We knew it was busy, equipment malfunctions happen and were pleasant about everything. When we had finished eating, we had spent about $160 between apps/drinks/entrees. We were brought the check and we asked if instead, we could see a dessert menu (after all, it was Valentine's Day and we had been looking forward to a nice treat all day!). The waiter left and returned with...the check. He told us they needed to turn the table. I asked, "Seriously, you are not going to let us order a dessert"? The answer, was no, they needed the table. (It was a longer than normal meal due to their errors and issues, not ours) Well, no dessert for us on Valentine's day then...so disappointing. I did write to EbySW to tell them of the experience, hoping they would reach out with at least an apology. That was a week ago, and so far, crickets..

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  8. JillM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fresh food selection, plus fabulous service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great experience! My son loves the pork gyoza and sushi.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was great, as always!

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  11. DallasW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in town. Unbelievable flavor, amazing presentation!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant with a wonderful menu! I loved the beat fries!!

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  13. texastres

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to visit and consume sushi. The desserts are wonderful.

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  14. Janet

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad meal at East By Southwest. Best sushi in the world.

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  15. RobinF

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mohito delicious. Seafood dynamite used to be a much bigger portion in a bed of white rice. Birthday celebration was impersonal. Nobody mentioned Miguel Wagner's name, although I said in my reservation he was turning 23. The surcharge in the bill must be immediatly removed. It rings unethical. Do not think that saying it is in the menu makes it right. Thank you Ruth and Robin

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. You have to order the hand grenades. So delicious!

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  17. LaurieR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Server was knowledgeable and helpful in all the questions and recommendations that we asked for.

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  18. DaveR

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. The food was fantastic and our server Jules did an excellent job. We will definitely be back and bring friends with us!

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  19. Elizabethsp

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and time. Food was delicious. We were in a table by door so that was cold. They did tell us we had to be out within a timeframe so that was not great to start however we made the time

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  20. JenniferD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, well prepared and quick service. Professional staff!

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  21. Phantom

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a great experience. Great food for an affordable price. One suggestion: amp up the beer selection. Everything else warrants 5 Stars!!!

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  22. MelissaV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful sushi and tasty cocktails. Always busy so make a reservation or be prepared to wait. Long time favorite for Durango.

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  23. RonellO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner and had the best server, Alec, who made it an exceptional experience!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. It’s a must-go-to for Sushi, Ramen…everything I’ve had here rates with best restaurants you’ve been too. Don’t miss it.

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  25. KellyT

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Read a previous review and was nervous but we loved our evening! Great waiter, food was delicious, no negatives from our party of 7! Would definitely go back when in Durango!!

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  26. ShelleyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful presentation, delicious food, and a fun place to go for a birthday!

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  27. DanielS

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We've been here quite a few times, this was my wife's favorite place to eat. That was until our last visit, the food was very disappointing, and the pricing was to high for the quality of the meals that were served. Not sure if or when we will be going back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was slow getting to our table - helped people who got seated after Might be disconnected from the host stand/seating but food was good and waiter after I asked if we had one

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately I don’t think the food was that good nor the drinks!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Sushi was slow to come out and just ok. Steaks were overcooked. Place was packed so maybe we were there on an off night. Might try again on a week night.

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  31. Pickyeater15

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Recent dinner. Service good. Rolls as usual good. Their special rice tots (especially the Hamachi ones) were delicious! Inventive and tasty. Husband disappointed Kirin was only option when he requested Asahi. Wait staff pleasant despite being extremely busy

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  32. BrianD

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had requested the Sushi Bar when we made our reservation. When staff went to seat us there was someone occupying one of seats and they would not move. This could have been ugly, but staff was very gracious to us, apologized and offered us two seats at the bar. Bartender was very attentive and got orders in exactly as requested. The food was excellent as usual but the actions of the Hosts and Bartender made it extra special. Too bad some people are jerks, but these folks made our evening lovely!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were just amazing. Waitress was very adaptable to our requests.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicicious and service was fantastic. Restaurant was quiet and the table we got was the table we requested in our reservation.

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  35. JodiE

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been going here for 15 years. Great place & service, but feels like the food quality has gone down in general. Sushi not as fresh as it used to be. Ordered fried rice & not much flavor. Carrot ginger soup was tasty but very thin. My other family members had sashimi & it was good, not great

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  36. Elizabeth

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was just ok. The sushi rolls are too big really. Too much rice I guess. Drink $ outrageous. A 14$ shelf old fashioned with not enough whiskey to balance and an extra shot $10. Lighting horrible…

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  37. HoldTheGluten

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Jules, was great. She took care of us throughout the night, including making sure we had a safe ride home. The food was very good, although very pricey. It’s certainly a special treat at this point.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place it’s one of my favorites in Durango!!

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  39. MaloryL

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server visited our table maybe 3 times. We waited quite some time for food. One of the bussers ended up helping much more often that the waitress. He brought the food out that we had been waiting over 30 minutes for. Made sure we were good! The waitress also did not really seem to hold the appearance up of what I have always seen at East by Southwest. Looked very messy.

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  40. JanisL

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food; one of our favorite Durango restaurants.

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FAQs

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

East by Southwest is rated 4.6 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for East by Southwest

160 E. College Dr., Durango, CO 81301

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East College and 2nd Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Durango
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available on 2nd Ave between 5th Street and East College. Also surrounding streets
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sergio A. Verduzco
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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