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The Bodhi Tree

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397-399 Ilam Road | Located on corner Colombo & Peterborough st., Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-377 6808
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Been there first time with our friends to try different cuisine it was average food service was not to bad

Thank barbie d
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

we visited the Bodhi tree after all the great reviews on trip advisor I found the food to be good the service was almost non existent and the place closes very early so you are left to feel your holding all the staff up at about 8.30 I don't plan on returning.

Thank maggs143
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

A lovely meal, thoroughtly enjoyed by all in my group. All the dishes were so delicious. We had 2 per person, so had 8 different types. Especially loved the sauces that accompanied most dishes. The restaurant was warm and with carpet on floor, was not noisey. The staff were super efficient and friendly. Will be back for sure.

Thank JanPat2013
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Tapas-style food where you order a few dishes and share, still works out as pretty good value, and excellent food- I recommend the aubergine, the tea salad and the raw fish starter type dish.

Thank Lukshmi S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Love the tea salad and tofu dishes. Fantastic for vegetarians. Lovely people and great service. Come back again and again.

Thank pumpkins1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have been here many times and will go many times more as it is pretty much my favourite restaurant. The food is fresh, interesting and tasty. Each dish is entree size (about $14 a dish) so you order several different dishes and share (arond three per person). You end up full but not bloated or feeling heavy. The tea... More 

Thank Fiona T
Auckland N.Z
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The tea leaf salad was ,as commonly known in ChCh, amazing.As was the rest of our dishes.The simple fish was also a standout, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a delicious sauce bursting with fresh flavours.The service was excellent and polite.The decor doesn't matter one bit,when you are being served up food of this quality.We have to remember it hasn't... More 

1 Thank Ali F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came here and were lucky to get a table on the night - best advice is to book ahead! My partner and I had different feelings about the food - he absolutely loved it, it's very unique, and there were plenty of things we'd never tasted before. I was interested to try the new flavours but didn't enjoy it... More 

Thank mpjus
Christchurch, New Zealand
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90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was a first for me and I was absolutely delighted with the different dishes which one could ask for. It has taken two years since the big earthquake for this restaurant to find a place to restart their restaurant. The food is served in adequate portions, not too small and not too big which is exactly how it should... More 

Thank PamAbsolum
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Tea Leaf Salad- the most amazing dish. Everything thing on the menu is top notch. Consistent high standard every time. Wonderful service and staff. Restaurant isn't super flash but who cares when the food is! I've travelled to many places in the world and this is hard to beat.

Thank Lisa T

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 6808

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