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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%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (42 reviews)
“cannelloni” (6 reviews)
“wild rice” (6 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
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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81 - 90 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2016

We really enjoyed this small restaurant in Friday Harbor. The restaurant is very nice and I’d even say elegant. We had great service and excellent food. We both had the snapper special with risotto and wild rice; it was well cooked and nicely seasoned; terrific...More

Thank John M
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

John, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your culinary experience on San Juan Island. Our wine list includes many of the great producers from Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and from around the world. So thrilled...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food was good but very small portions, especially considering the high prices. Very small restaurant as well with only about 8 tables. Service was fair. Asked for a beer menu and had to wait until the only other server provided it.More

Thank Margaret80439
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Margaret, Greetings from Friday Harbor! Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We appreciate your taking the time to share your impressions about your evening. I am sorry to hear that you thought our portions were small. Chef serves a standard 6 -...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a nice, small, private restaurant with superb food and drink! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed walking here from our hotel and everything about this restaurant was solid - highly recommend!More

Thank jimmclendon
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Jim, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant during your recent holiday on San Juan Island. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening. Coho Restaurant is a small intimate farm to fork restaurant conveniently located in Friday Harbor's downtown core. Coho Restaurant is...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is the best food on the island without question. Small restaurant in a converted house so make reservations! The service staff was cheerful and helpful. The use of fresh local seafood really makes a difference but many restaurants here do that. Yet this was...More

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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Fran, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening. We love showcasing the bounty of the season from our local purveyors. Over the next few weeks our menu will explode with the flavors of summer. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016

Be sure to check if there is an early seating 3 course dinner offered when you go. The package available during our visit was a four course dinner for two (soup & salad, entrée and dessert) with a bottle of wine (14 Hands was our...More

Thank Kim M
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Kim, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and took advantage of our Chef's Tasting offered daily between 5 and 5:45. It is a great value. We look forward to having the pleasure of having you...More

Reviewed 12 May 2016

On Wednesday nights this restaurant features food of a particular country. When we were there it was Spanish night. Had tapas, wonderful trout and chorizo sauaage and a great almond, orange and honey cake for dessert. All were excellent and the staff very knowledgable. Reservations...More

Thank ffin602016
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed our Global Cuisine night. We travel around the globe throughout the fall and spring exploring the cuisine from countries near and far. It is a great opportunity for our kitchen...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This quaint intimate little restaurant is excellent! The chef's tasting for two before 5:45pm is a great value! Appetizer, soup & salad, bread basket, entrée, dessert, bottle of wine, coffee or tea for $70 for two !!! For just a few dollars more there were...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I, personally, wasn't too impressed. The service was pretty slow. My mother generally enjoyed her international cuisine night, but I wish they would have told us in advance what country the food was from. My food was well-cooked but the sauce was incredibly salty. On...More

Thank Jessi B
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Jessi, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant and taking the time to write about your experience. Each Wednesday during the spring we showcase a city or country for our Global Cuisine Night. We explore the cuisine with a 3 course dinner for...More

Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you want to sample absolutely delicious food at affordable prices in a nice, warm, intimate setting this is where you want to dine. Anna Maria and executive chef Bill have a wonderful menu and fantastic wine list. This restaurant seats about 25 people and...More

1  Thank Ryan M
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Ryan, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening. Chef Bill has a wonderful deft touch. He magically combines a few fresh ingredients that allow the flavors to resonate together. Sounds like there are wedding bells in...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times. It is, by far, the highest quality Restaurant on the island--better than Roche Harbor, better than Duck Soup Inn-- this chef is excellent. Limited seating capacity, you will have to call for reservations. They have a...More

1  Thank Timothy D
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Timothy, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We have to agree that Chef Bill is the best! He masterfully combines classic techniques with locally sourced ingredients adding a bit of Mediterranean flair. Our chef's tasting, offered between 5 and 5:45 is an...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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