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KOTO Saigon

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 #64 of 1,495 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
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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Mandurah, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was fresh flavour, beautifully presented and the full service to the 7 of us at the table flawless. Well done

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Southampton UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is one of two restaurants we visited in Vietnam that employs disadvantaged young people who evidently make the most of the opportunity as the food and service is excellent. I imagine it's bit like Jamie Oliver's Fifteen but without some of the angst caused by our disadvantaged being far more able to put two fingers up to such a... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is hidden down a little alleyway but is well worth the effort in locating it. It has a beautiful decor and the service is fantastic. It was great to see these young smiling people providing us with a high level of service. I was with a group of 18 people who all enjoyed the enormous feast that we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hidden in a little alleyway is this beautiful restaurant where the staff are attentive as soon as you walk in. The food comes out in a timely manner, is reasonably priced, well presented and delicious! They even split the bill! Please come here to support a worthy cause

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This lovely restaurant also has a cause, helping disadvantaged youth get the help they need for meaningful employment in the future. It is also a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. That's a win-win-win in my book.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After having eaten twice at KOTO in Ha Noi I was disappointed to see less Vegetarian options on the menu. I had to ask. And of course they prepared something for me. The concept itself (helping disadvantaged kids) is brilliant and they seem to be doing a great job.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away off the main road we discovered this great little restaurant run to teach underprivileged and street kids and give them the second chance they need. They learn all aspects in hospitality from cleaning, cooking and serving customers. The Vietnamese food there was absolutely beautiful and their service was excellent. They took the time to talk to us and... More

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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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