Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
540 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. Our ‘Me Hungry Now’ deal priced at $39.50 allows for a great value dining experience; everything is designed to be shared, meaning you can order a hell of a lot of food and get a taste of everything.

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Experiences

  • Mama's Feast!

    A$49.50 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!
  • Mama's Favourites' Banquet!

    A$59.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 'Favourite's Banquet' offers you the complete swag of Mama's culinary repertoire - individualised smaller and dessert dishes for each patron as well as a banquet-style larger dishes share 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! As a large party reservation, you will be dining on our pre-determined banquet offering and be allotted a two hour dining timeframe for your reservation. Please inform our team of changes in patrons numbers or last-minute cancellation up to 24 hours before the reservation to avoid the cancellation/amendment fee of $50 per patron incurred at managements discretion.
  • Hochi Favourites' Banquet!

    A$59.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 'Favourites' Banquet' offers you the complete swag of Mama's culinary repertoire - individualised smaller and dessert dishes for each patron as well as a banquet-style main course shared across the table and coupled with a rotating selection of side dishes! This menu is easily amended to cater to any dietary requirements and has been ideally created for larger parties! As a large party reservation, you will be dining on our pre-determined banquet offering and be allotted a two hour dining timeframe for your reservation. Please inform our team of changes in patrons numbers or last-minute cancellation up to 24 hours before the reservation to avoid the cancellation/amendment fee of $50 per patron incurred at managements discretion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 540 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michela
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was just amazing and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended. Can't wait to come back

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Dontgohere
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Worst service. No friendly greeting upon arrival. Firstly we had been told a table would have to be “scrambled together” for us after having a booking made for weeks. Food was rushed and table was expected to be cleared by ourselves, as they rushed the food to us. Cutlery was also dropped onto our guest with no apology made. We finished up early and were still rudely informed that we had only 25 minutes left for our seating.

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RufaroC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, but we need bigger tables.

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Meelsy
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and great vibe 💜

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AasthaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The whole fish and tuna tartare dishes, you could tell the seafood wasn’t fresh. The fish was so over cooked it was like leather. The tuna was clearly decorated from frozen and not fresh. Those dishes were really disappointing.

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JasonP
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a suprise birthday dinner for my partner, We absolutely loved it.

The service was exceptional, food did not disappoint and the cocktails suited perfectly.

Highly recommend to anyone considering it.

MB
MickyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Staff is very friendly and attentive and each of the dishes we had were well executed with great flavours. Food portions are generous and the 'feed me' menu is great value. The only negative is that the food does come out fairly quickly, so you don't really have any time to relax between dishes, but if you request a break in between, generally the team can accommodate. We have been here twice in the past month and look forward to visiting again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great ambiance

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CherylC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!!!💕💕.

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RobynC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as usual! We were so excited for this to be our first dining experience after lockdown. The food it always the best and the cocktails are so spectacular… easily in my top 3 restaurants in Melbourne.

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money the Ho Chi mama cocktail was so good and the Bahn mi bites were my fave!

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SioL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a pre-theatre bite. Feed me menu is the way to go when there is a couple of you, pick your favourite and try someone else’s!
Staff are super friendly and attentive but not in your face.
Love their new home too!

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SharynD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, friendly staff. Beautiful food and lively ambience. Music was a little loud for me in the middle of the day and made conversations a bit harder. Otherwise, 5 stars. I will be back soon!

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OkanB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff members and food was served fast. An extraordinary place.

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PatrickP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, waitress was really good and the vibe there is awesome. First experience at Hochi Mama and definitely won't be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was so sad about my food, I was very excited to come here and I ordered a lamb curry which was not very hot. Unfortunately the pumpkin was hard and the lamb extremely tough to get of the bone. The sauce was very greasy and I didn’t feel good after eating it at all. However the staff were really lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really good food and drinks. The favorites banquet menu was awesome, felt like we were served so much food. Would totally recommend 👍🏼

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TracyB
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing and service great! Great vibe and the food was amazing! Definitely going back again.

Tracy

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GregM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had the banquet, all the food was great and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great vibe

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Jennyk
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen for Ages and we had the most beautiful lunch, service was impeccable and the food terrific. What more can you ask for. Jenny

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Charlene
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and cocktail and very nice staff. A little bit noisy with the loud music but the overall atmosphere is great. Will definitely come again.

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SophieR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

…………………………………………………. Zzz……………………………………………………………..

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. However, I made a booking for 14.30 and was allocated 1.5 hours before table was turned only to be told the kitchen closed at 15.00 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ If I had known this I’d have booked elsewhere.

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Auds
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The food and drinks were amazing ad always. However, we were constantly reminded that we only had 1.5 hrs and would need to leave soon. It didn't help that our food and drink took a while to arrive, some only with maybe 20 minutes left to go.


Instead of sitting and having a nice catch up we just felt rushed and pressured to eat ASAP.

The bathrooms are also a hazard for the female section. I nearly knocked a girl out entering the first restroom door whilst she was come out of the female entrance.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extremely good value / well priced for the set menu.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Were told upon arrival we had 1.5 hours, not 2. Staff kept coming over and giving us a ‘friendly ’ reminders that we only had X amounts of time left. Super annoying and rushed experience.

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night. Service was awesome, friendly and so helpful with accommodating for an allergy. The food was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the servings were generous. Cannot wait to return. Great vibes. Absolutely recommend!!!

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ALISHAF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Definitely recommend. Food amazing. We had the banquet and value for money. Yummy cocktails. Also catered well for vegetarians and for new mums with prams.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, Delicious food! Recommended

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AMERS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Speedy and attentive service with a smile .
The new address needs to be highlighted in your Webb site a tad more …

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was lovely, I thought it would be a better overall experience from what I’ve seen on social media; the staff rushed us through our sitting which put a damper on the evening - we don’t need to be reminded every 10 minutes that you need the table back when we still have 45minutes left on our 1.5 hour sitting. Cocktails were FABULOUS though.

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MelanieF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Hochi Mama due to the menu offerings and we were not disappointed. Our party of three opted for the feed me deal, and we had plenty of food for a very reasonable price. There were lots of vegetarian options and we were very impressed with each dish. Cocktails were also amazing. Unfortunately there are time limits on the sitting and we could have done with an extra 15 minutes, but other than that we loved it and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our meal at Hochi Mama!
The staff were great, and their food recommendations were perfect. The food and drinks were excellent, and the venue is beautiful. My friend and I have an excellent time and wouldn’t have changed a thing.

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Gabrielle
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food, reasonable prices. Service was excellent! Looking forward to a banana blossom salad when the weather warms up!

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and amazing staff!! Absolutely recommend!!

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MatiR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service! Delicious and filling food! Great music and aesthetic! First time there, and will definitely be back.

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mk123
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab! good food, loved it, ten out of ten recommended

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Trudy
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy!!!
We had the feed me deal, it was delicious and we were all full.
We loved it.

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JadeC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD!!! Good quality and caters to Vegetarian's and Vegans. The food is mouth watering...so DELICIOUS

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 540 OpenTable diners.

Hochi Mama CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hcmkitchen.com.au/vouchers#buy.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.