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KouGen

35 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Ranked #3 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Namur, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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