The Reef

Boise, ID
Bar & Restaurant
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125 S 6th
Boise, ID
Opened in 2004
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Closed Sun
(208) 287-9200

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The Reef



by 21 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.8
Drink Quality 6.1
Drink Selection 5.9
Food Quality 7.4
Food Selection 7.3
Mood 5
Music 3.9
Service 6.3
Tikiness 5.4
Tilt 5.7
Vibe 5.3

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Humuhumu’s description

The Reef is a new tropical restaurant in downtown Boise, with Latin, Caribbean and Polynesian cuisines mixed together, and furnishings from Indonesia. The restaurant has an outdoor patio, a stage, and reportedly--tikis.


October 24, 2019, 7:49 AM
Visited The Reef September 2019 during a weekday. When you first walk in, the tiki bar looks great but was a bit empty. The hostess sat me outside on the patio with a bar outdoors. The food was decent (large portions) and the drinks were so-so. The waitstaff was nice, a bit slow, but nice. Mostly college kids at the bar. I went back inside to introduce myself and talk about Tiki Oasis to the manager but he had no idea about T.O. but let me take a picture on the bar.

Food: 3/5
Drinks: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
KukePuluke has visited The Reef.
October 29, 2018, 1:27 PM
We chose to go here on a Wednesday evening....when there was not a live band performing.
The place is slightly charming.
Initially we were offered menus and glasses of water, but then ignored for a little too long, causing us to wonder if we'd ever order.
The bartender/waiter was surprised when I asked whether the "Pineapple Mai Tai had orgeat in it......and once we got past what that word was and how it's pronounced, he said he'd add that to my drink.
Moments later our drinks were on the table, as if they were fountain drinks instantly poured from a dispenser......they tasted better than the speed at which they were dispensed.
When asked about the fortunately barely audible music, our server said that the place used to play exotica when it first opened, but the staff couldn't stand it (so move on to another place to work!).
We shared a generous plate of nachos which were done well.
Our second drinks also came out rapidly, as if they had already been made.............they were ok.
We purchased the brown signature tiki mug as a souvenir of our trip to Boise.
Akela Akoni
Akela Akoni has visited The Reef.
October 1, 2018, 12:44 PM
This is not a tiki bar, unfortunately, but a bar and grill type of restaurant with a couple of decor items that are tiki.
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Regulars & Visitors
  • Eric_J_ Schmidt
  • tikitucson
  • monkeyskull
  • skyrule
  • TikiT
  • phynix
  • Tiki King
  • KeithH
  • horgaloha
  • Daggtiki
  • KukePuluke
  • Castaway Kevin
  • Trader Trace
  • lesamonster
  • marisfresn
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