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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 good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (42 reviews)
“wild rice” (6 reviews)
“orange cake” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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11 - 20 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to take advantage of the 'Happy Hour' taster menu at $70 per person for a three course meal with wine. Good deal on Friday Harbor where prices are very high. We arrived at 5.43pm but by the time preppy princess had picked up...More

Thank Fiona T
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Fiona, Thank you for dining with us and we are pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy our Chef's Tasting. It is a great value only offered in the early part of the evening - a soup and salad, choice of main, one...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you want pile it high American portions don't go here . The food and wine is very high quality and European in its style and presentation . The salmon and halibut was excellent . We took advantage of the early diners menu and felt...More

Thank John T
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

John, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner and flattered by your putting us in the same league as Michelin-rated establishments. It would be our pleasure to have you back next time you are visiting Friday...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This place only had 9 tables, so I thought it would be a nice, cozy place for our anniversary dinner. Wrong! The place just felt weird, especially the waiter. He just gave a wrong vibe, I can't really explain it. My husband ordered a Screwdriver...More

Thank Jazygirl59
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write about your experience. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your cocktails. Our specialty cocktails have been extremely popular this summer. The peach bellini popsicle is served deconstructed with a flute of champagne....More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Small, intimate restaurant with excellent food and extra friendly service. Great fresh Halibut and Salmon. Don't forget the desserts!More

Thank Roy R
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Roy, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable evening. Coho Restaurant is located in Friday Harbor's downtown core next to Brickworks, home of our permanent farmer's market. Over the years, our neighborhood has become quite...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Got here with reservations from my mother for my birthday for my girlfriend and I. Got in there and the environment was extremely weird. They pack people in a small space. The waiter was extremely nice and tried to be well informed but caught him...More

Thank krischappell
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Kris, Hi! Coho Restaurant is a small intimate farm to table restaurant set in a historic house. Chef offers a limited menu to ensure that everything we serve is optimal. Each night he offers a special appetizer and entree. Our full service bar showcases artisan...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Ever been to a restaurant that tried so hard to be elite that it didn't cover the basics? That is Coho's in Friday Harbor. The food was fine but felt overthought, like being trendy was worth more then being satisfying. Cocktails that were deconstructed which...More

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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

John, Thank you dining at Coho Restaurant. Chef creates seasonal menus using local ingredients. Our menu is pacific northwest-based using classic French techniques. There are several standard entrees on the menu like grass fed beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes or chicken with polenta fries. Chef...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered the $70 dinner for 2 and I asked if the entrée could be changed to octopus which they did. It was a generous and delicious grilled portion. Great small (9 table) restaurant and a bit noisy. Would definitely eat here again.More

Thank OurGig
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The octopus has become a house specialty - moist, tender and delicious. We are pleased to announce that we have noise wave baffles on order. They should be here in the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Coho is a lovely restaurant that serves local seafood, meats and produce prepared in interesting ways in a cozy home-like setting. However, the servers came across as a bit pretentious and the portions were small given the price.More

Thank Bill S
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Bill, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our front of house team strives to provide professional, friendly, efficient and attentive service. We are sorry if you interpreted this as off putting. Coho Restaurant uses high quality local ingredients which are considerably more expensive. We...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

recently spent 4 nights in friday harbor to dine, see the orcas and explore the island. do yourself a favor and make reservations at this charming, intimate restaurant. meting joey the host the previous day prior to our reservation, i knew i was going to...More

Thank 162sandy
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Sandy, Hi! We were pleased to hear you had an amazing evening at Coho Restaurant. Our front of house team along with Chef Bill's dishes are a winning combination. The halibut preparation is a real favorite. The wild rice risotto overs a nutty backbone and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

There aren't a lot of nice catering options on San Juan Island (and even fewer places with reviews!). I thought I'd do my part and share my experience. When I booked my wedding weekend at Lakedale Resort, the resort highly recommended Anna Maria from Coho...More

Thank chelseadifran
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Chelsea, It was a pleasure for Coho Restaurant to cater your special day. We offered complementary wedding coordination service to you as part of our catering package. We ensure clear channels of communication so all the details are in place to make your wedding memorable....More

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auctioneer2244
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
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
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$ 12 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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