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“A charitable restaurant served by former street children in Vietnam”

KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant & Cooking Classes
Ranked #106 of 3,750 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 January 11, 2013

A great after treat beside the Temple of Literature. Offers both Vietnamese and Western cuisine. Nice lounge for drinks as well. The crowd are predominantly foreigners and tourists. The price is a bit expensive by Vietnamese standards. I still love to visit still place despite the fact.

Date of visit: February 2012
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been at Koto restaurant twice. I was so happy after my first experince at Koto for lunch that I decided to have there a New Year Eve dinner with my girlfriend. The food is great and the service in excellent. The initiative promoted by Koto founder is admirable....help young and poor, often people living on the street, to learn a job and be able to change their future...reading the list of successfully sotories, you will for sure also decide to help directly this initiative and not only going there to enjoy the great food.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

The food is okay but nothing special. What I like best is the cocktail here
Because of its charity purpose, the price is higher than other restaurants in Hanoi.
During meal time, it's always overload so you'd better reserve your seats
The service is good
This restaurant is overall average. Had it not been for its good cause, I'd have given it a miss

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We had a lively dinner here, the staff were so attentive and helpful, it brought a tear to my eye to see them working so hard to please. Our food was delicious & served with massive smiles. We purchased 2 of thier tee shirts and left a nice tip.
What a fantastic cause this is to help the street kids get a great start in life and learn skills to point them in the tight direction.

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Thank Dianakiwi
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We loved our evening at Koto! The staff were delightful and all of the meals were divine! I recommend the honey prawns or the 5 spice duck- but be sure to book in advance.

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