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“Not what you'd expect...”
Review of KouGen

KouGen
Ranked #8 of 45 Restaurants in Tanah Rata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
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)
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great food all round for both my husband and I (who are resident in Malaysia) and also my slightly more conservative parents who were a bit nervous about 'Asian' food... We enjoyed all of our orders - Edamame, pork katsu curry, a chicken and lemongrass dish (I think) and a chicken bibimbap. The chef cooks everything in open plan so you can see how clean and fresh it all is and the service is friendly and helpful. Desserts were a bit overwhelming - we probably didn't need the cakes we decided to order, but that was entirely our fault!

They have an interesting sideline in selling a small range of silicone baby products like teething rings and feeding bottles and it's also a very baby/child friendly place to go if you're accompanied by your smaller family members.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a really nice meal here. It is a bit more expensive than other places around but there's still cheaper options on the menu. The man who served us was very friendly and really took the time to chat with us.

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1  Thank AOByrne
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Based on the very positive reviews in Tripadvisor my wife and me decided to have dinner in this restaurant. It was open this Thursday evening (thus not regularly closed on Thursdays as might possibly be concluded from another review). It completely fulfilled our expectations. As starter we had the already recommended croquettes which were very tasty indeed, and had the salmon sushi. The owner teached us how to eat this: dip the salmon in the sauce, do not bite a part of the sushi, but put the whole in your mouth, and chew very, very slowly. Probably for people who are knowledgeble with the Japanese kitchen this is common knowledge, but for us this was a learning experience. Good selection of main courses, we selected the tempura, which was delicious. Service was excelent: the tonic water that my wife liked to drink was not on the list, but was especially collected for her from elsewhere. The restaurant is very clean, and the prices are very reasonable (or very low, compared to European standards). Highly recommended!

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2  Thank Dutchtraveler2
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a very nice dinner, probably the best place in Tanah Rata. Staff & service very friendly. The restaurant is very clean, it was delicious!

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1  Thank Gregminou
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Slightly on the more pricey side if compared to the stalls/restaurants nearby (but hey, its japanese food in cameron highlands). Great food that gives off a great home cooked vibe. The chef himself personally tried out each and every dish before he continues cooking/serves us (as observed). Though pricey, its still cheaper than eating at some lousy fast food japanese joints down in kl.

1  Thank KevinLeong
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