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The Reef Restaurant

4172 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7, Canada
+1 604-874-5375
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“johnny cakes” (7 reviews)
“jerk pork” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
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4172 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the Reef three times whilst in Vancouver. The first two occasions were fab! I had jerk chicken each time and had a really decent size chicken breast. Unfortunately on the last occasion it was the size of a thigh and I was disappointed!...More

Thank paula b
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends for dinner and a few drinks. We were so impressed with the quality of the food, incredibly flavourful and fairly inexpensive. The house hot sauce is to die for, I think we ate the entire jar!

Thank Taylor G
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We had to wait an hour for our main dishes because the server was talking to the clients. The excuse of we don’t have many servers is not an excuse. The only good the thing was the music. I don’t put the minimum grade because...More

Thank Julio L
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening here, it had great food, especially the jerk chicken, and lovely, helpful staff.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I went there the other night to celebrate some birthdays. and before I even walked in, the extremely loud noise was defening for start. When I asked one of the server to please turn down the music, was told, well, it's the DJ. he can...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Although the food was pretty good this is definitely not a place to have a conversation over dinner.

Thank Atrevanseaprobar
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We were very much looking forward to checking this place out, and it was OK, but a few offputting things so we won't go back. Service was overall fine. First, I wanted to treat myself to a pina colada, and ordered one. The waitress came...More

Thank Tanya1111
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were looking for some Caribbean food and decided to test out The Reef. The place had a very Jamaican ambience and we were served by a very friendly lady, it was a very nice sunny and hot day so we felt we were in...More

Thank Mike_Nak
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Ethiopian Restaurant we intended to visit was closed. A quick search suggested The Reef. Upon arrival, the big roll-up glass windows were open to enjoy an earlier, warm Spring day. Unfortunately it was cooling down rapidly but no one bothered to close them. We...More

Thank Mmmbbq
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I've eaten here three times on trips to Vancouver and the food has always been excellent -- true Caribbean dishes and flavour just like we had on a vacation in Jamaica. Service was good although it can take a little longer to get your meal...More

Thank KatzandDog
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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Average prices
US$ 21
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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