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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (51 reviews)
“orange cake” (6 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival we were told were we were the first seating, the staff gave us the impression that we were under the clock. Normally we love being served with intention and efficiency and our glad to let other diners appreciate the food sadly we experienced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mitchell B
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mitchell, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write about your experience. We are sorry about the miscommunication about the timing for our First Seating. This is a three course prix fix option offered daily between 5:00 and 5:45. Patrons are...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice meal tonight. The service was a little slow but the low key atmosphere was very nice. The prices were a little high but the food quality was good. We had the fish of the day, Halibut with clams and shrimp. It...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pcall75
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Patrick, Thank you for dining with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your meal. Our team wants nothing more than to create a memorable dining experience for our patrons. Next time never hesitate to let us know that the halibut didn't quite meet your...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Visiting family on the island and decided to celebrate our anniversary at this highly recommended restaurant. From the reviews on tripadvisor, I decided to make a reservation (very small place so do reserve ahead) for the first seating which has the benefit of a prix...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank goombahjoe
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Happy Anniversary and thank you for choosing to celebrate at the Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you had a memorable evening. We agree that our First Seating is an amazing value. We do hope to have...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018

After reading other reviews thought I was in for a treat. Had halibut at the first seating, over cooked and slightly dry. The meal was just average. Server however was very accommodating.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Safari812342
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for dining with us and we are certainly disappointed to read your comments about your meal. We feel helpless not being able to make it right after the fact. Our team wants nothing more than for all of our diners to have a...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This dish was delicious and just the perfect amount of everything. The ricotta cheese was a nice addition. Loved this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank krissullivan
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Kris, We always strive for perfect and we are pleased to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations. Chef has a deft hand and his pastas are ethereal. We look forward to having you for dinner another time. With kind regards, Anna Maria and...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Coho was recommended by several locals as either "the best" or a "top three" pick for San Juan Island. The service was attentive and the food was quite delicious. There was a fairly extensive wine list, with good values. It proved to be a comfortable...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

David, We are so pleased to hear that your dining experience lived up to the recommendations you received about Coho Restaurant. We are humbled by the word of mouth referrals from our neighbors. We would love to have the pleasure of hosting you for dinner...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had a 7:30pm dinner reservation at Coho Restaurant on our first night on San Juan Island, and what a dinner it was! The restaurant was packed when we got there. Yet the service we received throughout the night was warm and attentive. We felt...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that your first meal when visiting Friday Harbor was memorable. We appreciate your thorough review of your meal and the broad range of the menu options that you sampled. Our front of...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were told about this restaurant by Farhad Ghatan. We took a chance and walked in without reservations. As luck would have it, they had a no show just before we arrived and we were lucky enough to get a table. Fabulous food and very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EricR407
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Eric, We are so pleased to hear that a synchronous moment allowed you to enjoy an evening at Coho Restaurant. With our intimate dining room with 9 tables, tables are often difficult to come by without a reservation. Thank you Farhad and to all our...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Went for a romantic dinner and Coho did not disappoint. Service was very warm and inviting. Had the vegan potato soup, which was rich and delicious even without cream. I had the papardelle while my better half had Halibut. Both were very good though the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Neal G
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Neal, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a romantic date night at Coho Restaurant. Our intimate dining room is ideal for an evening out with close friends or your special someone. We would love to have you back at our table another...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Coho is a short block off the Main Street. Located in a former small home, the atmosphere is warm an intimate. The menu was somewhat limited but everything we ate was delicious. This is one of the top two or three restaurants in townMore

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Doug H
AnnaMariadeFreitas, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Doug, Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. While our menu is small, we trust that the satiating flavors that your experienced in all the courses more than made up for it....More

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auctioneer2244
February 18, 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
December 10, 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
July 13, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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