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151A Hai Ba Trung Street (btw Nguyen Thi Minh Khai & Tran Cao Van) | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3934 9151
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Great food, excellent social enterprise

Excellent fusion food in a very nice restaurant with attentive service. I really like the concept of KOTO (know one, teach one) to train kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in the catering industry. Notwithstanding the concept behind the restaurant it is a good restaurant in its own right. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Peter Q
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Watford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent fusion food in a very nice restaurant with attentive service. I really like the concept of KOTO (know one, teach one) to train kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in the catering industry. Notwithstanding the concept behind the restaurant it is a good restaurant in its own right. I particularly liked the lemongrass stuffed with beef.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The idea is great and the fact that it works is even better. There was 4 of us having lunch at Koto because the tour we were on takes you there. No complaints form me. I was skeptical but no need to be. The food was great. We all enjoyed it and would be happy to return. Next time will... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our tour guide who had got it from a Vietnamese friend. Fortunately he gave us good directions or we never would have found it. However I believe it is moving to the continental hotel so it should be easier to find. It is run as a charity training disadvantages young people. The food is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

KOTO at Kumho Link in Saigon is an established restaurant in a great new location. A social enterprise that trains disadvantaged young Vietnamese in hospitality and cooking skills. But don't eat here just because of that...the food is fantastic! A Vietmamese fusion menu that should satisfy all. I had the best rice paper rolls ever! And I have been to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Lunch at the KOTO training restaurant in the Kumho Link building in Saigon was as perfect a meal as I had in 2 weeks travelling in Vietnam. The rice paper rolls, the fish on sugar cane skewers and the papaya salad (as well as cocktails) were simply delicious.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went here with a tour group of 10 of us, that were finishing our trip in Vietnam. It had a great menu, and the food was awesome. Some things were forgotten at service, but all was okay, because we all realised that these young people were learning their trade. Professional, clean, the toilets were so clean too. Great food,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

KOTO has established for a good cause as many may know. An uneducated or poor child will get international standard hospitality skill free of charge and graduate with uptodate international standard skill. Besides, the food is much be excellent. Fortunately and unfortunately, mainly western cuisine and you will never regret to try western food in an Asian country. And some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We probably wouldn't have found this restaurant tucked away down a laneway but it was a very attractive building when our guide led us there. The food was very nice, although a couple of menu items weren't available. Staff were friendly and tried really hard to please. My only complaint was some meals took a long time to arrive. Given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

loved the one in hanoi so when found out there was one near my hotel went again...and again. lovely food and such a good cause. I'm told they are moving the dinners to the intercontinental but the lunches will still be down an alley so may be hard to find,it's past a nail salon by a bank opposite a petrol... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about KOTO Saigon

Address: 151A Hai Ba Trung Street (btw Nguyen Thi Minh Khai & Tran Cao Van) | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, 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: Cafe, Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese

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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 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3934 9151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene

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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