East by Southwest

4.5
773 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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ChristineM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and great service as always! We continue to come back here and spend our hard earned money for the quality and value. We had a party of 6 and were seated "up top" I've sat at this table too many times to count. It is comfortable and easy to chat and share plates but its SO DARK! Do the lights really have to be down that low? Olivia was great about splitting our checks and getting our Five Star points added. Thank you and see you next time!

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MsMK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as usual. Menu items are fresh, creative & presented beautifully.

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Brandon
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We usually have an amazing dinner experience at East by, but not this time. They could not provide multiple beverages that are on their menu, and the sushi rolls were less than impressive. We’ll give them another try in a month or two. Maybe the management was on vacation.

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JackW
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and eat at East by Southwest every few weeks. We have grown to love the sushi rolls and get them almost exclusively (plus occasional appetizers). The food is consistently excellent and the wait staff well-trained and polite. The New York New York roll, the Philly roll and the California roll are our "go to" delights (but the Philly roll is the best). Durango is fortunate to have such an excellent asian delight!

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vipPattyjo
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East by Southwest has always been one of our favorite go to's. The food quality is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hostess wasn’t very friendly. Seemed like we were an inconvenience. On the other hand, our waitress Lauren was amazing! Super friendly and welcoming.

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princessfab
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

It feels like a cafeteria and the food is borderline inedible.

Upside: service was fast and kind, and the drinks were heavy pours.

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barbaraf
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We were not made to feel welcome. Our server didn’t want to take care of us-we had to call him over then he came back with our drinks saying the kitchen was closing early and we had to order right now. Food was good but why make a reservation when you have to wait almost half an hour and then beg to be served

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CherylH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were seated promptly by a very nice hostess and put in a room with 3 other tables but we ended up being by ourselves. Our waiter must of had other tables because we were left alone a lot, were only given 2 place settings for 3 and had to keep asking for drink refills. The food was decent Pad Thai was good, sushi ok and my daughter did not like the Ramen weird taste she said. Would not go again.

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JGreview
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Durango.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience

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Jave
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great food, great service, great value! Pretty noisy and tables packed in tightly (unless you're lucky enough to get a booth -- we had requested, but didn't get).

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Katie
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our family had an amazing dinner together at East By Southwest after Christmas. The food was delicious as always.

Our server, Jack, was awesome! He was very attentive and did a great job managing our large group which included children. He was friendly and made us feel cared for even though the restaurant was very busy.

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StahrF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were crazy busy, heard over an hour wait…so happy we had reservations. Even with them being so busy we had great food, service, and an all around wonderful time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food!

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ElenaSt
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service could be a little more efficient.
We dined in and ordered to go as well.
However, the to go order was brought as for dine in as well.
It took a while to fix.

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JedS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service was great. Hope to get back again soon.

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AlyA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience4

Upon checking in for our reservation, the hostess greeted us in a very odd and rude manor. “Okay for two? We will need this table back in an hour, is that okay?” My response was no, as was my significant other. She looked baffled that we would say no and we proceed to tell her, we will be done eating when we are done eating, is that okay? The on floor manager took us to our table and apologized for the inconvenience. The hostess had also told the TWO parties before us the same thing. Other than the hostess everything else was outstanding. Our waiter was so good it made up for her ridiculousness. She should be talked to, and if anything it might seem extreme but she should not be the face of the restaurant, that is after all what a hostess is. She should not be working the front if that is how she greets customers who are spending lots of money in her place of work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service was great would 10 out of 10 recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place for a special birthday dinner, and the 60 mile drive from Pagosa Springs is well worth it. My boyfriend is vegetarian and he can find plenty of delicious options on the menu, including the crispy asparagus roll that's one of my favorites also. The cocktails are classy and generous (mine was a Meyers rum and orange juice), and the light triple mousse dessert is an excellent way to end a wonderful meal. I highly recommend this place if you enjoy fine sushi done right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice waiter great food great time

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LizC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our food arrived before our drinks. I asked a couple of questions about the menu and wine options and the server knew nothing.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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MK111
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great waitor! Thank you for accomodating my egg allergy!

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dining2gether
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat at the bar which we love to do wherever we go. All wait staff friendly and helpful. The smoked salmon cake and tagliatelle were very good. The pizza San Danielle was underwhelming. Take a crust and put a few ingredients on top; just seemed to be missing some of what sounded delicious like the balsamic reduction and tomato sauce and basil.... I would also suggest the bill be presented a bit more professionally. Ours was flipped to us as a rolled up ball of paper. We would return and try different items next time and hope for a more respectful presentation of the bill.

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dining2gether
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went two nights in a row. Consistent and delicious. Great vibe.

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vipIngoT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the restaurant and would have given it highest ratings but we found a paper towel in the salad. Besides that, the food was great.

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CindiH
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! This is our go to place. The food as always is top notch.

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Patron
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Compare this restaurant to every other sushi restaurant we visit. East by southwest is still our favorite

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Jave
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best food and service in Durango! Were seated in table right in line with front door. Asked for one not so close (drafty), and were treated like that was a bother by the hostess. Server outstanding. Food outstanding. Just grumpy hostess.

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Iluvfood
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Taraditos were great, shrimp udon good, mojitos great, hamachi happy hour roll ok, pad Thai did not taste like pad Thai, not authentic at all, couldn’t finish it or take it home.

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MJack
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the only thing that I get bummed about is the server disappears until after the happy hour cut off. It would be great for the server to say "happy hour is ending in a few minutes can I put something in for you?"

We always love the food and have since they opened.

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Paula
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and cocktails are always yummy, this is our favorite place for date night.

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StevenL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance experience though a bit 'tight' for booth seating with a party of four. Overall we loved it and will definitely be back.

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Foodie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trick or Treating with grandchildren and this is their favorite restaurant!

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ElenaSt
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Thanks

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DustinC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great environment. Had a great time with my wife on our date night that we barely get to have since we have kids. The waiter was extremely helpful with explaining the menu.

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Jave
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience, from start to finish! Best restaurant in Durango!!!

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 773 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.