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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.5
4.5
1751 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

9:30 PM


Booked 124 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 1,751 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Hot spot

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Louie

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, drinks and service - my partner and I shared the "feed me now" dinner deal ($44.50pp) and a bottle of prosecco. The lovely waitress suggested the vegan duck crisps, which were absolutely a highlight. Good value for the amount of food, attentive service and very professional. Glad we were outside as inside was quite noisy, but that's nobody's fault. Very happy customers!
  2. CR

    CaityR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great energy, fabulous service and superb food. Would highly recommend a meal and a drink or three at Hochi Mama.
  3. JR

    JillR

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was lovely , just a little noisy inside. Service was quick and gentlemen was very pleasant
  4. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent as always in the usual delightful ambience of Hochi Mama.
  5. P

    Pipjs

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were seated at 6pm and told our booking was to be out by 7:30. We were done in 50 minutes. Felt very rushed. Food almost arrived as soon as we ordered, could not have been cooked fresh. Food was ok, very expensive for what it was
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved eating here! Hochi Mama are always so thorough with Gluten Free and Coeliacs that is makes going there so enjoyable and stress free. Beautiful food, great service and a cool restaurant! Will be back!
  7. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food Would highly recommend it Service and ambience was lovely
  8. AC

    AliceC

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious punchy flavours, very generous serves and friendly, helpful wait staff. A great dining experience.
  9. W

    Woody76

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever food is off the planet and cocktails are up in smoke
  10. CC

    CharmaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night, on our arrival we were greeted by fantastic friendly service and the banquet was amazing 👏 fresh and tasty. Even accommodating for the gluten free in the group. 10/10
  11. AH

    AnnieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal. Wonderful food combines. Quick service before our play
  12. DT

    DwayneT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very happy with food/wine and service. Pork hock was awesome- made the meal
  13. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good, though nothing exceptional. The service was pretty poor. We had to ask to order, for our plates to be cleared, and for extra water and serviettes. For the price there are far better venues within the CBD that I would recommend over Hochi Mama
  14. RV

    RobV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I will definitely be back. Great value for excellent quality food with good service.
  15. SF

    ShellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & drinks. Great ambience & staff. Looking forward to visiting again
  16. SG

    ShawnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were great and very accommodating of a surprise we had organised. Wonderful!
  17. S

    Sarah

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    A venue shouldn't offer a "Feed me" menu if they don't permit you enough time to sit and actually enjoy it. I booked this table 2 months ago and as I walked in and was 15 mins early, I was told we had to be out in 1 hour. when I queried the time frame, another staff member said, 'ok you can have 90mins'. This was not disclosed when I booked online. 90 mins is not long enough to order drinks, then meals, have your order prepared and then eat it. We were eating at a steady pace but were receiving our next courses before we had finished our previous courses, and was then was told we had to take our 'leftovers' home. There wouldn't have been leftovers if we'd had time to eat it. I was offered a 2nd drink but they didn't give me time to finish it. We had an early sitting - 5.30pm. Our courses starting arriving at the table around 6.05pm- ish, which I would consider a reasonable time frame at any venue. BUT, given the short time frame this left us with 1 hr. At 6.35pm they asked if we had finished eating, which we hadn't. At 6.45pm they cleared away our plates that were still half done, and at 6.55pm we were handed the bill. At 7.01pm a2nd person came over, tapped on our table like an angry school teacher and told us they needed our table. The food was great but was over shadowed by this rushed service. We didn't get a chance to enjoy the restaurant at all. Such a shame. Our patronage was not appreciated at all. It was all about rushing people through and $$$$. A dining experience is a variance of ambiance, food and service. Don't waste your money here. It has such potential but I will never go back.

    Hochi Mama CBDResponded 5 days agoHey Sarah! Sorry to hear you had a less-than-amazing experience. We're known for our quick style dining, which is why we've always done 90-minute seatings. If you'd like to come back and dine with us again, we'd love to offer you an extended seating time so you can see how great Mama's service usually is. If you'd like to get in contact to chat further, we'd love to hear from you cbd@hochimama.co, Mama xo

  18. F

    Foodprince

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The value and how full you feel when you are ready to leave is next level. No wonder it is sometimes difficult to get a booking. You will not be disappointed
  19. K

    Kmath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Have been before and the food and ambience was really good. Food service was fine but would have bought many more drinks if I could have attracted any wait staff. This visit the music was way too loud, mains seemed overcooked and dry/chewy, food service was quick enough but once again I could not get drinks when I wanted them. You missed many selling opportunities. Kitchen also closed early and it was like wait staff were trying to get rid of us, yet people were still being served food. Previously recommended to many due to the great food and interesting ambiance but now I would hesitate.
  20. J

    Justine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the banquet at the CBD restaurant last night, which was just incredible. The food was more than enough for all, flavours were fantastic. I’ve never had a meal that fell short of delicious at Hochi Mama
  21. LK

    LeanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and Alex our waiter was amazing!
  22. RB

    RuthB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous and so were the service and ambience (though it was a bit chilly). The only sad thing was the pressure to leave quickly - perhaps understandable due to your popularity but it added a little sour note from the beginning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    JulieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    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
  25. SL

    SamanthaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  26. CP

    CraigP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    RachH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  28. JA

    JaneA

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    MartinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  30. G

    Gracie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    GemEats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    DanielleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  33. E

    Etkk

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    SamaraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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!
  36. WK

    WhoKnows

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    katec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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!
  38. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it so much! Food was delicious and the service was excellent. And the cocktails... oh my! Can't wait to go back!
  39. ZS

    ZeeSye

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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!
  40. M

    Mehak

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

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 1751 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

9:30 PM


Booked 124 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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