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.
Born out of the wok-tossed flames of Vietnam and introduced into the bustlin’ heart of urban Melbourne, Straight Outta Saigon's serving eastern flavours for it's CBD crew. Immerse yourself in 90s hip-hop mixtapes, swim in our offerings of tropical elixirs, and bask in the taste of street-side viet-fare without the frills!
After being the ‘life-of-the-party’ in downtown CBD for the last six years, Mama’s ready to kick-start another exciting new venture in the wild, wild East! And where better for this Tiger Mama to roar than the vibrant South-East Asian hub of flavour and culture that is Swan Street, Richmond! Mama's second-coming will be servin' you Eastside excellence! – but this sequel is just as good as the original! We’re beyond ecstatic to share this new space with the public and bring the Richmond tiger cubs some of Mama’s lovin’! 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 at $44.50 each!
Taking a stroll through Melbourne’s iconic Botanical Gardens always leads back to Jardin Tan. The picture-perfect location offers a vibrant fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisine within a modern Australian setting. The exciting and delicious fusion of Vietnamese cuisine at Jardin Tan never fails to excite tourists, families and joggers alike. Much like the grounds themselves, as the leaves change colour with the seasons so too does the menu. Ingredients are kept local, seasonal and are predominately grown in the garden. Jardin Tan offers a different experience to each diner – enjoy a takeaway coffee from the outdoor kiosk, a warm and cosy indoor lunch or an afternoon drink in the thriving courtyard.
At Hawker Boys we bring you a taste of our Vietnamese heritage through our love of food! We combine our home-grown passion of flavours to authentically deliver quality, fresh and tasty dishes made to share. Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on the iconic hardware lane, we serve Vietnamese cuisine with flavours based on our upbringing. We are vegetarian and vegan friendly and also have many gluten free options. Hawker Boys is perfect for Birthday Party's, Meetings and casual gatherings for family and friends. We are an inviting venue with accommodating staff, and all food is made in-house with a selection of beers from Vietnam (Hanoi Beer, Saigon Special)!
Mama Le Restaurant is the best of mums cooking with a modern twist. This hidden gem is across multiple levels with modern decor with lots of luscious plants, neons and artwork. While Mama's serving up her Vietnamese asian fusion dishes, Rebel's Bar will keep you happy with all the cocktails. This new venue is a MUST on your next night out. Perfect spot for an intimate dinner or catch up with friends and family. This multi level venue can accomodate functions for a cheeky party.
A PURE VIETMANESE STREET FOOD EXPERIENCE:To create something unique, you have to mix things up. Vietnamese food is one of the most diversified and influenced cuisines on the planet, but at its core, it is a delightful mix of shared native flavours and borrowed techniques. Without its French influence, Vietnamese cuisine would not be as we know it today. This coming together of two completely different culinary cultures, focused on authenticity, health and obsession to do simple things well, exists at the core of our passion. At Bon Bon Boy, we love what we do, and we welcome you to our restaurant as if you were family. We hope you love our food and feel our passion for Pure Vietnamese street food.
At Grand Lafayette, our modern casual dining out venue in Prahran-Windsor, we strive to bring Melbourne locals a cafe style eatery with street taste of French x Japanese cuisine.
From picture-perfect sushi and mouth-watering snacks to a scintillating chef’s menu spread, we aim to sweep diners off their feet by taking them on an unforgettable culinary journey to ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’.
Whether you wish to tuck in to a refreshing salmon and a crispy katsu or sample our kitchen’s famous open taco and bao bun, you are guaranteed to be amazed by the presentation skills of our chefs.
Grand Lafayette’s stylish interior helps to create a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe, and we are always on hand to help make your dining out experience with us as enjoyable as possible.
For a feast of fantastic Japanese fare, head on down to Clifton Street and pay us a visit soon!