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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
4.6
1397 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 93 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

  • Feed Me Now

    A$42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The trademark of Mama’s dining experience is the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering! Patrons can bask in all the zingy and fiery flavours in Mama’s repertoire – indulging in a selection of our drool-worthy smaller, larger, and sides dishes – for an affordable spend per diner! Peruse the latest selection of Mama’s delectable dishes available either à la carte or included in the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering!.
  • 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!

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What 1,397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

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  1. RP

    RichiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been here before and I could only get the table outside. It was cold but we were willing to sit outside to enjoy our meals. The manager “RUBY” hooked us up with the table inside which was so nice of her. Kiddos to her and all the staff who served us. The night was hip, service was fantastic and the food was awesome. Highly recommended to friends and family. Also again big shout to Ruby and I will definitely coming back cause of her.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow… the flavours were divine! We had the share dish option… magnificent
  3. TL

    TaylaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie was a great host for the night! Great dinner, great atmosphere
  4. KT

    KristyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food. Highly recommend! Wish we weren’t in a hurry because I would have loved to try the entire cocktail menu!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 'Feed Me Now' deal for dinner, it is amazing value for money and the food was sensational. The Hochi Chicken Bao was unreal, as was the salmon sashimi (and I'm not usually one for sashimi). Prawn Pad Thai was delicious and oohwee the beef salad had a kick! The cocktails were superb too. Don't worry if you can't get a table inside, outside is covered and very cosy with several heaters.
  6. TO

    TOPS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    530 Dinner for 2 before a show. 2 entree and duck curry absolutely delicious. Strong recommend. Thanks
  7. a

    angrymama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are attentive and the food is just... *chefs kiss*
  8. S

    Sharon

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A little overpriced for the food - but very yummy nonetheless - service was a bit perfunctory but quite passable - needs more simple non-alco options - green tea was tooth curlingly strong -- all things considered i would go again but not for lunch
  9. JD

    JohnD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We were really looking forward to eating at Hochi Mama as the reviews are sparkling. We ordered steamed and crispy dumplings and the bao for entree and they were superb. The main course however was really disappointing. The fried rice with softshell crab and Saigon pork curry were both overwhelmingly rich. We found them very difficult to eat and didnt finish.
  10. R

    Rhonda

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The dumplings were my favourite. Cocktails great too but a little pricey at $20 each.
  11. C

    Claire

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was just on a wee break away in Melbourne and the name caught my eye on a random Google search. I saw that it was popular and the menu looked awesome so gave it a go... I was not disappointed and was glad I booked ahead because there was a queue to get in at 5pm on a Tuesday! As a solo traveller, this was a great place to treat myself to delicious cocktails and a few small plates. They have a vegan menu too - just ask. The vagan 'duck' pancakes and Green tea bao's were to die for! I ordered sashimi too but was not so keen as the dressing was so strong it took away from the delicate flavour of the salmon completely. Needless to say it was still delicious.
  12. JD

    JayDev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here! Came for my boyfriend‘s birthday and they looked after us and even gave complimentary drinks. Could not recommend it more! Amazing staff, fast service, food was phenomenal and bill was so cheap considering the quality of food and drinks. Will 100% be back ASAP
  13. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was excellent and welcome warm. My only comment would be that it can be a little hard to pay! Hardly a serious gripe! Thanks.
  14. SR

    SophieR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hochi Mama is amazing. Cocktails were to die for! Had many on the menu …. The food was just as good, the duck crisps My favourite. Will definitely be back to try more
  15. SH

    SharonH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great vibe and delicious food. The Vietnamese Espresso Martini is a must
  16. a

    aaaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    staff, food and vibes were amazing <33333333333333
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food. Great value for money. We did the feed me option and couldn’t even come close to finishing all the mains. Highly recommend if you like modern Asian food
  18. NG

    NathanG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Some of the best Asian food and cocktails I've ever had!
  19. B

    Bebe

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food excellent & staff great but it is very noisy.
  20. SB

    StephB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue. Great service from bubbly and friendly staff. Wonderful food!
  21. TB

    TashB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food to share. Great non-alcoholic drink menu was a nice surprise
  22. SH

    ShaeH

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening, food was delicious and Lila was very accomodating and friendly.
  23. CG

    ChloeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Service & Amazing Food! We had our flight delayed and almost missed our booking but the staff we soo helpful and understanding and allowed us to still dine even though we were a little late! The food was absolutely wonderful and the Espresso Martini was probably the best we have ever had!
  24. BR

    BrittanyR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Food came out quickly. Would go again!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Just a little rushed But awesome otherwise
  26. JC

    JuliaC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The tuna tartare was the most delicrious meal I have had in a very long time.
  27. LR

    LitaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Horrible service ever Never think to go back First I try to made a booking over the phone but been advised to do it online just because they were too busy or call back some other time So I made a reservation online but few days later I need to modify the booking so I rang again … staff who answer the call advised that’s need to be done online not over the phone. Actually I tried to explain that there is a message said “ modify this reservation please call “ Once we arrived at the venue I suggested that we have more people than what we book … the manager wasn’t happy abt it but what else can I do ?
  28. JH

    JaiH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Hochi Mama and the 'Feed Me Now' options is fantastic value. It's a great way to try multiple things off the menu and there's plenty of food so you leave feeling satisfied. Very dish was delicious and we couldn't fault it.
  29. CH

    ChrisH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I had high expectations for Hochi Mama but the service let us down on a moderately busy Tuesday night. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt as perhaps they were short staffed. Booked a week ahead of time. We "discovered" the menu's by turning over our placemats about 10min after we were seated. Table water and alcoholic drinks weren't served until we waved someone down and asked for them and that was half way through our mains (about the same time when our second two side orders turned up). The late stubby of beer was warm - not sure how that's possible in a vibrant and bust restaurant. Can't fault the food at all and I'll probably return to give it another go, but then again Melbourne dining has so much to offer
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The food was super good. The service was just ridiculous.
  31. JO

    JulieO

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the service was second to none! Brilliant dining experience- we’ll be back
  32. NK

    NicK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They kept forgetting our drinks but then at the end had the dunks on the bills multiple times. Was resolved by removing the cost but would have preferred to get the drink
  33. TM

    ToriM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 20mins early for our booking, we were seated straight away and had been moved indoors from outside which was great in the winter weather. Vegan food was amazing, cocktails fun and yummy. Thank you!
  34. KT

    KerriT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, super friendly, and service was amazing. Keep up the good work :)
  35. GM

    GinaM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food but they forgot to order one of our main meals.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  37. J

    Jono

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my family and had an amazing dinner that filled us right up, a lot of food but just the right amount! We were amazed at how fast the food came out and the waitstaff’s attentiveness to clear empty plates very promptly. Definitely would come back again!
  38. BT

    BelindaT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accomodating for pre-show dining. Amazing food, friendly helpful staff.
  39. EM

    ElizabethM

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food in a vibrant space. Efficient service. Especially loved the Bhan Mi
  40. SS

    SimerS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food. Many vegetarian/vegan options. A bit pricy but worth the money.

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 4.6 stars by 1397 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 93 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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