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Hochi Mama Richmond, Richmond, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama Richmond

4.6
4.6
495 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
After being the ‘life-of-the-party’ in downtown CBD for the last six years, Mama’s ready to kick-start another exciting new venture in the wild, wild East! And where better for this Tiger Mama to roar than the vibrant South-East Asian hub of flavour and culture that is Swan Street, Richmond!

Mama's second-coming will be servin' you Eastside excellence! – but this sequel is just as good as the original!

We’re beyond ecstatic to share this new space with the public and bring the Richmond tiger cubs some of Mama’s lovin’!

The trademark of Mama’s dining experience is the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering! Patrons can bask in all the zingy and fiery flavours in Mama’s repertoire – indulging in a selection of our drool-worthy smaller, larger, and sides dishes – for an affordable spend per diner at $39.50 each!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 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) 9077 5098

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au to liaise with our functions team regarding private function at the Hochi Mama 3121 venue.

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Cross Street

    Botherambo Street & Swan Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Take the Lildaydale, Frankston, Glen Waverley lines from Flinders Street Station and alight at Richmond Station. Hochi Mama 3121 is a 5 minute walk from the Station. Catch the 70 tram from Flinders Street Station and alight at Lennox Street/Swan Street Tram stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me Now!

    $42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The trademark of Mama’s dining experience is the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering! Patrons can bask in all the zingy and fiery flavours in Mama’s repertoire – indulging in a selection of our drool-worthy smaller, larger, and sides dishes – for an affordable spend per diner! Peruse the latest selection of Mama’s delectable dishes available either à la carte or included in the ‘Feed Me Now’ offering!
  • Vegan Banquet

    $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!
  • Mama's Feast!

    $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 3121. Beginning with 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 accommodate all dietary requirements. Keep the partying going with an additional dessert for $5 per person; nothing washes down an amazing banquet than a sweet sweet dessert.

What 495 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner City East

    Healthy

  • Inner City East

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City East

    Romance

  • Inner City East

    Special Occasions

  • Inner City East

    Most Booked

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  1. AB

    AlyB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the food was delicious, as were the cocktails! We'll be back for sure
  2. JR

    JoelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was impeccable. We ordered over 10 different dishes and couldnnot fault one of them. Incredibly refreshing to have such quality food across the board
  3. EB

    EmelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my partners 30th, they shouted us both a drink. The food is amazing everytime and caters to both vegan and non vegan diets! Service is awesome and the people are SO nice!! The portions are great too. Worth the visit. It's definitely going to be our go to dinner date spot.
  4. CD

    CDCe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great! Cool venue and a great place to go if there’s a group bc it is very loud. Only negative was that their glasses kept coming out dirty. So not sure if the rest of the dishes were clean or not????
  5. JP

    JessP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely experience however the worst chicken satay sticks I have ever had Full of fat
  6. PC

    PeterC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Felt bit uncomfortable being moved on within 2hours. We spent $280 at the restaurant and felt like we were being pushed out the door.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was mouth watering delicious!! Feed me menu is also such fantastic value for money. Service was excellent. 10/10, we will be back.
  8. MP

    MimmaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a lovely lunch , with some very fresh and tasty food ! Would highly reconned! Thank you
  9. FC

    FoodConsumer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Second time we've visited. Was a bit hit and miss this time around. Service was lacking - took a long time to bring out drink orders. Constantly had to get service staff's attention throughout the night for further drinks. Not once did they come to us without prompting. Tuna tartare, fried dumplings and pork belly bao were great. Unfortunately no beef ribs were available even though it was early (5:45pm). Pork hock was overcooked, dry and difficult to cut off the bone - not particularly pleasant to serve/share or eat. Ordered rice to share and was only presented with a small single serve between 5 which was no where near enough. Ordered an extra serve and waited 20 minutes before again following up with a waiter. Eventually came out, however by that time our food was cold. Southside chicken curry was nice but not great. Would go again, but now know a dish or two to avoid.
  10. MG

    MarisaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The curry was too sweet! Please add less sugar next time. The front door was left open which made the room cold!
  11. DS

    DeeS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overall was good, however they had sold out of the main meal I ordered despite our booking being at 6.15pm. The food was okay but brought out at strange intervals. I went with my partner and despite there only being 2 of us, they didn’t bring the meals out together and I had to wait a while for mine, until we eventually ended up asking where mine was, as we couldn’t even eat the meal together. My partners went cold waiting so he ended up eating most before mine came out, leaving me to eat on my own when it did. Despite that the overall atmosphere is good and the staff were nice
  12. R

    Racar12

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Staff greeting us on arrival at 5.15pm were not inviting. Older lady who was in charge of phone calls on the night came over to take our order and opened with “what do you want?” Will try CBD location next time to see if service is better. Would return for the food. It was delicious but only just hot enough.
  13. DM

    DMMS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff were terrific. Will certainly be back there again!
  14. A

    Aaaa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Feed me menu was worth it.
  15. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have been a vegetarian for 4 years now, and this restaurant hands down has the best vegetarian and vegan food in Melbourne. I've always hated tofu, but I fell in love with the green tea tofu bao. Amazing service, definitely coming back soon!
  16. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food at very affordable prices in a great ambience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and staff were very accommodating with some people who were running late
  18. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service in a vibrant restaurant with so much flavour and variety.
  19. BD

