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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#42 of 1,088 Restaurants in Hanoi
#46 of 1,235 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3 747 0337
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: KOTO stands for "Know one, teach one." KOTO is one of the most unique...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great style and nice food!

My partner chose this place since before we left New Zealand to Vietnam. And she was right. Nice place, very funky, fashionable and colorful, I liked it. I had meat cooked in bamboo. Very nice taste and awesome presentation. Staff is very nice too. We can feel the trainee atmosphere but it fits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My partner chose this place since before we left New Zealand to Vietnam. And she was right. Nice place, very funky, fashionable and colorful, I liked it. I had meat cooked in bamboo. Very nice taste and awesome presentation. Staff is very nice too. We can feel the trainee atmosphere but it fits perfectly because it is clearly advertised and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to say about this restaurant other than the obvious. Training Center for under privilege street kids which we are happy to support. Went for lunch and arrived around 11 am to find hardly anyone but by 12 it's was packed. Had a great lunch and enjoyable visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were taken to Koto (Know one teach one) as part of our tour group lunch. One of the best meals of our tour! We had a set menu but a few of us don't eat seafood so the staff happily organised non seafood dishes for us. Staff were friendly and efficient. Well done Koto on such a wonderful venture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food that my family and I enjoyed. Friendly staff. Such a wonderful idea. Good location and menu is good as it has a wide range of food including western food for the young ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We can't resist coming here again after our first few years ago. Good memories of good food and laughs we had with the staff hasn't changed. Though menu has changed but still good yummy professionally served. Taxi from our hotel in Hang Bong took only 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food here was fantastic, Koto has a program to train homeless youth and give them some skills for further employment. The staff were great and it was a family friendly environment, we were there for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had our final night here. Enjoyed the food and what these guys are doing. Service was excellent and the surrounds are very pleasant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You are asking if it is normal to have some vegetables inside quesadilla, not written on the menu. I thought we were going to be killed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Visited this place for lunch after a couple of hours walking around the Temple of Literature and (a little further away) the Ho Chi Minh museum. It's a fabulous restaurant. Great food, exceptionally friendly staff, and (upstairs) comfortable sofa chairs with low tables to (literally) chill and escape the heat outside. It also has fine social principles, providing employment training... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As a TAFE (Australian) person I am always fascinated to visit places which provide training and this is a wonderful example. Disadvantaged youth are given obviously excellent training a produce a great experience. We had a delicious lunch after a visit to the Fine Arts Museum (just down the street) and afterwards visited a great local crafts shop a few... More 

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Additional Information about KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

Address: 59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3 747 0337
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
Cuisine: American, Australian, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3 747 0337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Australian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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