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COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews wagyu beef udon soup prawns cameron highlands open kitchen great restaurant two days home cooked food chef
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Reviewed 5 January 2021

I first visited this restaurant in 2018 and after my first meal, could not believe it was so quiet...on two of my three visits I was the only customer. The food is so fresh and you can see the care that goes into preparation, delicious!...The owner is a lovely person, seems to do all of the food prep himself. Returning in 2020 I found their restaurant seemed much more busy....he had two people waiting tables, his son who was a super friendly fellow and the same woman from my 2018 visits....daughter? This trip I enjoyed a Chicken Dom one night and Beef Dom another. Their Ice Tea is home made with care and is excellent! Hoping they have managed to weather the COVID storm and thrive in 2021!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

A one man restaurant with the ability to maintain fresh and tasty food. A great spot for something different in the Cameron highlands

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020

The gentleman that owned this place was a one man band, an absolute hero, juggling serving and cooking with ease. The food we had was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend the beef rice bowl. Can't complain!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 June 2020

While 'stranded' in Tanah Rata during MCO, we started to frequent KouGen once it opened again ... and we got to love it! Very friendly service and fresh and delicately prepared dishes and fair prices.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

We have just returned from a wonderful meal here. My husband could not stop raving about the Wagyu beef. The prawn goyoza was delicious too. All of us enjoyed our meals and were so impressed by the chef who did everything on his own! Great...work ethic reflected in the great food!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Finally, after two days searching we find a place! Great food, at first didn’t seem so great, but the food was amazing. Place do not have many tables, which make sense because only two people running the restaurant, but it ended up in great experience!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

We had the Wagyu beef and salmon bowl. Both were very good prepared and tasted heavenly. It’s nice to watch the chef prepare the dishes with lots of passion in the open kitchen.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

What a place to have a great lunch/diner in Tanah Rata ... Owner and his staff are very nice, available and understanding !! My wife is vegetarian and the chef didn't hesitate to suggest that we replace chicken by tofu (we did appreciate) Special mention...for Udon Soup ... delightful See you there Team !More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 December 2019

Visited twice for dinner. Family-run japanese restaurant. Food is tasty and the atmosphere is great. Hope the owner can keep up the good work.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 November 2019 via mobile

Ate dinner here last night. Really yummy food. Quick service and reasonably priced at the slightly higher end. Would go again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, KouGen offers takeaway services.

KouGen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5