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KouGen

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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a nice break

Extremely friendly staff and... Food is good ! We had gyozas yakitori and croquettes as starters and loved every piece of it ! Also to be noted very friendly staff !! Good advice given and really nice and smiling service ! Recommended !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Claire K
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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had supper here on my first night in the CH and walked on the main road two times before making my decision on where to eat. I am really happy I decided to eat at Kougen. The waiter (and maybe owner?) was all smiles and really welcoming. I had the Chige soup and it was the best soup I've... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Extremely friendly staff and... Food is good ! We had gyozas yakitori and croquettes as starters and loved every piece of it ! Also to be noted very friendly staff !! Good advice given and really nice and smiling service ! Recommended !!

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Accra, Ghana
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A majestic improvement from a year ago when KOUGEN just opened for business. Last year we had to wait for almost 1.5 hours for food to be ready. But this month, service was prompt and food was excellent!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 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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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

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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