Coho Restaurant
Coho Restaurant

Coho Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cohorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3603786330
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, International
  • Executive Chef: J. Alphonsine Haslet-Phillips
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Coho Restaurant, provides on and off-premise catering using only the freshest and finest ingredients, day-of-event preparation, and artistic presentation, Coho's chefs have created a reputation for consistent quality and exceptional food service. From a gourmet picnic lunch to a formal dinner reception and everything in between, let our chefs take you on a culinary exploration of the Islands. Our culinary team has diverse culinary expertise including Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific Northwest, to name a few. Our in-house pastry chef will prepare fresh desserts to complement your affair.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Anna Maria de Freitas 3603783587

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Coho Restaurant
Coho Restaurant, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, serves Island grown Pacific cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho's talented chefs create exciting menus developed around the seasonality of fresh ingredients from the surrounding Islands. Coho showcases simple and artful fare that allows the flavors of the individual ingredients to resonate on the palate. Coho Restaurant is proud to support our local farm community by participating in the Island's Certified Local Program. Their award-winning wine cellar culled from the great producers of Washington, Oregon, and California along with a fine selection of international wines are paired to complement the food.
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Coho Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)fit for foodies (11)romantic (9)notable wine list (9)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • best on the island
    cszrb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We saved the best for our last night. The food was wonderful, the service great and the ambiance was lovely. Every. town should have at leasy one restaurant like Coho
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wouldn't know
    DJSponge
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    They didn't honor the reservation, stating that open table never called them? They also stated it was a problem they have been having all summer...really? Maybe you should do something about it! We were turned away, so that's all I have to review. Found a good English pub down the street instead.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    dkd2001
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had our 35th anniversary dinner here -- it was excellent. The room is small and the service is very personal -- reservations are a must. The owner brought us a celebratory after-dinner drink, when he found we were celebrating our anniversary at the end of the meal. Very nice of him. Dinner was excellent, the service leisurely but efficient. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coho on San Juan Island
    MMGH
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Overall, a very nice restaurant. The food was very good. The staff was exceptional - from the waitress to the owner who came by to ask about our dining experience. Since you are on the island, you can dress casual or formal, depending on your occasion. The location is in the heart of Friday Harbor, with no view. Additionally, it is a very small restaurant - with only about 10 tables. However, even though the dining area is small, it is very comfortable and creates a good atmosphere, even with larger parties at other tables. If you are looking for a view, this is not the place. I recommend "The Bluff" if that is your desire. I would certainly go back and recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in a small area
    jfrazureVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We made the reservation last minute and it turned out great....very cozy and the food and service were great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Restaurant
    reluctantreviewer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. The sea scallops were perfectly cooked, as was the delicious trout special. I've never enjoyed trout more. It's a tiny restaurant and very clearly family run. The owners were very attentive and friendly. There was a very nice feel to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juice70
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was fantastic and service was amazing , I would recommomend this restaurant to o all my friends
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had better food at other time when we ate there. The vegetarian dish was mediocre is not boring and tasteless. The chicken was good and the ice cream very good. the soup, not bad, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kiki
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our guest said his hallibut was the best he ever had. Wonderful evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best value in Friday Harbor
    DavidG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went to the early "2 for $70" (including bottle of wine). Outstanding meal and great value. Small, intimate, cozy place. Would recommend it at half again the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great Restaurant and the owners where awesome.. We flew in from Seattle and they held our table for an extra hour because we late taking off from Seattle.. They made us fell like no problem you are the guest. Food was Killer too. Great spot we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Everything was outstanding - would go again when in the area, be sure to go between 5-5:45 PM for the special for two $70.00, includes bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant on SJI
    QBall
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have never had anything but exceptional food and service at this fabulous restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Coho Restaurant reviews archive.
