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“A fabulous experience from young people developing excellent skills to start them out on a positive career.”

KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant
Ranked #85 of 3,578 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe, Fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: KOTO Saigon is a 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.
Reviewed December 6, 2012

A fabulous experience from young people developing excellent skills to start them out on a positive career.

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Thank Wharfytime
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We sat inside in a clean air conditioned dining room.

Staff all being trained by Koto where lovely attentive and informative.

My husband had the starter plate which he said was lovely, I had the duck also tastes.

Our mains were not so good as other restaurants but in there defence, we could have chosen the wrong mains.

Glass of wine 90 dong which is good for Vietnam.

Hope this restaurant continues to train these lovely trainees who will be an asset to any business.

Thank chunkyMONKEY52
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

The venue is excellent and the food was of good quality. The staff were also good, if not a bit tooooo attentive. It's off the street down an ally which might put a few off, but there is a security guard there and a member of staff in the ally so it is safe.
One thing I didn't like was a staff member advising patrons to rate it on TA. I think this is a bit poor form as it moves the intention of the staff to serve you because they want to learn and be good at what they do, do to just get points on TA.
Otherwise worth a night out. Dinner is slightly more expensive that most other eateries, but still pretty good value.

Thank btandrmb
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went to a hidden gem in Saigon today. We had a delicious lunch at Koto Saigon, with beautiful smiling service from some class 3 students in a gorgeous outdoor eating area. We had the lovely new Koto tasting plate and i would definitely recommend having it as a starter! A must see attraction when in Saigon!

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Thank Litteal
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Visited this venue with a Wendy Wu Trip. Excellent and well recommended plus a community project for street children.

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Thank Dzerbene
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