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Hochi Mama

€€ - €€€Asian, Thai, Fusion
11-15 Liverpool St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 2285
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
11-15 Liverpool St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Hidden Laneway Gem
"good vietnameses/thai food in a buzzing restaurant then give it a go"
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2. Food Simply Astonishing
"Everything was fresh and tasty"
Sam C
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3. Real Cocktail Bartenders
" Icy cold Saigon Bia & delicious fresh Vietnamese inspired food"
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Reviewed today

Been to the restaurant several times now and can't get better value anywhere then the 'Me Hungry Now' menu! Spoiled for choice with the options, the friendly staff are always happy to give you their expert opinions, our server Cleo was spot on, and we...More

Thank wheec001
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Outstanding feed hidden away in one of Melbourne's many little side streets. The give away was the constant crowd later in the evenings and loads of people coming away with smiles and rubbing their bellies. We finally swooped in and found out what all the...More

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HochiMamaPR, Owner at Hochi Mama, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you so much for this amazing review!! we hope to see you back soon!!

Reviewed today via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and our waitress Cleo was helpful & patient with our kids. Highly recommend!

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place really bounces. The wait staff really could not have been more helpful or friendly and there’s a lot of noise from people having a good time. The share special is an obvious and excellent choice and the cost is very reasonable.

Thank Warren D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience and made even better with our lovey waiter Morgan. Gave us a great rundown and went with his recommendations and worth it 😆

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed yesterday

My mums group dined here and they were very kind to cater for us despite the gaggle of kids. It's a very tasty spot for lunch and I'm sure dinner service is great too but leave the kids at home for that one! It's busy,...More

Thank jessiespotter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most memorable part of my experience was the delicious food and cocktails. Proving that HoChiMama had done their job well. I cannot fault any dish. And each dish was presented beautifully and of enough quantity. Our waitress Cleo was friendly and knowledgeable with excellent...More

Thank Aimee P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a buzzing place, great food recommended by Morgan who looked after us. Great service, food and value for money. Will return next time in Melbourne

Thank Lobinqld
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were well looked after by Cleo as we had our pre-theatre meal but we were all somewhat underwhelmed by the food. With the exception of the sashimi and the pork croquette, the dishes were surprisingly bland. Sitting outside was Ok but not particularly comfortable...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this a few weeks ago for my birthday but when we showed up we were seated on one of those mini tables that was pushed up side by side with another 4 or 5 of them so we were elbows touching with strangers...More

Thank Shelbibeau
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Rosanne G
8 August 2018|
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Response from holidaysarei | Reviewed this property |
I think possibly too small an area, plus if busy the noise level can get high. Food though is fantastic
25 July 2018|
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Response from Lynne P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do either but I would double check
15 August 2017|
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Response from Westyone2 | Reviewed this property |
It is licenced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-15 Liverpool St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 2285
  • E-mail
Located in an iconic Melbourne laneway, Hochi Mama is a fun and relaxed restaurant/bar serving up modern Vietnamese-inspired street food. Expect interesting interpretations of traditional classics, as well as more contemporary Asian Fusion menu items. In the bar, highly-experienced mixologists offer an exciting cocktail menu designed especially to compliment the food. Located near ample parking, trains and trams.
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