Hochi Mama

4.6
63 reviews
$40 and under
Asian
Hochi Mama was the God Mother of all aspiring street artists and rappers in the early 90's. 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. Our ‘Me Hungry Now’ deal priced at $34.50 per person allows for a great value dining experience; everything is designed to be shared, meaning you can order a hell of a lot of food and get a taste of everything.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlyssaT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and good value. Would definitely go back again.

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NessZ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual, one of my favourite restaurants and they didn’t disappoint.

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Mindy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! A gem!
Very accommodating for dietary requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so welcoming and ensured we were always happy and served promptly! Our food came at a very quick pace which was great and it all tasted amazing! Highly recommend 👌🏽

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LucasH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Order was never processed to start with. Waited over an hour to receive nothing but Philip noticed from the bar and saved the day.

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RobM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very quick value for money spot on

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HayleyM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service as always was amazing!! i love coming here, was a bit surprised that the seating time was only an hour and 15mins. Apart from that was amazing will be back very very soon :)

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OliviaD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, the wait staff were interesting. Food was amazing. Quick too!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We were initially greeted and seated
by one waitress at 6:45pm and were advised we had a 90 minute sitting from when we sat down. The food was delivered quickly and was delicious but we were served by a different waitress who made us feel rushed and made our dining experience less enjoyable. 50 minutes into our supposed 90 minute sitting she told us we had 10 minutes left of our booking and that we needed to leave... we were out of the restaurant at only 60 minutes into our booking.

I have dined at Ho Chi Mama a number of times but this was a very disappointing experience. Although I have raved about my previous dining experience here, this time round I'd say the food is wonderful but don't think I could speak highly about the service we had...

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was lovely and came out super fast, great value for money

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ChaS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety on the menu.. tastes great.. reasonably priced..loved the massaman curry n cashew chicken stir fry..

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Geoffrey
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing didn't not enjoy the 9.00pm sit when we had to order by 9.30pm.Couple of us ran late so I was constantly under pressure from the staff to place orders by 9.30.when 9.25 rolled around we were told we must order as kitchen is about to close.Being under pressure I over ordered,making sure I didn't under order.boys were not happy with $1000 bill.

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ChrissieK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

This was my second time and was pretty disappointed since the first time was amazing.
4 of us had the table for 75min, which we understand, however they came to us every 10 min telling us to leave or nudging is to leave.
Would’ve been better if in the last 10-20min you let us know instead of bugging us and ruining the mood.
The usual taking plates away when we weren’t finished and just making us uncomfortable for our 75min.
It was an expensive and uncomfortable experience

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LaurenT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food with full flavours. Friendly service.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, amazing tasting and looking drinks, really friendly service, the vibe was so nice, really artsy and colourful interior. Food came out super quick, close to 5 mins after we ordered the food started coming out.

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NigelThornberry
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location and no complaints. Special props to the guy wearing the shirt with watermelons on it, love it hehe

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Nicki
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Friendly staff, good atmosphere, food was average.

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AmyS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and great food. Super happy with how fast the staff cleaned the tables and let us into our booking. Great little waiting area, super impressed by the food - plates are perfect for sharing for all group sizes.

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steph
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, cocktails aswell and cant wait to go back thanks!!

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DebF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is absolutely value for money and complete deliciousness!

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NicolaR
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always happy with the food, service and ambience of HoChi Mama. The banquet deal is such great value for money and an excellent option if you want to share the generous mains. The Golden Gaytime ice cream with the donut-like bao is an absolute treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Asian fusion with a kick of spice.

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ClareeceN
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was next level and reasonably priced! The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. Our waitress helped us pick all our choices as we were being extremely indecisive because everything looked amazing! The bao is a must try. We will definitely be back. 10/10

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SharonH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great cocktails delicious food excellent service. one of our favourite places to eat in the city can’t wait to go back thank you ho chi mama 😊

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JonathanF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and awesome vegan options in addition to non-vegan.
Waiting staff could be a little more friendly and attentive, not bad but not something to rave about.
One of my favourite asian-fusion restaurants in Melbourne, highly recommended.

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Lovo
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of delicious food. Awesome service and atmosphere

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MayalenP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, the food is delicious and good cocktails too.

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Jaylen
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall the experience was great however the only thing we noticed that was unpleasant was the service as staff seemed to be constantly watching us but will definitely back

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food! The service wasn’t that great, a 10 person table arrived well after my 2 friends and I did and they got seated almost straight away, while we had to wait a good 15 minutes for a table (with a booking).

Would definitely recommend the Pad Thai, it is soo delicious! The coconut rice is also a winner. It is so creamy and tasty. Will be coming back

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Roxychikjen
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, let us take our food home with us as we weren’t able to finish it in the allocated 1 hour dining time. Service was excellent

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Kash
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to place in Melbourne, love the food and atmosphere. Very reasonable

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MissusS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Will surely come back for more.

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LyndelY
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, incredible cocktails, relaxed aatmosphere and fun staff. Couldn't fault our casual team dinner at Hochi Mama's. Will be back for sure!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely visit again, food was sensational

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MarvN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice! Had a lovely date!
Great vibe and food, just watch the spice level on some dishes for those that are weak to chilli!

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ShanelleW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Had a booking for six people inside at 7pm. This was an eighty minute seating. Arrived early and told to walk down the street at return later. Finally seated at twenty past seven outside which was not our preference.

At eight pm given a ten minute warning that our seating was to be finished at 20:10. This was before all the main had even arrived on the table and one of the starters was still not out. Complained that we were seated late so we should still have our 80 mins.

Told we could leave at 20:30. All mains and delayed starter arrived by 20:15. Given our warning five minutes later.

Rushed with bill.

Poor to very poor evening despite the tasty food.

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Tarsh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food is delicious every time and it’s great value for money - we love the ‘me hungry now deal’!

However, sad to say we were disappointed with the service during our last visit. We had to request cutlery, napkins, dessert menus and they never checked in with us to see how we were going. We had to constantly wave down a waiter for top ups of drinks and side dishes etc. Would have expected more considering the limited dining capacity atm.

But.... we’ll still be back for the food 😋

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GabrielleM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time food was delicious staff were lovely! Couldn’t recommend it more

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KassandraL
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! I keep thinking about the fried chicken! Was amazing food! Highly recommend

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RaduM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out incredibly fast and was so delicious, staff were super lovely and helpful, and for the money I paid I cant believe how good the food was. Heaps of really good vegan options too.

FAQs

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

Hochi Mama is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Hochi Mama does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hcmkitchen.com.au/vouchers#buy.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.