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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
4.6
1262 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 117 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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Experiences

  • Feed Me Now

    $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!

    $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

    $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 1,262 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. M

    Mick

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great vibes and definitely affordable. They have a great set menu option that lets you pick your favourite dishes.

  2. L

    Lilly

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and vibes were incredible 🤩🤩

  3. CT

    CathyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined for the first time on a Saturday for lunch. Staff were friendly, service was quick and food was delicious. Exceeded our expectations.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, good vibe and professional service

  5. SR

    SeanR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food, drinks, but restaurant slightly understaffed.

  6. PK

    PaulK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish we had was amazing. My favourite restaurant

  7. BM

    BriodyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, cocktails and ambience! Amazing value for their feed me choice. Highly recommend this restaurant and I’ll be back!

  8. LH

    LouiseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Food was so delicious, went with the feed me option for 3 people and it was plenty of food! All just delicious

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great way to start the night before Seeing Harry Potter at the Princess Theatre. Very quick service and really well done.

  10. TA

    TatianaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Food was amazing service on the other hand I just felt like from the minute we sat down the servers were just hovering and making me feel very uncomfortable. I get we only had 1:30mins but hovering every 5mins to see if we were done was not great. Felt like I had to choke down my food.

  11. M

    Mark

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Took awhile to get seated for our 8 pm dinner and then get drinks but once the food started to come we were delighted with our choice. Anticipating from reviews that the place would be noisy, our party met for a quiet drink around the corner beforehand so had socially melded by the time we arrived. We went with the Feed Me Now option and there was plenty of good food.

  12. SS

    SheenaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome atmosphere and delicious food. Will come back soon.

  13. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The vibe of the place was really nice and there was also great food - a bit too loud though

  14. KH

    KaylaH

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    Our meals took so long. We did the FMN option. 2 smalls, 2 large, 1 side and we also ordered and extra side of rice. The two smalls came out straight away. But then the wait began. We even had a waitress come over and ask if our smalls had been served yet. So obviously there was something going on. We waited 40 minutes for our two large meals which came separately. When then had to ask again for our sides ( roti bread and rice ) to come out. We never ended up eating these as the rice was ment for the large meals . Won’t be back.

  15. RN

    RebeccaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Whilst the food was flavoursome and I loved the pink neon lights, I found the floor to look very dirty (though this could possibly be on purpose). The waitress took too long to take our first drinks order, we had to flag her down. The tables were too small to hold all the food. And we were kicked out after 1.5 hours as that is the seating time, and we were still eating and drinking!! How can 1.5 hours be enough time for an enjoyable, relaxing dinner? Particularly when your first drink doesn't arrive until atleast 25 mins in. I was looking forward to eating here, however next time I'll stick with my favourite Chin Chin.

  16. N

    Neil

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a lovely dinner for 5 in one of the banquets... definitely a western experience with Asian influences, -the meals were presented and detailed beautifully, really lovely entrees in particular. The service was outstanding - in this age of staff shortages and inexperienced waiting staff, we were very, very surprised at the wonderful charm and professionalism of every staff member we encountered. They are doing something right there. All in all, we had fine time. A range of drink options and nice energy to the ambience.

  17. m

    melissam

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. Really added to our experience. The food was fabulous.

  18. S

    Skipgirl40

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Staff are very friendly. Prawn fried dumplings good. Slaw very tasty.

  19. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time! Service, food, atmosphere all 10/10. Will definitely be back!!

  20. PC

    PazCoop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. Recommend duck crisps and margaritas!!!!

  21. LJ

    LizzieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing feed mr menu, very well catered for vegans!

  22. SW

    SamanthaW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    From the start our waitress seemed flustered. We had to ask multiple times just for water and enough plates and cutlery. Took forever to get a waitress to take our drink orders. They also had a problem splitting the bill. We had a few people not drinking and they would only let us split it evenly. The front of house was also really rude about it. Frequent visitor don’t think we’ll be back for a while.

  23. A

    Al369

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I have been to Hoochi’s a number of times and have usually loved everything about the food, service and ambiance. However last night, although knowing we had a table outside, it just felt very disorganised and I had to go inside to ask for water and someone to come and take our drink orders. A bit disappointing as we were taking interstate friends out for dinner. Otherwise the food was still great.

