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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
4.6
1282 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 108 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 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@hcmkitchen.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@hcmkitchen.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 1,282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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    Asian

  • Melbourne

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  • City Centre

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  1. S

    Sophie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience! The Feed Me option is a great deal and all the vegetarian options were delicious. Thanks for great service!
  2. JR

    JohnR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service and would definitely go back
  3. MO

    MikeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great value for quality food, plenty to choose from for all dietary requirements. Good for a large group as well.
  4. LC

    LouiseC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good and decor is awesome. Service was a bit surly.
  5. GH

    GeorgiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place at the moment. Food / ambience is seriously good. I think about the salmon sashimi for days after I have it.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoWow! What fabulous review! Thank you so much for your love and support! We will be sure to pass this onto our amazing team and wonderful chefs! Mama is looking forward to having you back soon.

  6. KL

    KimL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service felt rushed and went through menu really fast.
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    anonymous

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Entrees were amazing but came out really fast, well before drinks, mains were sub par, staff were friendly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Food was amazing.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoSo much love for the support and 5- stars!

  9. NP

    NecPas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was great, but service was average. Despite booking, at one point we were told we may have to leave because we sat at the wrong table. It happened to be identical to the table a couple of seats away from us that apparently we were meant to sit at. It was all very odd and no apology was provided. If they are that concerned they should actually take people to tables when they arrive rather than just pointing in the general direction.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoThank you, NecPas for taking the time to send through this honest feedback- We really are sad to hear that you had a less than amazing experience with us. We are known for our quality and experience, and your comments show that we can always make improvements. We will be bringing up your thoughtful, valuable feedback with the team right away to see what adjustments can be made going forward - we want to make sure we are delivering on our promises and service to match.

  10. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All of the food that we had was just delicious. Great value for money. The drinks we had were great too. The only slight downside was that once we got all of our mains, we didn't have anyone come by to check how things were going. We both had empty glasses for probably 20 minutes and were only asked if we wanted another wine when the plates were cleared. By that time, it was pretty much too late to have another drink as we were planning to go. Otherwise, it was great. We will definitely be back!
  11. E

    Elocin

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Awesome food selection. All was very flavourful 💗leave you feeling super full!

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoThank you Elocin for this fabulous review! We are happy to hear that the team looked after you.

  12. SR

    SamR

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants, the waitresses need to be way more attentive because we waited 1 hour and 10mins for 1 dish to arrive and we had to ask 45mins later. We asked 1 waiter and he said "it's on its way" and did not even check because we saw him do nothing. Half an hour later we had to ask again so all up we waited 1 hour and 10mins and the guy who brought it to us said nothing and just left. All I wanted him to say was sorry for the long wait or at least say one word

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to send through this honest feedback Sam. We're really sad to hear that you had a less than amazing experience with us. We are known for our quality and experience, and your comments show that we can always make improvements. I'll be bringing up your thoughtful, valuable feedback with the management team right away to see what adjustments can be made going forward - we want to make sure we are delivering on our promises and service to match.

  13. DB

    DBHP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to be dining in one of Melbourne's fabulous restaurants once again. The food, service and atmosphere are 2nd to none. An enjoyable pre-theatre dinner that left my tastbuds dancing. I particularly loved finishing off on the Pandan Cheesecake dessert. 👌

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoDear DBHP, Wow! we really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We love that you enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere… and of course, Mama’s Delicious Pandan Cheesecake. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Come back soon!

  14. LM

    LaurenM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    We booked in for a "long lunch" before a show. I booked 2pm hoping we would enjoy 2 hrs or so at the restaurant. We were sat down straight away and offered drinks, the restaurant looked great (apart from my visibly dirty menu) and the server was lovely. We did the FMN option and ordered a couple of cocktails plus our dishes. The small dishes came out very quickly, and they were really good - the food was impressive. BUT then our large dishes came out. Together - about 5 mins after we had started the small dishes. We were on a tiny table and everything was piled up. It then felt like not only did I not have time to drink my cocktail, I think had to start eating everything before it went cold. Not great when you came hungry and weren't in a rush. To be honest, I enjoyed the food - but would have MUCH more if I was given half a chance to finish my cocktail and finish one dish at a time before moving on to the next. I ended up leaving heaps at the end - I hate to waste food! I also didn't order a second drink because I was too full and felt rushed. We ended up going somewhere else for a drink afterward to relax! The toilets were also gross, the sanitary bin overflowing. I'm not one to even bother with reviews and hate leaving bad feedback - especially when the food is good - but this was a pretty disappointing experience. My partner and I both said it would've been awesome to bring kids for a quick meal and get in and out with tasty dishes but unfortunately we were enjoying a kid free day and it wasn't really what we were looking for.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoThank you, Lauren, for taking the time to send through this honest feedback. We really are sad to hear that you had a less than amazing experience with us. We are known for our quality and experience, and your comments show that we can always make improvements. We will be bringing up your thoughtful, valuable feedback regarding the toilets with the team right away-to see what adjustments can be made going forward - we want to make sure we are delivering on our promises and service to match!

  15. RB

    RosieB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Super hard to get a booking but it was well worth the wait. Suggest you book well in advance so you don’t miss out on a weekend. Awesome flavours - beautiful food.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoThank you for taking the time to show us some love! See you again soon!

