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East by Southwest

4.7
4.7
825 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

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 825 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Sushi

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  1. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out quick, waiter was exceptional. He cleared any used dishes, and checked on us frequently. The food was great too!
  2. M

    Miked

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We were here 6 years ago and came back because it was so memorable. Just as delicious this time! We wish we didn’t live 2500 miles away.
  3. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food here was great! Fresh Scottish salmon excellent, miso soup excellent, cucumber salad great. Our only complaint was that the waiter was seemingly unfamiliar with Japanese food and got one of our orders completely wrong. So one order was delivered quickly and we waited quite a long time for the other due to the number of diners/orders that were now in front of the replacement. Overall, we would recommend this restaurant.
  4. F

    Fish

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great…just did not think food was worth going back for.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a birthday dinner!
  6. BD

    BonnieD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday dinner there, since my son likes Sushi. The waitress was really helpful in the ordering process and after my "Open Table" reservation, she acknowledged the birthday occasion with a free dessert. I don't know the name of it but the "house" sushi was my favorite.
  7. n

    no1owlsfan

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent sushi with a sizeable gluten free selection. Relaxing vibe and friendly staff.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out to enjoy sushi!
  9. PL

    PhilipL

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautifully presented, great service. Returned two nights in a row on road trip.
  10. ER

    EliR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome. My buddies took our friend out for his birthday, server was top notch after kept changing orders and took the plates off the table once we were finished so we weren't stuck looking at them. The energy was awesome when they sang happy birthday and the cake was on a different level.
  11. DL

    DurangoLady

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I would not recommend this restaurant based on my meal. I ordered a Spider Roll, and it was packaged in the seaweed surround so that it was both a thin disk, and a disk with such a large diameter that it was impossible to eat without biting into it, which made it fall apart into a total mess. It was also not particularly good in terms of ingredients -- there were extra ingredients that diluted the softshell crab taste, so that all in all, it was one of the worst examples of this particular dish I've ever had. The salmon teryaki looked good; the poke bowl looked small and had a disproportionate amount of rice.
  12. SZ

    StacZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food! Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, good drinks. Overall excellent! Have and will eat here again and again!
  13. RS

    RibertS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everything was very good. I felt a little rushed but they were pretty busy.
  14. JG

    JenniferG

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We ordered a few rolls and dinner entree. We were finished with our rolls before my husbands entree even arrived. Disappointed!
  15. B

    Barbsfavs

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed it very much.
  16. KP

    KarenP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good, fresh asian food served in imaginative ways….as well as some old standards. It was busy, as it was during happy hour but service was good and prompt.
  17. l

    local

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always consistently good — We just live this place!
  18. AL

    AnthonyL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I love sushi. Eat it all the time. This was probably the worst sushi I’ve ever eaten. The waiter was clearly new. Forgot the salad. Forgot the miso soup. Didn’t ask if I wanted my Philly roll fried or normal so I had to send the fried one back (never had a fried Philly roll so I can’t believe I would need to clarify not fried). Then still got charged for both. The regular one was like watered down rice? Hard to explain but just gross. A table near by had a cackling drunk girl that everyone was annoyed by and none of the staff said anything. Just so disappointing all around. And apparently only the hot sake you can get in a carafe. Otherwise it’s a $13 glass? Never heard of that either.
  19. JB

    JosephB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and came quickly. Service was good. I'll go back.
  20. b

    bfoxworthy

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heidi was so friendly and made the evening special for husbands birthday and the kid’s.
  21. EL

    EmilyL

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    So many other better restaurants in town to choose from.
  22. LS

    LeeS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dale was incredible! The food is fantastic, the ambiance is cheerful. I will be back!
  23. DR

    DavidR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did not have firecrackers on hand!☹️ But as always we really had a great time. David and Liz Reyes
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have some unique options on the menu like goyza with truffle oil and beet fries. Amazing.
  25. NN

    NanaN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food. Sergio, the owner/chef, still cares and delivers original dishes that are delicious! We are locals and this is one of our favorite restaurants in Durango.
  26. K

    Karenr

    Durango

    177 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went with another couple. Decided to have 4 appetizers - Shishito peppers (great), beet fries (great), pork dumplings (great) and brussel sprout chips (ok). For entree, there were spicy tuna rolls (ok), dynamite shrimp (great - it was a small plate), hanger steak (very good) and tempura shrimp that was requested to be stir-fired instead (he said it was ice cold and did not enjoy). In fairness, that might have been due to asking for something “off menu”. So, we enjoyed the apps and up and down on the entrees. Overall, drinks were good, service was good and we had an enjoyable time. We will definitely return.
  27. PM

    PennyM

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. If you love Sushi Den in Denver or Pure Sushi in Scottsdale, you will love this place.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Although we made reservations, we didn’t need to. We were seated right away, our server was very polite, patient, and professional. Our food was very good and I don’t say this lightly because we live in Farmington, NM and good food escapes us there and we usually travel to ALQ for good food but now good food is closer to us in Durango!
  29. JW

    JanitaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service, drinks, prices during happy hour, etc. We will return. I almost want to work there so I can sample all the food and learn from the chefs...WOW! Fresh, gorgeous presentation, great flavors, right temperatures and CREATIVE menu and flavor combos! Well Done!
  30. BC

    BearlyChatty

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining there was an exceptional experience. From the time we checked in it was a memorable evening. The servers were always welcoming. Food orders were accurate, exceptional quality, beautifully plated and paced to coordinate with appetizers and drinks. Both nights we had the special appetizer plate. One night was tuna with apples, Mission figs and goat cheese. Really wonderful flavors. The second night we had the Escolar with glazed peaches. Had three different rolls over the two visits. All wonderful. The mixed drink menu was interesting- most unusual. All drinks were well prepared and delightful. Tried different drinks both visits. The appetizers were also exceptional. The entire experience was so wonderful that we booked for the following night before we left the restaurant. I wish we had more than two nights there. Definitely worth a detour and a don’t miss if you’re in the Durango area. Kudos to the entire operating team and owner!! What an unexpected gem!!!
  31. K

    Kristie

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and best fish in town!
  32. W

    Walt

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we go to East By Southwest the food and service are great!
  33. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food are spectacular. I've been several times and have not been let down. Thai Boba Tea is highly addictive!
  34. DA

    DeniseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always look forward to eating here when we visit Durango!!
  35. DI

    DocIke

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated earlier than our reservation time. Server LeAne was prompt, attentive and gracious. Food and drink were excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    INCREDIBLE FOOD!!! Best Sushi restaurant I have ever been too. Great prices with excellent food! you won’t be disappointed. First time came with 7 people for a birthday and it did not disappoint!
  37. L

    Larry

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous as always. Seventeen years eating there!
  38. JG

    JoanieG12222

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    East by Southwest is one of my favorites in Durango. The food and service are always exceptionsl.
  39. SZ

    StacZ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious variety of food. Tootsie roll was excellent. Tempura is delicious. The chocolate mousse dessert ended the meal perfectly!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and great service!

FAQs

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

East by Southwest is rated 4.7 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
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

  • 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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