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KOTO Saigon

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Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion
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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: KOTO Saigon is a new restaurant opened in October 2011 with Modern...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
3 visits in 2 days

Yeah, it's good. Went for breakfast, then went for coffee and cake, then went for lunch the next day. The story behind the place is great and the staff are all evidence of the great opportunity that they have been given. Coffee was good, try the KOTO coffee for a treat. Lots of different cuisines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Faye M
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Yeah, it's good. Went for breakfast, then went for coffee and cake, then went for lunch the next day. The story behind the place is great and the staff are all evidence of the great opportunity that they have been given. Coffee was good, try the KOTO coffee for a treat. Lots of different cuisines available and cooked and presented... More 

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Thessaloniki
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

KOTO is an Austrlian based chairy which takes street children in Vietnam and after restoring their health, teeth (?) and self-esteem, these youngsters are trained in the catering industry - including foreign languages like English. I visited the restaurant in purpose becuase I was interested in the charity. The food is excellent, all cooked and served by these young trainees.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Recommend by friend that this is good restaurant supporting for street kid. Finally we found this restaurant and got great time here. All young staff and we felt happy to stay here. Great food and great service. You can see the open kitchen and the fantastic atmosphere around. Love this hotel and will come back ...

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We came here after heard about the charity things that KOTO handle. We impressed with the wall of manu bricks, had name of contributors in there, which was very appriciate. About the food, its so so, not excellent. We just love the things they did for charity

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Don't be put off by the walk up the alleyway it's worth it! Very pleasant surroundings inside the restaurant and the staff were very friendly. We had a set meal as we were part of a group. The food came very quickly and the service for drinks was good. The food was delicious which is what's important. Toilets were clean.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had the chicken pesto pasta and I'm still thinking about it now that I've got back home. The service was good, atmosphere not so good, little bit on the pricier side.

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Glasgow
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226 reviews 226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151A Hai Ba Trung Street (btw Nguyen Thi Minh Khai & Tran Cao Van) | District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3934 9151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?