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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
+1 360-378-6330
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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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 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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Everett, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Coho offers a five course New Year's Eve dinner with optional wine pairings. There is no comparison to presentation, service, taste and variety! Each serving is portioned perfectly so that one can thoroughly enjoy oneself without feeling bloated. I selected the lamb for my entree. The 4 small lamb chops were out of this world (and I don't like "gamey"... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Coho Restaurant on Thanksgiving day. The team of the restaurant made our day with the presentations of excellent food and service. I forget how many courses were served but each was colorful and absolutely delicious. Being there was the next best thing to being home but we didn't have to do the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent and attentive service. A perfect meal and a simple but generous wine list. Warm environment, cozy tables, not too loud. Located in town so easy to walk to, if staying on the island

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were one of 3 parties in the restaurant. We enjoyed our bruschetta and the seasonal cornbread. I ordered a small plate of venison for my entree, which was so flavorful and delicious! And for dessert we had their housemade ice cream with espresso and liqueur, and it was decadent! The chef was great about working with the neighboring tables... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Four of us went for dinner one night while were were overnighting at the Marina. It was a short walk and fairly easy to find. It's a small, intimate spot with a friendly and helpful staff. We each had a different dish and we all loved our choice! The portions were very generous and well presented. We followed dessert with... More 

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Lake Tapps, Wa
5 reviews 5 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The service, the food, the atmosphere... all of it was to die for! I would dine here again in a heartbeat. It is a must for one of your nights in Friday Harbor.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Joined by 26 other wine/food lovers, we attended a winemaker dinner, featuring Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars. Multiple courses of seafood, meats, salads and dessert. I dined here early Sept this year and the food was excellent but last night the bar was raised to new a high. Chef Bill prepared every plate with love and delicious goodness. This is... More 

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San Marcos, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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Additional Information about Coho Restaurant

Address: 120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
Phone Number: +1 360-378-6330
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood

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