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“Surprising Hole in the Wall” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rice Monkeys

Rice Monkeys
Ranked #17 of 190 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Fusion Asian Bistro w/ sushi & many different varieties of rice bowls and noodle bowls
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Surprising Hole in the Wall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Small place with limited seating but excellent noodle and rice bowls. Loved the sesame beef and the vegetarian summer rolls.

Visited July 2014
Thank jmckphil
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small space but big flavor and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We chose not to at here the first time we walked by due to the small space and the atmosphere wasn't ;interesting'. That was our mistake as we (my boyfriend and I) both felt this was the best sushi restaurant in Durango. The food was reasonably priced, the amount of food was proper for the price and the food tasted good. When you are on vacation, sometimes things aren't always going to line up such as the look of the restaurant (being a store front versus a big sit down fancy) or the menus (a small two-sided plastic menu versus a big colorful 5 page extensive menu). Let go of expectations and go with your gut. The food was tasty although we only had a single roll each. It was fresh, 10 pieces a roll and those around us seemed happy as well. There was a wait outside for the tables which to be honest, there weren't many but it was also closing time and they were still busy. I would definitely recommend.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank 1Uniklady
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Lafayette, Colorado
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Asian in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This place has a little bit of everything. It has great sushi and supper noodle bowls. It is a fun place with lots of people watching.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank jacqueyiow
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Parker, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little Asian place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped in here after our train ride one Saturday evening. The place is small (about 15 seats total) but inviting and the staff was super friendly. We ordered a couple of rolls and a chicken teriyaki rice bowl. All were very good and hit the spot. The chicken had a great flavor. It is located a few blocks from the train station down Main Street. We chose to leave our vehicle at the train parking lot and walk down. We would definitely eat here again when we return to Durango.

Visited July 2014
Thank Dbk3456
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Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The boys are back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Small, yet intimate. Excellent selections. Excellent prep and rendition. Jimmy, Ezric, Heman and all - you're the bomb!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank regular81301
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