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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (33 reviews)
“cannelloni” (7 reviews)
“wild rice” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank MiltonS4012970
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Our group of eight had a reservation (necessary) and were thoroughly anticipating a great dining experience at Coho Restaurant. However, the high winds that evening took out the power on the island after the drinks but before the entree. By necessity, this is a limited...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

very expensive, small portions, I ordered food to go and it was dumped in a cardboard container and ruined the order.

1  Thank Sandybeaches55
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Excellent personal service.Food really good. Ambience superb Nice quiet location Highly reccommended for parties and just a good meal.

Thank brianclenshaw
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We selected the early bird special, more elegantly called the "chef's tasting menu" on the website. Three courses & a bottle of drinkable wine for $70 for a couple; a very good buy, Drinkable wine. (A real wine list obviously available if you choose to...More

Thank ajoyce7
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Joyce, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant and we are pleased to hear that you had a memorable evening. Our Chef's tasting is a great value allowing you to sample a wide variety of dishes on our menu. Did you "upgrade" to the Fresh...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

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.More

Thank craig f
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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...More

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Are you open in September and what seafoods do you specialize in as we raise beef and want to OD on seafood!!
19 February 2017|
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
I would like to know if you are open all winter and if I can buy Xmas Gift card for a Resident of San Juan Island? Also, what would be the procedure to purchase a card?? Thanks
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
Only five entrees???
14 July 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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