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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

) #43 of 1,988 Restaurants in Hanoi $$ - $$$ American, , Asian
59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Australian, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
59 Van Mieu | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as part of our tour it was amazing the staff are great and the food they make is incredible!! It is a training centre for youth entering the industry very great cause to support while eating great food

Thank Dijana D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here as part of our tour and we were aware this was a training establishment for youth to enter the industry. The meals were excellent and varied and proved to be great value for money. It is very popular, so make sure you...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't speak highly enough about this place. The restaurant offers training for disaffected and underprivileged youth from the city to become chefs. We found that the staff couldn't do enough for you and were bright and eager to please. The food.....if you're from the...More

Thank Yungy77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting the Temple of literature we had our lunch here. It was expensive for Vietnamese standards but the food is more western style so the kids had a great lunch compared to other Vietnamese meals. Our guide from "Hanoi Free tour guides (hanoifreetourguides.com)" got...More

Thank Martine S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was excellent. I had river fish steamed with onions and spices in banana leaves which I would recommend. A main course and a small beer is about £7. Most of the patrons were tourists.

Thank N D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a place that was relatively comfortable to eat in (proper tables and chair, clean, air-conditioned) and came across this place. Near the Temple of Literature (to its left). Food and service were great. Server knew english...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch in the restaurant on our stay in Hanoi as recmmended by our travel agency from Sabadell (Barcelona). It was really worth it. A bit pricier than what you can get around Hanoi but surely worth it by price/quality. Workers are students preparing...More

Thank Joan Antoni S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and marvellous project to train young people and to give them chances in life. Food is nicely presented and taste is very nice. Each plate is a creation

Thank Griet D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only delicious food but cozy space is attractive. As it's very popular (especially among western people), it would be better to book in advance. I often take my friends who visit me to KOTO, and all of them love it!

Thank Aki_Trung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great option if your visiting the temple of literature. It's located on one of the temple's major side roads. The food is good, and service great. The story here is that it's a well established project to help train up local...More

Thank KRA20
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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!
27 January 2016|
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Response from br1dgy | Reviewed this property |
I visited during the peak lunch period (12:30 to 1:30) and they were turning people away at the door because they were full up with both large and small tour groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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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