Savoring a fusion meal of both Vietnamese and Western foods in a restaurant overlooking the well-known Temple of Literature while being able to support the disadvantaged local people. That is what you can do by dining at KOTO restaurant in Hanoi.
Learning should be passed on, knowledge is meant to be shared. This is the essential idea on which KOTO is founded. KOTO (which stands for Know One, Teach One) is a non-profit center giving at-risk and disadvantaged youth the possibility to learn and thrive in their lives. Choosing a ‘road less traveled’ rather than a traditional one, the vision has always been to create a clear pathway for trainees to move from unemployable youth with low self-esteem to confident, empowered young hospitality professionals.
At its stunning four-story modernist cafe-bar-restaurant nearby the Temple of Literature, daily specials are chalked up on a blackboard, and the short menu has everything – from snacks and dips to enticing main courses as well as KOTO’s famous cakes and pastries. There is a good selection of beer and wine and KOTO is well known for cocktails and, of course, guaranteed attentive service.