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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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$$$$
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120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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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 17 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

Reviewed 31 January 2016

We have had a number of dinners here and always had great service and exceptional food. Just a small dining area but get lucky enough to get a table and you will be pleased. We went to a wine tasting recently at the restaurant and...More

Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

HI! Thanks for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening. Coho Restaurant's intimate dining room has select seating so reservations are definitely recommended. We host special wine maker's and holiday dinners throughout the year. These are always not to miss events...More

Reviewed 19 November 2015

This restaurant has a tasting menu from 5:00- 5:45 which provides soup, salad, main course, dessert and bottle of wine for two for $70. There is an additional premium for items such as the black cod and salmon. When we arrived, we asked the maitre...More

Thank BorderCollieGrrl
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

We do our best to ensure that every guest has a first rate experience at Coho Restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. Our apologies that our service came up short. We are pleased to hear that your food was excellent. Unfortunately, a memorable dining...More

Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

We spent one evening on the island and had dinner here based on some recommendations from local residents. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate and the service was extremely friendly with great conversation. We ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer. For the $16 price...More

Thank Emerick1985
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2015

Thank you for dining with us at the Coho Restaurant. We strive to make every guests' dining experience amazing. We are sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. We collaborate with San Juan Island cheese on our cheese plate. Currently we are featuring...More

Reviewed 19 November 2015

We ate here on our honeymoon. It was a bit up from the water (I don't believe there was a waterfront view at all?) but the waiter and chef were very friendly and personable. The chef sent out an appetizer for us before our meal....More

Thank jamminywambabe
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2015

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate with dinner at the Coho Restaurant during your honeymoon on San Juan Island. Chef Bill creates an amuse each night - it is a small treat from the kitchen to begin your dining...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015

Had dinner for my BD with a special friend. Enjoyed salmon and she had the black cod. Paired these with a very nice Red blend and finished the evening with 22-year old Tawny Port. Excellent food, impeccable service and a fabulous operatic Soprano rendition of...More

Thank Normand R
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Norman, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your special evening with us. Coho's wine list is quite extensive and yes we have a rare bottle of Harlan Estates. Our two house red wines, one made...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015

Had dinner there Oct 27, 2015 with a special friend on my BD and wow, the food preparation and presentation was superb, with impeccable service and an operatic rendition of Happy Birthday song from a very pretty blonde. It doesn't get much better! We did...More

Thank Normand R
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Normand, Thank you for voting Coho Restaurant Best on the Island! We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration and Denise's serenade. The Black Cod with the house made beet spaetzle is new to our menu this fall. It is a beautifully integrated dish...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Food was okay and over priced. I felt cramped in the small space of the restaurant. Wouldn't go back. There's much better places to eat in town!More

Thank Bojorquez
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Thank you for dining with us. Coho is a small intimate dining room with select seating. The dining room is set in a historic house with 9 tables. We are sorry that you felt our food didn't deliver good value. Our food and labor costs...More

Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is a small, cozy and rather intimate restaurant associated with the Tucker Inn, few steps away from the lodge. We were welcomed with nice bread and butter. I ordered the Celestial tequila + lavender lemonade sorbet + lemon slices Margarita cocktail to start, definitely...More

Thank feichinkaw
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

Thank you for joining us at our table at Coho Restaurant during your stay on San Juan Island. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening. We planned on the lavender lemon margarita as a seasonal offering during summer, but it has become so popular...More

Reviewed 23 October 2015

Coho is a 9 table restaurant housed in an old cottage on a side street in downtown Friday Harbor. The food is excellent - we had the salmon - and nicely presented. Service is attentive, but not intrusive. On most days there is a fixed...More

Thank MichaelAnnArbor
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Michael, Greetings from Friday Harbor! We appreciate your dining with us. It was our pleasure. Each night we offer our chef's tasting between 5 and 5:45 p.m. - this includes 3 courses - a soup and salad, choice of entree and one of our home...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, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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