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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#32 of 1,685 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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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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548 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is now my number one restaurant when visiting Hanoi - well, perhaps shared with about five others, but certainly up there with the best. The food is amazing. I need to try something other than the fish in banana leaf, but I drool for it when away, and it's the first thing I look for on the menu when... More 

Thank breweruk
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch to this great restaurant last november and everything was really tasty. We tried some local dishes as fresh spring rolls and noodles and the whole meal was rememorable The service was excellent and staff was really kind. We had no reserve and easily found a place because we were two and it was really early, but... More 

Thank Alberto R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit pricy, but the place is nice and clean, the food is good and so is the staff. Everyone inside were tourists, maybe because of its location, just beside the temple of literature.

Thank Iñigo G
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for at quick meal and found this restaurant here at tripadvisor. We all chose the three course chef recommendation for 300 000 dong. This was a really good experience. It tasted as good as i looks, and the service was very quick and presise. We also ordered drinks, and both the "gin and tonic" and the "mojito"... More 

Thank kbergl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently we went for lunch here, together with the small sick daughter of one friend. This small sick child with serious kidney problems came directly from the hospital to have lunch here with us. She wished to have a tiny piece of cake displayed in the restaurant, but neither the waiter nor the manager accepted our order although there were... More 

2 Thank Martin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After one week working in Hanoi I spent my last afternoon in KOTO and was quite surprised! A refreshing difference to other Restaurants in the city! Clearly you can't compare it to the street food spots all over Hanoi, but nevertheless KOTO has an outstanding charm compared to all those Restaurant, that wish to satisfy European tourists and try too... More 

Thank Olivia F
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were taken to this trianing restaurant on the last day of our Vietnam, South to North Tour and enjoyed it. The staff were attentive, knowledgable and most were good with English as well. My only one dissapointed,net was the high price of drinks, otherwise a nice, promptly served meal.

Thank eddiejanmaat
Province of Malaga, Spain
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the Temple of Literature eat here. The place was busy when we went but the service was fantastic from the chap who led us upstairs to the young lass who was being trained and a little nervous but was happy, polite and helpful. Food was great, service was great (they organised a taxi when we left)... More 

Thank David G
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to explain the feeling of deep joy which you experience at this restaurant. The whole concept of giving youngsters a chance to make the best of themselves whilst producing super food is laudable in the extreme. The confidence with which they talk about their experiences and how it has affected them is wonderful. On top of all... More 

Thank OrlanB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as part of an escorted Wendy Wu tour. This is as the second Koto restaurant we visited during our tour, but this one is the original. As before the young staff are friendly, courteous and very efficient. The food was first class. Look out for the plaques on the stairwell with messages from donors all over... 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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?