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151A Hai Ba Trung Street (btw Nguyen Thi Minh Khai & Tran Cao Van) | District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3934 9151
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Ranked #72 of 1,573 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: KOTO Saigon is a new 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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Glasgow
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209 reviews 209 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant while on the Exodus Vietnam Adventures trip. The restaurant trains street kids for working/ cooking in restaurants. Food and service was excellent. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had a breakfast buffet here to kick start our Intrepid tour. It was beautiful food and excellent service. The atmosphere was really nice also, the restaurant had a nice feel to it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant has great atmosphere! Love the concept of this restaurant. The food and the service was good.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the atmosphere, the story behind the restaurant and the hospitality. Food was very tasty too. Was a modern ambience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

superb food at this restaurant which also functions as a charitable training centre for disadvantaged youth, teaching English and hospitality skills. Well worth patronising

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Excellent meal at Koto, all for 500 Dong for 2. £15. Good choice and lovely cocktails. I had Sea Bass wrapped in a banana leaf, my husband had stuffed squid. Passion Colada was lovely. Sat outside to start with but then it rained so we moved indoors. Celebration at end of Vietnam. Trip and a couple of birthdays.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place looks like a serene and peaceful island for dining. I find peace and quietness when having lunch here. Food is really delicious and fresh, good service and nice people. The only concern is that it takes them rather long to serve food

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Sydney
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163 reviews 163 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit. Lovely place. Lovely Food. Lovely Staff. It is very clean and has a great atmosphere. Is down a small lane way, off one of the main roads. The prices are at the lower end of the scale, and the food quality is great. I would easily return.

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a training restaurant for the disadvantaged. We found it well supervised and excellently run. The food was of the highest quality and lovely and fresh. Excellent and tasty Vietnamese meals were served. Also served a few tasty dishes like crickets, silk worm and baby frogs. A great experience and would recommend.

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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our guide took us there on our last night in Saigon. What a find great decor menu good if you want Vietnamese cuisine but also if you want spaghetti carbonara and tiramisu, presuming they have some left as the evening we were there they ran out of 3 or 4 desserts. Service extremely friendly I got to go in the... More 

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Additional Information about KOTO Saigon

Address: 151A Hai Ba Trung Street (btw Nguyen Thi Minh Khai & Tran Cao Van) | District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3934 9151
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion

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