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The Bodhi Tree

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397-399 Ilam Road | Located on corner Colombo & Peterborough st., Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
(03) 377 6808
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little restaurant, service is always great. Tasty dishes. When we lived over that side of town we would regularly go to Bodhi tree. Something a little different.

Thank BrownsChCh
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

When you are tired of relying on Thai and Indian food in New Zealand for vegan meals, there's Burmese in Christchurch! The place appeared to be packed with locals enjoying a nice meal. The eggplant dish was the best, I'd order that again in a heartbeat. We like spicy food and were surprised to find that Burmese food was not... More 

Thank Gretchen E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the opportunity to dine here, food is good, service is good, location is quiet and off the beaten track. Worth the money and the effort!

Thank Karaitiana T
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I had never tried Burmese food before I visited this restaurant. The dining experience here revolves around eating multiple small dishes with rice. There is a large choice of very different flavours including a tea salad made from pickled tea leaves. I was impressed with how nice and how varied the flavours were and I would definately visit again when... More 

Thank David S
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant. I have been dining there for years and the taste and service never changes. I order the same dishes every-time, and they are decadent.

1 Thank rupyj2014
La Massana, Andorra
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

Visited the Bodhi Tree again this year as we try to at least onve each year & I have to say that the food is as good as ever. It's really good to see a restaurant which keeps up the same standards year on year, even once it's become so popular you have to book early to get in almost... More 

1 Thank Chris C
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Went to the Bodhi Tree with an account and his partner. The last time I visited this place was just before the earthquake and it not in the city centre but in the suburbs. Greeted by Barbara who new my account and what a fantastic place with Burmese food on the menu and the taste of the tea salad and... More 

Thank Jon I
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

We visit Christchurch each year and always head to this well run, friendly restaurant before anywhere else. All the food is delicious but we especially enjoy the flavours and textures of the salads that others have mentioned - Le Pet Thoke (tea salad), Timbodi Thoke (shredded papaya) - and Pet Thoke, the lightest, tastiest little pork and vegetable dumplings imaginable.... More 

Thank ExeterBunny
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

When they say servings are small and you need 2 dishes I thought they were joking but my god yes the dishes are small for the prices you were paying it is definitely a rip off. The marinated fish should be called onions with very thin sliced fish that only took a mouthful to eat. One of our friend's dishes... More 

2 Thank Supervamp
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Been coming here for over 12 years since holiday to Burma. The tea salad is to die for and lots of interesting other dishes. My fave is the green papaya salad.

1 Thank 92toffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $100
Asian, Burmese, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397-399 Ilam Road | Located on corner Colombo & Peterborough st., Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 377 6808

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