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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (42 reviews)
“cannelloni” (6 reviews)
“wild rice” (6 reviews)
Closed
17:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
120 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Coho is a lovely restaurant that serves local seafood, meats and produce prepared in interesting ways in a cozy home-like setting. However, the servers came across as a bit pretentious and the portions were small given the price.More

Thank Bill S
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Bill, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. Our front of house team strives to provide professional, friendly, efficient and attentive service. We are sorry if you interpreted this as off putting. Coho Restaurant uses high quality local ingredients which are considerably more expensive. We...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

recently spent 4 nights in friday harbor to dine, see the orcas and explore the island. do yourself a favor and make reservations at this charming, intimate restaurant. meting joey the host the previous day prior to our reservation, i knew i was going to...More

Thank 162sandy
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Sandy, Hi! We were pleased to hear you had an amazing evening at Coho Restaurant. Our front of house team along with Chef Bill's dishes are a winning combination. The halibut preparation is a real favorite. The wild rice risotto overs a nutty backbone and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

There aren't a lot of nice catering options on San Juan Island (and even fewer places with reviews!). I thought I'd do my part and share my experience. When I booked my wedding weekend at Lakedale Resort, the resort highly recommended Anna Maria from Coho...More

Thank chelseadifran
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Chelsea, It was a pleasure for Coho Restaurant to cater your special day. We offered complementary wedding coordination service to you as part of our catering package. We ensure clear channels of communication so all the details are in place to make your wedding memorable....More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We went specifically for the chefs tasting special which only happens from 5:00 to 5:45 each day For $70 plus tax, per couple, you each get a starter soup and salad, bread, your choice of entrée, a choice of deserts and a bottle of Washington...More

1  Thank canyonbat
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Coho Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Our Chef's tasting is an unbelievable value. We love the flexibility that it offers allowing you to chose upgrades to any entree on the menu. Ending the meal...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We celebrated our son's 30th birthday at Coho. We were drawn to the small size of the restaurant, but it is a little cramped. We were underwhelmed by the food descriptions on the menu, but all that was forgotten when we tasted the food! The...More

1  Thank NWFoodies
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi! Thank you for dining with us to celebrate your son's milestone birthday. We are pleased to hear your evening was memorable. It is always fun to share and sample as many of the menu offerings as possible. Chef has a deft hand with seafood...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Delightful intimate venue for a wedding party of 30. Three course meal with champagne toast. Wait staff very attentive and quick friendly service. Food definitely tasted homemade.More

Thank Tradingcomet
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Coho Restaurant's intimate dining room is perfect for private celebrations for weddings, rehearsal dinners, retreats, family reunions or other group events. We offer exclusive use of the dining room for your special event and customize the menu to your taste and budget. Our special event...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Coho was the best restaurant for us during our stay in Friday Harbor. Setting is warm and intimate (a home outfitted as a 9 table restaurant). Halibut done to perfection. An exceptional Washington State wine list. And Dave gave us cordial and professional service. A...More

Thank RJCG71
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your accolades regarding your dining experience at Coho Restaurant. It is our goal to showcase the best local ingredients in a simple and artful way to allow the flavors of the individual ingredients to resonate on the palate. We are pleased you...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Giving this restaurant 4 stars instead of 5 was painful. The food was absolutely fabulous; the staff was friendly and knowledgeable when pairing wine with food. But -- and this is a big but -- the restaurant was too dark. With only nine tables, the...More

Thank Debra B
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Debra, Thank you for dining at Coho Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry that our lighting was a deterrent from an amazing dining experience. We would have been happy to raise the lights. With our long summer...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Located in Friday Harbor away from the crowds on Front Street, this little gem provided great fresh food and personal service. I had the Halibut, served with fresh veggies,the tomato corn chowder, a palate cleanser and warm bread. The staff customized a dish for my...More

Thank DMWoods
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi! Coho Restaurant is tucked on a side street a block from the ferry landing on Nichols Street, next to Brickworks - home to Friday Harbor's permanent farmer's market. Chef uses locally sourced ingredients for Coho Restaurant's menu offerings. Chef loves to accommodate guests with...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

My waiter was very loud to the point of being annoying. They did not have the gin I wanted but no problem they had an adequate substitution. My gin and tonic was served in a small glass that resembled a juice glass. I ordered a...More

Thank susan m
Harrison_Innkeeper, Owner at Coho Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Susan, Thank you for dining with us. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We always feel helpless reading your comments after the fact. We would have wanted nothing more than to make things right table side. Next time never...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$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
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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