Christchurch and Canterbury Restaurants

The Bodhi Tree

  • 397 Ilam Rd. Map It
  • Christchurch
  • Burmese

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

This friendly, unassuming restaurant has been serving up Burmese food for years and has converted so many locals to its charms that it can be hard to get a table. Their famous tea salad (pickled tea leaves mixed with lentils, nuts, sesame seeds, and chilli) is both unlikely and unbelievably delicious with a crunchy texture. Dishes are designed to be shared and are all entrée size, so you can try a few different tastes. Food is fresh and light, with the salads and seafood a particular highlight. Their crème brûlée isn't from Burma, but is a favorite here—flamed with cointreau.

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397 Ilam Rd., Christchurch, Canterbury, 8053, New Zealand

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Published 10/27/2015


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