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East by Southwest

4.5
4.5
840 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 17 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 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Dogbird

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EBSW is our go to eatery when we feel like treating ourselves. Consistently amazing. A true culinary art form.
  2. KS

    KennethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have always enjoyed our evening at East by Southwest. This occasion was our 31 anniversary and as usual we enjoyed our evening and I'm sure we will be back again before our next anniversary for sure.
  3. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Best sushi in Durango!!! Always go there when we are in town!
  4. R

    Rick

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was good however there were several loud tables and for each birthday they would bang this really loud gong. Less that optimal when you are trying to carry on a conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    They sat us by the front door and it was cold. Had to wear our coats throughout the entire meal. The waitress was inattentive and
  6. e

    eddie3rd

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff did an outstanding job!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service, per usual!
  8. RR

    RobertR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We waited an hour for appetizers and another half hour for the entrees while other diners came and went. Food was great tho once we got it. I think it was just a random off night. The manager was very nice and explained there was a printer problem and kindly comped our drinks. We will definitely be back
  9. SS

    SharonS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress that took care of us was awesome. The food is always super delicious. Had a great time. I always recommend my friends and family to this restaurant. They always let me know that they had a great time and the food was great.
  10. G

    Genesis

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We ordered two appetizers with cocktails. We enjoyed one, but our entrees arrived before the other appetizer. I told the server to cancel the appetizer. He came back from the kitchen saying he was unable to cancel it because it was already made. It came out when I was 1/3 done my entrée. I told the server that I should not have to pay for that appetizer. He said he would check with his manager. His manager came over and explained to me that the kitchen prepares food at different rates and that’s why the appetizer was late coming out. Then he took the appetizer away.! Controlling the order that the food comes out of the kitchen is not the responsibility of the patron. The appetizer should have been left on the table complementary.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Enver, was awesome. He said he was new but it seemed like he’d been there for awhile with the knowledge and level of service he provided. We thoroughly enjoyed the great food and ambiance.
  12. DI

    DocIke

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, our waiter Dale was on his game!
  13. AH

    AudreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi around. The service is amazing as well.
  14. K

    Kippygirl

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fave place yummy!!!
  15. CC

    CCJP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is noisy, tables are too close together and the food is overpriced. The Pad Thai was watery, the noodle soup was very good and so was the sushi. I would not recommend because, having eaten Asian/Western food in many venues, this was mediocre and far too expensive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, food was delicious & service was excellent. We definitely plan to come back to try more rolls!
  17. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    Miked

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    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.
  19. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    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.
  20. 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a birthday dinner!
  22. BD

    BonnieD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  23. 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out to enjoy sushi!
  25. PL

    PhilipL

    E. Tennessee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautifully presented, great service. Returned two nights in a row on road trip.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. B

    Barbsfavs

    Fort Lauderdale

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed it very much.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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 840 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 17 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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