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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.5
4.5
1727 Reviews
$40 and under
Asian
Hochi Mama was the God Mother of all aspiring street artists and rappers in the early nineties. An immigrant in the big city, she hosted underground art shows along with rap battles for the rejects; a place where you could just be at home, but with family. The whole crew was always welcome, the more the merrier, and she was well renowned for creating innovative dishes using the original famous dishes from her home country, and plenty of booze, in her spacious and homey warehouse.

This cheeky, vibrant and buzzing Vietnamese Fusion venue is one for your to-do list. Boasting a killer menu and a super cool vibe, this place is known for a cocktail, feast or an intimate date night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 2285

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Harwood Lane

  • Parking details

    Wilsons Parking at the top of Bourke Street is the best and closest parking amenity for patrons to Hochi Mama CBD!

  • Public transit

    We're right behind Princes Theatre and the tram route 86/96 stops right out front on Spring Street!<br />Also walking distance from Parliament Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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Experiences

  • Mama's Feast!

    A$59.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 'Mama's feast' delivers you a cascading roll-out of our most drool-worthy & renowned dishes on offer at Hochi Mama CBD! Beginning with individualised & flavourful smaller dishes followed by banquet-style larger dishes shared across the table which comes accompanied by an array of tasty assorted sides! This offering can be tailored to accomodate all dietary requirements and allows for an extended dining time in the venue!
  • Vegan Banquet

    A$59.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Mama loves to cater for all her of children's needs, so she went and created a brand new VEGAN BANQUET! For $59.50, you can satisfy all of your vege needs with this jam packed, hochi-liscious, vegan ensemble which contains our best animal-product free dishes. In this banquet, you will indulge in betel leaf bites, rice paper rolls, green tea tofu bao, D.I.Y vegan duck wraps, tradition al Chinese broccoli, southside curry, cashew stir fry, mango sticky rice, gaytime bao and sweet & sour vegan duck. Please note, this offering is easily amendable for all guests with various dietary requirements, tastes and preferences; we can make it the way you want and like!
  • Favourites' Banquet!

    A$69.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 'Favourite's Banquet' offers you the complete array of Mama's culinary repertoire - a banquet-style feast fit for kings and queens with smaller and larger dishes spread across the table coupled with a rotating secretion of sides! This menu is easily amended to cater to any dietary requirements and has been ideally created for larger parties at Hochi Mama! Add to the fun with a dessert each for only $5 more, and chuck on a bottle of wine from the outset to get the party started!

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What 1,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. LK

    LeanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and Alex our waiter was amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible I loved it here, we went before the Harry Potter show
  3. JG

    JulieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay however service needs to looked at. Mention several times to delay dishes. Dishes kept reappearing by different waiters. Clearly there was no room on the table for these. More thought needs to put into this
  4. SL

    SamanthaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Salmon sashimi was a mind blowing experience. The Chinese broccoli and pork belly was beautifully flavoured with multi level taste sensations. Well done and great service and great value. Thank you we will be back.
  5. CP

    CraigP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible flavours and service. Highly recommend crispy duck
  6. RH

    RachH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food that's good value for money! Delicious cocktails! Friendly customer service. Only complaint is that the venue music is very loud, could not really hold a decent conversation without having to yell.
  7. JA

    JaneA

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and excellent service. Great looking and tasting cocktails. A little loud, but energetic
  8. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We opted for the ‘Feed me now’ deal and it did not disappoint from a flavour and portion size point of view; every dish we selected was seriously delicious. The only negative was the fact that 2 of our 4 main meals took quite some time to come to the table; we’d basically finished the other 2 by the time they finally arrived. Not a major issue, it was busy and the quality of the food made up for it but a shame that all four mains couldn’t be served at the same time.
  9. G

    Gracie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience at hoci mama was outstanding, food was delicious and the Tokyo drift cocktail was 10/10
  10. GE

    GemEats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time visiting Hochi Mama and as before, it did not disappont!
  11. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food tastes great, lamb shank didn't have much meat and my spicy margherita was awful. Was not spicy and the said they ran out of salt. For over $20 a cocktail you need to do better.
  12. E

    Etkk

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Inside the music was a little too loud for a lunch session.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pre Theatre Will def be my go to next time too!
  14. SS

    SamaraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    If only the service on the drinks was better it would have increased to 5 stars. we received our drinks after we received our 1st entree's. However the service regarding dietary requirements was A1!
  15. WK

    WhoKnows

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Busy Friday night, all food came out at once. Tasty yet very loud, had to yell to communicate.
  16. k

    katec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious as was the cocktail. Couldn’t fault those at all. Service was excellent also. The only thing we struggled with was the dark lighting. And sitting under the neon light all we saw was pink. It was really hard to see the menu and the food all looked pink. I’m nit picking though because everything else was A+ and We’ll be back!
  17. ZS

