KOTO on Van Mieu
59 Van Mieu Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3747 0337
Hello from Hanoi! We have just completed our Halong Bay cruise in Hanoi and it’s New Year’s Eve. My friend Ha recommended a place called KOTO for us in Hanoi, which is another NGO restaurant training disadvantaged youths and street youths in the skills of hospitality and culinary arts. KOTO stands for Know One, Teach One which is a belief where if you are in a position to help someone, help them, and they will help others one day. A bit like pay it forward 🙂
We started with spring rolls (not pictured), which is really rice paper roll, dipped in fish sauce mixture. It was super refreshing w mango and prawns.
For mains, I ordered the beef in bamboo. I found that the beef were a bit tough at times but it does have quite a nice flavor. The side salad of pineapple and a crispy wonton cup was a refreshing treat.
Overall, I feel that Koto was OK. The feel-good factor obviously compensate for the food, but I wouldn’t call this a must-eat by any means.