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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 61
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Tonkatsu Don

Their Tonkatsu Don was sooo yummy! One of the best I tasted! Unfortunately, i can't say the same for their Gyoza.. 😥

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pros: Delicious Teriyaki Chicken Don! I was so hungry, I asked for extra rice in my order and willing to pay for it, not only they did not extra charge for the rice, but they gave us some pointers on which strawberry farms to visit. Friendly staff. Price is reasonable for Japanese food. Cons: Not-so-fresh salmon sushi. All in all,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Their Tonkatsu Don was sooo yummy! One of the best I tasted! Unfortunately, i can't say the same for their Gyoza.. 😥

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Malaysia
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411 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Considering we were in Camerons Highlands and not in KL city centre, Kougen was quite a remarkable little Japanese restaurant. The menu was not very large which was a good thing, with more focus on quality rathen than quantity. The wait staff was quick, friendly and attentive. Wait time was no issue since there were only 2 tables occupied including... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you are yearning for Japanese food, this is the only place in Tanah Rata. The food is decent and the service is good. Quite a good selection at reasonable price.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have try japanese food at kuala lumpur but here is nothing special. The price is a bit higher as compare to kuala lumpur.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A no-frills restaurant. The food was quite nice and my kids love Japanese food. So it was a good thing that we spotted this restaurant. I like the kiddy bowl and cup provided by them.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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411 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 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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Address: 35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 12-377 0387
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands  >  Tanah Rata
Cuisine: Japanese

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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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