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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
4.6
1161 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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Booked 96 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 1,161 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. c

    colleenc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great experience. Fantastic food and drinks. Book in advance to avoid the queue.

  2. AP

    AndrewP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Awesome "Ho Chi" food experience. Great value for money. Recommend the sample "per head" selection to try a bit of everything.

  3. NA

    NicoleA

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food and service, just what you want when you are dining out for a special occasion

  4. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    Rude hostess on arrival , poor relations while dining and extremely loud music . Good fun and waiter service

  5. AS

    AichaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time at Hochi Mama, Fantastic food and atmosphere. The music was 10/10 immaculate vibes. Would 100% recommend, wish we had one in Sydney.

  6. D

    Dianne

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Seated outside on the street with no heating available and no provisions to accommodate for the weather

  7. RB

    RinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Absolutely Divine Meal Attentive staff Only downside…no lighting in outside area so felt like eating in farm…gas heater also insufficient and kept going out.

  8. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Courteous service. Seating in a bays was a bit cramped. Other than that all good.

  9. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a great time, the only reservation is it would be great if there was a screen at the door at the desk to stop the cold wind coming straight in, it felt chilly sitting in the booth (which was otherwise very comfortable.

  10. JT

    JessicaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Good vibes, would go back! They should come to Sydney.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The service was slow. Staff had to be called several times. Starters Were excellent. Main meals were average at best. Meals came out at different times, they had to be reminded about the second meal.

  12. MH

    MelH

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Second time here. Food was great. We enjoyed it just at much second time around

  13. AK

    AmmuK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was simply amazing! One of my favourite restaurants to go to when I am in Melbourne!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Again it was perfect Attentive staff Food is so so amazing

  15. DB

    DorothyB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Staff attentive. Food great. Thank you.

  16. SM

    StaciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed the vibe and choice on the menu, couldnt ask for anything better. Have already recommended to friends who are booking. Thank you.

  17. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved it! We will be back! Bao was our favourite

  18. HV

    HannahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibes, great service, amazing food like 10/10, must go

  19. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice cocktail, great food! 😊 It would be good to have kids menu in future.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    A travel group of 9 women we have been coming to Hochi mama for 4 years for reunions

  21. g

    ginabr

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Great selection of drinks Excellent service We will be back soon

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible, best place I had while visiting.

  23. PJ

    PeterJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff, food and service. Vibe is fantastic. Can't ask for much more.

  24. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food in Melbourne and the best asian fusion I have ever had! Super lovely staff and service was super quick and helpful. I will definitely be back again and again! Just amazing

  25. KG

    KevinG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Quality food and servings were large enough for the 6 adults in our group. Unfortunately, we didn't realize a couple of things that slightly tempered the night. Make sure you are aware that for groups of 6 or more you are restricted to a set menu that you cannot change or add to. We wanted the whole fish dish which was being served to a group of 3 at the next table but it was not on the set menu offered to our larger group and we couldn't order it as an additional dish. We went to order dessert at the end of the meal only to be informed the kitchen had closed and that dessert could have been pre-ordered at the start. This detail is written in small print on the set menu but was missed as with the low light in the venue it was not easy to read. Friendly service who took in good spirit our voiced disappointment re the fish dish.

  26. MO

    MiddleOftheRoad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Wasn't as I expected from the reviews. The entree of prawn on betel leaf and duck on crisp was nice and presented well. The beef ribs was nice and tender and flavourful but would have like more salad to accompany the dish. The rice wasn't nice, the grains were too firm and dry and not very pleasant to eat. The Feed me menu wasn't of value as there was extra charge for certain dishes such as the beef ribs so in the end the meal cost pretty much the same as ordering a la carte.

  27. OT

    OlivierT

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing venue and atmosphere with great and interesting fusion food. Be careful of the hotness though.

  28. E

    pEater

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    The food's pretty good, but the service is very rushed and rude. We were reminded of the fact that our sitting was only for 90 minutes at the start of the meal (totally fair), but for the last 25 minutes of the meal were constantly asked "would you like the bill," "can I take these for you," and finally, "just reminding you your booking ends in 15 minutes" (all within the space of 10 minutes). Staff never came to offer more food or drinks so the constant pushes to get out really made us feel unwelcome - ended up leaving early because it was impossible to enjoy sitting together any longer. Otherwise, venue is also very loud and cold, but we were seated right near the door so may not be as bad for others.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the time we walked in until we left it was amazing Food just so so delicious 5/5 vegan options perfect amount perfect staff attentive and helpful. Enjoyed it all thank you

  30. CM

    CharleneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Delicious food and would recommend the Feed Me option - noting the serves are very generous, so 2 large dishes are plenty for 3 people.

  31. a

    axxg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff went above and beyond to cater for allergies, great service and great communication was very impressed!

  32. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Incredible food - a must visit. Very busy so bookings are a must.

  33. EW

    ElleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend. Great service, drinks and food.

  34. RS

    ReviewedbySweetman

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and lovely service . Good variety and options available

  35. I

    Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were all so lovely, our waiter was especially kind giving us a run down of the menu and giving us some great recommendations seeing it was our first time there. The food is so yummy!! Would definitely recommend to everyone and will be back:))

  36. CI

    ClaudiaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe , sensational food and outstanding service!

  37. J

    James

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Coeliac friendly. They have a seperate menu for coeliac and gluten free diners, which has all the menu items that are gluten free on it. This was a fantastic way to dine as I am coeliac. The food was outstanding, so tasty and fresh. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The ambience was wonderful. The cocktails were incredible. We would go back.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere, some of the best cocktails I’ve had. Overall the night was great. However a few things to consider before going. We went in a group of 4, ordered the feed me menu. We got the bao as one of the starters only to find out you only get two baos between 4 ppl. Really? We ordered more so no one missed out. Then there was an $8 extra charge for dishes such as the ribs. I also didn’t love the constant harassment from wait staff about how long we had left to until our booking ended. We get it but please let us finish our food and drinks in peace.

  39. PW

    PeteW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Great food the atmosphere was a bit garish with pink neon lights and obvious music I'd suggest it more for dinner with friends rather than a date with a woman

  40. SD

    SallyD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food in a cool atmosphere- we will be back!

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 1161 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.

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Booked 96 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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