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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The current listings on trip advisor are very limited and this relatively...
The current listings on trip advisor are very limited and this relatively new establishment provides good food at reasonable prices, and provides a different choice (japanese) for people (esp after travelling for an extensive time in Malaysia)
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  • 60
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Relatively good Japanese food

Cameron Highlands being a place ridden with restaurants pushing out steamboat packages so to be able to find a restaurant serving decently good Japanese food is a real breath of fresh air. Kougen is a fairly new restaurant which opened its doors back in 2011. The interior decor is simple and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
D_Jekyll
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Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A simple restaurant with not much decoration but serves good food. Wonderful service and had a nice chat with dr ( whose helping his nephew ) as he brief us about the history of Cameron. Will definitely come back.

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Jakarta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Been there with friends. Compared to the other places in main street, this place is much better and food more interesting and clean. But the menu quite small and not really diverse. Easy access from the bus station, nice staff. Recommend for a quick lunch but not a serious one.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had a fantastic experience at KouGen. The outdoor setting is lovely, and staff is very nice. It was Japanese with all the touches (like incredibly yummy garlic chips) Service was great!

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Malaysia
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314 reviews 314 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Cameron Highlands being a place ridden with restaurants pushing out steamboat packages so to be able to find a restaurant serving decently good Japanese food is a real breath of fresh air. Kougen is a fairly new restaurant which opened its doors back in 2011. The interior decor is simple and unobtrusive. The staff are friendly and ever willing to... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Super friendly place with good food. Most dishes were very tasty. Only downside there wasnt much for veggies.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Came here for an early dinner with grand parents and children. Quite a short menu but the food is very good. Familiar western-friendly dishes like gyoza, yakitori chicken and some sushi. The fried rice with pork and spicy cabbage was the best I had. Cold beer, friendly service, made our kids very welcome. Sat outside in the evening sunshine. Guy... More 

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious meal here, food is cooked fresh and is simply delicious. The freshness of the food means that it does take a while to be served but it is well worth the wait. The staff are extremely friendly, I would definitely suggest you drop in this place if you are staying in Tanah Rata.

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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I guess I had high expectations after I had read the reviews.. We waited for 30 minutes and the food was pretty ordinary. Next time I'll just go to any of the small restaurants, which serve much faster.

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Mid Sussex
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was the polar opposite to the restaurant at the Cameron Highlands Resort we had eaten at the night before. A little open cafe on the main street in Tanah Rata but the food was cooked fresh, tasted good and was served with a smile. Bit cheaper too!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Who would have thought a Japanese Restaurant serving gourmet coffee! I was in Cameron early Feb for a holiday break. It was a warm pleasant afternoon at Tanah Rata. Went looking around for a nice cool drink and decided to give the ice crystal coffee a try at KouGen. I was in for a pleasant surprise. Made up of 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands  >  Tanah Rata
  • Phone Number: 12-377 0387

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

The current listings on trip advisor are very limited and this relatively new establishment provides good food at reasonable prices, and provides a different choice (japanese) for people (esp after travelling for an extensive time in Malaysia)

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