Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
705 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.
  • New Years Eve Favourite's Banquet

    A$59.50 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    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. 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.

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 705 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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PaulaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great place, great food.
30 minutes late for our table, which meant our night was cut short because of closing time.

CC
ChantelleC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from Service, Food, Drinks and Atmosphere was amazing, will be back!

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Imogen
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was absolutely incredible as always. The service was lovely, with the food coming quickly. Although, had to help myself to the water bottles and extra serviettes as couldn’t get a humans attention, that’s ok though.

The only real down fall was the noise level. The music was too loud to have a conversation with those at your table. It was a lunch tim setting, yet reflected a night time bar environment. Something to consider to assist your customers to be able to have a conversation easily.

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DroneFishing
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We don’t get to Melbourne very much and like to try different places each time. Was probably the best meal we’ve had anywhere. Food, drinks and service were perfect , we’ll be back next time we hit Melbourne

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StefanN
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would just like to say,the lamb curry was AMAZING, had just a touch of coconut 😍

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ElaineR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food at Hochi Mama is terrific. Share between two was a huge amount of food for a moderate price. All food is tasty and so fresh as you’d expect with Vietnamese food. ❤️

AL
AndyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Make sure you are hungry before you go. The food is amazing and there is a lot of it, especially if you do the feed me.

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, everyone felt welcomed. Didnt wait for food even though restaurant was busy. Heaps of great dishes. Catered for Vegetarian. Overall 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! No faults! One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is amazing! The only reason for a 4/5 rating is we found it very hard to order drinks or get staff attention. We were booked for an early lunch (12pm) and there wasn't many people in the restaurant, service started out great but after the first round of drinks and ordering, we weren't able to get anyone's attention to order more (we were sitting at the front of the bar, near the window and felt this area was a little ignored). They were very polite and apologetic but it did limit our spend here as a consequence.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We arrived at 6.05, so for be minutes late. The second member of staff to come to our table talked us out of having the set menu we wanted because we had to leave by 8pm. This was dreadful service and put us on edge. I understand the stress that working to rigid two-hour deadlines can bring about, but hurrying us along when we had over an hour and a half of our booking to go was unacceptable.

It took almost 30 minutes for drinks to arrive. Again, totally unacceptable. But the absence of communication compounded the issue: if you say you are understaffed in the bar and drinks may take a while I believe people would understand. I certainly would, and would make those with me were patient.

The food was outstanding, however, and was so good I’d come again. If the service was as poor next time I wouldn’t come again.

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Henry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Fusion food great quality and presentation. Drinks were missed, but we reordered. Restaurant was busy, a little understaffed. Atmosphere great, music perhaps one level down. Salmon sashimi a bit thin, otherwise all meals filling.

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EllaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely loved my experience at Hochi Mama, the staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was just AMAZING! My friend and I got a completely vegan dinner (5 dishes) and each of them was ridiculously delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

MM
MandyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb and plenty of it in the banquet.

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Kash
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great even though it was busy. Food portioning can be a little better.

PM
PippiM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing and the cocktail choices were great

AB
AnahiB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fast service to keep the turnaround quick. They dont let you stay a minute over your timeslot of 90min per booking.

Food was very tasty and good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff. Everything we ate was delicious. Good value for money

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NotProvided
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was really tasty. (Extra words inserted here to reach form's word minimum)

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JesseW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Great restaurant, very friendly staff. The little things were done well, plates cleared in good time , table water upon arrival, answered questions about menu. Clean and tidy. Food was good, didn’t blow us away but definitely a solid meal. Very reasonable priced. The cocktails are amazing. 6 stars for the drinks.

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Aime
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegetarian/vegan options and the cocktails were delicious, we got the feed me menu for 2 people and it was a lot of food, struggled to finish so really good value for money. Next time I'd get 1 small and 2 large plates.

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Sage
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

loved the food. great value for money and the servers were so nice!

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NickieS
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and cater brilliantly for food sensitivities!

JG
JanineG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best Lamb korma on the planet. In fact, every dish was superb.

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Maee
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The food was burnt and salty! Second time I have been my first experience was great thts why I went again but so disappointed :(

JH
JacquieH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is an event all on its own. The service was outstanding and The flavours dance in your mouth.
Definitely will be back.

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EwaP
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a quick dinner before a theatre show. It was fabulous!! We did the feed me menu. Food delicious. Delicious cocktails and the atmosphere helped us get in the right mood to go to the show. Our waiter “Tee” was terrific! Very helpful. Would go again!

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Nicky
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beautiful, service was outstanding and the cocktails were lovely. Will definitely visit again.

KT
KatT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Southern tofu curry every time! Best food in Melbourne

LT
LouiseT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food - you couldn't go wrong eating here 👌

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NoNicknameThx
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were sat outside, a little windy but there's nothing you can do about that in Melbourne haha. Beautiful day, and was lovely and warm when the sun was overhead.
We had to prompt for service every time we needed something, we weren't waited on. BUT the restaurant was packed so important to acknowledge the servers were run off their feet. They did serve us immediately every time we were asked, and they were wonderful and friendly.
Food was fantasic, a little bit expensive - presentation was fantastic and as you'd expect for the price.
No complaints here, can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it - the food was so nice and really filling I struggled to fit it in. Can recommend the green tea bao and pad Thai.

We would have liked a longer sitting though before we knew it we had to leave.

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vipSamanthaW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and service!

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vipMaxineF
16 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always so delicious, staff are professional and kind. Great food, great service and the feed me now deal is so reasonable! I’m a regular and shall continue to come here often :)

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SharonH
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

another delicious meal with excellent service can’t wait to go back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was spectacular

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Perfect for before a show. Quick service

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Crisss
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The mains came all at different times like 5 min difference each, there wasn’t music after the life music

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Yack
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, reasonable priced and staff friendly and efficient.

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ChloeWard911
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hochi Mama is a great place to go for a good feed and cocktails that will satisfy you. The food and drinks were a little pricy but worth it for the quality. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice Asian dinner with good vibes.

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 705 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.