Established in 1996 by the good will of Jimmy Pham – an Australian Vietnamese with the goal of creating job opportunities for Vietnamese disadvantaged youth, this non-profit business grew from a small sandwich shop to a 120-seats restaurant in just 5 years.
KOTO Hanoi is located at 59 Van Mieu Street and also the flagship of this brand. There, customers may find a lavish menu of both international and Vietnamese dishes cooked by well educated trainees of the restaurant at relatively low prices but still promisingly delicious. Besides, many customers find KOTO enjoyable and relaxing with its quiet atmosphere inside the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.
Breakfast and lunch are served throughout the week while dinner is unavailable on Monday night giving trainees opportunities to relax and enjoy some social life. Interestingly, KOTO organizes cooking classes every Monday evening for any interested customers to join and be a part of KOTO.