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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 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 9357
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crowded and noisy. But roof top dining. Food was good. Tasty and came out fast. Can't talk. Too noisy. Worth the visit but be aware.

Thank seetheworld010
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koto is a training restaurant for disadvantaged young people in Saigon. It is a good social enterprise and also a good restaurant. The food was enjoyable in the Vietnamese style rather than the bland tourist food we had elsewhere. The service was maybe a bit slow but many of the staff had been given time off for the Chinese New... More 

Thank J_Jarndyce
Rach51, Guest Relations Manager at KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes, you are right, some of the team had time off for the Lunar New Year, so we would like to apologise for speed of service, but we hope that one day you will be able to come back and visit again! Rachel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

What a fantastic night with a lovely and cozy restaurant named KOTO. I and my friend come to enjoy a late dinner and we were service very quickly. All together a memorable dinner and all the more impressive that the attentive and helpful from Staff.

1 Thank Chan E
Rach51, Guest Relations Manager at KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Chan, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon. Rachel More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We specifically sought out this restaurant as we liked the concept, and had previously been to the one in Hanoi. When we got there, we were a little taken aback by the very high prices for a fairly ordinary menu. Sparkling mineral water is 90000 dong - the same water at top Hoi an restaurants was costing 30-40000 dong! As... More 

Thank Keyah
Rach51, Guest Relations Manager at KOTO Kumho - A Training Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Keyah, I was so saddened to read your review and would love to have a moment of your time to address the issues raised on your visit to KOTO. We are currently in the process of redoing our food and drinks menus, and we are certainly looking into our costings to ensure they are correct and sit on par... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here prior to heading out into the city to celebrate NYE and having read the reviews were really happy that the restaurant lived up to our expectations. The service was great and you could see that the staff were trying really hard to remember their training and get everything right. The food was delicious, we all had something... More 

Thank Doug61UK
River Forest, Illoinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious Vietnamese cuisine, served by eager trainees who are poised and very helpful. This is a superb restaurant with a good social purpose as well. Every dish was perfect, with fresh ingredients and cooked just the proper degree. A fabulous dining experience and absurdly reasonable. One split appetizers, two main courses, two fruit drinks and one glass of wine, all... More 

Thank Henry F
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We ate here as part of a group tour. This restuarant was set up to give underprivileged youth an opportunity to train in the catering industry. After doing an apprenticeship here, their earning potential is greatly improved and allows them so much more freedom of choice in their future. The set menu was execellent and the trainee staff were extremely... More 

Thank Stephen H
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It was good to give kids from troubled backgrounds a chance to show what they have learned about the restaurant industry - but the bottom line is this is one elegant and delicious meal. Attentive service and very special food, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented.

Thank cwxyz
Wynyard, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The restaurant is located in downtown Saigon on the rooftop of a shopping mall, so wouldn't be easy to find from the street without specific directions. However, the food was very tasty, well presented and in ample portions. I tried deep fried Tofu for the first time and I really enjoyed it. It must be remembered that this is a... More 

Thank Wynlyn
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 700000, 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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