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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama CBD

4.6
4.6
1382 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 127 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 2285

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Harwood Lane

  • Parking Details

    Wilsons Parking at the top of Bourke Street is the best and closest parking amenity for patrons to Hochi Mama CBD!

  • Public Transit

    We're right behind Princes Theatre and the tram route 86/96 stops right out front on Spring Street!<br />Also walking distance from Parliament Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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Experiences

  • Feed Me Now

    $42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The trademark of Mama’s dining experience is the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering! Patrons can bask in all the zingy and fiery flavours in Mama’s repertoire – indulging in a selection of our drool-worthy smaller, larger, and sides dishes – for an affordable spend per diner! Peruse the latest selection of Mama’s delectable dishes available either à la carte or included in the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering!.
  • Mama's Feast!

    $59.50 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!
  • Vegan Banquet

    $59.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Mama loves to cater for all her of children's needs, so she went and created a brand new VEGAN BANQUET! For $59.50, you can satisfy all of your vege needs with this jam packed, hochi-liscious, vegan ensemble which contains our best animal-product free dishes. In this banquet, you will indulge in betel leaf bites, rice paper rolls, green tea tofu bao, D.I.Y vegan duck wraps, tradition al Chinese broccoli, southside curry, cashew stir fry, mango sticky rice, gaytime bao and sweet & sour vegan duck. Please note, this offering is easily amendable for all guests with various dietary requirements, tastes and preferences; we can make it the way you want and like!

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What 1,382 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

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  1. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was excellent and welcome warm. My only comment would be that it can be a little hard to pay! Hardly a serious gripe! Thanks.
  2. SR

    SophieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hochi Mama is amazing. Cocktails were to die for! Had many on the menu …. The food was just as good, the duck crisps My favourite. Will definitely be back to try more
  3. SH

    SharonH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great vibe and delicious food. The Vietnamese Espresso Martini is a must
  4. a

    aaaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    staff, food and vibes were amazing <33333333333333
  5. NG

    NathanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Some of the best Asian food and cocktails I've ever had!
  6. B

    Bebe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food excellent & staff great but it is very noisy.
  7. SB

    StephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue. Great service from bubbly and friendly staff. Wonderful food!
  8. TB

    TashB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food to share. Great non-alcoholic drink menu was a nice surprise
  9. SH

    ShaeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening, food was delicious and Lila was very accomodating and friendly.
  10. BR

    BrittanyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Food came out quickly. Would go again!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Just a little rushed But awesome otherwise
  12. JC

    JuliaC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The tuna tartare was the most delicrious meal I have had in a very long time.
  13. LR

    LitaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Horrible service ever Never think to go back First I try to made a booking over the phone but been advised to do it online just because they were too busy or call back some other time So I made a reservation online but few days later I need to modify the booking so I rang again … staff who answer the call advised that’s need to be done online not over the phone. Actually I tried to explain that there is a message said “ modify this reservation please call “ Once we arrived at the venue I suggested that we have more people than what we book … the manager wasn’t happy abt it but what else can I do ?
  14. JH

    JaiH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Hochi Mama and the 'Feed Me Now' options is fantastic value. It's a great way to try multiple things off the menu and there's plenty of food so you leave feeling satisfied. Very dish was delicious and we couldn't fault it.
  15. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I had high expectations for Hochi Mama but the service let us down on a moderately busy Tuesday night. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt as perhaps they were short staffed. Booked a week ahead of time. We "discovered" the menu's by turning over our placemats about 10min after we were seated. Table water and alcoholic drinks weren't served until we waved someone down and asked for them and that was half way through our mains (about the same time when our second two side orders turned up). The late stubby of beer was warm - not sure how that's possible in a vibrant and bust restaurant. Can't fault the food at all and I'll probably return to give it another go, but then again Melbourne dining has so much to offer
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The food was super good. The service was just ridiculous.
  17. JO

    JulieO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the service was second to none! Brilliant dining experience- we’ll be back
  18. NK

    NicK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They kept forgetting our drinks but then at the end had the dunks on the bills multiple times. Was resolved by removing the cost but would have preferred to get the drink
  19. TM

    ToriM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 20mins early for our booking, we were seated straight away and had been moved indoors from outside which was great in the winter weather. Vegan food was amazing, cocktails fun and yummy. Thank you!
  20. KT

    KerriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, super friendly, and service was amazing. Keep up the good work :)
  21. GM

    GinaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food but they forgot to order one of our main meals.
  22. J

    Jono

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my family and had an amazing dinner that filled us right up, a lot of food but just the right amount! We were amazed at how fast the food came out and the waitstaff’s attentiveness to clear empty plates very promptly. Definitely would come back again!
  23. BT

    BelindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accomodating for pre-show dining. Amazing food, friendly helpful staff.
  24. EM

    ElizabethM

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food in a vibrant space. Efficient service. Especially loved the Bhan Mi
  25. SS

    SimerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food. Many vegetarian/vegan options. A bit pricy but worth the money.
  26. HG

    HeatherG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Busy at 6 on a Tuesday, shows how popular and deservedly so. Great food and atmosphere and so close to theatres.
  27. TS

    TinkerS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and great ambiance. i highly recomend
  28. N

    Neba

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night! The food was incredible and the wait team were so lovely! I’d heard so much hype and this place definitely delivered! I’ll be back for sure! 10/10
  29. EB

    EddyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and atmosphere were great. Staff were great. The place was buzzing but noisy. The food was delivered to the table at irregular intervals.
  30. S

    Scarlett

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! I keep coming back and bringing everyone know because it’s so good and the service is excellent Thanks Hochi Mamas!
  31. MT

    MarjorieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing! I would definitely come back
  32. w

    weelittleman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service was great. didn't have to wait long for our food or drinks at all.
  33. KT

    KimT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was lovely, and the Feed Me option was good value. The restaurant was funky and vibrant, and quite noisy and tables close together, so not exactly an intimate experience. Service was friendly but clearly short staffed and wait times for first drink was too long (but given staff shortages everywhere, I’m not criticising this, just know to expect a wait). Overall a very nice dining experience with quality and tasty food.
  34. MW

    MarkW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bloody delicious, can’t wait to go back. Fantastic service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Dined at the bar. Cocktails were amazing and food was delicious
  36. AD

    AliciaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food tasted amazing and great value for money. Noise level was very loud, struggled to hear each other speak but apart from that great place.
  37. JJ

    JoanneJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous food and service but a bit disappointed about the short sitting time of 1.5 hours, we would have enjoyed it more without being rushed out
  38. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Feed Me Option is fantastic especially for a group of people, you get to try a few things so it’s great!! Also its totally worth the price! The duck curry was delish with the right amount of spice but maybe if serving a duck leg put it in a plate not a narrow bowl that you don’t have room to strip the meat in. Also a small bowl of rice for four people doesn’t quite seem like enough. Would still go back despite these two faults - food was yummy!!!
  39. C

    Craig

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Definitely would return with friends
  40. LS

    LourS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were a little late for our reservation but it was unnecessary for the waitress to remind us every 5 minutes how long we had the table for. Food was good but the rushed experience was a disappointment.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Hochi Mama CBD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9078 2285.

Hochi Mama CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 1382 OpenTable diners.

Hochi Mama CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 127 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hochi Mama CBD

35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Harwood Lane

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Wilsons Parking at the top of Bourke Street is the best and closest parking amenity for patrons to Hochi Mama CBD!

  • Public Transit

    We're right behind Princes Theatre and the tram route 86/96 stops right out front on Spring Street!Also walking distance from Parliament Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9078 2285

  • Catering

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

  • Private party facilities

    Any private events or large party booking - please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au

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