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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here a couple of times over the years and returned again for a quick early dinner. It was empty except for one couple, we received our menu's and began choosing our entrees. On a special menu there were two choices, one was chicken,...More

Thank scenicpl
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at our wonderful little restaurant. We totally understand why you want to keep Coho Restaurant a secret. With only 9 tables seating is surely limited. Our Chef's tasting is by far the best deal on the island -not only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. Service was very good. Food was great - Salmon for the husband - perfectly prepared. I had a lightly smoked duck that was scrumptious. We can be wine snobs and were quite taken with the quality of the house red.

Thank justcallmesis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant in what used to be a home. It has a small but delicious menu from the appetizers to the deserts. The service is excellent. Only one caveat, as it is a small space, it can get noisy. For us, there...More

Thank ManhattanFred
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fred, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. We appreciate your comment about the noise. Our dining room is normally very quiet. When we host larger groups, we have found the noise level increases. We removed the glass tops and found that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny restaurant just a few blocks from the harbor. Reservations are a must. The problem is that it could and should be a friendly, somewhat casual but foodie-oriented place, not try to be a high-end super-exclusive uber-restaurant. The service is just weird....More

Thank Optimysticynic
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are sorry you were put off by our front of house team. They truly want nothing more than for our patrons to have a memorable experience. Their service is attentive, congenial, and certainly not stuffy. It is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ambiance - quaint and romantic - and the service was very good. Dinner was very good as well, though I would not say it is a good value. It's pretty expensive and I prefer to have my socks knocked off at those...More

Thank RVAoutsider
Harrison_Innkeeper, Manager at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for spending your evening at Coho Restaurant! Our chef's tasting offered from 5 - 5:45 is an outstanding value. It includes a soup and salad, choice of two entrees and our house made ice cream or sorbet for dessert plus a bottle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a special restaurant to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary, and a local resident recommended the Coho. It did not disappoint! The staff were congenial and attentive, and very knowledgeable about the wine and food pairings. The restaurant was intimate and the...More

Thank Lynne-and-JimH
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lynne & Jim, Congratulations on your 37 years of marriage! Thank you for choosing Coho Restaurant for your celebration! We are thrilled to hear you had a memorable evening. Chef Bill has a deft hand with seafood and the menu offerings showcase the best of...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We got lucky and were in Friday Harbor in an off peak time so sneaked in to this fabulous restaurant without a reservation. Had an exceptionally good meal. Our service was a young guy that may have been a bit less than perfect, yet his...More

Thank Sheryl A
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sheryl, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear you were able to get a table without a reservation. Our front of house team works tirelessly to ensure a memorable dining experience. Our servers are friendly, efficient, attentive...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed across the street from this quaint little venue. Ran into a local lady who highly suggested we eat here. It was the early menu with limited menu, soup salad, main course, ice cream and a bottle of nice wine all for 70.00 for...More

Thank julieteel
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Julie, We are so glad that you had an opportunity to dine at Coho Restaurant. Our Chef's tasting is such a great value and a wonderful way to experience the breath of Chef Bill's menu offerings. We have an amazing team in the front and...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Bad things 1st. Reservation system does not work. Carefully selected wine list included Columbia Valley Barons Sauvignon Blanc that was execrable. Neither crisp nor citrusy. Pork special was mundane. Now the good. The chicken was fabulous as was the chocolate cake. Nice to have an...More

Thank Peter L
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Peter, Thank you for dining at the Coho Restaurant. We apologize about the problem with your reservation. We would love to know more details about the mix-up so that we may learn from your challenge and retool our systems going forward. Our glass pour Sauvignon...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A small room (possibly too small) in a quaint house. The plates are real gourmet. With fresh local ingredients served in creative combinations. Really enjoyed the homemade ice cream.More

Thank MiltonS4012970
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Milton, It was great to have you for dinner at Coho Restaurant. Our intimate dining room is set in a historic house that was once the old parlor. Chef Bill presents a pacific northwest themed menu with a Mediterranean flair. He sources ingredients from local...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
13 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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!
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