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KOTO Saigon

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Café, Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
KOTO Cookery Course - Quality and Excellent

We chose KOTO for our cookery course because we love the philosophy and the food is excellent, and it is a not-for-profit organisation so the fact that it seemed expensive initially ($40 each) didn't matter as we felt we were supporting the cause (they take street kids and train and educate them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We chose KOTO for our cookery course because we love the philosophy and the food is excellent, and it is a not-for-profit organisation so the fact that it seemed expensive initially ($40 each) didn't matter as we felt we were supporting the cause (they take street kids and train and educate them, and find them employment afterwards). We weren't disappointed... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

KOTO stands for Know One, Teach One and is the brainchild of an Australian man who is helping disadvantaged youth by giving them training and a job in the restaurant where they can learn the hospitality industry and when they’re done, they can work in any hotel or restaurant in the city. We had a delicious meal served by an... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant is part of the KOTO support network for street or disadvantaged youngsters. Surprise was the 9 course meal we had, and pleasure at their skill and courteous delivery to our table of 24. Well cooked, clean, exciting Vietnamese fare, with a variety of food, spices and tastes. While there are better high end locals restaurants, there is none... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Koto Saigon bar and restaurant is sensational. Special and outstanding service by young staff grateful for all they have. Tonight we stopped in for a cocktail and while the atmosphere was fairly quiet, the chance to enjoy our drinks while talking to the students was special. While it's great many tour providers bring clients here for dinner, it's a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The training that the organization has provided to those children is impressive. The quality of the service and the food is similar to what you could find in a

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First we couldnt get a table. But after a wait they found good table for us. We had vietnamese fusion style food, that was awesome. The service was above medium and food came in a reasonable flow. Food is cheeap, drinks were not. 1.200 mill for 3 people.

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Manila, Philippines
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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a good restaurant that serves quite good food and at the same has a social mission to help poor students go to school. We were there in the evening and it was a bit dark inside. It has a high ceiling. We requested vegetarian food and they were able to prepare quite reasonable dishes.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was probably some of the best served to us while on a tour of Vietnam. Highly recommended. The service was great and the menu was set so I am not sure of the prices. This is a great organization to support.

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was good, the program is great. It's just crazy how many Western Tourists are in this place...

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St. Ives, Australia
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59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant is at the end of a narrow alleyway and would not be found by the casual tourist. Koto stands for ‘Know One, Teach One’ and is the front for a charitable organisation training street kids to give them a vocation. We were taken there by our tour guide for lunch – a set menu so I can not... More 

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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: Café, Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?