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KouGen

35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Ranked #4 of 28 restaurants in Tanah Rata
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)
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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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74% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Namur, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staff is very friendly. The wait for the food was quite long but the staff apologised in advance. Wagyu beef was worth the wait. Overall very nice place in Tanah Rata.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were here with my family. Place looked good an we ask if we could make a reservation. No problem! After 30 minutes we came back. No free spots. Solution is sitting inside. You are in the kitchen then. Very clean, hard working, nice people. After 1 hour no food...... I asked and the food started to come. And it... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We just ate at KouGen and i wanted to write this review. The people at this place are verry warm and friendly. They take pride in the food they make. And the food we ate was good! They serve food from japanese, indian and maliasien origin. We choose the wagyu teriyaki and the fried chicken with vegetable curry. Both dishes... More

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Basel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tasty food, but not worth the money. It's nothing special. The sushi were ok, though overpriced, the meatsticks were nice. The owner is really friendly and talks to every guest for a few seconds. But it seems to be more because he needs to to get the business alive. The humble about it is probably only because of Lonely planet... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had dinner here early on saturday. It was not full so service was very fast :) staff was very friendly! (I really appreciate this). Food was nice, but I didn't think it was amazing at all, we took 3 of the chef'a suggestions and the only one I would really recommend are the gyosas, the best I have had... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were there just before it got crowded in the evening and were very friendly welcomed and immediately served. The food is prepared right in front of you in the clean open kitchen. All was very fresh and tasty. For European kids who don't like Asian food they serve delicious french fries. The tempura was very crispy and the udon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We tried KouGen based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and because we were craving some Japanese food. However, our experience was a bit disappointing. It started off ok as the chicken Yakitori starter was well cooked and tasty. The choice of sushi was however very limited and not good value for money. The speciality sushi dish was a selection of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nice restaurant with very good Japanese food. Bit more expensive than average in Malaysia though, but worth while.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was up in Cameron highlands over the last weekend primarily to rest and relax away from the madding crowd. Of course, this was not to be as everybody has the same idea. It was not too bad in the end as we stayed at Brincang itself and everything was within reach within us having to rely on our car... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It might be ok ... If you like "Korean style Gyoza" which the stuff inside was probably included Gimchi and not crispy skin. If you like "Indian style Curry" which I don't expect when I went to Japanese restuarant. (The pork cutlet that came together was quite good actually.) If you like "?? Wafu Burger" which I really don't know... More

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