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The Bodhi Tree

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Asian, Burmese
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397-399 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
(03) 377 6808
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quite Tasty

Had dinner here with a group of girlfriends. We all enjoyed our meals and shared the dishes around. The only blah dish was the chicken curry, the verdict was that it was a bit bland and wishy washy. I ordered the spicy crumbly fish with lettuce (not too spicy) and the fried chicken, both were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
channonr2015
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with a group of girlfriends. We all enjoyed our meals and shared the dishes around. The only blah dish was the chicken curry, the verdict was that it was a bit bland and wishy washy. I ordered the spicy crumbly fish with lettuce (not too spicy) and the fried chicken, both were delicious. Other dishes we had... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Bodhi tree is our favourite eat-out restaurant with its bold flavours and super fast service. Waiters can look a bit dazed but really we're just there for the food!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A great place to go with good pals. A warm atmosphere that spread through our party to make it hot hot hot! The only thing that makes it not 5 stars, is the lack of labelling on the menu for vege/vegan. Otherwise, a delicious and nutritious feast fit for kings, queens and paupers alike!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting different and delicous. Just the right amount of heat. Great for sharing with friends - never had an experience like it before but will definately go back. Was a bustling wee place - be sure to book.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant lacked any real atmosphere, but the food more than made up for it. If prices were a little cheaper, or serving sizes larger, then we would be regular visitors. Instead, we will go occasionally when we have a craving for their incredible dishes. On the menu, they recommend 2 dishes, plus steamed rice per person. We ordered this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful papaya salad, Tasty prawns Mild curry chicken Great wine selection from local wineries Perfect service and value for authentic quality food

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Mouthwateringly good food, each dish different, I could live on the Tea Salad! My partner has always steered well clear of Tofu, but tucked into it with gusto and really enjoyed it. Chicken and fish were both good, and the wine list was good. Service is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Good to hear that they have reopened in their original... More 

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Dunedin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the best ethnic cuisine restaurant in Christchurch, great flavors and a refreshing change from boring Chinese and Indian food.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been visiting the Bodhi Tree since it was in its original location in Colombo St. On this occasion there were 13 of us and I had booked well in advance, suggesting we split into two tables. Some of us had been before, others not. In the event, we were seated at one large table at the rear of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Christchurch. It has food with a different fresh taste. Share lots of dishes to take full advantage of the different flavours. My favourite is the tea leaf salad. The staff are very friendly too.

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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: Asian, Burmese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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?