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Coho Restaurant

120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
360-378-6330
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
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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English first
San Marcos, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This place is adorable. It looks like a little house in Friday Harbor. Cool sign outside. We ordered the octopus appetizer - it was amazing! Love it. My ten year old niece even enjoyed it. We tried two types of fish - both were excellent. We tried a few restaurants in Friday Harbor, but this place was the best by... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited this restaurant while on vacation recently. The restaurant is tiny, so call ahead. I enjoyed black cod with vegetables that was expertly prepared. For dessert, a trio of cakes that were all delicious. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Many restaurants close down after September, so I was glad this restaurant was open in October. If I find myself... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family and I went in to Coho for a birthday dinner. I want to let you know - it did NOT disappoint! We started with a flight of local craft vodka, and that whet our appetite for the delicious meal we had! The food was delicious, the atmosphere friendly and intimate (only 6 or 7 tables!) and the attention... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Finding a restaurant of this quality is a pleasant surprise in a seasonal town like Friday Harbor. We visit the Island frequently during the summer months by boat. Had not tried this restaurant previously, definitely glad we chose to do so. The staff is very friendly, and the food was outstanding. We had friends from Kansas City who are seafood... More

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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Coho. We had salmon and also crab stuffed sole--both were very good. We had a fruit cobbler with ice cream that was excellent. Nice, quiet atmosphere when we were there.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wow, we have never been disappointed in Coho. We have brought many friends here: chefs, restauranteurs, shophisticated diners from all over... and everyone loves it! Beautiful food, great atmosphere, interesting/ evolving menu, featuring local fresh ingredients and an impressive winelist.

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm ashamed to say I hadn't tried Coho before and have lived on the island 7 years. I'm not a seafood eater and I guess the name scared me off. What a silly mistake. They do have non-seafood selections and I was so pleased that we decided to give it a try. A very cozy dining experience, I think the... More

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Corte Madera, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we arrived early for the special. The food was simple, yet prepared with fresh herbs,local fresh vegetables . I had the stuffed bell pepper and my companion the chicken dish (local organic). The owners prepare the food and assist staff. You can tell they take pride in their cooking and work hard to create delicious food. The home made Ice... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Don' miss the restaurant. There are only 9 tables so do make a reservation. Of the 10+ restaurants we tried on the island this was by far the best. Professional service-with a younger wait staff but very good. Extensive and well thought out wine list-with a reasonable mark-up instead of gouging. A number of smaller to be discovered vineyards added... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our main courses consisted of tender 8oz portions of mouth-watering filet mignon with lyonnaise potatoes and crab stuffed sole - DELICIOUS! Service was superb! Highly recommended!

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