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“Great food, great cause”

KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 2,523 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We first at at KOTO some years back and were pleased to have the opportunity go back and were certainly not disappointed. The work of KOTO training kids in hospitality is carried out in a great way and it shows. The food and drinks are great as is the striving for excellent service. A private room for our group of 8 was appreciated and gave us a good time without risking disturbing others. Staff at all levels couldn't have been more helpful. Being located to the Temple of Literature is also a bonus

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a fantastic restaurant and program for Hanoi kids who need a bit of a hand up. First visited this place when it was in the old location and was surprised at how 'up market' the new restaurant is. The food is still fabulous and the menu was extensive, although the price seems to have increased significantly since the change of location. The service is great and you can see the kids trying so hard, it's excellent. I would recommend this place to anybody. The lemongrass skewers are fantastic.

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Thank Kate H
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The food at KOTO is utterly delicious! The decor is modern and the menu offers local specialities, western food, cakes, real coffees and fruit shakes.
The chicken and mushrooms cooked in claypot was utterly divine.
Another place to indulge in heavenly food and all for a good cause! Don't miss it, especially since it's located opposite the Temple of Literature.

Thank Marie T
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

What can I say, the food really shines here. Service was really spot on. Only comment I have is that they need to work on the decor. Make it cooler. I would do away with the couches upstairs and put in some cooler wood furniture and really redo the downstairs. It looks very generic downstairs. The food is 5 stars, the ambience is probably 3.5/4. But it's super casual and super cheap, so if you are cool with that vibe, GO. I just think they could make it cooler upstairs.

Thank jason c
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Koto restaurant is a nice place to come as it's a good cause to help Hanoi street children. The food is very good and all the staff are very helpful and enthusiatic.

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