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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Greenwich, CT
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

When looking for places to dine in Friday Harbor, Coho caught my eye and I'm so glad it did. This is a small space so reservations are a must. That said, we were very comfortable and had a relaxed meal of terrific food with great service. We shared starters of wild mushroom ravioli and Alaskan spot prawn cakes, both exquisite.... More 

Thank RockridgeC
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We had a lovely dinner with interesting ingredients. Plates are on the small side. Had octopus that was delicious. Wouldn't have wanted to be there with a large person. Small, close tables but wonderful service! Not romantic as the tables are sooo close.

Thank Dustella
Folsom, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were wandering around the town looking for a place to eat dinner. We came upon this restaurant and were intrigued by the menu and the early bird 2 for $70 special. After going inside and talking to the hostess, we made a reservation. From the moment we walked in to sit down, until we left, the entire experience was... More 

Thank 766carynr
Haleiwa, Hawaii
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We too ordered the from the prix fixe menu and were more than happy and satisfied with everything; the wine, salad & soup, main courses, and finally the flavorful house-made ice creams. Reservations are recommended, don't miss this charming establishment!

Thank Linda W
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant, with the appearances of being in an old house. The service was absolutely excellent- as was the food. I had a duck ragout and it was divine. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Rammina
Spokane, Washington
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345 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is it a large spot, so if you are intent on dining here, make a reservation. There is a prix fixe menu from approx 3 pm to 5:45. This is a excellent alternative if you are a little budget conscious. 3 course and a bottle of wine for 2 at $70i believe. If you can't make that, expect high... More 

Thank MiguelitoyCat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This was by far our favorite dinner of the few nights we spent here. We did the chefs tasting and upgraded to the salmon and halibut and both were DELICIOUS!! Very small place so I would call and make a reservation. The wait staff was great and make suggestions on wine pairings.

Thank Joel A
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Joel, We are glad to hear that your dinner at Coho Restaurant exceeded your expectations. Thank you for rating us #1 on San Juan Island. Chef Bill has a deft hand with seafood and this time of year he has the summer bounty at his disposal. We are a small intimate restaurant with 9 tables, so agree a reservation is... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This place was very small so make reservations. It is within walking distance of the ferry, but off the main road. The food was excellent and so was the service. We would definitely return!

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

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your culinary experience at Coho Restaurant during your recent visit to San Juan Island. Next time you are visiting Friday Harbor, it would be our pleasure to have you back at our table. Best, Anna Maria More 

Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food was excellent - the octopus appetizer and the chicken were especially good and the seafood was also good. Good local wine selection.

Thank Mike W
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Mike, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. Chef Bill's octopus is a house specialty - wonderfully seasoned, delicate and incredibly tender. (The recipe is on our website if you want to give it a try at home!) The chicken is a Jidori chicken. Unlike Kobe beef that is from a particular region... More 

Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We opted for an early dinner and enjoyed the chefs tasting with upgrades to get the beef and the halibut. We both enjoyed our meals and the ice cream at the end was the perfect touch.

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

Donna, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our chef's tasting. We make our ice cream in small batches using cream from a local dairy and farm fresh eggs. Each flavor is exquisite. We are glad you agree. We would love to have you back for dinner the next time you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $30
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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!

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