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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 #70 of 1,559 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion
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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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Melbourne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Know one, teach one reflects the philosophy of this not for profit foundation which aims to empower at risk young people by training them in aspects of the hospitality industry. They have two restaurants, one in oh chi Minh City and one in Hanoi. They offer cooking lessons, catering in your home and they have a small gift shop. The... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We visited KOTO as part of a privately organised group tour of 18 people from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. The service was friendly and for the most part efficient if a wee bit slow, particularly with regard to the individual drinks bills. Our tour guide worked closely with the waiting staff and we had pre-booked our menu choices.... More

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Dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Koto is a non profit restaurant that trains young people in the hospitality trade and gives students a world wide recognised qualification. Apart from the great cause to support Koto serves fabulous food, in a lovely surroundings with some of the nicest staff you will come across. The restaurant has a retractable roof so depending on the weather you can... More

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231 reviews 231 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a first class experience! The service was perfect and professional. The food outstanding. We came with a large group and they catered to special dietary needs with ease. Highly recommended!!

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HCMC, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I love this place. We had lunch here in a hot sunny day and the wonderful garden cooled us down. The staff was very friendly and helpful. He recommended me Five Spice Duck Breast With Potato Cake which was very tasty. The starter with duck dumplings wasn't as yummy as its look though.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The service was excellent here, but I was disappointed that our meals didn't arrive at the same time and they were cold. I would highly recommend the pumpkin ravioli, it was delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although the food wasn't spectacular the money was still going to a great place. Coming to this restaurant means that you're supporting the training of young people who would otherwise be on the streets. If your interested in helping vietnamese teens you should come here.

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Mandurah, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place takes disenchanted and disadvantaged youth of Saigon and gives them a future, training them in all aspects of the culinary arts. The food was delicious, and they offer a selection of western as well as eastern dishes. This place is a great idea, and a highlight of our trip to Saigon.

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This restaurant trains young people who might otherwise be out on the streets to become professional chefs. They are good enough that they could work in any restaurant in the world. I really admire what they've done.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A group of 7 friends went here for dinner, we all agreed the food was the best we'd had in Saigon. Love the fact the business of not for profit and they help local youth, the meals we also very affordable, on average we paid about $6 for each mains dish. Will be returning.

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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
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Café, Fusion

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