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Hochi Mama Richmond, Richmond, AU-VIC

Hochi Mama Richmond

4.6
4.6
470 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

7:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 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 richmond@hochimama.melbourne to liaise with our functions team regarding private function at the Hochi Mama 3121 venue.

  • Neighborhood

    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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me Now!

    A$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

    A$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!

    A$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 470 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner City East

    Good for Groups

  • Inner City East

    Healthy

  • Inner City East

    Hot Spot

  • Inner City East

    Most Booked

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  1. LD

    LiviaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    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!!
  2. JD

    JanetD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  4. A

    Alyssa

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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 1 day agoAlyssa, 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!

  5. A

    Annie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  6. BL

    BrookeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded 1 day agoWow! 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!

  7. AK

    AngelaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  8. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Hochi Mama RichmondResponded 4 days agoGrace, 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!

  9. DK

    DamjanKk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Mougie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 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 June 27, 2022Thank you kindly for such wonderful feedback and recommendation! Mama is looking forward to having you back in soon.

  11. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 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!
  12. S

    Stephanie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 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!
  14. KB

    KathrynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

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

    PipC

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 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.
  16. OR

    OliviaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! We were running late to arrive (domino into running late for the footy), so I asked if our food could be rushed out. The waitress was so accommodating and got the food out ASAP Rocky! We made it to the game just on the death-nal! It was hugely appreciated. Can't fault the food. Those Bahn Mi sliders are too die!
  17. JD

    JanetD

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, ambience and lovely staff. Never disappoints
  18. k

    kimmywah

    Yosemite

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was outstanding and the food extremely good value and tasty. However we found the wine list overpriced. Otherwise brilliant
  19. A

    Aprilh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo Yum!!!! And the staff are lovely! The atmosphere is fun!
  20. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    good took a very long time to come out was waiting 50mins for my dish while all my friends got there’s, loved the people working there and the food was amazing but i also requested to be seated inside out of the cold and got placed outside next to a heater that didn’t work
  21. J

    Jesse

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went early, as my friend brought her toddler. The wait staff were attentive and efficient. The food was amazing 🤩 Thank you for a lovely evening.
  22. F

    Funnymd14

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional. Backed up with a great selection of alcohol (yes, that matters to me)and excellent staff, I highly recommend and will be going back soon
  23. DM

    DanielM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Feed Me option is great value. The ambiance is a vibe and the food comes out looking fantastic. We found the 1.5 hour seating time to be slightly rushed but can understand the reason behind this. Would always recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food, staff were very friendly and attentive when called. It was mid week so probably less staff. This didn’t change our experience though as we thoroughly enjoyed everything.
  25. AB

    AnastasiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. The sticky beef rib was a definite highlight. Great spot, whether you are coming from the footy at the G, or simply wanting a chill place to grab a bite to eat.
  26. CC

    CeliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hochi Mama is like J-Lo, has been around for a while, but is effortlessly smoking hot every single time. Brilliant night, would of stayed longer and bought more drinks and food if there wasn’t another table waiting for ours! Great place.
  27. SW

    SharnaW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was perfect for a bite before heading out. The food was sensational and catered for our vegetarian friends. The atmosphere was buzzing, yet we could still hold a conversation at our table. The wait staff were friendly, helpful and PATIENT!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. J

    Josh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was amazing, but poor customer service. I have to go and take the cutleries on my own after getting frustrated with multiple requests.
  29. p

    peterh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An enjoyable dining experience, great value , with the dishes fresh, full of taste, well presented , with the personal stand out the stirfried chicken with cashew nuts
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good atmosphere, food and service. Didn't have to wait long for anything
  31. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere but a disappointing start. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived for a 8:15 booking and we had to stand out on the street in the freezing cold like idiots waiting for 25 mins. The manager advised that it was policy they couldn’t rush people off tables when they were still eating then why have 1.5 hours seatings?! Allow more time between bookings!!! We are so spoilt for choice in Richmond. I’m not sure I’ll be back!
  32. CC

    CC29

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    Food was phenomenal. But a 1 and 1/2 sitting to eat entree, main and have a few drinks was ridiculous. Never had to eat food so quick in my life and didn’t even give us time to enjoy the restaurant. They began clearing our table before we were even finished and I had to pack up the rest of food in takeaway containers. It was pretty obvious they just wanted people in and out for maximum financial gain. Staff were incredibly nice on the other hand.
  33. AC

    ACHK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere - we dined on a busy Saturday night. The food was amazing - and good value with the FMN (Feed me now) menu deal. Service was efficient and staffs were polite.
  34. HM

    HarleyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! My kids and I had the yummiest lunch. Thank you!
  35. TF

    TaraF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Although the dinner it’s self was great, unfortunately the service was not. We had a booking that was meant to be 90 minutes, however started getting told to finish up at the 70 minute mark. We had multiple waiters rush us and make us feel uncomfortable and like we were a bother to serve. We tried to order dessert and were denied any attempt, as the “kitchen was getting slammed” and having dessert was not an option. We had waiter after waiter shove eftpos machines in our face whilst at the table and honestly it was very poor service. Very unfortunate, as Hochi MaMa is one of our favourite restaurants, and now, this experience has put us off wanting to come again.
  36. KD

    KaytD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Lovely food and vibe, however the 1.5 seating time was not the best. Wish it was a longer seating time to enjoy the venue more.
  37. C

    Cinq

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    When we arrived, our table was not ready (which I understand as the people before us were eating and enjoying themselves; however, this cut our time down, and we were given a 12 min time check until we had to vacate. Our table was half set, and meals came out with no cutlery. We waited for 5 minutes to get someone's attention, but this did not happen. We ended up having to pinch another table's cutlery. At our 12 min time check, we had to take the rest of the food with us because there was not enough time to eat and enjoy. Yet again, we felt rushed and pushed out. Please look into longer seatings and ensure your waiters and waitresses are on their designated tables.
  38. G

    Gilmoregal42

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Efficient and friendly service and superb combination of flavours in both the duck wanton entree and curry dishes we ordered for our main meals
  39. CB

    CarolineB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, so fresh and a different taste in each bite. Service was great. Only negative was the music was extremely loud, we went for a family lunch but it felt like a nightclub.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue and very welcoming service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 470 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hochi Mama Richmond

65 Swan St Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Botherambo Street & Swan Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9077 5098

  • Private party facilities

    Please email richmond@hochimama.melbourne to liaise with our functions team regarding private function at the Hochi Mama 3121 venue.

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