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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 October 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.More

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

Dustella, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our small intimate dining room is sometimes cozy on busy nights. Chef Bill features a number of small and large plates on the menu. Often guests enjoy combining several small plates to make a meal so they...More

Reviewed 26 September 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...More

Thank 766carynr
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Our Chef's Tasting or 2 for 70 is a terrific value - soup and salad, a choice of two entrees and our house made ice cream or sorbet...More

Reviewed 22 September 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!More

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

Linda, Thank your for dining at Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor. We are glad you enjoyed our Chef's tasting. Everything is made each day in-house from scratch. Our ice cream and sorbet is made using locally sourced cream and farm fresh eggs made in small...More

Reviewed 17 September 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.More

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

Rammina, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our intimate dining room is set in a historic house, actually in what was the parlor. With only nine tables, reservations are definitely recommended. We have a great team and love sharing Chef Bill's cuisine and the...More

Reviewed 16 September 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...More

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

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable dining experience. We are always striving to improve our service and menu offerings so thank you for the challenge. Just a note that we open each...More

Reviewed 13 September 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...More

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...More

Reviewed 8 September 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

Reviewed 7 September 2016

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

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!)...More

Reviewed 5 September 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.More

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...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived just after 5 and were seated right away. Intimate restaurant with only 9 tables. Limited menu selection because everything is from fresh local ingredients. In addition to regular offerings of fresh fish and beef tenderloin, there were a few specials. My husband and...More

Thank Angie N
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Angie, Thank you for dining with us. Chef Bill's octopus is a quite a favorite. It is moist, delicate and incredibly tender. If you would like to recreate the dish at home, the recipe is on our website. We use 5-6 pound sustainably caught Spanish...More

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auctioneer2244
Are you open in September and what seafoods do you specialize in as we raise beef and want to OD on seafood!!
18 February 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
I would like to know if you are open all winter and if I can buy Xmas Gift card for a Resident of San Juan Island? Also, what would be the procedure to purchase a card?? Thanks
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
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Muguvian
Only five entrees???
14 July 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
US$ 25 - US$ 30
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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!