We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

KOTO on Van Mieu

59 Van Mieu Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi +84, Vietnam
4 3747 0337
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #24 of 846 restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Bakery, Vietnamese, Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: KOTO is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to providing hospitality training and life skills to disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Open for lunch and dinner.
Write a Review

1,032 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
    584
    316
    108
    22
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful evening at koto. The service was second to none, and the food was tasty with the following exception of my duck which was quite fatty and chewy. I would definitely recommend the desserts, we had the matcha cake which was the best sweet I've had in Vietnam. Definitely worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. The first time was in July 2013 as part of an organised tour group and we all thought the food was wonderful and the service excellent. I am now back in Vietnam with my husband and I wanted to return again. We went there for dinner and had the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of us had Vietnamese food and the other Western - both were tasty. Service was slow butt with a warm smile, and they were very busy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to Koto because it was a hospitality training institute set up by an Australian to help street kids. My husband has a hospitality training background so this was must do for us. The food was great and the kids were fabulous. We sat on a long fusion bench and ate a leisurely lunch before heading out to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved this place. I would hands down say this was the best food we ate in Vietnam. There is a good choice on the menu and the servings are very generous. All the staff were lovely and the food was out quick. We only had a quick lunch there and I wish we had time to go back for dinner!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wandered past this place and decided to go in for lunch. Everything on the menu looked lovely and what we ordered was really delicious. It was one of my favourite meals during my holiday. The staff were all lovely and professional. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with family - food was amazing - I had the duck breast and would have been excited to get this quality in top restaurant in Melbourne. Kids enjoyed a night off Vietnamese food and went for the western option. Service was by trainees but was overseen by a very competent waiter. Would certainly recommend and I am looking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austria
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

very delicious food there and very friendly, committed and helpful staff! had a very good roastbeefsalad there and the desserts also were mouth-watering! if a waiter is new in the restaurant - be symphatetic - everyone of us has to learn! i´m sure going there next time when i visit hanoi :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

KOTO has increased its reputation as a place for the disadvantaged youth of HaNoi to get training to work in the hospitality industry. If you want to get good service and a decent place to sit, you need to get there by 11:30 or eat after 1:30. During this time the service and the quality of the food actually goes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Koto is near the main attractions in Hanoi and it was Western Bliss. The staff were very attentive, the drinks were great, as were the meals. If you want a break from Asian food this is the place to go. They also had a GREAT selection of cakes to choose from - yumyum. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed KOTO on Van Mieu also viewed

Been to KOTO on Van Mieu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage KOTO on Van Mieu, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing