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Mama Le, Kensington, AU-VIC

Mama Le

4.6
4.6
121 Reviews
$40 and under
Vietnamese
Mama Le Restaurant is the best of mums cooking with a modern twist. This hidden gem is across multiple levels with modern decor with lots of luscious plants, neons and artwork. While Mama's serving up her Vietnamese asian fusion dishes, Rebel's Bar will keep you happy with all the cocktails.

This new venue is a MUST on your next night out. Perfect spot for an intimate dinner or catch up with friends and family. This multi level venue can accomodate functions for a cheeky party.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8488 9288
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Casual dining experience
  • Private party facilities
    Rebel Bar can host private events. Birthdays, bridal showers, engagements can be hosted at Mama's. Seated and cocktail style events can be catered.
  • Area
    Kensington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 57 <br />Kensington Station <br />New Market Station <br />Macaulay station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mama Feed Me!!

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let Mama feed you with our Vietnamese fusion banquet for $60 per person. This is made up of our most popular dishes from our à la carte menu. You'll get an assortment of smalls and larger dishes to share. Vegan banquet available. Minimum 2 people.
    Mama Feed Me!! photo
  • Express Lunch Menu Fri

    Multiple dates available
    Grab fresh Banh mi baguettes and vermicelli bowls at mama's. New express lunch menu available on Friday

Offers

  • Mama's Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Sat - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Come join us for happy hour daily - $15 Cocktails $7 House Wine $7 Tap Schooners

    Mama's Happy Hour! photo
  • $15 Margaritas at Mama's

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Enjoy $15 margs at Mama Le all night on Thursdays.

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Lively

121 Reviews
  1. MelissaK

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and the food was really tasty, would definitely go back

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  2. PetraD

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and ambience. Some dishes were really great and others less do but overall really good.

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  3. Eric

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great experience for a family dinner Noise level rather high

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  4. DanielaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new favourite restaurant! The feed me menu is delicious and amazing value.

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  5. SamanthaN

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner, lovely friendly service and great selection of dishes, will be back soon

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  6. Virginia

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food!!. At times they seem to be a little too busy and not as attentive as they should be..Please do yourself a favour and go here you wont regret it.

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  7. RebeccaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing vibes, amazing service. Can’t wait to go back again

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  8. Sima

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable & entertaining menu. Had a great night out with friends! The dishes were tasty & had great presentation. So great to have something this distinctive in Kensington precinct. Thanks

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  9. KristyA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and the Feed Me menu outstanding value. Great drinks and spaces. The service for drinks was slow although I highly recommend this place for groups as we had a table of 13 and everyone enjoyed the evening.

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  10. LaurenT

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious as always, unfortunately drink service was very slow. We would have ordered more drinks but ran out of time. Won’t deter us from returning though, great restaurant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here a few times and Mama Lee never disappoints! The food is always super delicious and fresh. Whatever you get off the menu is fragrant and tasty. Whoever I bring here either friends or family, they always love the atmosphere and are super impressed ! Would highly recommend to anyone that loves Asian fusion food.

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  12. NicoF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Will definitely be coming back!

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  13. FionaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ll admit that I did have high expectations for this place but I did not expect the service to be so slow and dismissive and then mixing up our order without any apology. When the food came out it didn’t come with the correct cutlery and when asked we were made to feel like we were making a fuss.
    Mama LeResponded on 20 September 2023
    Hi Fiona, Thank you for your feedback. We're disappointed to hear about this experience you and we will be reviewing this with our team. Apologies for the experience you had with us.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great atmosphere and excellent vibe. Food was reasonably priced with the exception perhaps of the Chicken Schnitty Gua Bao ($9 per piece), if I was being really pedantic. The staff were very warm and friendly, and were attentive throughout the meal. Would definitely recommend to locals and it’s a favourite when we are entertaining guests.
    Mama LeResponded on 20 September 2023
    Thank you for your review we're so glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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  15. SaskiaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The feed me menu was so so delicious! A perfect amount of food came out and at a great pace!
    Mama LeResponded on 20 September 2023
    Thanks Saskia! We love this feedback :)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING food and The Golden Child cocktail is delicious!!

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  17. Betty

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant decor was really nice and music was great. The food was nice.

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  18. Lisav

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was extremely impressed with Mama Le. Consistently delicious food as well as great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend trying out this hidden gem.