  • What a treat in Friday Harbor
    GHanson
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We travelled to Friday Harbor for just one night for a family matter and were looking for a nice place for dinner. Based on the reviews we booked dinner at Coho's for 8pm. When we arrived early our table was already ready and our waiter Dave welcomed us immediately. Dinner was great we had the Halibut special which was cooked perfectly and the best Seafood salad any one at the table has had before. Wine list was extensive with a heavy listing of Washington wines. We tend to like the bolder California Cabs but Dave helped us pick an exceptional Washington Meritage that went well with dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint intimate gourmet & expensive
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a very nice experience, a very interesting menu, however some of the items were not on hand the night we were there. We absolutely LOVED the bread the chef makes in house, it is WORLD CLASS QUALITY ! Small very eclectic menu with very uncomfortable chairs. We left sooner than we would have if it had been more comfortable. Otherwise the staff and food were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for an occasion
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Small yet comfortable venue provided for a great anniversary dinner with my wife. The wait staff is exceptionally friendly and certainly offered some local input as to places to spend some time. The food was outstanding, until you look at the price. The price being a bit excessive for the quality of the food, however considering the location and the intimate setting it evens out. I personally recommend going in for dinner between 5:00 and 5:45 for the Chef's Tasting which runs $70 for whatever the special of the dayis. It get's you dinner for 2, a bottle of wine, and a dessert. Well worth the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable meal, just wish
    joeh
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Enjoyable meal, just wish they had more wines by the glass
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local find!
    Teri
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Coho and only had to wait 5 minutes for our reserved table (we were early!) and from then on, felt like we really mattered - the service, the recommendations of which dinner choices fit my likes better, the pace of the dinner was quite pleasant - overall a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy charm
    JLFD
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    This is a cute restaurant nicely decorated in a quaint house. The staff is outstanding as they are super friendly. The menu is limited but all the food was very good. Be sure to have reservations as it is very popular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    lindsaysarahVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Loved coho restaurant. Our server, who also happened to be the owner, was extremely helpful navigating the menu, particularly the wine. Every course of the meal was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    KathyB
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Committed owner, attentive servers, excellent food make for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Went there for my partner's Birthday celebration, which was noted on the reservation. No mention of the event celebration by any of the staff. Overall would describe the service as indifferent. Kitchen seemed backed up. The food concepts were good but not everything was executed well. Quinoa cake was oily and slightly burned. Fish was overcooked, and had too much lemon juice. A female servers assistant was extremely cheerful and pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • this is probably the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    this is probably the best restaurant on the Island.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now that they have started
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Now that they have started taking reservations, I like it a lot more. It used to be that you had to stand in a very drafty entryway to wait. We've taken grandkids there manytimes and they can always find something they like
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I went to Coho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    My husband and I went to Coho for our 10-year wedding anniversary. The food and the service was exceptional. Best caprese salad I've ever had in my life. Everything we ate was amazing. It was the perfect spot for our occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In an area I consider to be
    Karenonbainbridgeisland
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    In an area I consider to be quite "out-of-the-way" this restaurant simply astounds me...the food is so good. We have dined at COHO twice. The first time, we were very surprised how good it was. The second time, we were thrilled it was as good, perhaps even better, than the first time. I enjoyed the most delicious tomato/mozzarella salad I've ever had at COHO. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting San Juan Island. Don't even bother eating anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Watch out. Although I had a confired reservation I was called hours later and told there was no seats.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I intended to rate the ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    I intended to rate the ambience as outstanding but it would not "stick."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner was very good and well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Dinner was very good and well presented. Wine list had some special favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Terrific find in Friday Harbor. We are visiting from LA and found Coho to have the best food we experienced of the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, Local Food
    DharmaDaveVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    This small, intimate restaurant serves locally-sourced food when available. The food is well-prepared, well-served, and nice flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Friday Harbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Owners add a really nice touch to the experience with their friendliness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed Everything;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Really enjoyed Everything; Best food & done in style! Every dish was to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delicious, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    The food was delicious, and the service really was outstanding. We were happy to take advantage of their prix fixe menu—both of us ate three courses with wine—for $70. I'd certainly recommend Coho to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were very surprised...I
    Karenonbainbridgeisland
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    We were very surprised...I don't think San Juan Island is know for it's great food, but our meals were both memorably good. We would definetly go back here. Everything we tried was really good. It's a small place, but nicely appointed...very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very warm and charming place
    echef
    Dined on 9/20/2011
    A very warm and charming place presumably run by husband and wife. This cute cottage style restaurant is a converted house so the charm is definitely there. The food came in succession and was nice and hot. We decided to dress up a bit but a nice collard shirt with jeans would be fine. Super cute and inviting...would definitely go back the next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate