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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.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, American, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

It's hard, almost unfair to rate a place just opened four days after three months of social isolation and operating under capacity restrictions. So I will have to forgive the strange seating next to the restroom, staring at a screen by the kitchen. So things...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2020

Fletch, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant during our reopening week. It was so exciting for our team to serve guests after three months of being closed. Our front of house team worked hard to get up to speed with a brand new menu,...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020

The 4 of us took advantage of the "First Seating" last September and were blown away by the food and the prices. At the time, if 2 people ordered the special you got a bottle of wine included in the price. We all thought that...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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SJIICInnkeeper, Marketing at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Wow, thank you for these high marks and your strong recommendation. We love that you all enjoyed your First Seating with us at Coho Restaurant -- both the creative dishes that Chefs Ryan and Tim create to showcase local producers and the special price for...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020

We came for our 7th annual New Year's Eve dinner here at Coho. These folks out-do themselves each year. Just enough for portion size for a 5-course meal. well paced. The entree was quite filling. I chose the Arctic Char and my husband went for...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SJIICInnkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Seventh annual!?! That's so exciting to read, and precisely the sort of friends and family relationship we treasure with our guests. Thank you so much for this high praise for our team and your dining experience. We love that you have made Coho Restaurant a...More

Reviewed December 1, 2019

The intimate atmosphere is lovely, the feature of local farms and distillers on the menu was appealing and the cocktails were divine. The food fell a bit flat, particularly for the price. The bouce amuse and charcuterie were fantastic and we should have stopped there....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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SJIICInnkeeper, Public Relations Manager at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed the charm of our intimate dining room and our chefs’ attention to local producers, Lola, but regret that your salad and entree did not meet your expectations. Next time please don't hesitate to mention such an issue to...More

Reviewed November 30, 2019

This restaurant is in an older house with a small dining room. The menu is not extensive, but has partnered with local providers to have fresh, seasonal options. While on the pricey side, the food was excellent. Only one server for all the tables and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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SJIICInnkeeper, Public Relations Manager at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Thank you for these kind words about the quality of the food and service you received at Coho Restaurant, Lana. Chefs Tim and Ryan are deeply inspired by the range and excellence of our local producers, and this is reflected in their continually evolving menus...More

Reviewed November 15, 2019

Food was delicious, wine pairings lushest! Excellent, personal service in a cozy, romantic atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Trip67613893926, Public Relations Manager at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2019

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and wine pairings at Coho Restaurant. Our culinary team works with local producers to showcase the best of the region in our dishes, and we love sharing those flavors with our guests. We will hope...More

Reviewed October 9, 2019

Very nice dinner. Excellent seafood. Reasonable wine list. Very small and intimate, romantic. Best dinner we had in the San Juan IslandsMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Rich, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to learn that you had a memorable dining experience. Our culinary team showcases the freshest ingredients from local farms each evening on our menu. Our wine list while primarily pacific northwest is...More

Reviewed October 2, 2019

Had a very good halibut meal. That said my wife and I felt like we were on top of other diners which takes away from the quality of the meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Coho Restaurant is a small intimate dining room with 9 tables. It is set in a historic house in downtown Friday Harbor. Due to the size of our restaurant, reservations are strongly suggested. Our culinary team showcases the freshest local bounty from surrounding producers. We...More

Reviewed September 13, 2019

We loved the quiet elegance and the food was outstanding. It's a special place. We can't wait to go back next year.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2019

We are so pleased to hear that you had a memorable dining experience. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. With kind regards, Anna Maria and the entire Coho Restaurant Team

Reviewed September 11, 2019

We stayed in Friday Harbor for 3 nights and dined at Mike’s, Coho and the Friday Harbor House restaurants. Coho was the weakest of the three. We booked a table for 8:00pm as we had allocated as much time as possible to explore the island...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2019

We have read your comments and apologize for your experience, We have huddled with our team and used it as a tool to improve our service. We take all comments to heart and hope that next time you are visiting we will offer you a...More

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auctioneer2244
February 18, 2017|
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Response from Harrison_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Greetings from Friday Harbor! We would love to host you for dinner in September at Coho Restaurant. During that time of year we feature halibut, salmon, scallops, crab and octopus on our menu at any given time. Let us know... More
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shirleydearfield
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Harrison_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Shirley, Coho Restaurant is open February through December including all major holidays. Our business office is open year round so you can purchase a gift card at your pleasure. You also have the option of purchasing a gift... More
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Muguvian
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Harrison_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We currently have 6 entrees on Coho Restaurant's menu and 1-2 specials per night. Many guests choose to enjoy a couple or three small plates in lieu of a larger entree.
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