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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (36 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giving this restaurant 4 stars instead of 5 was painful. The food was absolutely fabulous; the staff was friendly and knowledgeable when pairing wine with food. But -- and this is a big but -- the restaurant was too dark. With only nine tables, the...More

Thank Debra B
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Debra, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry that our lighting was a deterrent from an amazing dining experience. We would have been happy to raise the lights. With our long summer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Friday Harbor away from the crowds on Front Street, this little gem provided great fresh food and personal service. I had the Halibut, served with fresh veggies,the tomato corn chowder, a palate cleanser and warm bread. The staff customized a dish for my...More

Thank DMWoods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My waiter was very loud to the point of being annoying. They did not have the gin I wanted but no problem they had an adequate substitution. My gin and tonic was served in a small glass that resembled a juice glass. I ordered a...More

Thank susan m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small, quaint restaurant is in an old house. The menu is creative and everything was delicious with an emphasis on local products. Good wine list and lovely, personal service. A great place for finer dining on the island and well located near the ferry...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in Friday Harbor, a bit off of the waterfront, and we were able to walk to it from the B&B where we were staying. We made reservations in advance, although they did have to call us to change the time. The...More

Thank Sonya E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend who owns property nearby. So, we made reservations well in advance and arrived with great expectations. Our expectations were not met. The food was good, but nothing special or out of the ordinary in terms of creativity....More

Thank osffan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here a couple of times over the years and returned again for a quick early dinner. It was empty except for one couple, we received our menu's and began choosing our entrees. On a special menu there were two choices, one was chicken,...More

Thank scenicpl
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at our wonderful little restaurant. We totally understand why you want to keep Coho Restaurant a secret. With only 9 tables seating is surely limited. Our Chef's tasting is by far the best deal on the island -not only...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Highly recommend. Service was very good. Food was great - Salmon for the husband - perfectly prepared. I had a lightly smoked duck that was scrumptious. We can be wine snobs and were quite taken with the quality of the house red.

Thank justcallmesis
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a small restaurant in what used to be a home. It has a small but delicious menu from the appetizers to the deserts. The service is excellent. Only one caveat, as it is a small space, it can get noisy. For us, there...More

Thank ManhattanFred
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Fred, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. We appreciate your comment about the noise. Our dining room is normally very quiet. When we host larger groups, we have found the noise level increases. We removed the glass tops and found that...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a tiny restaurant just a few blocks from the harbor. Reservations are a must. The problem is that it could and should be a friendly, somewhat casual but foodie-oriented place, not try to be a high-end super-exclusive uber-restaurant. The service is just weird....More

Thank Optimysticynic
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are sorry you were put off by our front of house team. They truly want nothing more than for our patrons to have a memorable experience. Their service is attentive, congenial, and certainly not stuffy. It is...More

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Questions & Answers
18 February 2017|
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
10 December 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
14 July 2015|
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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. 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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