  24. BW

    BenjiW

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    We were very underwhelmed coming over from Adelaide to this restaurant. Never have we had a “feed me” legit just slapped down within 20 minutes feeling forced to eat immediately over a seating time of 90 minutes. The extra money for the ribs and fish we got went to waste also, the fish “market of the day” was dry and inedible. The staff once they got the upsell of cocktails and recommendations were hardly sighted after. Poor in every aspect of the business

  25. LO

    LindyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go. Why? Cos your mama said so! It’s insanely great and the food and drinks are phenomenal as is the service and its cute AF too! Book for sure

  26. PG

    PriscillaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service! I’m not a fan of share food but this was great! Will be back.

  27. TD

    TrishaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service food and flavours were divine. A wonderful lunch.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing waitress and door host! Couldn’t recommend them enough! So friendly and had a great laugh with them! Whoever they were on Thursday night at 7pm deserve some credit !!

  29. SP

    SumedhP

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, service and drinks. Food was gorgeous

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love love love the food. Cannot get enough. Dreaming of my next visit.

  31. R

    Ralph

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food. We were 9 people and the shared dishes worked out so well. Delicious food!

  32. KF

    KateF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Service was slow. Brioche buns cold and I felt some of the food was reheated. I didn’t get the fresh Asian fusion vibe.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    First time at Hochi Mama, my partner and I were really excited to finally get a chance to go, we went for our anniversary and we had mixed feelings — i’ll just break it down here: - We were going to be a couple minutes late (Booking was at 6:30pm), I gave a courteous call about the tardiness on our end and they were really chill and appreciative of the call and upon arrival, still happy to have us :), we arrived at 6:40pm - Seating itself was.. would you say, cosy? We went with the ‘Feed Me Now’ set and we barely had any space on our table for anything (pro and con I guess) but the waiting staff were quickly attentive to remove our empty plates as soon as they noticed. Unfortunately, when my partner was drinking water he felt a minor scratch from his lip and we noticed that his glass was chipped, notified the waiting staff and they were apologetic but maybe check prior? - The food itself tasted amazing, my partner and I are both asian and we really enjoyed the asian fusion cuisine, we had Tuna Tartare, Hochi chicken banh bao (definitely would try this again), Mama’s pad thai (Prawns), Saigon crispy pork hok and as a side, Hanoi seafood spring rolls - the portion for each dish was more than adequate - Speaking of staff, it was obviously a very busy night and we understand 90min seating and a crazy and busy shift, we were told initially before being seated that we could stay til 8:15pm, which were happy to hear (additional 15min). Throughout the night we just felt somewhat uneasy and off about the service? we’re usually not one’s to complain because we work in hospitality and we didn’t want to cause any additional headaches for staff but we felt quite rushed? but when it came around to 7:45pm, we were told we had 10mins left with our booking and promptly given the check — at this point, my partner was going to speak up about how we told one thing and now we’re being told another, ultimately we decided to leave because we felt rushed to leave :(

  35. AN

    AndrewN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Service was disconnected and flow of meals did not work. Main courses coming out one at a time, entree coming out with main etc. it was a bit annoying tbh

  36. EM

    EmilijaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! My bf and I came down to Melbourne from Sydney and we had to best time we will definitely be coming back once we make another trip to Melbourne

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been a few times to Ho Chi Mama and it’s always superb! Great value with feed me menu, we left feeling stuffed. And the Vietnamese espresso martini’s are dangerously good. The staff were also super friendly and lovely! Will definitely be back and couldn’t recommend this restaurant more :)

  38. TN

    TobiasN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress, Joy, was absolutely lovely and made our dinner an even better experience. She was energetic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The food was sensational and I couldn’t recommend this restaurant higher. Can’t wait to eat here again when I am back in Melbourne!

  39. JS

    JoanneS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just delicious food. The whole fish was too good as was the red duck curry. Wonderful service and ambiance!,

  40. MG

    MargaretG

    Queensland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The food was delicious and beautifully presented, everything tasted amazing. Best bao buns and pad thai I've ever had, yum! Cocktails were amazing, tasting awesome and visually exciting. It is a vibrant, noisy restaurant so probably more suited to a fun dinner with friends rather than a romantic lingering meal. Although, after our meal was served, it became challenging to get the attention of wait staff to order more drinks, until our allotted seating time was almost up and they bought over the bill. The only negative was that the toilets were in a really bad state, not the cleanest, water and paper everywhere, no soap and toilet seat broken.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 1262 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 117 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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