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Coho Restaurant

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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548 (Spring)
+1 360-378-6330
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Coho Restaurant serves Island grown Pacific cuisine with a Mediterranean...
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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  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy, comfortable and great food

We have had a number of dinners here and always had great service and exceptional food. Just a small dining area but get lucky enough to get a table and you will be pleased. We went to a wine tasting recently at the restaurant and the apps they provided to go with the wines were absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
IslandRealtoraFoodie
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Langley, Washington
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Langley, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a number of dinners here and always had great service and exceptional food. Just a small dining area but get lucky enough to get a table and you will be pleased. We went to a wine tasting recently at the restaurant and the apps they provided to go with the wines were absolutely amazing. Don't miss this... More 

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Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

HI! Thanks for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening. Coho Restaurant's intimate dining room has select seating so reservations are definitely recommended. We host special wine maker's and holiday dinners throughout the year. These are always not to miss events where Chef Bill pulls out all the stops for the menu and wine pairings. Looking... More 

Siler City, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This restaurant has a tasting menu from 5:00- 5:45 which provides soup, salad, main course, dessert and bottle of wine for two for $70. There is an additional premium for items such as the black cod and salmon. When we arrived, we asked the maitre d' if we could open our own own bottle of wine and forego the corkage... More 

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Thank BorderCollieGrrl
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

We do our best to ensure that every guest has a first rate experience at Coho Restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. Our apologies that our service came up short. We are pleased to hear that your food was excellent. Unfortunately, a memorable dining experience needs not only great food but professional service. We are sorry that this was... More 

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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We spent one evening on the island and had dinner here based on some recommendations from local residents. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate and the service was extremely friendly with great conversation. We ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer. For the $16 price tag we were left a little underwhelmed. The cheese and pairings were delicious but the... More 

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Thank Emerick1985
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at the Coho Restaurant. We strive to make every guests' dining experience amazing. We are sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. We collaborate with San Juan Island cheese on our cheese plate. Currently we are featuring Brindisi, a sheep's milk cheese from Italy; Smokey Blue Cheese from Rogue Creamery in Oregon,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We ate here on our honeymoon. It was a bit up from the water (I don't believe there was a waterfront view at all?) but the waiter and chef were very friendly and personable. The chef sent out an appetizer for us before our meal. We were there on a Wednesday and they had the chef special from 5-5:45. We... More 

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Thank jamminywambabe
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate with dinner at the Coho Restaurant during your honeymoon on San Juan Island. Chef Bill creates an amuse each night - it is a small treat from the kitchen to begin your dining experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed our chef's tasting, it is a great value... More 

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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had dinner for my BD with a special friend. Enjoyed salmon and she had the black cod. Paired these with a very nice Red blend and finished the evening with 22-year old Tawny Port. Excellent food, impeccable service and a fabulous operatic Soprano rendition of the Happy Birthday song from a very pretty blonde. It doesn't get any better! But... More 

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Thank Normand R
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Norman, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your special evening with us. Coho's wine list is quite extensive and yes we have a rare bottle of Harlan Estates. Our two house red wines, one made by Brian Carter Cellars and the other from Tranche Estates offer great value at $45/bottle.... More 

Port Angeles, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had dinner there Oct 27, 2015 with a special friend on my BD and wow, the food preparation and presentation was superb, with impeccable service and an operatic rendition of Happy Birthday song from a very pretty blonde. It doesn't get much better! We did not have entrees but chose the salmon and the black cod as our main course.... More 

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Thank Normand R
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Normand, Thank you for voting Coho Restaurant Best on the Island! We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration and Denise's serenade. The Black Cod with the house made beet spaetzle is new to our menu this fall. It is a beautifully integrated dish with savoy cabbage and roasted butternut squash. Coho has an extensive wine list including 290... More 

Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Food was okay and over priced. I felt cramped in the small space of the restaurant. Wouldn't go back. There's much better places to eat in town!

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Thank Bojorquez
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. Coho is a small intimate dining room with select seating. The dining room is set in a historic house with 9 tables. We are sorry that you felt our food didn't deliver good value. Our food and labor costs are higher than other restaurants. We source high quality ingredients from local farms. We make... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, cozy and rather intimate restaurant associated with the Tucker Inn, few steps away from the lodge. We were welcomed with nice bread and butter. I ordered the Celestial tequila + lavender lemonade sorbet + lemon slices Margarita cocktail to start, definitely recommended! We then had a bottle of the San Juan Vineyards Estate Siegerebbe white wine,... More 

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Thank feichinkaw
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at our table at Coho Restaurant during your stay on San Juan Island. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening. We planned on the lavender lemon margarita as a seasonal offering during summer, but it has become so popular that it is now a standard on our cocktail menu. We use culinary lavender grown... More 

Ann Arbor, MI
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Coho is a 9 table restaurant housed in an old cottage on a side street in downtown Friday Harbor. The food is excellent - we had the salmon - and nicely presented. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. On most days there is a fixed price three course dinner for two that is a real bargain.

Helpful?
Thank MichaelAnnArbor
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Michael, Greetings from Friday Harbor! We appreciate your dining with us. It was our pleasure. Each night we offer our chef's tasting between 5 and 5:45 p.m. - this includes 3 courses - a soup and salad, choice of entree and one of our home made ice creams or sorbets and dessert and a bottle of wine - all for... More 

North Wales
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us and we can see why. Small restaurant but all food cooked to a very high standard and good choices. Nothing to much trouble for the staff including advice on wine choices etc. Miss this restaurant at your peril!

Helpful?
Thank homerNorthWales
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed dinner at the Coho Restaurant. We are rolling out our fall menu this week. There is a lovely black cod dish with beet spaetzle, braised savoy cabbage and roasted butternut squash finished with a lemon dijon vinaigrette.The dish says fall. Looking forward to having you back at our table, next time you are visiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
    (Spring)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-6330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?