KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi

| 23 Sep 2011
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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi
59 Van Mieu St, Dong Da District, Hanoi - across from the Temple of Literature
+84 4 3747 0337

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Price guide: $$$

Our rating
23 Sep 2011

Koto is a great place for a meal or a drink close by Hanoi’s Temple of Literature. And this is no ordinary restaurant. Founded in the mid 1990s by Jimmy Pham, an Australian of Vietnamese origin, KOTO (Know One Teach One) operates as a hospitality training school for some of Vietnam’s most disadvantaged young people. So you can combine a great meal, a juice or a coffee and make a modest contribution to the education of some wonderful young people. KOTO’s graduates are holding down senior roles in hotels and restaurants across Vietnam and internationally. President Bill Clinton popped in for lunch in 2000 as did Australian PM Julia Gillard in 2011. The menu is a mix of western and local dishes. Koto has an inspired buzz that’s generated by the wonderful energy of its students. Highly recommended.

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