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: We will be back at our downtown spot in February but keep an eye for out for us at events this winter!

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!

Remember, you can rent the Reef Runner for your event. Contact us for details.

Reef Gift Cards

reef-gift-cardReef gift cards are available in any denomination you want! Call any Reef location or go to this page.


Reef Hot Sauces

Reef Restaurant Hot SaucesGet the taste of the Reef at home with our hot sauce and famous jerk and curry lime marinades. See what we have on offer here.

Guyanese garlic pork w annato rice w peppers & local veg. #YYJDineAround #caribbean #pork @victoriavisitor http://t.co/ngA1L8ICpF

Dj Sucommamdante spinning Irie beats on #mainstreet #mountpleasant http://t.co/hJVVu8b2HC


Dine Around Victoria Is Here!

Victoria’s most anticipated dining event, Dine Around & Stay in Town, happens February 20 to March 9, 2015. Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria’s culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants. The Reef is offering a special three-course Caribbean […]

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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