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Coho Restaurant

120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Ranked #11 of 54 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Spring
Description: Coho Restaurant serves Island grown Pacific cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho’s Chef creates exciting menus developed around the seasonality of fresh ingredients from the surrounding Islands. Each night, this “Best of the San Juans” restaurant menu showcases simple and artful fare that allows the flavors of the individual ingredients to resonate on the palate. Coho’s wine cellar has been recognized five years in a row by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence. Coho is set in a historic Craftsman House – three blocks from the ferry landing in walkable downtown Friday Harbor. Coho’s intimate setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a fine dining special celebration or a relaxed night out with friends. Consider making a night of it at one of our nearby Inns.We invite you to dine with us and Savor the San Juan Islands! Buon Appetito!
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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went early and enjoyed their "Chef's Tasting" which is a fancy was of earlybird but I wouldn't go any other time. Great value for money and a great evening. They have a menu for this specific time but you can pay the difference between other main meals and eat what you like. I enjoyed the steak which was done... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Based on our one experience, I do not know how anyone can rate this lovely restaurant less than very good. As the dining room is small and intimate, I am sure it can get noisy when a certain type of guest is there. On the Friday we went it was perfect after one table of four had left. The owner... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Ate here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed. This time around both my wife and I thought the place had slipped a bit in quality, but it is still one of the better restaurants in town and we would still recommend. Hopefully we just caught them on an off night. We would still consider eating here again the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our meals were well prepared and the service was excellent. My husband tried the gin flight, very unusual but it gave us a chance to compare the local gin, very aromatic, with other premium gin. The early prix fixe meal was delicious and they offered options to change the main course, adjusting the price.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Food was excellent and don't miss desert!!!! Highly recommend this place! Convenient location. Very friendly staff and super wines.

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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a gem! Definitely get a reservation here if you are on the island. Our meal was fantastic. The salmon was delicious and very well prepared. The restaurant is small so a reservation is recommended. The hosts are lovely and the service was wonderful.

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Marion, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you are looking for fine dining in Friday Harbor, Coho is the place to head. They are small, so be sure to reserve ahead. Bit cramped, but service prompt and friendly and an excellent menu.

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Balboa Island, California
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45 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Go before six and get the $70 special for two. You get a small appetizer, bread, soup, a salad of locally grown greens, a generous main course, a dessert, AND a bottle of wine. All of this in a quaint atmosphere with outstanding service. Reservations are a must. Don't expect to drop in at 5:50 and be seated.

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Baltimore, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I debated with myself about whether or not to write a less than stellar review about a restaurant but I thought it fair to future diners who might consider eating here. Three of the four of our party ordered the sole 'stuffed" with crab. We sent the fish back to the kitchen since it was served almost raw. When the... More

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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. I remembered your party because of our "Baltimore" connection. I am sorry you were disappointed with your dinners. When the guest in your party ordered salmon she specifically requested that her fish be cooked through so Chef prepared accordingly. The others in your party did not specify a cooking preference so we presented the... More

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4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

During our recent stay on San Juan Island we dined at the CoHo restaurant. What a delight! We went early enough to enjoy the Chef's special which includes a bottle of nice quality wine, a light appetizer , salad and entree of your choice. I choice the great of duck which was delicious and a very ample portion. The service... More

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