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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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“bao” (86 reviews)
“salmon ceviche” (14 reviews)
“coconut rice” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
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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1 - 10 of 860 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

the food here was awesome, not overcomplicated, just simple and very good. a spacial mention also to the margarita which was great. good casual service, good prices. we'll be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Baltram_7
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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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 yesterday

Visited for Lunch as a group and staff where very accommodating. Great food for the price, love the menu options and good serving sizes. Will definitely coming back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elizan26
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for dinner, very busy -service was very fast and could not fault food. Would definitely go again -prices for food very reasonable

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maree U
Reviewed yesterday

Have visited several times as a group, food is excellent, tasty and good size servings. The restaurant can be noisy as it is small but this is really a reflection of the style for casual eatery. Enjoy the pork buns and other menu has lots...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lisa_melbournetoeur
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Hochi Mama on a Sunday evening with friends, it was the highest rated restaurant in the neighbourhood we were staying in Being a top 10 restaurant in the city I half expected a fine dining restaurant but didn’t get time to research enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dheeraj M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited as a solo traveller on a Friday night. Sat at the bar counter and was made to feel very welcome. Cleo in particular was fantastic, very passionate about different parts of the menu. Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Salomon cerviche is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greg971p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the atmosphere at the restaurant and the food matched it. We did the “me hungry now” special and found it to be a great value and easy way to sample several dishes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobinP2474
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the starters. Larger meals were nice, but the smaller fare was exceptional. The salmon ceviche was so good we ordered a second round before dessert. Also loved the scallops, prawns, chicken bao and prawn dumplings. Couldn’t say a bad word about any...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Megsy13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here after getting sick of waiting in line to put our name down for a table at Chin Chin. The host was great and managed to fit us in immediately. Each of the wait staff was super attentive despite the fact it was absolutely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KayP428
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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Questions & Answers
24 November 2018|
Response from C8689CWjennys | Reviewed this property |
actually i'm not sure but you could call the restaurant to find out
Jen H
18 October 2018|
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Response from annoddnikrud | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely vegetarian options available.
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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