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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Tanah Rata
Cuisines: Japanese
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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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Malaysia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

delicious and hearty meals served, price though steep was complemented by good food. One of the rare shops in the area that serves pork.

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singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try out Gouken one dinner and we were back there two nights later. The bibimbab (? Korean hotplate rice) was particularly good. Creative interpretations of Korean and Japanese dishes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

From the outlook of the restaurant, it doesn't look spectacular. But we went ahead with dinner here. Food is surprisingly good and the prices are acceptable. Loved the eggplant stuffed with salmon here.. ended up ordering 2 plates of it. Love the food here and ended up having dinner here every night I was in Cameron.

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christchurch
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7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had a real nice veg currie here with pork. Owner and cook extremely friendly. Last year used to come here with my son for lunch made real nice sammys

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Senior Contributor
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had a lovely meal at this place! Owner is a really honest and humble man. Affordable place, really worth visiting when you're staying in Tanah Rata!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited Malaysia ( Cameron Highlands) first week of september. Looking for restaurants in Tanah Rata, find KouGen on the main road, what a nice place to eat, very good Japanese food, nice presentation and the Chef is so friendly, so good that we visited a second time, Wine is great!! very nice interieur and fast service with a smile!! Really... More 

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London
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a seriously obsessive man the chef is! He prepares all the Japanese ingredients and sauces himself; he makes the strawberry jam, scones and clotted cream himself; he then cooks everything when you order it all by himself. You might have to wait a bit if the restaurant is busy but then that is to be expected as he does... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good, Friendly and fast service. The food is well presented and tastes as you would expect from an upmarket Japanese restaurant in Malaysia! The price is correct to western norms... The food is cooked in an open kitchen next to the tables, which gives the restaurant a warm and cosy atmosphere. Mostly foreigners seem to frequent the restaurant, at least... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Such a lovely place in CH we came here 2 out of 2 nights! The service is not the fastest I have ever seen but we had a perfect evening here, both because of the staff but especially the food. The two young girls working the tables are very nice and humble and really try their best to make you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food was very good, we had bibimbap. Unfortunately the service is quite slow as the place gets quite crowded... The staff is kind

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

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