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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
+60 12-377 0387
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first night in Cameron Highlands, we went to Kougen for dinner. The place is quite dark with a small light at the corner of each tables. Quite difficult to read the menu. No kids menu but I ordered Chicken Terayaki Bowl and it was nice because the veggies are all fresh and crunchy. My son loved it. My husband... More 

Thank Eisle E
Sao Paulo, SP
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the tonkatsu don, the onions were not very well cooked, the sauce was too salty but the pork was good. Rice is not japanese rice

Thank DianaSati
Russian Trans-Urals, Russia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the girl was really nice and helpful I didnt like the food at all. My dumplings were heated, not cooked, and seemed like they were old.

Thank Ekaterina S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

by far the best joint in cameron highlands. its right in tanah rata town centre, and has a good choice of food/drinks/deserts and great service. my 2nd time here, came here before last year and i am happy they are still serving great food. highly recommended.

Thank surajbriga g
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Obviously not authentic. The rice they used is normal jasmine rice not Japanese rice and the sauce for the tempura don was just soy sauce (which is not nice nor authentic). I requested for the vegetarian version of tempura and they just served me 3 lumps of fried veggies as compared to the meat version which was the same price,... More 

Thank nicoletC6365MP
Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We took yesterday some curry and bowl with rice and chicken meat. Both were good, nothing special, but good. Staff was friendly and helpfull. If you wish to have fast dinner, its good choise.

Thank AdamHoleksa
Goirle, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JdButG
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 

Thank Phyllis S
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Matt1Lou12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?