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The Reef Restaurant

4172 Main St., Vancouver, British Columbia v5v 3p7, Canada
604-874-5375
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Ranked #655 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $21
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Edmond, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So we were staying around here for a few days on vacation and walked past this restaurant every day. On our last day we decided to stop in as the menu was intriguing. The food here was unique and flavorful. Thought they would just do some spices and call it Caribbean food but they really have different flavors and unique... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very popular bar with a good menu. Deep fried bread? was a highlight apetitizer. First time trying platain fries. Came with yummy sauce.

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Cloverdale, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went there tonight for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by how great this place is. Three of us split the appy sampler for two and it was more than enough, the jerk wings were incredible. I tried the chicken curry and it was great, enough spice to really give it a bit but also very tasty. Jen did a great... More

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bc canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just happened to be in the area, hungry around noon having passed up breakfast, and walked by the Reef. I was drawn in by the piped Carib. sounds, the happy chatter of diners, and the inviting if funky decor. After I ordered Quilaqiles from the server's suggestion, I looked at the description- One sunny side egg, pulled jerk chicken... More

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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Cool restaurant on Main street with delicious spicy Caribbean food. This place makes me want to travel to the Caribbean again ... love the vibe in this place. I had the crab cakes benny and ceaser - so good!!

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Went here for the first time on a rainy spring evening. The decor is a it funky and eclectic with a lot of Caribbean elements. The pictures on the wall were from a local artist who featured African themes though - which just made the place seem even more funky. Very friendly staff and fast service. Menu petty authentic -... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food is great as well as the music selection, also in the summer has a pretty cool outside sitting in the best part of town (Main street)

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Toronto, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

After eating all the Johnny cakes we hardly had any room for breakfast. Salt fish and Ackee was delicious but $18 was a bit on the expensive side. Pleasant friendly service. Clean and comfortable. Hot sauce was very hit but very tasty. Enjoy!!

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were a party of 4 on a Saturday night. Only 2 other tables which is not a good sign. We sat a little too long before our orders were taken. We all ordered roti which was good. It was served with coleslaw which was not great. No one ate much of it. We would have stayed longer, perhaps had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

First heard of this place on the TV show "You got to eat Here" and then got tempted to eat here. So off we went. I had called earlier to inquire if we would need a reservation and they said we would not be necessary if we were only the two of us. The main drawback of this place was... More

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