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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Pleasantly surprised, a 7-course vegetarian meal, beautifully presented, very tasty, with staff that understands English, in an eatery-like place where street urchins learn a trade in the hospitality business. Whoever trains the cooks is doing a great job !

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 811ericd
Reviewed yesterday

It is a training restaurant to teach street kids to have a trade. The food is cooked by the students. I am sure it is authentic Vietnamese cuisine. The chicken with mushrooms was average. The chicken salad was good, the springs rolls were good. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Patty W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely meal here - recommended by our tour guide. We were pleased to support it as it’s a not-for-profit social enterprise providing hospitality and life skills training to at-risk and disadvantaged youth. However we were not aware of this when we went...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carol a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dinner at KOTO (Know One, Teach One) is a must when in Hanoi, if you want really good food prepared by disadvantaged youth who are being trained for a career in hospitality. The students are so earnest and professional. The food presentation was outstanding and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FeatherzN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked up to our table on the 4th floor which pleasingly had an outside terrace as well. Staff trying very hard to learn their trade and the food was fantastic. Don’t miss it and make sure you leave room for pudding!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JMHW
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear JMHW, Xin chao from Ha noi! This is truly something beyond our imagination, thank you very much for evaluating us as one of the Top Asian Food. THANK YOU! Amazing feedback like yours is such a great encouragement for all of us to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well trained and helpful staff, with a range of local and international dishes. A very enterprising NFP, offering good opportunities to at-risk and disadvanted youth. A win for all.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David B
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear David B, Xin chao from Ha Noi! We are completely proud to know that in addition to being very happy with the experience at our restaurant, you also have a good understanding of the KOTO organization and the activities we have done for 20...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a punt & went to dinner at Koto, the employees were amazing, fantastic service, food to die for. If these guys are training to be in the hospitality industry then we are in for a great time. Well done, wish more restaurants around the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ma T
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ma T, Xin chao from Ha Noi! Your feedback is indeed probably a memorable memory for all of us because your words for KOTO make us feel extremely warm and proud of our work. We always try to bring joy and satisfaction as well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to lunch here during our sightseeing day in Hanoi. We were keen to visit a training restaurant having read about them in the guide book. We hadn't booked in advance and so we were glad of a table and really pleased to see...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank srablair
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear srablair, Xin chao from Ha Noi! We are happy that you have known us through Guide book and you have trusted to choose KOTO among thousands of other restaurants in the capital of the country. THANK YOU! This really means a lot to us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had excellent lunch in this restaurant. Numerous Vietnamese and international dishes, very tasty, good looking, healthy meals. Excellent, english speaking service.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wojciech L
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wojciech L, Xin chao from Ha Noi! At KOTO, we always try harder every day so we can bring a lot of joy and satisfaction to all customers who have chosen us and your feedback is a testament to all the efforts. We would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely and very attentive staff! Definitely a must try when you're near by. They have a quite wide selection of different traditional and western dishes. I had the burger (don't remember anymore which one exactly) but it was very tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JuliusCasear
KOTO_ONLINE, Giám đốc bán hàng at KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JuliusCasear, Xin chao from Ha Noi! Thank you for your lovely feedback. To be appreciated by you as a totally worthwhile place to try in Ha Noi is a great gift for all our efforts. THANK YOU! We will try harder every day to...More

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hokinilsons
January 11, 2018|
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Response from sue r | Reviewed this property |
I went for lunch. no booking - no problem! depends on the timing - book if you need a guaranteed table at a set time. if you can play by ear a bit then no need
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sam20108
September 8, 2017|
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Response from KOTO_ONLINE | Property representative |
Hi, Yes KOTO Cooking offers cooking classes including a tour of local flavor with a hands-on cooking class and a street food market tour located next to the restaurant. You will enjoy and learn about the savor, the history... More
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sam20108
September 8, 2017|
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Response from hdsjdj | Reviewed this property |
I don't work there. You should write the owners.
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