We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coho Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548 (Spring)
+1 360-378-6330
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 266: English reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 6 days in Friday Harbor and tried all the top rated restaurants and Coho was the best. Their menu is small but all the items were made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and were very tasty. The Cannelloni with lobster was the headliner. We both had the pan-seared halibut and the fish was delicious, but a little under-seasoned (for... More 

Thank Bob C
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely small restaurant with very attentive staff. The food was good. We opted for local fish. The side dishes were less interesting. The early dinner special is a great deal. It's a small place so make reservations.

Thank HPNY_12
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled you were able to enjoy our local bounty from the land and sea. This time of year chef has many ingredients available from local farms and purveyors to showcase on our menu. Oh yes, our Chef's Tasting is a great value - a small soup and salad, two... More 

Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coho Restaurant has been in operation since 2008, but this is the first time we've visited it. Our bad. Friends gave us a gift certificate to this restaurant and it was the beginning of what will hopefully be a long relationship. The tables are covered in linen tablecloths (with glass over it) which adds to the warm invitation to come... More 

Thank Terry H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Terry, We are so pleased that you finally had a chance to experience an evening with us at Coho Restaurant. We do hope that you will become a regular. Just a note that our sorbet comes with a shot of artisan tequila, but the rum is not a bad idea. We have a lovely Brugel rum from the Dominican that... More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly service. Pleasant dining room in converted house. Food was interesting in display and flavour. However, vichyssoise soup seemed bland. Boomtown cab Sauvignon terrific.

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

We are glad that we were able to squeeze you in for dinner at Coho Restaurant. With our intimate dining room with only 9 tables, we often find ourselves sadly turning guests away on busy nights. So next time you are in town, please make a reservation so we are sure to have a table waiting for you. We are... More 

Southern California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food - on the expensive side but worth it. Pleasant informed staff. Small restaurant - probably beneficial to make a reservation.

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

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant on San Juan Island and we are pleased to hear that you had a memorable evening. While we love serendipity on holiday, it is definitely best to have a reservation if you would like to dine with us. We hate to turn away guests when we are full. Best, Anna Maria More 

Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited to try this highly rated restaurant on our recent visit to San Juan Island. From the moment we arrived for our reservation it was an uncomfortable experience. One of the waitresses was very friendly, the other was rude and seemed as if our being there was an inconvenience. Loud music from next door (drums and Mexican... More 

Thank EastsideGal_85
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant and I am sorry that your experience wasn't typical. Our intimate dining room lends itself to a quiet evening with friends. We understand how the festival's music next door took away from that experience and for that we do apologize. Chef Bill hand butchers all the fish, chicken and meat on... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very small, and charming restaurant. the food was delicious and the service was great! definitely make a reservation as i believe i counted only 9 tables.

Thank Berry2935
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Berry, Hi! Yes indeed, Coho Restaurant has only 9 tables and they do go fast during busy nights. So pleased to hear you had a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to having you back! Best, Anna Maria More 

Cle Elum
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great but the lemon-lavender margarita was the most amazing drink I have ever had. I think about that drink often!

Thank Sarah H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Sarah, Thank you for dining at the Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. Our lavender lemon margarita has become quite popular. Made from freshly squeezed limes and lemons, a touch of culinary lavender from Pelindaba Lavender farm and some artisan tequila, the cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet, citrus and floral. We will have... More 

Los Altos, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small (12) tables with limited menu featuring local and Alaskan line-caught fresh fish. Service was team oriented but personal. My halibut was probably the best ever. Not cheap, but good food was worth it.

Thank Peter S
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Peter, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. Yes we are even smaller than you think with only 9 tables! lol! So thrilled to read that you went home with wonderful memories of your evening. Next time you are in Friday Harbor, please give us a call and we will have a table awaiting your arrival. Best, Anna... More 

Level Contributor
101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Coho after a day of visiting Friday Harbor. The restaurant is small and located in a comfortable old house. We made reservations and were welcomed to a comfortable table in the dinning room. The menu is strongly focused on seafood, and they had several specials. I chose the petrale sole andy wife had the halibut from the... More 

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

Jim, So happy to hear that you had a memorable dining experience at Coho Restaurant. While we do have a seafood focused menu particularly this time of year when we have the bounty of the sea at Chef's disposal, we also showcase many entrees from the land including local pork, beef and chicken. With kind regards, Anna Maria More 

Travelers who viewed Coho Restaurant also viewed

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Been to Coho Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $30
Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-6330
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Coho Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Thousand Oaks, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Coho Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?