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  19. julieh

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to this restaurant twice and will be back. The food is delicious and staff are very friendly. Both times, we have asked to be moved from our table on the 3rd level due to the sound being very loud and unable to hold a conversation. Our new table on the 2nd level was so much better, and staff were happy to oblige on both occasions.

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  20. SergeO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with amazing food. Very good service from staff. Very recommendable.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Fantastic service. Loved every minute of it!!

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  22. SmileyF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were very lovely and attentive. The cocktails were great, nice and strong. The food wasn’t the best but the vibe made up for it.

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  23. JoNew

    NT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! Great food and the atmosphere is really cool

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  24. RhysM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really yummy food and excellent cocktails. The bao bun was a highlight!

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  25. ShyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff greeted us and congratulated us as requested upon arrival as it was a celebration dinner. Thank you. The food and drinks were great. Service from staff was a bit slow as we had to ask to be served a few times for both food and drinks but they did check in on us once our food arrived. Would have preferred to sit up stairs but was not sure if that was an option as I could book that on the app.

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  26. ChathuraJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love the food and the ambiance. Very helpful staff .

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  27. NatD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Mama Lee. We had seen it come up in our Instagram feed a few times and living relatively local, we wanted to go try it out. It is only a small restaurant but that is a benefit as it's not too noisy. Also, as it's out of the main street, there was no issues finding a car park out the front. The staff were really friendly. We ordered a banquet so we could try their favourite items. We loved everything. The only thing I would change is getting the heaviest part of the banquet last (Curry Chicken with Rice). By this time we were getting full and although it was fabulous, I think we were too full to enjoy the meal properly. Whilst I don't think Sticky Date Pudding is a Vietnamese staple, it was absolutely delicious for dessert. I'd have it again We will absolutely be back for more meals with Mama Le.

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  28. ItsCakedOn

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great afterwork place to catch up for Happy Hour!!!!

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  29. NaomiC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The best, BEST sticky date pudding you'll ever have! The "crumb" is to die for YUMMO! Pork Bao was delicious, cocktails perfect and simply the yummiest vego fried rice - will be back!.

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  30. France

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to mama Le 3 times and the food and service is always beautiful. The golden child cocktail was the best cocktail I’ve ever had and the food was fresh and flavourful.

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  31. DanielaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great service...beautiful setting. Will be back!

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  32. StuR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, fabulous wine, good food. Service could have been a little faster. Would go again!
    Mama LeResponded on 23 March 2023
    Hi Stu, Thank you for your review and feedback. Will take this on board and can't wait to have you back!

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  33. NatalieC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and we will definitely return. The food was delicious, the cocktails, different and tasty!
    Mama LeResponded on 23 March 2023
    Hi Natalie, this feedback has made our day! Can't wait to have you back.

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  34. DNik

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Will be back for sure - highly recommend.
    Mama LeResponded on 2 March 2023
    Hi Dragana, Thank you so much for your kind review and loved to hear you enjoyed it! Will see you next time.

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  35. Anne

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Outstanding cocktails. Really efficient service. Nice vibe. Reasonably priced.
    Mama LeResponded on 27 January 2023
    Hi Anne, Thank you for your review! See you next time!

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  36. KirstenS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were busy when we were there and there were delays with the food and drink, which didn’t impact us at all as we got to focus on the dishes as they came and enjoy them individually. The ambience was lovely, the service friendly and the food absolutely delicious. My only minor critique is that I find QR code menus are a bit impersonal, I like to engage with waiters, but possibly a personal preference.

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  37. LindaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fresh, beautiful food at a great price point. Fast becoming a firm favourite.

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  38. Jenfa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a great atmosphere. Lovely to have a few cocktails and share some plates with friends.

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  39. AnneK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Local to us. Lovely staff. But the food was very disappointing and overpriced for what it was.
    Mama LeResponded on 5 December 2022
    Hi Anne, We are disappointed to hear about your experience. We would love to discuss further with you. If you would like please send us an email. Thank you.

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  40. LaurenT

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, fun vibes and music. Staff are very friendly.
    Mama LeResponded on 5 December 2022
    Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your kind review and loved to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mama Le using the Order Online button. Mama Le also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8488 9288.

Mama Le is rated 4.6 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mama Le

31 Stubbs St, Kensington, AU-VIC 3031

Additional information

  • Area
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 57 Kensington Station New Market Station Macaulay station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 8488 9288
  • Catering
    Casual dining experience
  • Private party facilities
    Rebel Bar can host private events. Birthdays, bridal showers, engagements can be hosted at Mama's. Seated and cocktail style events can be catered.
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