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East by Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
+1 970-247-5533
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (141 reviews)
“miso soup” (12 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
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1 - 10 of 315 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely evening at East by South with excellent Sushi. A big variety to choose from. Every single dish we choose was tasty and fresh. The service was great and all the staff was so friendly. Well done. The candy floss was a...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here several times; including when I lived in Cortez back in 2005-2007. I have always liked the sushi, but prices for rolls are too high for my liking. As a frequent traveller, I have a good idea of price vs portion size and flavor....More

Thank WilliamMunny76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are never disappointed with this restaurant. The food is always excellent and we find the service always top notch. The servers are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a nice couples outing and while the restaurant was full and loud upon arriving, as we were...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner reservations for four people at 5:30 on August 25th 2017. The food was excellent but the service well awful really doesn't cut it. We ordered our food and it was brought out in the most haphazard manner. Everything started out okay. we...More

Thank beance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the sushi as a family. The sushi was fresh and had good flavor. Our biggest knock on the place is they were very busy and the service was poor. We waited 30 minutes for a table (our fault no reservation on a Friday...More

Thank Jerry156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were starving and we love sushi. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Great sushi for a remote landlocked town. We sampled a lot and everything was delicious. Don't hesitate to eat here, it is yummy

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot is great for lunch as well as dinner, with an extensive menu from sushi to high end cooked meals. Popular for dinner and also offers a reasonably priced lunch menu.

Thank hmmullett
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure how large the portions would be, but we selected the "pick two" option. Miso soup was usual but good. Rice bowl teriyaki chicken very good. Sushi was pretty good, too. All were very satisfied with their selections, Service was very slow. We were...More

Thank lajam3
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This restaurant resumed lunch service late in the spring of 2017. The new lunch menu features a rather large meat, noodle, and rice bowl and soup for $7.98, plus additional options. I really liked the beef teriyaki bowl and mezzo soup. Others in my party...More

Thank dolebludger
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We were so disappointed with our meal here. We LOVE JAPANESE food and sushi so we were really looking forward to it. The server was inefficient and took one order wrong, which we corrected later with him. Then my main course, scallop and foie gras,...More

Thank Walkinggranny
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
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Response from Hydi9682 | Property representative |
The gins that we carry are Hendricks, Sapphire, Bombay, and Tanqueray along with our well gin. Hope this answers your question and we look forward to see you soon. Feel free to make a reservation at our web site and let me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406
    (East College and 2nd Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5533
  • E-mail
A taste of the Far East in the heart of the Southwest. We create vibrant fusion cuisine rooted in the flavors of Japan & the Pacific Rim. We are proud to serve all organic meats & poultry, such as American Kobe, Kurobuta Pork, & Natural Black Angus Beef. At our sushi bar enjoy cutting edge sushi & sashimi made from the best quality seafood & fresh line caught fish from Hawaiian waters. Our menu offers many tantalizing small dishes. We encourage you to order a variety of them and share amongst your table.
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