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“Seafood Divinity” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coho Restaurant

Coho Restaurant
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
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations
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!
Virginia Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Seafood Divinity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My wife and I dined here during our visit to Friday Harbor. It's a small, intimate restaurant with an extensive winelist. I had the Halibut(moist and delicious!) and my wife had the salmon, which she loved, eating every scrap. We tried their Lavender soda, which we had never heard of before. Very refreshing! It was a very nice experience and the staff was more than attentive. This is a treat if you go!

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Nice Island Option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

First let me say that all of the nicer restaurants in Friday Harbor are on the expensive side and Coho is no exception. This is a small (maybe ten tables) place with a nice atmosphere and attentive service.

We had pasta appetizers and both were nice, although not spectacular. The trout dish was very nicely prepared and the quinoa cake with it was unusual and tasty. The rock fish was ok, but needed more flavor.

We had the coho trio for dessert. The brulee was fabulous, the chocolate cream was nice, but a bit too rich and the fruit crisp was mediocre. Wish there had been just a larger serving of the brulee.

Overall a nice option, but if this place was in the Seattle area they would not be able to charge as much, just not that "high end".

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Amazing wine selection and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Arrived to a friendly hostess who promptly seated us. They have an extensive wine selection and we were guided through great pairings with our meal. The octopus bruschetta was a highlight and the trout and steak were prepared to perfection. The orange and ginger sorbet was a great palate cleanser which was followed by the creme brûlée. All food is sourced locally and presented exceptionally well.

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Very quaint,nice place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The first thing I will say,is skip dessert here, it was terrible. Other than that, the service was great, the food was pretty good for the money. We went for a birthday dinner and I had the steak, cooked perfectly but not very seasoned at all, and my partner had the salmon, which he loved. Its very expensive, and very good, but not anything to write home about.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We celebrated our anniversary dinner at the coho. They had great food good service and an amazing wine list.

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