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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Finlay9411
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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
134 reviews 134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The restaurant is simple. It's a shop which has the great taste in "Japanese" style. Some of the menu is quite creative such as fried udon which I never tried before.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very tasty diner with korean and japanese food. Worth going there. Staff friendly. some tables outside overlooking the main road. I will go back there next time I Come to the Cameron

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Here you will have a perhaps unexpected fantastic time. The food is great, beautiful combinations. We ate here twice and both times it was wonderful. Service is really friendly, they were very patient with our small children and fully equiped for them. Finally, prices are ridiculously low as compared for what you get. Please visit this place in stead of... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have visited KouGen few times, the chef is great. It is one man show, he is cooking in a small kitchen in the middle of the restaurant in front of your eyes from fresh ingredients. The quality of food is constant and very high standard. It is perhaps a little bit pricey compare to local cousine, but it is... More 

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Malaysia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, 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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