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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 #79 of 1,238 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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SA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Really great and friendly service, good food as well - not to mention the fantastic cause. Will be back in Hanoi!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Having eaten at Koto in both HCMC and Hanoi many times I was really excited to take the time to attend the cooking school. It was well worth the time! We spent about 4 hours being taught how to cook before sitting down to enjoy our creations. The staff were amazing and very friendly, and the food was fantastic. Would... More

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essex
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

See below for the concept - no need to repeat. The food was good as was the service. The youngsters had been well trained and wether trainees or chefs, the food was well presented. Good experience and we wish the project well with its endeavours.

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Vietnam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

KOTO is a fantastic concept In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The concept is "Know One, Teach One" and is built around street kids and giving them an opportunity/chance in life - sustainable with the kids growing up, securing a job through one of the many supporting hospitality supporters who employ them. The ideal is that as they grow,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

KOTO (know one teach one). This is a good concept. Giving kids who are from under-privileged backgrounds, an opportunity to learn skills for some progress in life. Everyone should support such a worthy cause. We enjoyed our dinner here. Service was good. Décor was good.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had a great meal at KOTO in Hanoi on our first night in Viet Nam and consequently were keen to book a table in KOTO Saigon for our last night. Regretfully, the experience in Saigon was not at all that of their Hanoi counterparts.... The Saigon menu is much less imaginative and restrictive than that in Hanoi. The food... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After a fantastic experience in Hanoi we rushed off to Koto in Ho Chi Minh City. Firstly finding the restaurant proved to be a bit of a challenge but once we arrived we were anticipating a similar experience to what we had at Koto in Hanoi. Sadly that was not to be the case and nothing about the experience was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

After a great day of touring our guide recommend this restaurant as it was just down the road from our hotel. We made it there and had the best time. Price, service, food and cocktails were perfect. We have already recommended it to another person staying in the hotel!!

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We previously tried KOTO Hanoi and really loved it, so we were keen to try this restaurant in Saigon. For some reason, our TripAdvisor map showed No.89 and we had trouble finding this place until we checked out the KOTO website the next day and saw the correct address. The venue is quirky and spacious. Food was delicious, although it... More

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Perth, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We had big expectations but were disappointed with meal. The spring roll entree was essentially rice and the fried Pho main was a bit tasteless and uninspiring. A real shame as we heard good things about this restaurant and were recommended to go there for dinner on our last night in Saigon.

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