    ZeeSye

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was AMAZING, pretty good portions too, a friend and I split two mains and a starter and couldn’t finish it. So many vegetarian and pescatarian options too! Ambience is great for a small party, indoor/outdoor options for seating. Would definitely go again and recommend to fans of Asian-fusion food!
  18. M

    Mehak

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and customer service was quick and helped in recommending dishes
  19. n

    nikkf

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    We sat outside which was quieter Food delicious however one dish had not been ordered and so we waited for half an hour before we had to mention this. It was quickly addressed. Wrong bill given at the end however again addressed quickly . Despite that would highly recommend coming here
  20. LD

    LiddyDee

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always fabulous food and great service. Highly recommend!
  21. L

    Leon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I never want to be told how long I can stay in a restaurant. Having a 1hour and 15 minutes allotted time slot is ridiculous. I would have liked to have had another drink/coffee and dessert.
  22. CN

    ChrissyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    the staff were amazing and very welcoming!! super easy to talk to :)
  23. SC

    SallyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Hochi Mama - Always incredible food and awesome service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most amazing culinary experiences I've had! A+ for service and staff friendliness! The food was exquisite and extremely delicious! Definitely recommend to anyone! 💯
  25. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A predictably good meal with friendly and appropriately attentive service, as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from our waiter Alex, amazing food and fair prices.
  27. N

    Nico

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice food, servings are big if you're a light eater. Great cocktails and service.
  28. L

    Lottie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good flavours. Tried the fern me menu and was not disappointed
  29. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, the only reason for 4 stars and not 5 was the cleanliness of the place. The seating was still filthy from the night before and toilets had not been cleaned. If front of house is not cleaned properly, I shudder to think what back of house is like….
  30. IN

    IngeN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It was a shame we didn't get the opportunity to appreciate all the flavours of the food as our banquet was served too fast with all courses being on the table at the same time. Felt extremely rushed to eat which made all 6 of us feel physically uncomfortable. We asked if the meal could be slowed but were told the kitchen govern when the meals are served. Whilst there is an energetic vibe to the restaurant it was incredibly noisy making conversation very difficult. Not likely to be a next time unless is is for 2 people, selecting individual items from the menu and sitting outside.
  31. JE

    JasmineE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and atmosphere. Drinks were fantastic. Food was so fresh and could not fault. We went here before a show and service was quick, friendly and not rushed. We had been to Yakimono the evening before and much preferred Ho Chi Mama. When raving to friends about this they confirmed it said it is is always to the same standard anf faultless. Will be back!
  32. EB

    EssyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was very tasty. Waitstaff seemed a bit disorganized. Returned twice over 15 mins to tell us our items ordered were unavailable. Were assured we would be finished by 1.30 as we needed to get to the theatre (we arrived at 12.15). Last dish arrived at 1.30, had to bolt it down, no time to finish it, weren’t offered a price reduction or explanation as to delay.
  33. M

    Melsie

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I found the food too spicy. Staff were friendly and placed was packed though
  34. SR

    SRob

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great options for vegetarians
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food and great ambience. Only disappointment was that we were rushed to leave by 7pm and not asked if we would like to order any other drinks or dessert and just handed the bill at the table.
  36. D

    Damien

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff. Will go back for sure. Portions are quite generous.
  37. J

    Jess

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love visiting the team at Hochi Mama. The food is always great, the staff are always great, the atmosphere is always great. Can't wait to head back again!
  38. A

    Austin

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and great place to meet before going out to the Theatre nearby. Everything we tried was outstanding - great service, food was delicious and good wine / drinks list - highly recommend Hochi Mama. We tried mainly the shared plates and each were outstanding - the Banh Mi sliders a standout along with the chicken bao and the crispy fried chicken is amazing.
  39. A

    Al369

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I used to love Hochi’s, but the last two times I’ve been I have found the pushy service quite unbearable. As soon as you sit down you feel so hurried to pick your feed me menu and then to eat and move on. When you’re spending ~$100 a head, this shouldn’t be happening.
  40. JF

    JonathanF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegan duck wraps awesome, and great vibe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hochi Mama CBD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9078 2285.

Hochi Mama CBD is rated 4.5 stars by 1727 OpenTable diners.

Hochi Mama CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hochi Mama CBD

35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harwood Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Wilsons Parking at the top of Bourke Street is the best and closest parking amenity for patrons to Hochi Mama CBD!

  • Public transit

    We're right behind Princes Theatre and the tram route 86/96 stops right out front on Spring Street!Also walking distance from Parliament Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 2285

  • Catering

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

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