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Hochi Mama

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"
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" Icy cold Saigon Bia & delicious fresh Vietnamese inspired food"
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Reviewed today

We went to Hochi Mama last Saturday night as 2 couple and were lucky enough to get a walk in after about a 10 min wait. The other couple hadn’t been to the city for a night out for a while and were blown away...More

Thank 970colini
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Reviewed February 8, 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 February 11, 2018

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

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was delicious, we had great service by Cleo. Lovely authentic. Little Vibrant Hidden Gem. Would definitely recommend.

Thank GrandTour658353
Reviewed yesterday

We had an early evening get together here recently and chose the banquet menu. All the food was delivered in a very efficient manner and was of a very good quality. A complimentary selection of spicy and savoury sauces such as those in cheaper Asian...More

Thank En W
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic place to eat. Clean, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Terrific value and wide variety of dishes. It was our first time we had Vietnamese and we were all really impressed. We sat outside and the heaters are well placed. Morgan was terrific!

Thank 10,077,321
Reviewed yesterday

Food was great, actually pretty reasonably priced for $30 each for the feed me menu. Recommend upgrading to whole fish. We were catching up with 4 friends. Had to wait for a table but had a drink nearby first. Morgan our waiter was great, not...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time at Hochi Mama and it was great!Food was delish and service fantastic - thanks Morgan. Definitely reccomend

Thank AlishaS105
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Superb find. Thai/ Vietnamese fusion was brilliant. Best value meal. Sushimi, massaman lamb curry, and pork belly dishes were outstanding. Very friendly helpful waiter Morgan made our stay perfect. Thanks to all. Will be back again

Thank Robert19659
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food, friendly staff, cosy location - just what we were looking for. Thank you Cleo for the beautiful service, you really went above and beyond. Would happily come here next time we visit.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Can not fault our experience and service, this was all due to Morgan who was looking after us the whole night. The food and ambiance was amazing, especially the baos. Will definitely return.

Thank paulanguyen2018
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
August 8, 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
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Lynne P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do either but I would double check
August 14, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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
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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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