The flavors here—from honey prawns to bamboo beef—are just ridiculous, and the menu is a mix of creative dishes like fish cakes, five-spice duck, Thai salad, and glazed ribs. If you like spring rolls, try the sampler with this Vietnamese staple prepared several different ways. Koto's a good midday stop for a cup of ginger lemongrass tea with a side of coconut passion fruit mousse. The fact that Koto (an acronym for "know one, teach one") is a charity-restaurant that
benefits street youth, is just the icing on the mango cheesecake. Located across from the Van Mieu Temple of Literature, this place can get packed, especially on the third floor dominated by tour groups.
59 Pho Van Mieu, Across from Van Mieu Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam