Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
448 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 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 attending Hochi Mama CBD!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 448 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food some of the best I’ve ever tasted, washed down with some of the best cocktails.
Wait staff was also really friendly and created an awesome atmosphere

RC
RobC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The staff are very helpful and the food is great. A touch expensive and a bit noisy but overall it’s a great experience and will be back again!

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Scott
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

it was good! i took a date there now shes ghosting me but the food was good :-)

AH
AlanahH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all round, have always loved coming here. The food was delicious and tasty and the sizes are perfect and value for money. The Violet cocktail we had however was probably a little too sweet. I couldn't finish it and I wouldn't get it again but perhaps that's just my taste buds. The waitress we had was amazing. I'll be back.

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Genuinefoody
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably my new favourite restaurant.. worth every penny!

SK
ShaneeK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and service!! Both vegan and non vegan options were 11/10!!

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Kristiep
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent value for money, sensational service. Thank you.

AM
ArleneM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and experience as always! Big portions and great energy. We have a great experience.

DM
DanielleM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 of us joined the most delicious lunch. Tasty and great value as well. Loved it.

ST
SuzyT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, tasty food, good vibes! Staff managing covid protocols with a great attitude, they were just the right level of attentive, too. Also enquired about any dietary requirements upon ordering, a big plus for those with sensitivities / allergies / preferences. Meals are well presented and delicious!

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Emily
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely lunch. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. The Me Hungry Now menu is amazing value and quality of the food is first class. Cannot recommend enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite places in Melbourne. Always consistent. Always amazing.

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Bnar
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Two of the three dishes were great. One wasn’t very good. Main problem was the dining room was so hot it was uncomfortable to even be in there. The heater was clearly cranked up all the way and we were sweating the whole time which ruined the vibe. Otherwise it was ok.

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Kate
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sa you were amazing as always, we felt so spoilt! Our waiters were so attentive, I am so sorry I didn't catch your names, but you were always there when we needed you, and you were preempting our needs! The food was incredible, the Feed Me Now is clearly a winning option to sample everything! The place is always electric and will always be a favourite of mine! Definitely recommend the trio of scallops as was the Southside curry! Thank god you allow us to take home leftovers, because we were stuffed, but the food was just as good the next day! See you all soon!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Waitress who served us was very friendly and welcoming helpful and knowledgeable but I requested a booth and had booked weeks prior and I could see there 2 empty the entire time we were there.
Ordered drinks first but they never came till we where half way into our second course food felt very rushed and as they were bringing our food out they could see we had absolutely no room on the table and the waitress was just standing there with the plate I actually had to say where is that going to go she just laughed and my wife had to start clearing plates with food on it the whole dinner was rushed and there was no concern about food timing or space on the table it was like eat and get out so if your looking for a nice relaxing romantic night out this is not the place will definitely not be going back.

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Mdol
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food but the 1.5 hour sitting SUCKS! We would have spent much more money if we hadn’t been turfed out :’(

PS
PaulS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overall it was ok but the music level is way too loud for conversation

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Manny
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the duck crisps, so good
All the food we ordered was delishiousa
Would defintyly go back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and cocktails were bomb and so was the service. Excellent vegan alternatives were available too.

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AnitaF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We were not advised of the 2 hour seating. We didn't get our food within the 2 hours and were then asked to move outside to finish our desert. We then discovered there were empty tables inside still and asked if we could move back in as it was freezing, it was advised that we could, but the overall attitude of the staff was that it was a hassle to do so. The head waitress was very cold and unfriendly.

FJ
FloJo
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fabulous and staff lovely but 90mins was not enough when there was a slight delay with getting our food order and delivering our drinks to start with. Therefore, we were still eating when they told us we had 10min until the next booking.

AP
AmyP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, as was the food! The staff went beyond to help us get a table a bit earlier and made the experience excellent! Will definitely be bring family and friends back!

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Melly
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a joy - every dish and cocktail was delightful. We will be regulars.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We thought everything was great but we only had an hour and a half limit to eat and it seemed like a short time, we had to finish at the bar.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

really good food and great ambience.
interesting wine list too.

MH
MelH
11 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was exceptional. Very tasty.
Busy and noisy but added to the experience

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Dimi
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and staff! So accommodating to our needs. We were 15 minutes late and still gave us incredible service and didn’t feel like we were being rushed at all! Will be back x
Pad thai is also delicious!

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing server, her service was friendly, prompt and fun....the food was amazing...fresh, amazing flavours and presentation

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arthurd
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience2

The food was very average for the buffet and it wasn’t value for money.

RG
RebeccaG
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was great and food was fantastic and the setting was wonderful

ER
EmmaR
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! Great service and banter with our waiter. Food was excellent and service was quick! Will definitely go back!

GT
GeorgeT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great value for lunch. The flavours are unique.

PO
PatrickO
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Attention and service from staff we excellent. Food was lovely. It is pricey and a shame that there are not alternative ways of ordering food. The $50 per head minimum banquet menu is expensive and was too much food for a midday lunch. The option of a $25-30 per head banquet option would be more reasonable and appealing for a lunch menu.

RG
RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great spot for lunch of dinner, delicious food with a cocktail menu to match. Great to impress clients, to celebrate or to enjoy a night out with friends. Excellent value and overall experience.

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Bremma5
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Entrees were terrific however the mains and sides we had chosen kind of left us a little deflated. Pretty standard asian food but the service was the best we have had in a very long time. Cocktails were fantastic, the Tokyo Drift in particular.

MM
MattM
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just Brilliant!! Great food and fantastic service

PS
PaulineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, such great service staff we enjoyed the banquet and were not disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It’s a good place but too busy. Trying to wave on every staff but no one responds for 5 mins. Overall all good. Will be back

MK
MadKent
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was sick.

FAQs

Hochi Mama CBD offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9078 2285.

Hochi Mama CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 448 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.