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The Bodhi Tree

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Burmese
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397-399 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
(03) 377 6808
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden gem

This place truly is a hidden gem of Christchurch - my one comment would be it is slightly pricey, however so Is KFC nowadays and the colonel just isn't in the same league. Fresh, tasty, and in a class of it's own! Would highly recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Samf01
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place truly is a hidden gem of Christchurch - my one comment would be it is slightly pricey, however so Is KFC nowadays and the colonel just isn't in the same league. Fresh, tasty, and in a class of it's own! Would highly recommend

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Bodhi Tree is seriously good! Delicate flavours & quick relaxed service makes it a winner. Don't go past the vegetable dishes, even if you're a carnivore- they won't disappoint

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Friends who live in Christchurch took us to this wonderful restaurant. This is a casual family place, you are not going there for luxury and 5 star service, you are going for the food! The food in so tasty and fresh. The food presentation is very attractive too. I would definitely recommend sharing the dishes. Every dish we tried was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food is always to die for, service is good. BYO works well. Always make a reservation and its great to share dishes. The waiting staff are excellent at suggesting great dishes to eat.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Meal was nice but very expensive for what you got. We got dishes to share so tried a variety and although very nice it wasn't justified in the price when you needed to order so many dishes to get a meal . Dessert of Crème Brulee was the most delicious and best I've ever tasted.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In the lead up to Xmas its generally difficult to grab a table at a popular restaurant without a booking... we lucked it at the Bodhi Tree.... this is not a flash establishment...it is minimalist, tables are packed close together, the wait staff are not well trained - either for taking an order or for paying the bill...however, they are... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Absolutely delicious food to choose from - all nice. Surroundings great. We went in a group of 6 and had a great time! BYO. Reservations recommended well in advance.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I never had heard of this place but i cant wait to get back there since my friends took me there. The food was incredible, i would never have tried "Tea leaf" salad but was so impressed ive told everyone about it. Its a real shame the place is so small i think they would be full every night in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The green tea salad was very nice. I was aware all the dishes are entrée size before visiting. Having to order 3 entrées each just to feel like you had eaten dinner, and then having to order dessert to feel full. The waitress gave us our menu and walk away with no explanation about any of their dishes. I definitely... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The plates are more of a "Tapas" style in that you order a few per person - the only problem with that is it ends up costing quite a bit. No question, the food is gorgeous and unusual flavours mixed together perfectly for a taste-sensation! You HAVE to reserve a table and they are rather close together because the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 397-399 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 377 6808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Burmese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?