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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#40 of 1,779 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty of variety and nicely cooked food. We were taken there by our tour guide so it is on the tourist trail and convenient as well as good quality

Thank John W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good restaurant servicing a very worthy cause. Food was excellent quality, as was the service.

Thank Kim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Pho cafe next to the main restaurant, somehow we walked past the main shop and into a newer (I think) place next door. There were only about 6 items on the menu and there is no decoration or 'window dressing' to speak of. However it was simple good food and friendly service. Very welcome after a... More 

Thank Chardle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were brought here by our tour guide and it was a pretty good experience. Food was nice, service charming. It was absolutely packed with tourists though! However, it's a great project to support - training kids from the streets to work in the catering and tourism industries so worth getting behind. Go.

Thank Catherine15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Temple of Literature. There are a lot of options to choose from and everything we ordered was delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Prague, Czech Republic
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After few days in Hanoi we ordered some western meals, price was little higher than what we were used to but quality was great, staff speak english pretty good and it was calm and nice restaurant with two floors.

Thank Martin Z
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent menu full of great food. The whole concept of training underprivileged Vietnamese to work in hospitality is a great idea. Took a very large group of 40 and they completely over catered (which isn't a bad thing). Would definitly recommend to anyone.

Thank Michael S
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food. Eat with my hubby after walking around, will recommend to other guests. Good luck to you and god blesses for children there.

Thank AJ T
Exeter, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have eaten here many times and quality is consistently high, but last time we did a street food cooking course and it was fantastic. Thoroughly recommended and worth the long walk from the lake area. And it's all for a great cause. Keep up the brilliant work, Jimmy!!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The good : to be fair, the koto special smoothie ( passion fruit, banana, ice cream, mints sugar and ice) was delicious! good balance of different flavor i order 2 The bad : everything else ... First bad sign : Restaurant full of foreigner ! Beside my colleague, me and me, only foriegner.. Exception for some vietnamese tour guide who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3747 0337
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?