Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
559 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 personPrepaid

    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'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! 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.

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 559 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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MattD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extensive menu with a great mix of starters, small plates and larger meals.
Great cocktail list too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place! honestly the service and food was amazing! Cannot go wrong with the feed me menu and the crispy roast duck on the starters menu, to die for 😍 much love to the service staff there as well, amazing service and incredibly friendly! would definitely recommend and come again very very soon!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

It was so cold outside table and there is not enough heater.

SG
SineadG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing, the staff were so helpful and great cocktails!

DW
DaleW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic menu and food was amazing. Great, friendly service.

BP
BelindaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a way to celebrate our freedom from lockdown! Great food and service and a really funky decor. So glad we scored a booth.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good cocktails and good atmosphere ! Will come back again😁

LK
LeniaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out of lockdown and we all couldn’t be happier with the service and quality of food. Thank you so much to everyone at Hochi Mama CBD, couldn’t recommended dining there more!

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect way to come out of lockdown. The food never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing flavours, consistently great service.

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Shrinik
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Good food, alright service and not bad overall. Many cutlery were missing on the table and relevant ones weren't served with the food.

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Ramya
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good date night with my hubby and daughter. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family

SG
SGOT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food best to go in a group to be able to sample various dishes as they are generous erves

LL
LuisaL
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food!! Great service. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

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Gapstar
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and responsive service. Couldn't fault. We had banquet and food came out very rapidly and also very good at catering for vegetarian guest. The food was spicey and though we requested beforehand to make the meals mild this didn't really happen. The entrees were great. The main of whole fried fish was way to dry and tough sadly. Same with other pork and chicken was a bit overcooked and dry. Dessert was nice. Ambience was very lively. Great decor.

JH
JayeH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service with a great attitude. Thanks for the great food, drinks and service

RD
RoisinD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing although did feel like we were rushed out at the end I had a full wine left but overall loved it will definitely come back

JM
JamesM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Good value lunch feed-me deal.
Only downer was the fish which was far too over cooed. It was dry and difficult to eat. A shame as the other dishes were great.

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Michela
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here. Food was just amazing and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended. Can't wait to come back

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Dontgohere
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Worst service. No friendly greeting upon arrival. Firstly we had been told a table would have to be “scrambled together” for us after having a booking made for weeks. Food was rushed and table was expected to be cleared by ourselves, as they rushed the food to us. Cutlery was also dropped onto our guest with no apology made. We finished up early and were still rudely informed that we had only 25 minutes left for our seating.

RC
RufaroC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, but we need bigger tables.

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Meelsy
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and great vibe 💜

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AasthaA
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The whole fish and tuna tartare dishes, you could tell the seafood wasn’t fresh. The fish was so over cooked it was like leather. The tuna was clearly decorated from frozen and not fresh. Those dishes were really disappointing.

JP
JasonP
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a suprise birthday dinner for my partner, We absolutely loved it.

The service was exceptional, food did not disappoint and the cocktails suited perfectly.

Highly recommend to anyone considering it.

MB
MickyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Staff is very friendly and attentive and each of the dishes we had were well executed with great flavours. Food portions are generous and the 'feed me' menu is great value. The only negative is that the food does come out fairly quickly, so you don't really have any time to relax between dishes, but if you request a break in between, generally the team can accommodate. We have been here twice in the past month and look forward to visiting again soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and great ambiance

CC
CherylC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great everything!!!💕💕.

RC
RobynC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing as usual! We were so excited for this to be our first dining experience after lockdown. The food it always the best and the cocktails are so spectacular… easily in my top 3 restaurants in Melbourne.

ML
MeganL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for money the Ho Chi mama cocktail was so good and the Bahn mi bites were my fave!

SL
SioL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a pre-theatre bite. Feed me menu is the way to go when there is a couple of you, pick your favourite and try someone else’s!
Staff are super friendly and attentive but not in your face.
Love their new home too!

SD
SharynD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service, friendly staff. Beautiful food and lively ambience. Music was a little loud for me in the middle of the day and made conversations a bit harder. Otherwise, 5 stars. I will be back soon!

OB
OkanB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff members and food was served fast. An extraordinary place.

PP
PatrickP
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, waitress was really good and the vibe there is awesome. First experience at Hochi Mama and definitely won't be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I was so sad about my food, I was very excited to come here and I ordered a lamb curry which was not very hot. Unfortunately the pumpkin was hard and the lamb extremely tough to get of the bone. The sauce was very greasy and I didn’t feel good after eating it at all. However the staff were really lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, really good food and drinks. The favorites banquet menu was awesome, felt like we were served so much food. Would totally recommend 👍🏼

TB
TracyB
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were amazing and service great! Great vibe and the food was amazing! Definitely going back again.

Tracy

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GregM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we had the banquet, all the food was great and so was the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & great vibe

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Jennyk
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen for Ages and we had the most beautiful lunch, service was impeccable and the food terrific. What more can you ask for. Jenny

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Charlene
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, great food and cocktail and very nice staff. A little bit noisy with the loud music but the overall atmosphere is great. Will definitely come again.

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 559 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.