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Coho Restaurant

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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548 (Spring)
+1 360-378-6330
17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not really, but I got your attention! Went here on a whim, had to sit at the bar, spent a small fortune and would do it all again in a heartbeat. The food here is remarkable even by the high "Friday Harbor" standards.

Thank craig f
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Craig, Thank you for writing. We love to hear that you had an amazing experience. I am a bit puzzled about your comment about a bar though. Coho Restaurant is a small intimate dining room with 9 tables. Perhaps that was also meant to get our attention! lol! Chef Bill and our team do have very high standards and we... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So off-season dining in Friday Harbor is very limited. Our concierge suggested the Coho. Although initially apprehensive due to their minimalist menu, we were eventually swayed by the fact that almost nothing else was open. We came in to the very intimate and warm dining area. Greeted by wonderful staff we were promptly seated. The bread was fantastic and the... More 

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

Harley, Thank you for dining with us and we certainly appreciate your comments. Our team wants nothing more than to exceed our guest expectations. We so wish that you would have let us know table side if your meal was not prepared to your liking. Then we would have had the opportunity to make it right so you could have... More 

Seattle, Washington
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220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

While we've been to Coho a few times before Dec 30th, it was just the two of us. This time, we brought along six of our best friends for the treat. If you eat there before 6 pm, you get a three course meal that includes a bottle of wine for $70 - yes, that $70 for the two of... More 

Thank Terry H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Terry, It was great to have you back for dinner at Coho Restaurant and thanks for bringing your friends along this visit. We so appreciate our guests evangelizing on our behalf. It is the best validation for what we do. The 2 for 70 or Chef's Tasting is a great option and terrific value. Where else can you get three... More 

Westminster, Colorado
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Six of us went for their New Years Dinner. Neat unique setting in an older house. Food was well prepared and presented. Waitstaff were very accommodating.

Thank Aspen86
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy New Year! Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant for our special New Year's Eve dinner. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. We trust this will be a good start to 2017. We invite you to come back and dine with us next time you are visiting Friday Harbor. Best, Anna Maria More 

Athens, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When we visited this restaurant in July 2016, we had a horrible experience. The dining room is tiny and we were jammed into a table adjacent to both the kitchen and the bathroom. The restaurant had several large parties who were well into their fifth or sixth bottle of wine and had lost touch with how loud they were speaking... More 

Thank Bill L
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write about your experience. There is nothing more frustrating for our team to hear than learning we didn't exceed your expectations. We only wish that you would have said something to your server or let us know while you were still in Friday Harbor. We feel rather helpless... More 

Greenwich, CT
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

When looking for places to dine in Friday Harbor, Coho caught my eye and I'm so glad it did. This is a small space so reservations are a must. That said, we were very comfortable and had a relaxed meal of terrific food with great service. We shared starters of wild mushroom ravioli and Alaskan spot prawn cakes, both exquisite.... More 

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

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our team loves hearing from our guests when we exceeded their expectations. We humbly want to learn where we can improve. Our wine list has many gems particularly those frrom boutique Washington producers. The Abeja Chardonnay is one of our favorites made from estate Walla Walla fruit. We receive a limited allocation each... More 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 may sample as many flavors as possible. Next time you are in Friday Harbor, please... More 

Folsom, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the moment we walked in to sit down, until we left, the entire experience was... More 

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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 plus a bottle of wine for two for $70! Yes you have the option to... More 

Haleiwa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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 batches. Please come back and join us again for dinner. Best, Anna Maria More 

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84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bounty of the Pacific Northwest with our guests. Anna Maria More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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