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“Great food”

KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 2,415 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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 February 27, 2013

A wonderful restaurant as the food was good and the whole concept of the business exceptional in the respect it is helping the young disadvantaged children learn the hospitality industry. They also serve western style meals, but why would you bother to eat a hamburger in Hanoi. Stay with the local cuisine you can't go wrong.

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Thank Sue R
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant trains disadvantaged youth in English and hospitality skills. Our travel agent booked us here so I don't know the prices (but our 2 coffees and 1 diet coke cost 85,000). We started with pumpkin soup, then spring roll sampler platter, then tofu dish, duck dish, and green vegetable dish with steamed rice. We finished with a fruit plate for dessert.

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Thank azogal
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

As many others have said, Koto is a great place to eat & also support a good cause in Hanoi. It is very close to the Temple of Literature & makes a very convenient place to have lunch while you're in the area. Staff are very sweet & food is good (though don't recommend desserts). Great smoothies.

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Thank Louisa B
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Looked crowded when we arrived, but don't be fooled - we were led up to the third floor. Staff all spoke good English.

Served quickly, food and service were both fantastic. Reasonably priced, around $20nz each (pretty good as we had smoothies and coffee, as well as a main and a dessert)

Really enjoyed our visit here.

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Thank Katy S
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Great food , service and cause.
Upstairs balancony is wonderful, smoothies are good but small, menu diverse, service good, and food is good.

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