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KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant

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3rd Rooftop, Kumho Link, 39 Le Duan | Rooftop, Kumho Link, Kumho Asiana Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here for lunch. Our day tour of Siagon with Buffalo Tours. Food and service was impeccable. We couldn't fault anything about the set menu we had. Prices for wine was only 110K for a glass 280K for a carafe. With the day tour all we had to pay was our drinks. We had an hr there. Great... More 

Thank Got2try
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

over rated. food just ok. expensive drinks. principal good but now over rated. better places and food to eat. living off principal.

Thank Ani C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The KOTO restaurants have been created to provide training across all aspects of restaurant hospitality to young people from deprived backgrounds. The food and service were excellent, these young people will succeed in life :-)

Thank IanNZ
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience this was. There are 2 of these restaurants in Vietnam. Here and one in Hanoi. They take people off the streets and then spend 18 months training them in the hospitability industry and then assist them in finding work. The food was great, value for money and the service was fantastic. This restaurant is located on... More 

Thank Louise C
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We went as part of a Intrepid Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. The food and cocktails were gorgeous and the staff were incredibly friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank BritishNikki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Food was fine though I have some doubts about their charity... Awfully expensive real estate for a non-profit. Food was dressed up safe Vietnamese. Nothing unusual and nothing special. Bar service is too slow and food service is rushed. Personally I'd be happier eating at a more locals place. Just my preference.

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KOTO_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear valued customer, I am sorry to hear that you had a rather underwhelming experience at our restaurant recently. We are a nonprofit social enterprise that helps youth from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing free education, healthcare, accommodation and food. KOTO is lucky to have had a lot of support over the years, our of the finding members of KOTO Kumho... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Our fourth trip to Saigon and 3rd visit to Koto in as many years. This time we came in for lunch. My husband ordered the 3 course lunch special that was excellent value for 180k dong. I had the tea infused duck salad that was divine. Highly recommend Koto especially to those that support ethical travel. Staff amazing and ever... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is upstairs next to the Intercontinental Hotel Saigon. David was delighted to go on a beer journey, which is 3 local beers on ice. Only criticism is David would have liked a bottled opener with the bucket because the beer bottles are crown seals, not screw caps like in Oz, a very minor criticism. The 5 spice BBQ... More 

Thank Jayne L
Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We tried to dine @ KOTO the first night we arrived in HCMC, however, we misread the map,and went in the opposite direction.... So tonight we made amends and we're pleased we did. The welcome at the door was pleasant, the initial table seating and introduction re the food & drinks menu were good too. We ordered wine which arrived... More 

Thank Jim K
Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Not only do you get fabulous food and good service, you also know that you are helping by providing experience to students. We didn't book and it was a busy night but the service was fabulous and the food excellent, the Spring rolls were the best yet in Vientnam. If we hadn't known it was a Training school we still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Rooftop, Kumho Link, 39 Le Duan | Rooftop, Kumho Link, Kumho Asiana Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: 84838229357
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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