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KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant

19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 9357
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (8 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived to a very quiet restaurant. Staff extremely attentive and friendly. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Good value for money and a great cause.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few years ago I tried the Koto restaurant in Hanoi and really liked it, so since I often go to Saigon I decided to have a look at their restaurant in District 1. As mentioned by other reviewers and in my previous review, Koto is...More

1  Thank JMatt1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not aware of this when I went and was critical of the service. Excellent Buffet. However service was below par. Beers not cold. They gave us ice buckets and the beer problem was fixed. As a training restaurant I cannot complain. I would...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at the new home of Koto . Recently moved to 19 Nguyen Dinh Chien Dist 1 . Delicious food in a lovely setting . Trainee staff were great and very keen to practice English and ensure you have a wonderful meal...More

1  Thank tokyochipper
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Koto is a training restaurant for underprivileged youth.... they do a hell of a job.... food was excellent as well as the presentation.... service was very good the time we were there....

Thank traveling_man0904
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went to this restaurant because we wanted to support the work they do with disadvantaged youth. We were very glad we went as not only were we able to support their work, but we had a fantastic meal. It is easy to see why...More

Thank wintertime23
Reviewed 14 May 2017

KOTO is an acronym for ‘Know One, Teach One’. The subject “ones” are disadvantaged children. KOTO Kumho teaches everyday skills at a location away from the restaurant, but for those young adults who exhibit a propensity for the tourism/hospitality industry, advanced skills are taught in...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Food was great and a fantastic cause. If there are some small errors in service, remember it's a training college, so go gentle. Please support.

Thank TheNozz
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A wonderful institution helping young kids in the right direction! We had a late breakfast visit where I enjoyed simply the best Pho Ga in 15 days' travel in Vietnam... More power to you guys, I fully intend to donate to the foundation when I...More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Heard about the restaurant from a friend and booked a table on their recommendation What Fabulous experience.we eat outside on the roof top area Although being extremely busy with a number of large groups dining we received excellent service from the staff. The food was...More

Thank sandymacc2017
Rach51, Guest Relations Manager at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review! We will be sure to pass it on to the entire team! We look forward to seeing you again. The Team at KOTO

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20 October 2015|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the District 3 location has closed. The rooftop at Kumho Tower is a much better location. You'll enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 9357
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KOTO Saigon is a restaurant opened in October 2011 with Modern Vietnamese fusion menu. KOTO is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which works with disadvantaged youth in Vietnam and empowers them with to learn and strive in their lives.KOTO stands for “Know One, Teach One”: learning should be passed on; knowledge is there to be shared.
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