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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

) #43 of 1,983 Restaurants in Hanoi $$ - $$$ American, , Asian
59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (60 reviews)
“spring rolls” (70 reviews)
“bun cha” (53 reviews)
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7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

We came in looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a place that was relatively comfortable to eat in (proper tables and chair, clean, air-conditioned) and came across this place. Near the Temple of Literature (to its left). Food and service were great. Server knew english...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch in the restaurant on our stay in Hanoi as recmmended by our travel agency from Sabadell (Barcelona). It was really worth it. A bit pricier than what you can get around Hanoi but surely worth it by price/quality. Workers are students preparing...More

Thank Joan Antoni S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and marvellous project to train young people and to give them chances in life. Food is nicely presented and taste is very nice. Each plate is a creation

Thank Griet D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only delicious food but cozy space is attractive. As it's very popular (especially among western people), it would be better to book in advance. I often take my friends who visit me to KOTO, and all of them love it!

Thank Aki_Trung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a great option if your visiting the temple of literature. It's located on one of the temple's major side roads. The food is good, and service great. The story here is that it's a well established project to help train up local...More

Thank KRA20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried a Promotion set menu in here and chicken noodle. Everything is fantastic!!! Staff is very helpful and always wait any order from us (of course when not crow)

Thank IndochinaTodayTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews, but I feel compelled in this case. At VND 220,000, this is the single most expensive meal I've had in Vietnam. It was also the worst. For just under $10, I got two spring rolls and some noodles. The spring...More

Thank AnotherAdam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had only thirty minutes before we needed to be on a train but wanted to eat somewhere that looked hygienic and welcoming. We happened to stumble across KATO and we are so glad we did! The service was incredible; we said...More

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for lunch. I had the mango salad with prawns which was so fresh and delicious. My husband had the bun cha which he also enjoyed. We also shared some fresh spring rolls. So good! And great to know there is...More

Thank Llyzjst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought by tour guide for lunch - nice it is not for profit concept. Food was OK - drinks were pricey. Fruit was beautiful and fresh.

Thank SimonaSaunders71
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Renae E
July 4, 2017|
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Response from Harriet F | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in around 2pm on a week day and it was pretty empty, enjoy!
January 27, 2016|
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Response from br1dgy | Reviewed this property |
I visited during the peak lunch period (12:30 to 1:30) and they were turning people away at the door because they were full up with both large and small tour groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3747 0337
  • E-mail
KOTO stands for "Know one, teach one." KOTO is one of the most unique experiences in Vietnam for travelers who can enjoy a meal at a real working vocational training restaurant operated by one of the leading non-profit social enterprises in Vietnam. KOTO is a unique not-for-profit social enterprise that started in 1999 in Hanoi. The program targets at-risk and disadvantaged youth—aged 16 to 22—with a 24-month-long training program in vocational hospitality, life skills and English. KOTO’s Vision Positive permanent change for at-risk and disadvantaged youth through the transformative power of social enterprise. KOTO’s Mission We believe at-risk and disadvantaged youth should have access to a holistic program that provides career training and life skills in a nurturing environment, where each builds self confidence and exercises their right to live a life of dignity.
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