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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#29 of 1,477 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese
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59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3 747 0337
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Its a nice place with lots of choices, must visit. I been to the restaurant in evening and there was no space to sit. Lots of foreigners n vietnamese eatary, prices reasonable too.

Thank Vân T
South Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great restaurant near the Temple of Literature. There is a massive amount of choice of mainly Vietnamese food, but with some Western options. The food is of very good quality and the service was exemplary. We went at lunch time and the place was buzzing. There was a good choice for vegetarians. There is also the added bonus that... More 

Thank Jeffdee
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here for a quick lunch. Staff was very accommodating in serving me food quickly so that I could come back to the office in time. Food was surpringly good too. Will come back when I have more time to enjoy a relaxing sit down.

Thank VanVu1988
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with friends. The place is located next to the Temple of Literature. They offers a Vietnamese menu and also a lot of western dishes. Prices are reasonable, the service is fantastic and you add the feel good factor of supporting the local community. We tried some Vietnamese starters and side dishes. A very good mango salad and... More 

Thank Ludovico M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in this restaurant with some friends during our vacation in Vietnam. I recommend this restaurant. You can taste a real Vietnam food. The story of this restaurant is important to know, you can find it in Internet. I can say good food with cheap price. Go there and have fun!

Thank Giordt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in the area, then this restaurant is a must. We had lunch here as part of a tour, and wished we could have tried more of the food. We met the owner, a friendly australian

Thank Sharky668
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience and probably the highlight of my tour of Hanoi thus far. This restaurant not only offers amazing dining but also offers exceptional service in the spirit of helping the street kids of Hanoi. I had the vegetarian fried rice which was incredible. Best Spring rolls in Hanoi that I have had and the best mocktails Shame on those... More 

Thank Karl L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by heaps of friends who have spent time here - and I can see why. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Set up to empower those doing it tough, KOTO is a must visit. We'll be heading back again!

Thank Dan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here after visiting Temple of Literature - seemed a little annoyed that we hadn't made a reservation (it was very busy...) but once we were seated they were very friendly. Had a couple of caphe sua da (iced coffee with condensed milk) and lime juices, and ordered some really tasty stir fried duck with sticky rice. Great concept... More 

Thank Dan O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the food delicious but you're helping a great cause: training of disadvantaged Vietnamese youth to support themselves. The menu has a large selection of well described Vietnamese and western dishes. Food presentation is top notch, on par with a fancy restaurant. Our coffee came from an espresso machine rather than a Vietnamese percolator. It was delicious. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3 747 0337
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?