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Coho Restaurant

120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
360-378-6330
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Ranked #10 of 54 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
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
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Aspen, Colorado
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went with my sister so it was not a romantic evening which this place feels like. We did go for the early special which included soup and salad ( which were both bland) a main of either chicken quarter or rissotto, a bottle of wine and dessert..2 for seventy dollars. Good value when a main is in the thirties.... More

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brisbane
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Asheville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Idaho
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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 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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