  16. D

    Debbie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Throughly enjoyed the experience, would recommend to all my friends

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoDebbie, Thanks so much for the recommendations and for sharing your positive experience and good vibes. We’re happy that you’re happy, and we’re looking forward to your next visit. Hurry back soon!

  17. SA

    StaceyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great for a pre show feed. Loved how easy it was

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for this 5-star review Stacey. We really appreciate your love and helping to share the word about us. Mama is here for you anytime!

  18. M

    Mick

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great vibes and definitely affordable. They have a great set menu option that lets you pick your favourite dishes.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 2 days agoThanks for the Love Mick! We love the FMN option too. We look forward to having you back again soon.

  19. L

    Lilly

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and vibes were incredible 🤩🤩

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 2 days agoThank you, Lilly! We will be sure to share this with our amazing cbd team to let them know to keep up the amazing service!

  20. CT

    CathyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined for the first time on a Saturday for lunch. Staff were friendly, service was quick and food was delicious. Exceeded our expectations.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 2 days agoCathy thank you for visiting! We look forward to having you back in again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, good vibe and professional service

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 2 days agoThank you for stopping by with some love!

  22. SR

    SeanR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food, drinks, but restaurant slightly understaffed.
  23. PK

    PaulK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was amazing. My favourite restaurant

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoWe appreciate the love Paul, Mama will be sure to share this with our amazing team to let them know to keep up the amazing food and service to match. See you again soon.

  24. BM

    BriodyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails and ambience! Amazing value for their feed me choice. Highly recommend this restaurant and I’ll be back!

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoWe really appreciate you taking the time to share your amazing experience! I'll be sure to pass on your love to our wonderful team. Mama Loves you, come back soon!

  25. LH

    LouiseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Food was so delicious, went with the feed me option for 3 people and it was plenty of food! All just delicious

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoThe Feed Me Now option is always ideal. Thank you for your love and support LouiseH.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to start the night before Seeing Harry Potter at the Princess Theatre. Very quick service and really well done.
  27. TA

    TatianaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing service on the other hand I just felt like from the minute we sat down the servers were just hovering and making me feel very uncomfortable. I get we only had 1:30mins but hovering every 5mins to see if we were done was not great. Felt like I had to choke down my food.
  28. BC

    BelindaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoMama is looking forward to having you back soon. Thank you for the kindness and support!

  29. M

    Mark

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Took awhile to get seated for our 8 pm dinner and then get drinks but once the food started to come we were delighted with our choice. Anticipating from reviews that the place would be noisy, our party met for a quiet drink around the corner beforehand so had socially melded by the time we arrived. We went with the Feed Me Now option and there was plenty of good food.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoThank you Mark! We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Mama loves the Feed Me Now too!

  30. SS

    SheenaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and delicious food. Will come back soon.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoSheena Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you! Mama is here for you anytime!

  31. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The vibe of the place was really nice and there was also great food - a bit too loud though

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoSarah, Thank you for the support and love!

  32. KH

    KaylaH

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Our meals took so long. We did the FMN option. 2 smalls, 2 large, 1 side and we also ordered and extra side of rice. The two smalls came out straight away. But then the wait began. We even had a waitress come over and ask if our smalls had been served yet. So obviously there was something going on. We waited 40 minutes for our two large meals which came separately. When then had to ask again for our sides ( roti bread and rice ) to come out. We never ended up eating these as the rice was ment for the large meals . Won’t be back.
  33. CH

    CharlieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun energetic staff and great modern Vietnamese cuisine - will definitely be back!

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoCharlie, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to having you back soon!

  34. RN

    RebeccaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Whilst the food was flavoursome and I loved the pink neon lights, I found the floor to look very dirty (though this could possibly be on purpose). The waitress took too long to take our first drinks order, we had to flag her down. The tables were too small to hold all the food. And we were kicked out after 1.5 hours as that is the seating time, and we were still eating and drinking!! How can 1.5 hours be enough time for an enjoyable, relaxing dinner? Particularly when your first drink doesn't arrive until atleast 25 mins in. I was looking forward to eating here, however next time I'll stick with my favourite Chin Chin.
  35. N

    Neil

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely dinner for 5 in one of the banquets... definitely a western experience with Asian influences, -the meals were presented and detailed beautifully, really lovely entrees in particular. The service was outstanding - in this age of staff shortages and inexperienced waiting staff, we were very, very surprised at the wonderful charm and professionalism of every staff member we encountered. They are doing something right there. All in all, we had fine time. A range of drink options and nice energy to the ambience.
  36. M

    Mina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and cocktails were excellent, and great value for money. However we felt quite rushed and did not get to order dessert as the bill was brought to the table before we even had a chance to ask!

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 1 day agoMina, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We want you to feel comfortable sharing the good or bad news with us! We’re so sorry that your visit with us fell short of expectations and we want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right. We’re using your feedback to make some important changes. Hope to have you back soon.

  37. m

    melissam

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. Really added to our experience. The food was fabulous.
  38. S

    Skipgirl40

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Staff are very friendly. Prawn fried dumplings good. Slaw very tasty.
  39. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time! Service, food, atmosphere all 10/10. Will definitely be back!!
  40. PC

    PazCoop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Recommend duck crisps and margaritas!!!!

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 1282 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 108 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–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 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&#64;hcmkitchen.com.au

  • Private party facilities

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

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