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KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant

19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 28 3822 9357
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I certainly agree with their mission - very worthwhile. Every dish we had was delicious. The service was excellent. My only complaint is the wine prices - crazy expensive for this country.

Thank luke47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome food for an awesome cause!! It was great to meet the head chef after dessert and hear the story

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought to this restaurant for dinner. Was told that all the staff here are from difficult and under privileged background. Saved from the street or bad influence to join this Academy to learn skills in hospitality. The service was very efficient and staff spoke good...More

Thank Rainy T
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your great review for KOTO Sai Gon Restaurant! We are very grateful to have received these positive comments. We are glad to know that you are satisfied with the quality of our food and service. Receiving comments like yours keeps us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to pay to help those disadvantaged in the country. Superb set menu. Good wine too that was served professionally. Very good meal to end our tour on.

Thank Busker999
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We will make sure that we pass it on to our team! We look forward to seeing you again. The Team at KOTO

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food; fresh and delicious. Not huge portions but everything was so tasty that we felt satisfied. The young people serving were all very pleasant and efficient that it didn't feel as if they were learning - it felt like they were already professional! Dietary...More

Thank Tynedale_traveller
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your great review for KOTO Sai Gon Restaurant! We are very grateful to have received these positive comments. We are glad to know that you are satisfied with the quality of our food and service. Receiving comments like yours keeps us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a large group on our first night in Ho Chi Minh City. The servers were all typically smiling Vietnamese, willing and ready to help, and extremely able. The group had its own special menu, but my friends and I all had special...More

Thank Wardieeee
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your kind words and positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon. KOTO Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in HCMC. I stayed at an Airbnb near the zoo for 5 nights and I came across this place on my first night exploring the area. The building is a cool old French building on the outside, though the inside...More

2  Thank Brock K
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your fabulous review!! We love getting positive feedback and we are happy to hear that you like our new location. We hope to see you again soon. The team at KOTO

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly fresh, delicious food at Koto! The service from the trainees is also first class and super friendly :) Would recommend a trip here to anyone staying in Saigon.

2  Thank Bollerenshaw
KOTO F, Koto Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We will make sure that we pass it on to our team! We look forward to seeing you again. The Team at KOTO

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Various travel groups patronize this place at night while office workers pack it at lunch time. The chef started his training ten years ago and is grateful for the help he received from volunteers for all aspects of food / hospitality / speaking English.

2  Thank Liz-SD
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We will make sure that we pass it on to our team! We look forward to seeing you again. The Team at KOTO

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here two nights during our stay in Saigon. Try the fish with galangal in a clay pot. Great food and drinks, and all for a good cause!

1  Thank BidsB
KOTO F, KOTO Team at KOTO Saigon - A Training Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your kind words and positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon. KOTO Team

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AnnonSheffield
19 October 2015|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the District 3 location has closed. The rooftop at Kumho Tower is a much better location. You'll enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 28 3822 9357
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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.
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