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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#44 of 1,787 Restaurants in Hanoi
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59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That's a good project you will support with the visit. Overall it was good and we could recommend this restaurant. We had to wait too long for the food (because of full house).

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Thank Thomas B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful three course meal from this great social enterprise restaurant. Front of house staff were best I found in Vietnam, food was amazing in quality, preparation and presentation. The detail was fantastic. If you can go please make the effort

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the second Koto restaurant we visited in Vietnam, and in both cases, the food was average and the service relatively poor. In this restaurant, we had a few people with food allergies. First, the staff told us all the dishes were no problem for the allergies. But then the person with nut allergies got food dusted with peanuts... More 

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Thank MitchMeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good! There are many options on the menu, both vegetarian, Asian, western and kids-friendly dishes. The lemon juice is delicious and the iced coffee too. The staff is attentive and friendly. We sat on the rooftop terrace which was beautiful.

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Thank Katrine H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is across the road from the Temple of Literature and displays itself as a NGO. If you really want to support locals then eat the local street food, or support one of the many local restaurants. We found it expensive and it catered too much to European tastes. They then had the hide to ask for more money... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plenty of variety and nicely cooked food. We were taken there by our tour guide so it is on the tourist trail and convenient as well as good quality

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Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good restaurant servicing a very worthy cause. Food was excellent quality, as was the service.

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Thank Kim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Pho cafe next to the main restaurant, somehow we walked past the main shop and into a newer (I think) place next door. There were only about 6 items on the menu and there is no decoration or 'window dressing' to speak of. However it was simple good food and friendly service. Very welcome after a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were brought here by our tour guide and it was a pretty good experience. Food was nice, service charming. It was absolutely packed with tourists though! However, it's a great project to support - training kids from the streets to work in the catering and tourism industries so worth getting behind. Go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Temple of Literature. There are a lot of options to choose from and everything we ordered was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3747 0337
Description
KOTO stands for "Know one, teach one." KOTO is one of the most unique experiences in Vietnam for travelers who can enjoy a meal at a real working vocational training restaurant operated by one of the leading non-profit social enterprises in Vietnam.

KOTO is a unique not-for-profit social enterprise that started in 1999 in Hanoi. The program targets at-risk and disadvantaged youth—aged 16 to 22—with a 24-month-long training program in vocational hospitality, life skills and English.

KOTO’s Vision
Positive permanent change for at-risk and disadvantaged youth through the transformative power of social enterprise.

KOTO’s Mission
We believe at-risk and disadvantaged youth should have access to a holistic program that provides career training and life skills in a nurturing environment, where each builds self confidence and exercises their right to live a life of dignity.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?