Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
383 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!
  • 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!
  • Mama Loves Mamas!

    A$59.50 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mama wants to show all the Mama's out there how much she adores them! An extra special Mother's Day treat for our patrons with a swag of smaller dishes, banquet-style larger dishes accompanied with sides, and finishing with a dedicated Mother's Day dessert for each patron! Dinner will be accompanied by the musical stylings of a local Melbourne songstress and acoustic guitarist!

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 383 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nioko
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most caring staff. Great decor and interesting food. Try the bao

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JulieG
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our lunch and very friendly service. It was served very quickly and we were impressed with the inclusion of unlimited sparkling water for $4.00.
Tried to call to bring the lunch forward by 30 mins but no one answered the phone - staff were accomodating however when we turned up earlier.

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AHCanb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Seated next to a large neon light and under a speaker. Way to loud and bright. Asked to be moved to an outside table. Got better from there

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philj
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Great food and service, but a little disappointed that we were bumped to outside due to a larger last minute booking with no prior notice.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great music. Vibe was great, heaps of food and super yummy. Highly recommend

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Diana
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The banquet food was amazing and it was a great place to some with a group for a birthday. The time limit meant that the food kept on coming, starting almost the minute we sat down. It was too much, too fast.

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LAURIEB
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Absolutely amazing Asian fusion food, the banquet was good value with quite a variety of dishes

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GiliT
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Music was loud, lights were too bright, food made us sick after. No bottles of mineral water.

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LisaD
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and great value.
Was a little bit noisy when you want to have a conversation with friends.

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AmandaF
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing! Will definitely be back again!!!

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RoryD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice fit out, enjoyable and energetic atmosphere, fantastic food and also terrific value. Not much to complain about at all!

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SarahH
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We were charged additional amounts for two dishes that was not explained when purchased

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EricaE
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved it. Will be back again. Great sized Portions and delicious choices

HG
HelenaG
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the foot and great service. Would definitely recommend for dinner

LK
LeisaK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was so good had to go back a couple nights later.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience definitely will be back

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SueKH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For two people the food was the perfect amount, service amazing and it definitely had the groove vibe 😀

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried 6 things from the menu and everything was DELICIOUS!!! Friendly service from everyone too 😊

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SteveB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Terrible service. Not clearing empty plates and glasses from table. We moved them to bar beside table and they still weren’t cleared from there. Wanted us out after an hour for next seating. Came to our table multiple times to move us on while unfinished meals they had just served were still on the table. Really poor dining experience despite great food.

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JessicaP
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! Delicious food! Awesome scenery!

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Razz
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was tasty, but way overpriced in my opinion.

We went for the Feed Me option, but was told that the Massaman Lamb Curry was an extra $8 because it was on the bone. I was tempted to say take the bone out, I won't be eating it. Saying that the bone is an extra $8 isn't a great sales pitch!

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LaurenN
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for an Asian fusion dinner! Delicious, flavoursome food, tofu was abit soft and not so crispy but still tasty. Cocktails look amazing!

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BenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant generous flavoursome. 10/10 would recommend

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NicoleB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great venue and food. Had a fun birthday with friends.

JD
JayDee
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

We were restricted to an hour and a half, food was delicious but our waitress either couldn’t hear our request or just wasn’t listening. We requested the “feed me now” and it didn’t mention anywhere on the menu that it HAD to apply to both couples on the table.. it was frustrating because we had to spend more time working out what we were going to order. Not to mention, we had a booking for an hour and a half, we were told we needed to be off the table with 10 minutes to spare. That should be told to us prior to booking. Somewhere obvious and outstanding.
Too much red tape. I assume it’s all about getting more and more people in. Good on them for having the foot traffic come through but overall an average experience. Probably won’t be going back in peak times.
Although, hats off to the chef!

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MichaelS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A great night. Limited options for a non pork eater in the set menu, but otherwise the food and service were outstanding.

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Ella
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, thriving ambiance, great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The restaurant felt so lively, and the staff were super friendly. Ended up ordering most of what our server recommended, and we were blown away by the flavour of the food. Highly recommended the bao buns, roast duck crisps and pad Thai! Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a casual business lunch. We had the feed me menu! Everyone was impressed by the food.

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Jords
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Great staff, great food. Will be back!

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LisaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Hochi Mama twice in the last month and it has been amazing both times. The food is unquestionably amazing. I have not tasted a single thing I haven't loved. I have also enjoyed a few of the cocktails and cannot single out one as better than the others - all were delicious and perfectly balanced. The service was pretty good although it is definitely a busy place. Don't be afraid to grab one of the waitstaff if they havne't been around - they say they will be back and they do come back. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent, drinks were really nice too. The service was fast and super friendly. It might get really busy so you can only use the table for an hour then you can move to the bar or go home.

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MeganB
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food! Made an excellent pre theatre meal!

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JanetP
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the 'old' HoChi Mama but the new venue is even better.
Loved it!

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Emilyv
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to go with friends, awesome atmosphere and lots of delicious dishes. The feed me menu is great for sharing and is so reasonably priced. Lots of delicious cocktails and drinks on the menu. Although it is always busy, the staff are super attentive and helpful. Love this place!

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AlanG
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great and very reasonably priced. Was busy and unfortunately the service was a little slow with bottle of wine delivered half way through meal. Other than that was very good.

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ShayM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

For a restaurant that is so hard to get into and you need to book so long in advance, the expectations were so high and unfortunately they were not met. This is not to say the food wasn't tasty , it just didn't meet expectations.
The menu lacks degustation/feed me options and the variety was not really to my liking. There was a lack of fresh/light healthy options, the mains ordered were a bit too wet/greasy/glazed to my liking.
Otherwise it was a great night :).

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CareyR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful birthday lunch; service was fabulous as we were slow ordering as we could not make up our minds. Too hard to select it sound all fabulous. And when it came it was fabulous.

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Sharls
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff from front of staff to waiters. Loved the Hanoi spring rolls and the diy prawn wraps

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved every second of our time. Great ambience (my eldest daughter loved the music), absolutely brilliant customer service and the food/drinks - beyond delicious. We will return!

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 383 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.