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The Reef Restaurant

4172 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7, Canada
+1 604-874-5375
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“johnny cakes” (7 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
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4172 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

First time at this place and found it to be really great. The service was good, the music was great and the food was awesome. We had the sampler for 2. Had a little bit of everything! Roti, empanda, chickpea salad, jerk chicken, and plantain...More

Thank mvgtcosta
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here a few times for nibbles and drinks. Excellent fare, and the Jerk Caesar is FANTASTIC! I'm not a huge Caesar fan, but these are absolutely amazing. If it's not on the menu, they'll make it for you, just ask.

Thank gmanyvr
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The facility itself is rather shabby in appearance, the bathroom quite dirty. However the food makes up for it... delicious, flavourful, creative and very enjoyable. I highly recommend this place!

Thank LindaBeth G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Their veggie Jamaican patties and jerk tofu are so tasty. Their 3 oz cocktails served in coconut shells go down a little too easy...

Thank veganjade
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Was quiet when we first showed up just before 6, but the place was packed and noisy within half an hour. The outside tables were nice and convivial, people are supposed to just share the space like a picnic table. The manageress is very sweet...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We found The Reef on a damp and chilly day and came out thinking the sun was shining on a Caribbean island. And that wasn't the result of the drink, even though a sleeve at 5.50 was lovely. No, the whole ambiance, including music of...More

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! The flavours are delicious, the johnny cakes started was tasty and the service and ambience were great. Will definitely be back.

Thank meghanr83
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very disappointing meal; $30 dine out vancouver menu sounded interesting but we were given mounds of cole slaw that had little taste, steamed rice and entrees that were uninspired to put it mildly. Overall, it was a terrible waste of $30, from the appetizers to...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The first thing that strikes you is the exquisitely detailed interior décor theme with lots of iconic objects and rustic colours. The menu is fairly well laid out and the helpful waitress will be more than happy to explain some of the items if you...More

Thank AnthonyMaw
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our first night in Canada and 2 weeks later it was the best value for money meal. Food was good. Beer was good. Service was good.

Thank Thefletch
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing.
Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in
converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once
an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage
and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor
galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting
studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a
strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4172 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-874-5375
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