Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
689 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 689 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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PippiM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing and the cocktail choices were great

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AnahiB
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NotProvided
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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JesseW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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NickieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

JG
JanineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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Maee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KT
KatT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Southern tofu curry every time! Best food in Melbourne

LT
LouiseT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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NoNicknameThx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipMaxineF
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipSamanthaW
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and service!

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SharonH
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was spectacular

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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Crisss
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

CW
ChloeWard911
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

MP
MarieP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was soo tasty and the service was good. We were served quickly once seated and encouraged to get the deal as better value for money. Could not even pick a favorite dish out of everything we had and definitely will visit again to try everything else!

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CharlesC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and nice atmosphere

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Janice
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for outside but were offered a table indoors which was great. Our waitress was efficient and friendly and the food was excellent.

LM
LMay
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Music was slightly too loud, it was hard to hear within a group of six. Great food and would definitely come again.

BB
BunnyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A great night out, Good food and outstanding service

JC
JessC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good good loved it. Bit loud and was very busy but still great service and food came so fast

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Julie
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had an amazing lunch without hubby and kids lol
Dishes were delicious and well presented. Very recommended !!
Had 2 pairs of Feed Me Now :-) it was just great 👍

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GeoffR
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. The only real downside is it was a bit noisy and when the waitress sprayed a next door table with a cleaning agent l got a little bit wet.

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ConnieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time spending it with my daughter. The food and drinks amazing thank you Hochi Mama

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed by the customer service, our male waiter was very friendly, chatty and took a genuine interest which made our experience more enjoyable. Food was fantastic and value for the feed me menu was appropriate, however I have only rated 4/5 for value as the cocktails were too expensive at $20 for a short drink. I will be back, however I will not be ordering cocktails again unless the pricing/or value for drink is revised.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, had such an amazing time and the waiters and hostess were super nice!

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FionaS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A fabulous restaurant. The outside area was very tight on space and it wasn’t very comfortable. Highly recommend though!

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Loveagoodfeed
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is fabulous, as are the drinks and that’s why we head here. This occasion despite having a 5pm setting ( first in the evening session) , there was no toilet paper and the ladies bathrooms were a mess. I fully appreciate difficulties post covid, but that is poor. It’s a dealbreaker. Also repeatedly told that our table needed to be clear by 6.30 including mid mouthful, during our mains, with 30 mins still to go. The balance needs a bit of work…
Disappointing after such a great previous experience

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Serg
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing as always!! Absolutely loved the quality of service provided by the team, always being proactive and ensuring we were well taken care of. Will definitely be returning again soon!

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Maria
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very disappointed this time around. The food came out too quickly and we felt rushed and food went cold as there were too many dishes brought out together. The chicken satay pieces were too big to eat with chopsticks. Overall it was disappointing.

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 689 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.