Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
281 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 281 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sharls
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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Maddyh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant been so many times, amazing vegan options

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, super friendly staff, great vibe!

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Vjfromsydney
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Great atmosphere and service. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

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ChrissyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Exceptional service, friendly, aware and helpful. We're old, so found the noise level a bit too loud, but the food and service helped us overlook that.

YG
YvonneG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food incredible. Would 10/10 recommend.

JG
JulieG
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious made great service!

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KatieMcNamara
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at Ho Chi Mamas and after having spent a lot of time in Asia these guys really hit the nail on the head! I love the HUNGRY NOW option so we could try a bunch of different options. The staff were very attentive and knew the menu, can’t wait to come back!

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SiobhanD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food at a great price! The staff were on top of everything. Will be back!

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Smit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Amazing food, unfortunately we struggled to order drinks throughout the night and was finally offered a drink without having to wave someone down to be told they won’t have time to make it

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MaddieW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Value for money with the Me Hungry Now option and tasted amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite place to go out for dinner. The feed me menu at $40 is worth is every time.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff attentive and everything we ordered was deliciòus.

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BrookeR
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance of the place! Came here for my late bday dinner with my partner as I was in NZ whilst he was here in Melbourne and it was a friends of his recommendation!! Will be back definitely! I love the bao buns and the massaman curry!! To die for!

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GemmaC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service excellent - perfect balance of friendly/professional
We loved it!

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vipMaxineF
Melbourne
12 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible delicious food, great atmosphere and great service. One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne

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Andi
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! We enjoyed everything we ordered and staff are friendly

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely restaurant. Staff lovely although seemed a little confused at times. Darling waitress who was super nice and informed. Waited in the doorway for 5min with no apparent reason other than too busy to find out who we were or why we were standing there. Then preferred to serve customer paying for meal before seating us at our table although we were standing there first. They then couldn’t find our reservation but seated us none the less in the window next to the door! Whilst eating small plates then asked for my reservation name and found it. Would have preferred a table near the back as we felt like we were put in the least favorable position as we were only 2. It was my bfs birthday and although I put this in my reservation notes, no one asked about it nor bothered to see if I needed anything for this occasion.
Food is amazing, except for the soft shell crab fried rice. Delicious flavour but had 1 crab for 2 people to share. I get more in an entree elsewhere so this was a bit stingy. Otherwise we loved the food and would return with the hope of a more pleasant greeting and table position.

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LisaQ
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food & cocktails with a fun yet busy environment

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StephT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome vibe! Great R&B tunes playing to accompany the delicious cocktails and phenomenal food. A very cool place with very reasonably priced food- the “feed me” option was great value.

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JodyW
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great to eat at the new location. Service was great

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Boswella
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has been my favorite restaurant in the CBD for 5 years. I take all visitors here, and the new place, while not as cozy, is very nice. Food is still excellent, service still very good. Keep doing what your doing and I'll keep coming!!

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CathieE
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time, great food, great place, great staff highly recommended

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LorC
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing & loved the new premises. We shared a number of dishes including Chicken Bao, Pad Thai & my absolute favourite, the Southside Curry. The lively atmosphere & great food makes this the perfect place for your next night out. I highly recommend Hochi Mama.

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MariaL
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

trip to melbourne

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down my favourite restaurant of 2021

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun & full of flavour. Excellent service and vibe

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Ydnew
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

We were here for lunch. The food was excellent but the courses came out very quickly. There needed to be a pause between the small and large dishes.
We did ask to slow down the dilivery but we're told the dishes were just about ready.
I understand they cater for a lot of theatre goers. In and out quick.
I think it would be a nice touch to ask if you are in a hurry.
Next time I will make it a priority to tell them to pause between courses

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Tulsi
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place.
Loved the food, service & ambience.
The only issue is it's a bit hard to locate but worth it.

TJ
TJeater
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great flavours, wide selection of choices, attentive and friendly service. Ideal for dinner between the Harry Potter sessions. As a family of four there was plenty to choose from and we all enjoyed the smalls and larges that were ordered.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Very western style Asian fusion.
Everything was fried and very sweet

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Very sad about the move to little burke street. Missing the warmth and interaction with staff, feels a bit like a food hall.

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LauriB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. Looking forward to going back.

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Alex
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great options and adored having the meal specials to share between you and friends. Always a winner here will always consistently return.

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Isobel
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

This was our second time ay Hochi Mama CBD, and it was just as good as the first. The Hungry combo of 2 entrees, 2 mains and a side is perfect and we are yet to choose any dish that wasn't supurb. My only note is that we opted to have some dessert and it took an hour to come out after we had ordered it. The place was busy, and we didn't have anywhere to be - but in contrast to the amazingly swift delivery of entree/mains, it was a bit disconcerting. Nevertheless, have already made plans to return with friends!

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegan options in the newly reopened venue. Great flavours, choices and value for money. Staff were attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely be back 🤩🤩

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DerekW
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always loved this place. Good value, friendly staff, very tasty foods. The new venue is absolutely beautiful too. Definitely will be back again soon.

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KellieM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!! The food was amazing as always. Red Wedding is the greatest cocktail going around.

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KerryD
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Flavoursome dishes, some a touch spicy so keep in mind when viewing the menu. Quite a noisy eatery indoors however outside seating is on offer.

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 281 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.