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“A little of the islands on the island”
Review of The Reef Restaurant - CLOSED

The Reef Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Went out for a great meal at The Reef Restaurant while in Victoria. The staff was super and the food even better. The staff helped us chose our meal selection from appetizers and drinks to the main course.
Watch out for the hot sauce though..it certainly burns..

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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice carribean inspired place. All the hanging flags and ligghts make for a romantic, easy atmoshpere. Food and drinks are good. On weekends they have a live DJ that plays great music. Last time we went the waitress was alone and kinda usy so, the service hurt due to that and she was very vocal and apologetic that someone called in sick and they cut people which - is not my problem but enjoyed the place regardless.

Thank mahalia1980
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Decent Caribbean inspired food. Some authentic Johnny cakes to begin with followed by some nice entrees. The Jerk Chicken is nice, although it is typical of Jerk chicken outside of the Caribbean in that it is marinated rather than 'infused' with the spices. However, that being said, it was still very nice. The waitress forgot an appetizer but could not be bothered to follow it up given the huge portion sizes of the rest of the meal and the complimentary Johnny cakes.

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1  Thank steve_randomno
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is one of three Reef restaurants in British Columbia, the other two being in Vancouver. This one is well located close to the waterfront. Very good Caribbean menu with the emphasis on Jamaican cuisine. Huge portions. Good service. Nice casual atmosphere.

2  Thank jamdowngirl
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

In town only for the night, my husband and I were actually heading downtown to our favorite mexican restaurant but the wait was more than 30 mins so we wandered forlornly for a couple of blocks and came upon THE REEF. We are always up for Caribbean food and happily headed in. The decor and atmosphere along with great music got us geared up for some tasty food and we were NOT disappointed!

We started with a dark & stormy for him and a raspberry mojita for me. Then came a couple of johnny cakes which we followed up with a tasting platter for two (jerk chicken wings, coco prawns, chickpea salad, plantains, greens and some tasty dips). He ordered jerk chicken with rice and beans and i had Dominica Beef - cumin/garlic rubbed sirloin tip with mashed potatotes and eggplant. DELICIOUS!! Pefectly spiced and soooo GOOD!

The service was quick and friendly, the food was plentiful and the value was fantastic - and we loved the DJ - he did an excellent job!

We highly recommend!!

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Thank Trish L
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