Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
846 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! 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.
  • 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.
  • Lunar New Year!

    Feb 1, 2022 only

    Come along and celebrate Lunar New Year with yo Mama! All bookings between 5pm and 6.30pm will be able to enjoy a lion dance, and every booking this evening will receive a lucky red envelope on departure with a variety of special gifts from Mama!
  • Feed Me Now

    A$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!.
  • Valentines Day @ Hochi Mama

    A$59.00 per person

    Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2022

    Celebrate V-DAY at Hochi Mama with our Mama's favourite food! Choose 2 small, 2 Large & 1 side to share with your special someone, and receive two complimentary valentines day cocktails upon arrival!

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 846 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Easy to get to. Good service. Flavourful food. Nice ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

the aircon was broken and the restaurant was serving guests indoors in 35 degrees.We were told they have been operating without air conditioning for the past one month

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KelseyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Epic food, epic service will 100% be coming back and often!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a Saturday night dinner and ordered the chicken bao buns, fried dumplings, beef pad Thai and sticky beef rib with a side of roti and rice. Perfect spice level for my partner and I. The Chicken was so crispy and tasty, delicious flavours of the pad thai and the ribs were cooked perfect. Our drinks, entres, mains and sides all came and we ate it all in 45 mins so excellent service, friendly, kind and lovely staff.

Definitely coming back here with some friends so we can eat more off the menu!

Nice ambiance and neon lights/writing great for instagram XD

Didn’t get any photos as the lighting wasn’t too great on my phone.

JH
JennyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food that came out very quickly. Great variety of options for non carnivores!

DF
DeniseF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the location so close to the theatre and amazing prompt service. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the experience of this fun venue with great ambience

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ShelleyS
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The cocktails were beyond delicious! The food was lovely. Perhaps it was what we ordered but some of it relied heavily on a sauce (with lots of chili) rather than the flavours in the dish itself. Loved the green tea Bao though. Fantastic service! We will absolutely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and overall energy of the staff was warm and inviting. The food was absolutely incredible, so much flavour and so many options. Can wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and flavourful food and a relaxing sand cool ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and so much of it. Service was fast and staff so lovely, fun and attentive. In an hour and a half we were fed, had plenty of drinks and it didn’t feel rushed at all.
Went with the girls and going to take hubby back next week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and welcoming, great venue, great cocktails and food, can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is extremely polite - they come around to explain the menu in the beginning and are very accommodating. The food and cocktails are delicious, and the ambience makes the experience even better. It eas my first time here and the dining is definitely worth it!

HW
HelenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff went to a lot of trouble to make sure we were happy with our table. All staff were exceptional. Food was really good. Loved it. Loved the hochi mama cocktail. Really enjoyed the night.

HF
HollyF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious. However the service was rushed - dishes came out so quickly it was hard to savour the tastes and getting another drink was impossible. They forgot one dish (for which we were thankful as we over ordered). They just need to slow right down and let customers enjoy the experience.

CM
CamilleM
Tasmania
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, right amount of spice. Great service in a much bigger and user friendly space.

MS
MiaS
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Ambiance was a bit dark and the lights were kinda

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Kylie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, AMAZING food, nice outdoor seating close to our hotel and theatre

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a Hochi fan for years and finally got around to taking my boyfriend and let’s just say, our first entree (Roast duck crisps) we’re enough for him to rebook us in again!

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MichelleE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food with amazing flavours. Very attentive staff Highly recommended.

LJ
LynneJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were a little concerned sitting on the stools at the table, the staff very promptly replaced them with chairs for us. The service was prompt and very friendly, the food was fresh and very tasty. The complimentary sparkling water was much appreciated. We will book again as soon as we are back in Melbourne.

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NGfood
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our family have visited this restaurant many times now and keep coming back. One thing that stands out is the exceptional service. Last night we had Amber and Sa who were fantastic at their jobs. Even with a mask on we could see their smiles. It’s not just these two ladies who were great, but every person who has ever served us at Hochi Mama sustains this standard. On top of service, the food is always great!

Hope this restaurant gives their staff this credit, the staff is what truly completes our experience.

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johnt
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, Amazing Cocktails, Amazing atmosphere, Excellent Value ,Staff where Awsome, Its been along time since i've come accross a place this good. Welldone guy'sand gal's. As Arnold once said " I'LL Be Back" .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yesterday’s birthday lunch at Hochi Mama was wonderful. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere perfect. A great time was had for the whole family.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love the food and this place! Came her with my partner for my 30th birthday and we were both so happy with our choice. The food is amazing, vibe is great and the price is good for what you get. We will absolutely be back and already recommended to friends!

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ReviewByH
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food and cocktails were brilliant! We had a range of vegan options as well and I couldn't believe how tasty it was. The ambience and decor was also amazing and added to the experience.
The only downside was that the air-conditioning was not working and it was extremely stuffy (all customers were fanning themselves), and that the waitress at the end thought we were doing a dine-and-dash even though we were just waiting for our friend to come back from the bathroom. She was very pushy about how we have to pay at the counter even though we assured her that we knew. Bit weird. Nonetheless, the food was great, the lycheezy cocktail is a must-try, and the other waitress who helped us choose items on the 'feed me' menu was very helpful. Might try the Richmond location next time!

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AimeeB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and incredible food. Will definitely visit again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was on point. Every meal was amazing. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would honestly go back in a heartbeat! Great service, super quick food service not long after ordering. Food was also absolutely delicious at that! Really friendly, helpful staff. Excited to return very soon!

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LizR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was incredible but came out all at different times and we had to ask for our rice so we could tuck in to the curry. I would definitely go back as there were a number of other dishes I'd love to try!

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Taylor
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We ordered the fried chicken and it came as fried chicken wings (which we wouldn’t usually order, as we don’t like eating off bones) and it tastes strongly of fish (shrimp paste). Other than that, food was nice.

JM
JaimiM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Really great food and drinks and good value.
It was sooo hot in here though on a hot humid day.

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The restaurant and food was great. Only the lighting was not very good for us as we could hardly see what we were eating. Also it was a warm humid day, so it was warm and everyone was hot, that made it a bit uncomfortable for us to enjoy the night. BUt over all, service, food, drinks were great.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best Asian fusion we have had. Nice big punchy, spicy flavours. Our waiter was great too

JL
JayneL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food and a good price with a good variety - only issue we had on the night was it was steaming hot in the restaurant as the Air con had broken down - but didn't take away from the great food and great service! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little find. Food was awesome- we took some home and it was just as yummy the next day! Great atmosphere with lovely staff. We will be back!

JH
JulieH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue, amazing food, wonderful staff, if you haven’t been, you must go!

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denh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good quality fresh ingredients, wide choice, reasonable prices and helpful staff

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Marg
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktail and drinks menu, the variety of food options was perfect and serving sizes generous & filling.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a cool place to dine! The food was fresh and so tasty! The cocktails were delicious The music was pumping and the place was a straight out vibe! Will defs be going again soon!! Highly recommend

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food amazing. Service let it down. Took forever to collect our order. Left empty glasses and plates on table, even when dropping more drinks off. Nice but not like the service I’ve had before.

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 846 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.