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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
12-377 0387
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    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
Roast Pork Bibimbap very good.

Miso soup average. Roast pork very good and enhances the Bibimbap. Business like staff. Worth the visit for the roast pork.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Meow58
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Penang, Malaysia
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Westland
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner in the restaurant 2 weeks ago. Friendly (Japanese) owner, who cooks nice dishes. Not too expensive as well.

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Thank pk39
Penang, Malaysia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Miso soup average. Roast pork very good and enhances the Bibimbap. Business like staff. Worth the visit for the roast pork.

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Thank Meow58
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

For those who are visiting Tanah Rata for the first time, this is a great place for fusion Japanese food. The boss cooks every dish personally, so waiting time may be a bit longer than other restaurants. However, quality is one of the best in town, and he uses spring water from the hills instead of pesticide-contaminated tap water which... More 

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Thank yeokaiwen
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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243 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I think the only reason why this restaurant is rated so highly is because there are few Japanese options in Cameron Highlands and it is easily accessible on the main road of Tanah Rata. There is a decent serving of vegetables and prices are reasonable. However compared to Kuala Lumpur Japanese restaurants, the food is really so - so and... More 

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Thank pianocello
Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

It was disappointing. Food not authentic, tastes nowhere like Japanese. Not value for money esp the small portions. Tofu starter,2 katsodon , tea cost RM49. Easy to find, near Starbucks. Chinese staff so those who can't speak Malay have no worries communicating.

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Thank wonder-luster
Hillerod, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We had 4 starters and 2 mains, all for sharing. All og them were good. For the area it is one of the best places to eat.

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Thank hkochnielsen
Kuantan, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Fusion food flavored and away from the usual local food that you would expect from typical Japanese tastes. Nothing spectacular but it's worth the money.

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Thank CheeChienSean
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

They have japanese and some korean foods. The dishes are delicious, big load with a resonable price. The owner (or manager) is very friendly, he gives advice to you such as: "it's spicy, can you eat spicy food?" Or "I think you order too much, so I advice you..."

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1 Thank Hồng Anh P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Basic dishes but do provide another variety of cuisine for selection along Tanah Rata. We were expecting more based on the high rating. Dishes quality are below par compared to usual Japanese eatery, but i must admit the price is moderate. So, dont go to this restaurant with high expectation, it just merely a place with ok food to fill... More 

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1 Thank Dnlt2014
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice little Japanese restaurant with an open kitchen that produces wonderful smells. Dishes are colourful, full of local flavours and richly garnished with vegetables. For the connoisseur there is the wagyu beef, for budget travellers there are several noodle dishes on the menu. Prices are average or slightly above. Starters and main courses arrive in mixed sequence and separately. Staff... More 

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Thank Roel J

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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