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The Reef Restaurant

533 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K7, Canada
+1 250-388-5375
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“johnny cakes” (18 reviews)
“jerk sauce” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
533 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K7, Canada
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

This place is now closed (March 2017). I ate there once last year and was somewhat disappointed by the food and service. This place will not be sadly missed.

Thank robbie_in_melbourne
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff, very delicious food, nice atmosphere! Felt like being back at my Barbados vacation, two years ago :-)

Thank AliceWunda
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

What a find. Lively music playing. Excellent hostess and good Caribbean food. Who could ask for more? Corn bread balls to start, goat curry and Mahi. If you like hot sauce, try the pineapple and (I think) habanero sauce. Put it on the side to...More

1  Thank hurricanekatrinarule
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Funky Caribbean interior, fast service, and great food. Reasonable priced for good food. Special of St Bart's lamb almost as good as I had in St. Bart's.

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed October 20, 2016

They have a number of plates that are outstanding but if you like rum then don't miss 'Get Juiced' which has nearly 3oz work of 90 proof alcohol in it but somehow tastes like jamaican fruit juice straight from the source. You know you aren't...More

Thank joshinvictoria
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

My son and I ate here on a Friday night, later in the evening (it's open until 1230). We were promptly served. The music was loud, but good reggae so no worries mon! The ambience was very cool. It felt like we time travelled to...More

Thank mweaver27
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Great ginger beer made in house. I was with a group of 10 and our server did a good job. Meals were wll received, will be back.

Thank Barbie Z
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Caribbean food in a cool setting. Very authentic. Good rum selection. Love how the menu tells where everything is from.

Thank JimW W
Reviewed September 6, 2016

I came here last year and I honestly can't remember a single thing about this restaurant except for how good its Jerk Chicken Poutine is. The fries and cheese curds are pretty much the same as any other place's, but the chicken and the gravy...More

1  Thank saveyjack
Reviewed August 9, 2016

The restaurant is excellently located near the water in Victoria. The service is great and delicious mango butter rolls are complimentary. The plantain chips and dip are the best I have ever had. Very reasonable prices; appetizers range from 4-12$ and dishes range from 8-20$.

Thank Matt G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-5375
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