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KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant

#34 of 1,696 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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Port Douglas
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with a wonderful set menu. I walked here but got a taxi back but so worth it. They also train disadvantaged locals but trust me they have all learnt to be expert cooks! Hugely recommended.

Thank BlueDivePortDouglas
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was perfect for what we were looking for our last night in Hanoi. Located opposite Temple of Literature it has English speaking staff and a menu with a range of dishes from steak, red wine, duck to the usual Vietnamese dishes. Good value as well. Staff are being trained to work in the restaurant business so are really attentive.... More 

Thank Jimbobo63
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant with great staff, so attentive and friendly, they have been given a great opportunity from being on the street with nothing to learning a trade and they love it. The menu has lots to choose from with reasonable prices, slightly higher than local places, but a worthwhile cause. Well done to Aussie who started this, "Know one, Teach... More 

Thank ShirleyM08
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
USD 2 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?