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35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
+60 12-377 0387
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (12 reviews)
“bibimbap” (8 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
35 Main Road, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to KouGen by chance and were immediately convinced by the calm and pleasant atmosphere of this restaurant. To us, it felt like a haven amidst a lot of very touristy places. The staff is extremely friendly, especially the owner of the restaurant, who...More

Thank HiitsChiara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us went for dinner and we're surprised it was quieter than other places. The food was delicious with lots of variety and the staff were so kind and helpful. Definitely one of the best meals we've had in Malaysia and affordable as well.

Thank Amelia L
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food. Gyoza and bipimpap absolutely beautiful. Partner ate spring rolls and pork Kim chi. Was described as spicy but he said it wasn't. Simple restaurant but highly recommended. Best food in Tanah Rata. Child friendly and several there when we ate. Staff great and...More

Thank 81Jay
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Fine dining in this restaurant. Very particular and different from others. Yaki Udon very good, excellent fried salmon and eggplant. Average price!

Thank Claudione_Tripping
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It is fine but I would have expected better food according to the reviews I read. The Goro Goro was not very tasty but the Udon was good. It is also a bit pricey.

Thank Aebpad
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice and friendly people. The main course and dessert were delicious, for an affordable price

Thank Christophe E
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice sushi, but a little on the pricey side. The fresh salmon sashimi is excellent. They have children seats.

Thank Hilko J
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank Eisle E
Reviewed 3 April 2017 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
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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