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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (39 reviews)
“wild rice” (6 reviews)
“cannelloni” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went specifically for the chefs tasting special which only happens from 5:00 to 5:45 each day For $70 plus tax, per couple, you each get a starter soup and salad, bread, your choice of entrée, a choice of deserts and a bottle of Washington...More

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

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Our Chef's tasting is an unbelievable value. We love the flexibility that it offers allowing you to chose upgrades to any entree on the menu. Ending the meal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our son's 30th birthday at Coho. We were drawn to the small size of the restaurant, but it is a little cramped. We were underwhelmed by the food descriptions on the menu, but all that was forgotten when we tasted the food! The...More

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

Hi! Thank you for dining with us to celebrate your son's milestone birthday. We are pleased to hear your evening was memorable. It is always fun to share and sample as many of the menu offerings as possible. Chef has a deft hand with seafood...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful intimate venue for a wedding party of 30. Three course meal with champagne toast. Wait staff very attentive and quick friendly service. Food definitely tasted homemade.More

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

Coho Restaurant's intimate dining room is perfect for private celebrations for weddings, rehearsal dinners, retreats, family reunions or other group events. We offer exclusive use of the dining room for your special event and customize the menu to your taste and budget. Our special event...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Coho was the best restaurant for us during our stay in Friday Harbor. Setting is warm and intimate (a home outfitted as a 9 table restaurant). Halibut done to perfection. An exceptional Washington State wine list. And Dave gave us cordial and professional service. A...More

Thank RJCG71
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your accolades regarding your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. It is our goal to showcase the best local ingredients in a simple and artful way to allow the flavors of the individual ingredients to resonate on the palate. We are pleased you...More

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auctioneer2244
19 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$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, Accepts Credit Cards
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
  • E-mail
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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