Bodhi in the Park

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2 College St, Cook & Phillip Park CRN, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Serves vegan yum cha, which is best when the kitchen is busy and things are coming out regularly. Also offers fresh juices. Try the passion fruit donuts. Note that a few beverages might not be vegan, including cocktails, wine fined with egg products, etc, so ask. Tranquil setting with amongst Hyde Park by St Mary's Cathedral. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm, Tue-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Asian

76 Reviews

First Review by Petesternz

Great vegan yum cha - Edit

The concept is fun, but it also makes you spend money, because you want to try all the dumplings and dishes they offer. One of the best lunches I've had in Sydney, but a bit too pricey.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Instagram friendly, Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive

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Good yumcha - Edit

I've eaten here a few times. The yum cha for lunch is nice.

I've also had dinner, where my favourite was definitely the fried eggplant. Also the sticky date pudding for dessert!

The atmosphere outside is great, very spacious and you're in the shade under huge fig trees. Inside is a little more crowded.

Pros: Lots of vegan choices, Nice outdoor atmosphere, Can take large bookings

Cons: Inside is a bit crowded / noisy at night

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Yum cha - Edit

Delicious all vegan menu (the food at least) with loads of wonderful dishes in a beautiful setting. Try the peking duck pancakes, really filling and scrumptious.

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Loved the vegan yum cha!! - Edit

So happy to have found a vegan yum cha. Great variety, everything is nice. The only problem is that as most dishes serve 3 ans i went first by myself then with my mum, I ended eating way too much both times!!! The desserts are great too.

Pros: Nice outdoor setting

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Wow! soooooo good! - Edit

You forget sometimes how easy it is to make delicious food with minimal ingredients. Was so impressed and wanted to go back but just didn't have time. In general Australias care a lot more about their cuisine than the average American. It certainly shows in a place like this. Every dish was better than the last. Maybe we got lucky, but maybe the most delicious experience I've had at a restaurant since going vegan

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Never again - Edit

I had avoided Bodhi for many years due to issues with their old restaurant in Chinatown, however I finally decided to give them another try. A bad mistake.
Despite the place being only 20% occupied I was told that I could only have a table for a maximum of 45 minutes. I ordered and the meal was delivered within 5 minutes which can only have happened if it was prepared well in advance. Served on a plate in a rice paper (or similar) bowl there was a mix of mushrooms, nuts, tofu and chewy asparagus - all drowned in a thick creamy sauce with a side order of rice. It was only a smallish meal but was very heavy and, as I discovered, almost indigestible. In fact I gave up half way through and paid nearly $30 for the experience.
This was an overpriced, unpleasant and hurried meal. I will not be going back. The website won't let me give it less than two stars but it barely deserves one.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-30

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive, indigestible, unpleasant

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good for impressing - Edit

The ambience is nice, especially when you sit outside. Service is a bit disorganised but functional, the staff are very friendly when they are serving you though so that's definitely a plus. The food is edible, but for the price you pay.....it's nothing exceptional.

Pros: - Everything on the menu is vegan, this place shou

Cons: - Expensive - Very small portions - Taste is medi

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This place is 'Wow' - Edit

Love the food. Love the people. Very nice, polite and friendly staff. Excellent service. Thank you :)
Feel good and taste great exquisite food. This is one of my regular places.

Warm and beautiful ambiance.
Love the outdoor seating.
Love the bar setting.

Thank you.. keep up the good work.

Pros: healthy tasty food , excellent service , wonderful ambience

Cons: non

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The place to impress people - Edit

My dad as a new Vegan had been missing seafood. In particular prawns. This place blew his socks off and kept him on the vegan path. Love the lunch time Yum Cha.

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Delicious meal casual atmosphere - Edit

Service was a bit messy, no waiter assigned to a table or area and a little lack of communication between the staff, not sure if we'd been served or not. But service was really fast and meals came in record time and were AMAZING in taste. Very casual restaurant, would recommend seating outside. If big eaters you can polish off a share plate portion to yourself easily but save room for dessert!

Pros: Full vegan menu, Absolutely delicious, Fast service

Cons: Expensive, A bit too casual for the price of the restaraunt

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Amazing Yum Cha - Edit

Fully vegan yum Cha restaurant. Hidden under st Mary's cathedral with nice scenery. Amazing food and such a varied menu including fake meats. Rice paper spinach rolls and Pork buns are a definite favourite and the Red bean puffs are so good for dessert! Quite pricey but certainly worth it. Great for vegans and meat eaters

Pros: good service , very little wait time

Cons: price

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Love at first taste - Edit

Bodhi in the Park is an instant favorite. Creative Asian cuisine prepared with nuance and presented beautifully. The menu is delightfully diverse, offering enough variety that there should be something to please just about anyone. Flavors and textures were excellent.

