About the reef

Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with our eclectic Caribbean fare and drinks.
The Reef’s menus sparkle with the potential of lunch, brunch and dinner plates inspired by the styles and tastes of the Caribbean. Menu selections showcase flavourful West Indian curries , served vegetarian or with a choice of chicken or goat. For dinner, the Kingston quesadilla envelops either jerk chicken or tofu, peppers, melty cheddar, and refried beans, and the coco prawns roll around in toasted coconut before putting on a cool minted avocado yoghurt ski-bunny costume.

Vibrant colours, tropical plants, and kitschy signs bring you back to days spent skipping geometry in Caribbean boarding school, creating a casual, fun atmosphere for patron inhalation. The friendly and personable staff keeps the vibe upbeat, even when jerk seasonings rub off on the back-talking forks and napkins.


The Reef Runner

Location: Corner of West Cordova and Thurlow and an event near you!
Hours: Now open Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM!

food-truck-menuBorn from the highly popular Reef Restaurants of Vancouver & Victoria,
The Reef Runner brings highly addictive Caribbean Street food to downtown Vancouver. Regular winners of Best Caribbean from the West Ender and The Georgia Straight magazines, The Reef Runner cooks up West Indian Roti, Curries, Jamaican patties and the famous jerk chicken poutine which was featured on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. While waiting for your tasty treats listen to some irie beats - The Reef Runner will be sure to bring a little island sunshine into your day!


RT @GoldenJamaican: Another great lunch @thereef I cannot get enough of the jerk chicken poutine!! (I dare you to not get addicted!) #yyj

@GoldenJamaican great to see you today! #jerkpoutinealwaysagoodidea


August Food Specials

Lobster Cakes Served with a mustard jalapeno mayo. Buttermilk Fried Chicken The classic Southern dish. Boneless chicken breasts bathed in buttermilk and fried in a crisp Carib seasoned batter.Served with buttery corn on the cob & mango potato salad. Chocolate […]

Main Street Vancouver

4172 Main Street, Vancouver
T: 604-874-JERK(5375)
Mon - Fri - 11 am - til late
Sat - Sun - 10 am - til late

Commercial Drive Vancouver

1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
T: 604-568-JERK(5375)
Mon - Fri - 11 am - til late
Sat - Sun - 10 am - til late

Yates Street Victoria

533 Yates Street, Victoria
T: 250-388-JERK(5375)
Mon - Fri - 11:30 am - til late
Sat - Sun - 10:30 am - til late

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