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Hochi Mama CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC
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Hochi Mama CBD

4.5
4.5
1897 reviews
$A40 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

19:00


Booked 140 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, 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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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Experiences

  • Mama's Feast!

    A$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

    A$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!
  • Favourites' Banquet!

    A$69.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 'Favourite's Banquet' offers you the complete array of Mama's culinary repertoire - a banquet-style feast fit for kings and queens with smaller and larger dishes spread 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! Add to the fun with a dessert each for only $5 more, and chuck on a bottle of wine from the outset to get the party started!

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What 1,897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly staff. “Feed me now” deal very recommendable and good value for the food quality. Great cocktails and large mocktail options. Lots of vegetarian choices as well. We had a great night. Thank you
  2. DG

    DeanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Too much food all at once no room on table barely enough room to eat.. had to wait 20 minutes until table had cleared from my actual booking time to leave us standing out front on the sidewall. Food and service was fantastic.
  3. S

    Sscc

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and customer service was amazing despite how busy the restaurant was. Staff were amazing!
  4. SS

    SSSS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place, great vibe. Very busy but food was out in no time. Dimly light ambiance and very busy bar
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, food & service
  6. NF

    NickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always, great with allergies, they bring out a separate menu, same with vegan food. Very accomodating, willing to substitute and remove elements. Amazing cocktails and amazing service.
  7. BA

    BrentA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Beef ribs on the menu was just one beef rib, so really need to take the s off Ribs.
  8. C

    Chai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service ☺️ The staff is very friendly
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and happy staff member.
  10. B

    Berenice

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We booked a large table for a group and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a nice time and followed dietary requirements closely. It was a great diner, thank you to the CBD staff!
  11. JM

    JunMar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value and the food quality was excellent, the food portions was generous.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I booked myself a table to have a nice dinner! But to start with the person who I first talked to said the table wasn’t ready on time and was pretty rude with no apology offered. They finally offered me a table but then just ten minutes later they asked me to change my table to accommodate a couple, which was very disappointing. The table they gave me was on an obscure corner where it was even difficult to catch the attention of waiters. I guess they don’t appreciate the art of dining as a single person as I do! Food quality wasn’t as good as previously. The place was very busy though and to be fair another kind waitress came later and was very apologetic offering me a drink, however I just wanted to get out of there as soon as I could 🙁
  13. S

    Sals

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Extremely disappointing service. We were seated at the bar on arrival where we tried valiantly to catch the attention of ANY of the three bar staff to order two expensive cocktails. After circa ten minutes we took a proactive approach to requesting an expensive cocktail and were greeted with nothing short of disdain. It was almost comical. The expensive cocktails then took another 10 minutes to be prepared (which was perfectly acceptable) but then delivered to us with more disdain. After meeting our clients and being shown to our (very nice) table we were practically forced to order within 5 minutes of sitting down. The 10 dishes we ordered arrived so swiftly we barely had time to chew. Approximately one hour and fifteen minutes into our lovely evening we were asked if we would like any more wine. Yes please that would be lovely! Another bottle was procured. Fifteen minutes later we were asked to vacate the table as our 90 minutes were up and the next guests for our table were already waiting at the bar! With nowhere to go and each with a full glass of wine, we were left to try and solve this problem ourselves, which we did by attempting to negotiate with the next customers ourselves so as not to waste our precious wine. The Maître de eventually acknowledged our predicament and swapped us for seats at the bar but it was all too hard, too rushed and we honestly we didn’t feel welcome. Food was amazing and a great vibe but we won’t be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    The food was very inconsistent… too much sauce for the entree Lamb in the massaman curry is tough and dry Fish has not enough sauce
  15. B

    Bendnit

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful fun loud place. Food was very good with lots of options.
  16. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Fab Chinese new year celebrations with gragon dance and firecrackers. Great food and atmosphere.
  17. D

    Daniel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    We had a booking during chinese new year so they had music and dancers come through which was cool for the first few minutes, but given the band decdied to come inside and didn't seem to understand you need to play a little bit quieter, the 5 of us who happened to be sitting next to them ended up getting deafened and had our food delayed by 10 minutes after the first person got their food, so we couldn't chat, couldn't eat, until they finally left. Not exactly a good experience, good food though.
  18. C

    Clarkie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were outside on Lunar New Year and loved the atmosphere and liveliness. We never felt neglected by staff even though we were on the street, the food was abundant and delicious.
  19. A

    Andy

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, energetic funky vibe, great value for money.
  20. IB

    IsaacB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience, priced ok, service was exceptional. One of our dishes was average (Chewy) but overall a great spot
  21. AP

    AshP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from start to end, delicious food with lots of options and quick to come out. Venue and ambiance is great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday celebration
  23. A

    Ashleigh

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and super helpful staff. Definitely go for the feed me option
  24. M

    Marianne

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating to our group who were challenging. Added an extra seat for us. service was great along with food and drink.
  25. MH

    MeganeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Mama's feast to share between 6 of us, they adapted the menu for a veggie and a fish allergy, we had sooo much food to share, huge value for money, great and friendly service, yummy cocktails, etc. We had a great time.
  26. TB

    TonyB

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Nice ambience
  27. AM

    AniM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per usual the was amazing! One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Good vibe, great food deals and excellent service. 10/10 would recommend! 😊
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food and wonderful waitress
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, could not fault anything
  30. AV

    AnnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food best dessert we have ever had! Cocktails were great too.
  31. CL

    CoreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fresh, fast, and fantastic. The service was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catching up with old friends
  33. NB

    NaomiB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food and cocktail was good. We didn’t like being told how much time we had to eat… not very welcoming.
  34. ST

    SteveT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I went out with my wife for a special evening . But unfortunatly the food wasn't special at all . We ordered the Tuna Tartare which was just tuna diced and bit veggie diced . There was no flavour what so ever . Very Boring. My wife and myself are chefs and longtime in that industry. Than we ordered the Penang style curry and Beef Ribs. Beef ribs were good but just a bit too salty. And the curry didnt had anything from Penang Curry but was ok. Than we ordered as a side Roti with satay sauce. The satay sauce was bad. It tasted just like peanut butter with cocnut cream .
  35. LC

    LouiseC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food, great atmosphere, friendly staff
  36. LS

    LeeS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, wish you had a restaurant in Sydney. We would def be there more often!
  37. AP

    AnonymousPB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Staff seemed under pressure and although helpful to sime extent were rushing around alot.
  38. L

    Lois

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food that caters for a wide variety of dietaries. I really love how flexible the menu is. We were a group of 3 and some of the dishes had only 2 portions and for a small fee we could add another portion
  39. ST

    StavT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to get back there! :)
  40. LD

    LDav

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Never got one meal and one came out well after others were finished with theirs so half of us had dinner and half didn't at any given time. Wouldn't want to repeat that experience.

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 4.5 stars by 1897 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 booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 140 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, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • 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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