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KouGen

35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Ranked #2 of 24 restaurants in Tanah Rata
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: 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)
Restaurant details
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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76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had both lunch and dinner at KouGen - as it was so good, at a very reasonable price. Two thumbs up!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you ever have a craving for Japanese food in this part of town, it's really the place to go. They offer a nice spread of Japanese food and in fact, we had one which wasn't even the menu, the shirashi ( not sure if it's spelt right ) sushi. If you love sashimi, you'll definitely love this one. It's... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Everyone should at least go there once Sushi (flower fragrance) is different from the ones we usually eat. Owner provide very gd service and welcomes positive feedbacks .

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Try Shishamo, they are very fresh if you like fish, Teppan Yaki Chicken Don is very good, right portion and the price

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Moret-sur-Loing, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We ate here because of the reviews online. And was really disappointed. For Japanese/Korean, it was really bad. Not even average. Price is expensive considering the restaurants around. I think this is a different change from the normal fare in the area, but in itself the food is not food.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The chef prepares the food with much care and attention. Quality fare is served as he ensures that food is prepared individually and tastefully. Hence, service can be slow because quality is not compromised. Good food with fair price.

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had one dinner, with sushi, udon tempura and yakitori. All delicious and a good choice if you are a little tired (and your stomach feeling a little bad) after indian currys and chinese food. The owner is also very nice! We would recommend it!

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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I ordered the following: pork bibimbap (top notch, ask for a raw egg to mix in), Saba fish (really good), chicken yakitori (good), Shishamo (slightly undercooked), California handroll (good and fresh, but smaller than most I've seen) King of Oolong tea (fragrant and light, serves 2) The boss gave us a free dessert in the end, up to us to... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Fine food. The staff here was friendlier than most at other Tanah Rata eating outlets. It would have been better if the food could reach our table faster but I guess there were more customers than usual the night we went there. KouGen has simple decor which hardly resembles that of a Japanese restaurant but is still comfortable to dine... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Kougen is located on a busy street in Yanah Rata. It's really easy to find. What surprised us most was the food. I went in not expecting much and so far I had found Camerons food to be just so so, bearable compared to bigger cities in Msia. The chef specialises in Japanese Korean fare. Food was flavourful and very... More

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