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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (33 reviews)
“cannelloni” (7 reviews)
“wild rice” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

So off-season dining in Friday Harbor is very limited. Our concierge suggested the Coho. Although initially apprehensive due to their minimalist menu, we were eventually swayed by the fact that almost nothing else was open. We came in to the very intimate and warm dining...More

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

Harley, Thank you for dining with us and we certainly appreciate your comments. Our team wants nothing more than to exceed our guest expectations. We so wish that you would have let us know table side if your meal was not prepared to your liking....More

Reviewed 12 January 2017

While we've been to Coho a few times before Dec 30th, it was just the two of us. This time, we brought along six of our best friends for the treat. If you eat there before 6 pm, you get a three course meal that...More

Thank Terry H
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Terry, It was great to have you back for dinner at Coho Restaurant and thanks for bringing your friends along this visit. We so appreciate our guests evangelizing on our behalf. It is the best validation for what we do. The 2 for 70 or...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Six of us went for their New Years Dinner. Neat unique setting in an older house. Food was well prepared and presented. Waitstaff were very accommodating.More

Thank Aspen86
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Happy New Year! Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant for our special New Year's Eve dinner. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. We trust this will be a good start to 2017. We invite you to come back and dine with...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

When we visited this restaurant in July 2016, we had a horrible experience. The dining room is tiny and we were jammed into a table adjacent to both the kitchen and the bathroom. The restaurant had several large parties who were well into their fifth...More

Thank Bill L
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Bill, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write about your experience. There is nothing more frustrating for our team to hear than learning we didn't exceed your expectations. We only wish that you would have said something to your server...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

When looking for places to dine in Friday Harbor, Coho caught my eye and I'm so glad it did. This is a small space so reservations are a must. That said, we were very comfortable and had a relaxed meal of terrific food with great...More

Thank RockridgeC
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our team loves hearing from our guests when we exceeded their expectations. We humbly want to learn where we can improve. Our wine list has many gems particularly those frrom boutique Washington producers. The Abeja Chardonnay is one...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner with interesting ingredients. Plates are on the small side. Had octopus that was delicious. Wouldn't have wanted to be there with a large person. Small, close tables but wonderful service! Not romantic as the tables are sooo close.More

Thank Dustella
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dustella, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our small intimate dining room is sometimes cozy on busy nights. Chef Bill features a number of small and large plates on the menu. Often guests enjoy combining several small plates to make a meal so they...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were wandering around the town looking for a place to eat dinner. We came upon this restaurant and were intrigued by the menu and the early bird 2 for $70 special. After going inside and talking to the hostess, we made a reservation. From...More

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Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Our Chef's Tasting or 2 for 70 is a terrific value - soup and salad, a choice of two entrees and our house made ice cream or sorbet...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We too ordered the from the prix fixe menu and were more than happy and satisfied with everything; the wine, salad & soup, main courses, and finally the flavorful house-made ice creams. Reservations are recommended, don't miss this charming establishment!More

Thank Linda W
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Linda, Thank your for dining at Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor. We are glad you enjoyed our Chef's tasting. Everything is made each day in-house from scratch. Our ice cream and sorbet is made using locally sourced cream and farm fresh eggs made in small...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant, with the appearances of being in an old house. The service was absolutely excellent- as was the food. I had a duck ragout and it was divine. I would highly recommend this place.More

Thank Rammina
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Rammina, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our intimate dining room is set in a historic house, actually in what was the parlor. With only nine tables, reservations are definitely recommended. We have a great team and love sharing Chef Bill's cuisine and the...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is it a large spot, so if you are intent on dining here, make a reservation. There is a prix fixe menu from approx 3 pm to 5:45. This is a excellent alternative if you are a little budget conscious. 3 course and a...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable dining experience. We are always striving to improve our service and menu offerings so thank you for the challenge. Just a note that we open each...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
auctioneer2244
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|
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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
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
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Muguvian
Only five entrees???
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
USD 25 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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