Service is warm, friendly, and attentive. The location has tranquil and inspiring ambience.

Highly recommended. Enjoy!

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Flawless - Edit

Wonderfully delicious food. Very polite, friendly & attentive staff, & a lovely atmosphere. Their deep fried battered eggplant is to die for!

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Lovely spot, great food, not cheap. - Edit

We had a lovely meal here. The service was excellent, and the food was really nice. It certainly isn't a great spot for a quick or cheap meal, but it isn't meant to be :) it really is a beautiful setting, and they put a lot of time into the presentation of the food, which was appreciated.

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Amazing! - Edit

Can't wait to go back. Delicious food, great staff, lovely atmosphere. Went for dinner with my non-vegan mother and she was blown away! Easily some of the best vegan food I've ever eaten. Oh, and make sure you leave enough room for dessert ;) Some of the reviews on here mention that it's a bit expensive, but honestly it's really not compared to many non-vegan restaurants, and it's worth every penny.

Pros: Incredible food, Good value, lovely staff

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Nice outdoor - Edit

You must try everythings on the menu !!
staff is lovely

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Nice Yum Cha - Edit

I enjoy a Sunday yum cha lunch at Bodhi however I find this restaurant rather expensive.
The food is delicious and the setting is lovely but recently the staff haven't been up to scratch.
My favourite selections are the yam rolls, dumplings and greens.

Pros: Vegan Yum Cha

Cons: Parking expensive, expensive restaurant , service

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Amazing taste, great service - Edit

Staff go above and beyond for you. Always around and attentive, and will make what you want if they're not serving it.
Favourites were green tea dumplings, pink dumpling and passion fruit desert.

Pros: Delicious food, cool atmosphere sitting outside, helpful staff

Cons: expensive

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consistently good - Edit

Heaps good quality across the board. Highly recommend the yum Cha lunch, every dish is great. Bodhi is the go to option for taking people out to a "nice restaurant". Make an email reservation to be safe, indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Great Atmosphere & Food - Edit

Delicous food and creative meals to choose from, all the food is vegan (as far as I understood it) and only drinks may not be. The wine menu though had marked vegan wines. It is a little more pricy but the atmosphere outside and the yummy food makes up for that!

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Delicious! - Edit

We LOVED the yum cha we had for lunch at this lovely garden restaurant. Choosing so much good food from an all-vegan menu was a highlight. More details and photos here:

http://www.ashlandcreekpress.com/blog/2016/11/12/dining-well-in-sydney-australia/

Pros: All vegan, Gorgeous location

Cons: Quite pricey

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Delicious Yum Cha - Edit

I've had yum cha for lunch here an many occasions and it's always been delicious. When I've ordered mains for dinner they've been great too. It's in a beautiful location inside a park and has indoor and outdoor seating.

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yum(cha) - Edit

bodhi is amazing. be sure to bring your non vegan friends here to try some amazing dumplings!

Pros: vegan, yumcha at lunchtime

Cons: easy to spend a lot of money here

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omnis loved it - Edit

I took two skeptical male colleagues here for dinner and they were gob smacked by how good the food was. The following week they were telling people in the office how great it was. WIN.

Pros: variety, tasty

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my new favourite place ♡ - Edit

We went here on the recommendation of a few people (vegan and non vegan) and they weren't wrong! We were very impressed with everything on offer...great range of yum cha and tapas type dishes to share...delicious flavours and textures and beautifully presented. The desserts were something else again...I went to heaven!! Fantastic place... friendly, vibrant and delicious...this won't be the last visit!!

Pros: Vegan food made in heaven

Cons: A little noisy but the staff were so sweet to apol

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The best vegan yum cha in Sydney! - Edit

Bodhi is one of my top favourite vegan restaurants in Sydney.

Great for Sunday yum cha or dinner and cocktails.

Favourites:
- Gluten-free, vegan dumplings
- Sesame prawn rolls
- Passionfruit Chinese donuts
- Caprioska cocktail

Pros: Gluten-free options, 100% vegan yum-cha, Great cocktails

Cons: Pricey, Busy, Service can be slow

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Stunning food but poor cocktails - Edit

Bodhi offers a beautiful setting, chilled atmosphere and divine food, though the service was lacking and the cocktails were pretty poor.

Pros: Vegan prawns , Affordable

Cons: expensive and weak cocktails

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