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“Teal Leaf Salad a Must.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree
Ranked #85 of 952 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Burmese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Teal Leaf Salad a Must.”
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 be. The food was fresh, interesting, tasty and beautifully presented. Service was excellent in that the waiters were polite, quietly went about serving dishes, removing dishes, filling up water without intruding on the group. The owners are also lovely people. My friends from Israel were staying and when they lived in Christchurch this was their favourite restaurant, so we had to go and - it is a must.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must when in Christchurch”
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.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lisa T
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delightful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Wow! what lovely place to eat! I remember the old Bodhi Tree before the earth quakes, it was just okay but hey, my visit to this one was amazing. Creative menu. The way it is designed you can get to share and try few things and tell you what all of them were exceptional. My favorite by far is the raw fish with coriander, lime and chili. Now that I am back from Christchurch I am craving for it. And great to see a a full house on a Monday. Well done guys, keep it up.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Luci A
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Look past the decor.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

First off - the tea leaf salad is legendary. It's an essential part of the experience.

I've been wanting to eat here for years, and I'm very pleased I finally got around to it.

Everything is amazing, except for the restaurant environment. The selection, the service, the hot waiter, the prompt kitchen, the pace of dishes, the flavours, oh, the flavours. With some screening and moody lighting, and some quiet music, maybe a sexier looking menu, this place would be incredible.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lostintheether
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is well worth a visit and has a good selection of vegetarian food on the menu. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food delicious.

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Thank EAMAR416
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