    BazzD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome tasty food. Quick, friendly service with zero attitude. We sat outside....the only slightly annoying thing, was the table was on a severe lean, so our drinks were sliding...but no big deal
  20. SG

    StephanieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food! Only we asked for take away for left overs and they said yes but didn’t do it. Had quite a lot of food left over so was disappointing not to have the left overs.
  21. NK

    NatK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ho Chi Mama is delicious. The Feed Me deal is great value for 2ppl. You must try the prawn patty Sliders. The sitting time seems short but the food comes out promptly so u can eat and hit the many bars around the area. It gets busy so it’s best to book. It’s a good value, good food, casual but nice place.
  22. A

    Anon

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was nicely presented however it was difficult to see what was on the dish due to the Insufficient lighting. Our table was by the toilet door - this isn’t necessary and is a turn off. It’s an expensive meal for six when you don’t have a choice but to have a set menu. After the meal was served there was little attention to the table. It didn’t need to have a 2 hour reservation. On the whole while the food tasted nice, I was disappointed.
  23. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food! Great staff and service. Thankyou can’t wait to come back
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food, we had the Feed Me Now menu, tremendous value. Banh mi sliders, pork belly bao, curries all terrific flavours
  25. GD

    GangaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always and lovely and helpful staff Our first time at Richmond, sure to come again to this location.
  26. LD

    LiviaD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place great food but the welcome greeting could be improved. We were totally ignored at the start ion walking in. We also asked for no coriander but the dish came with coriander sauce!!
  27. JD

    JanetD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, lovely staff, great food. Only negative was the choice of music wasn’t to my liking but that’s ok!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The food was great and super great value. Very hard to get staff’s attention and the table was so slanted all the glasses and plates kept sliding off.
  29. A

    Alyssa

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great visit to Hochi Mama as always. My fifth visit in 6 months and the food and service never disappoint.

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded on 4 July 2022Alyssa, Mama Loves YOU! Thanks so much for your love and for your good vibes. We’re happy that you’re happy, and we’re looking forward to your next visit. Hurry back now!

  30. A

    Annie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I’ve visited this location a few times and have had the best experience here. Unfortunately last night was below average. The team didn’t bring out plates or cutlery until we asked. The service was very slow.
  31. BL

    BrookeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Ruby serving us and she was awesome. The food was also super delicious.

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded on 4 July 2022Wow! we really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback BrookeL. We love that you enjoyed the food and of course Ruby’s wonderful service. Mama hopes you’ll come and visit us again soon!

  32. AK

    AngelaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We love Hochi Mama- but were a bit disappointed this time round. Firstly the maître d was not very welcoming, he could’ve been a bit more pleasant and engaging when we walked in. Secondly the food was cold- especially the bao and the curry should’ve been steaming but wasn’t. The rest of the food was delicious. Our drinks were great and the atmosphere was fine.
  33. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing. Good vibe, nice location, would definitely recommend to a friend!

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded on 1 July 2022Grace, thank you for sharing with us! It’s wonderful that you enjoyed your visit with our team. Thank you for the support! Mama looks forward to having you back soon!

  34. DK

    DamjanKk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was below average Service was rushed and made us feel really uncomfortable how much they rushed us
  35. M

    Mougie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Hochi mama! I have heaps of dietary restrictions but the staff were so accommodating and helpful. It has such a great fun vibe and the music was really good. 10/10 would recommend

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded on 27 June 2022Thank you kindly for such wonderful feedback and recommendation! Mama is looking forward to having you back in soon.

  36. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Hochi Mama was excellent! The feed me menu is such great value for money, the food was delicious. The only minor issue was that there was no room for us inside even with a booking, but honestly that’s a testament to how good it is. Would recommend!
  37. S

    Stephanie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and lovely vibe in the restaurant. The service was good too! Very friendly staff. Highly recommend this place for dinner 👌
  38. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Staff looked after us and were very attentive after a delay with our table, went above and beyond to rectify the issue. Will definitely be coming back!
  39. KB

    KathrynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Gluten Free menu in Melbourne so far, incredible flavors and cocktails.
  40. PC

    PipC

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Whilst the food was generally delicious , the service was at best chaotic. Many different wait staff & constant mix-ups with our wine order. 3 incorrect bottles opened & brought to the table, then a glass when our order was for a bottle! Finally the correct wine but overall not very professional. The beef rice paper rolls were also very oddly salty & unpleasant. We were then rushed out even though we’d sat down late whilst waiting.for previous table guests to leave.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hochi Mama Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9077 5098.

Hochi Mama Richmond is rated 4.6 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hochi Mama Richmond

65 Swan St, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Botherambo Street & Swan Street

  • Area

    Richmond

  • 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

    None

  • Public Transit

    Take the Lildaydale, Frankston, Glen Waverley lines from Flinders Street Station and alight at Richmond Station. Hochi Mama 3121 is a 5 minute walk from the Station. Catch the 70 tram from Flinders Street Station and alight at Lennox Street/Swan Street Tram stop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9077 5098

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@melbournedininggroup.com.au to liaise with our functions team regarding private function at the Hochi Mama 3121 venue.

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