Bodhi restaurant will close after 34 years in Sydney: here’s how to book before it closes

Shock as one of Australia’s most popular restaurants announces closure after 34 years – here’s the date it closes for good

  • Sydney’s Bodhi restaurant has announced it will close after 34 years
  • The family-run Chinese vegan restaurant will have its last service on August 7
  • Owner Heaven Leigh broke the bad news in a social media post from Bodhi
  • She made the decision to close when the company was strong to end in style
  • Bodhi has been a favorite among foodies for decades and visited by big names
  • There are a few reservations left before Bodhi closes but they are filling up fast

One of the country’s most popular restaurants has shocked thousands by announcing its closure after 34 years.

Sydney’s Bodhi Restaurant is one of the city’s best-loved restaurants and will have its last service on Saturday August 7th. Diners will therefore have to be quick if they want to book a last meal under the famous fairy-lit trees.

The family-run Bodhi is loved by diners nationwide for its plant-based Southern Chinese cuisine and has been visited by big names over the years, including Keanu Reeves, Tobey Maguire and Hugo Weaving.

One of Sydney’s most popular restaurants, Bodhi, has shocked foodies by announcing it will close after 34 years as thousands rush to book before service ends

Bodhi Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in town and will have its last service on Saturday August 7, so diners better be quick if they want to book as there are not many slots left.

Bodhi Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in town and will have its last service on Saturday August 7, so diners better be quick if they want to book as there are not many slots left.

The family-run Bodhi has been loved by diners nationwide for its plant-based Southern Chinese cuisine and visited by big names such as Keanu Reeves and Tobey Maguire.

The family-run Bodhi has been loved by diners nationwide for its plant-based Southern Chinese cuisine and visited by big names such as Keanu Reeves and Tobey Maguire.

Owner Heaven Leigh has taken to social media to inform Bodhi’s many fans that they only have two weeks left to visit before the doors close.

“We have made the decision to close while the business is still strong so that we can end on a high note. We are incredibly proud to have been part of the vegan community for so many years and grateful to have been supported by customers old and new,’ she wrote in an Instagram post.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the community by sharing our passion for vegan food. We maintain our belief that plants are good for your health, your soul, your conscience and the world around us.

Owner Heaven Leigh has taken to social media to inform Bodhi's many fans that they only have two weeks to visit before the doors close

Owner Heaven Leigh has taken to social media to inform Bodhi’s many fans that they only have two weeks to visit before the doors close

“We have made the decision to close while the business is still strong so we can end on a high,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Heaven Leigh said it wouldn’t be the last Sydneysiders to see the last of Bodhi and encouraged followers to keep up to date with news, updates, lifestyle content and vegan recipes on the networks social.

The post drew an outpouring and support from hundreds of foodies sad to see Bodhi go.

‘So sad!!! I always try to go to Bodhi whenever we travel to Sydney and your place is the only vegan yum cha option I know of! one said.

“I had my first date with my husband in Bodhi (and hosted our engagement party here). so sad to hear this news,” another wrote.

Heaven Leigh's mother, Lee-Leng Whong, opened the Chinatown vegan restaurant in 1988 long before plant-based foods were popular

Heaven Leigh’s mother, Lee-Leng Whong, opened the Chinatown vegan restaurant in 1988 long before plant-based foods were popular

There are still a few places to reserve for lunch or dinner on the Bodhi site before it closes permanently but it is better to be quick because they fill up quickly

There are still a few places to reserve for lunch or dinner on the Bodhi site before it closes permanently but it is better to be quick because they fill up quickly

Heaven Leigh’s mother, Lee-Leng Whong, opened the Chinatown vegan restaurant in 1988, long before plant-based foods were popular.

In 1998 Bodhi moved to Hay Street where he launched his vegan yum cha which quickly became a fan favorite among diners.

Two years later, Bodhi moved to its current location at Cook and Phillip Park, where patrons could enjoy the leafy surroundings and bamboo walls while dining on a menu of dishes that have since delighted vegans and diners alike. non-vegans.

There are still a few places left to book for lunch or dinner on the Bodhi site before it closes permanently but you better be quick as they fill up fast.

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