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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
+60 12-377 0387
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Goirle, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the croquettes and the burger, food was nice with a fresh taste. Friendly service and good atmosphere!

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Thank JdButG
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice family restaurant in the center of tanah rata The japanese food is very good and the price is ok The personnel is friendly and helpfull

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Thank RONALDODIMATTEO
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to have a try at this place. Ordered Japanese curry rice that turned out to be more of indian curry or even worse than real Indian curry down the road. Gyoza isn't fantastic as filling has more vegetable that over-power the meat. Udon soup isn't that authentic either - vegetable cooked too long and soup too little.... More 

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Thank Phyllis S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Employees are nice. The food is correct but nothing amazing. Good beans for the starter. Well placed

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Thank Matt1Lou12
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Checked out this dining place as it was highly rated. It is true you had to wait our your food. Presentation was good. Taste is average for Korean food. But overall good value if dining with family.

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Thank James L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner in this restaurant with a friend of mine. We choose it by chance. The starters are very good, we ate a fried salmon. The bibimbap was amazing. The passion delight dessert good. The restaurant is clean and confortable. The Staff is friendly and professional.

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Thank Francesca M
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I ordered a black pepper fried udon and it came looking like some braised udon instead. My partner ordered a hot pot kimchi served with white rice and it doesn't taste Japanese too. However, portions are just nice and vegetables are fresh.

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Thank Tan Y
Utrecht
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this Japanese place which is surrounded by Indian restaurants. The restaurant has an open kitchen and you can immediately see all the fresh ingredients. The cook was playing with the wok in the background. We started with Edamame. Freshly steemed and properly salted soy beens. Just like they should be...perfect! The Yakitori were also great. Perfectly... More 

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Thank berrykok
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was great, service was good and reasonably priced. Our favorite was the shisamo, wafu hamburger, chicken breast and bibimbap. Be prepared to wait though since there is only a couple manning the restaurant. Worth the wait :)

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Thank sharonyip
Singapore, Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Enjoyed our dinner hear. The food was great given that this is in place from the city. We ordered maki roll, gyoza, had salmon, a version of tonkatsu don and chicken teriyaki. The price was on the expensive side but i think it was worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands  >  Tanah Rata
  • Phone Number: +60 12-377 0387
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?