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“Average, really.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of KouGen

KouGen
35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Tanah Rata
Cuisines: Japanese
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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)
Moret-sur-Loing, France
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Average, really.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Home cooked Japanese fare”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
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!

Visited August 2013
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Expensive but yummy bibimbap!”
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 choose what we wanted. We got the apple pie and it was really yummy. The decor was great and the place is clean. Though a little expensive, I had a good meal there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Decent”
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 in.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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