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Coho Restaurant

120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
+1 360-378-6330
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

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...More

Thank Terry H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 19, 2016

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.More

Thank TravellingFriends
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

Thank bothlovecabo
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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....More

Reviewed July 19, 2016

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...More

Thank EastsideGal_85
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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

Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

Thank Sarah H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.More

Thank Peter S
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 14, 2016

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...More

Thank jimHanoi
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had heard this restaurant had a price fix so to speak for earlier seatings at $70.00 for two, so the 4 of us decided to give it a try. It is definitely limited seating inside, but the service was very attentive and friendly. They...More

Thank luvintotravel
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed our Chef's Tasting. It is a fabulous offering available each evening between 5 and 5:45 p.m.. This is the time of year we love to showcase the bounty from local island...More

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a small wedding next door of Coho restaurant and had Coho cater our reception. It was absolutely delicious food with both fish and steak served. We had pies as our dessert and the guests loved it! Appetizers were a hit and we had...More

Thank Chenoa P
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Chenoa, Congratulations! Thank you for choosing Coho Restaurant for your wedding dinner. We are pleased you enjoyed our food and service. We wish you would have brought the overtime to our attention when we settled the bill. It makes me sad to read this after...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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $25
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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
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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!
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