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“Best food all holiday”

KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 2,294 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.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Best food all holiday”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Loved this place. I would hands down say this was the best food we ate in Vietnam. There is a good choice on the menu and the servings are very generous. All the staff were lovely and the food was out quick. We only had a quick lunch there and I wish we had time to go back for dinner!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Christopher H
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wandered past this place and decided to go in for lunch. Everything on the menu looked lovely and what we ordered was really delicious. It was one of my favourite meals during my holiday. The staff were all lovely and professional. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank wallywal90
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“Wonderful wonderful wonderful”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with family - food was amazing - I had the duck breast and would have been excited to get this quality in top restaurant in Melbourne. Kids enjoyed a night off Vietnamese food and went for the western option. Service was by trainees but was overseen by a very competent waiter. Would certainly recommend and I am looking forward to visiting the Siagon restaurant soon.

Visited June 2014
Thank OzRoyalfamily
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“try out - you´ll like it”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

very delicious food there and very friendly, committed and helpful staff! had a very good roastbeefsalad there and the desserts also were mouth-watering! if a waiter is new in the restaurant - be symphatetic - everyone of us has to learn! i´m sure going there next time when i visit hanoi :)

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Katrin G
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Winnipeg Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great desserts and smoothies, excellent Vietnamese, soggy burger!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

KOTO has increased its reputation as a place for the disadvantaged youth of HaNoi to get training to work in the hospitality industry. If you want to get good service and a decent place to sit, you need to get there by 11:30 or eat after 1:30. During this time the service and the quality of the food actually goes down, too. The desserts are some of the best in the city and at 60,000 dong a real bargain. If you are dying for a real beef burger, ask them to put the coleslaw in a dish because otherwise the bun is going to be soaked in the sauce and you will not be happy. And make sure that you tell them how you want that beef patty cooked! Their Vietnamese food is some of the best in the area around the Temple of Literature. -- But the overall quality has gone down with all of the crowds rushing in to eat in those two hours from 11:30-1:30. There are also some tours coming in and some of the niceness when they first opened has definitely slipped. One of the best of the staff is the doorman/security guard who always has a smile and will always get you a safe taxi.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ganeshWinnipegCanada
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