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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#48 of 2,026 Restaurants in Hanoi}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Asian
59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good restaurant giving great food. Also it was convenient and easy to go from the temple of litterature

Thank Edwards J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a really lovely place to come for dinner, there was a group of 11 of us and we booked in advance. The food was beautifully presented and everyone said theirs tasted delicious. We also had dessert, one of only a few I had...More

Thank abby d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Koto training restaurant was a highlight of Hanoi. The staff (although obviously trainees) were extremely attentive, knowledgable of the food, and lovely to deal with. We (2 friends) made a booking in advance and arrived a little late due to traffic. There was no issue...More

Thank Lalalalady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great initiative and great value for money. The staff were super friendly and helpful and they spoke english quite well. My girlfriend really loved her meal and mine was enjoyable too.

Thank jfieldfit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Airconditioned, modern, clean, good authentic menu, friendly staff. You can see the new chefs learning in the kitchen. Also the new waiting start learning their trade and most importantly learning to speak in English to western customers. Not as cheap as food on the street,...More

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They try so hard it is lovely to see. The food is good but it is the cause which is the most important. This restaurant is a training opportunity for underprivileged young people. Please go there for lunch or dinner.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken here for lunch after our walking tour. The concept of the restaurant is fantastic and well worth supporting. The staff are practising their English all the time and it is great to be able to help. Food was great with a good...More

Thank kierelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty restaurant across the street from the Temple of Literature. Trains local underserved youth in English, hospitality and life skills. Varied menu of Vietnamese and Western options. I think all of the clientele were Western, so not a local spot, if that matters. Dishes are...More

Thank Paperfish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully presented and very tasty food. We were recommended here by our guide after visiting the temple and the location is perfect. Not the cheapest but not the most expensive cost around 400,000 vnd for us to share 3 starters for our lunch between 2...More

1  Thank Claire D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch. Delicious, gorgeous and with charming trainee waitresses and waiters. In addition to that we like the initiative. Well worth a visit!

Thank Hann M
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Questions & Answers
9 September 2017|
Response from kunmingirl | Reviewed this property |
you are asking the forum, you need to contact the restaurant directly! probably you already realised this...
9 September 2017|
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Response from hdsjdj | Reviewed this property |
I don't work there. You should write the owners.
Renae E
4 July 2017|
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Response from Harriet F | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in around 2pm on a week day and it was pretty empty, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3747 0337
  • E-mail
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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