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KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant

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3rd Rooftop, Kumho Link, 39 Le Duan | Rooftop, Kumho Link, Kumho Asiana Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 9357
11:00 - 22:00
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Wed 11:00 - 10:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my first visit to KOTO in HCMC, having eaten several times at the branch in Hanoi. Another 5* experience. Wonderful squid followed by a delicious fish dish with morning glory. Nice house wine by the glass. Great service from friendly and helpful staff. Well done KOTO this is excellent.

Thank breweruk
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A FANTASTIC WAY FOR LEARNING A SKILL for future opportunities meaning is Know One Teach/Train One I am so pleased that another traveller advised us to take the opportunity to visit KOTO and I hope all tourist will take a meal here

Thank margaretanne101
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant offers a variety of foods all with a twist, the food is excellent and the staff were fantastic, well worth the walk and a must if you are in HCMCity.

Thank Chris_Joanne
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The duck salad was very good. The service was great too. I also ordered the fruit punch which was very refreshing.

Thank Keng Hian L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a training restaurant set up by an Australian man to help get children off the streets. The food is simple but adequate

Thank Gordon W
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn't even think it was a training restaurant. Koto kumho was among some of the best food we ate in nam. Friendly, professional, timely service in an alfresco setting.

Thank Fluke101
Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this training restaurant with 76 of our fellow tour members. Dinner was arranged by out Tour Company with drinks to guest selection and cost. Warmly greeted by the trainee waiters and waitresses, drinks orders taken promptly and delivered with only a couple of errors. Meal selections pre-arranged and frankly the quality was surprisingly good. We spent a most... More 

Thank Dan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you have been seated and drinks served you can really take this place in. We went as part of the intrepid tour and had the set menu, the choice was lovely and they tried very hard to cater to all needs and dietary requirements. The staff are lovely although I think without our bilingual guide we might have struggled... More 

Thank Judimaxx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at this place for lunch and were absolutely happy with the food and service. Stuff explained us the food with a lot of patience and the price was more than fair. We will definitely come back!

Thank Jan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here as part of an organised tour with Wendy Wu. The rooftop location is great and the food is excellent. The bonus comes from knowing that the youngsters are being trained and have a chance of a real job. It's goof to support such a worthwhile social enterprise, even in a small way.

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Rooftop, Kumho Link, 39 Le Duan | Rooftop, Kumho Link, Kumho Asiana Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 9357
KOTO Saigon is a new 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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