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Oushin needs to get concept right

NEW RESTAURANT

Oushin Japanese Steakhouse

#02-391/392 Suntec City Mall

3 Temasek Boulevard

Tel: 6884-4805

Open Mon to Fri for lunch and dinner: 11.30am to 3pm; 6pm to 10pm

Sat to Sun: 11.30am to 10pm

WE'RE not sure if Oushin is an upscale Japanese steakhouse, a budget set lunch place, or an 80s coffeehouse with dreams of being a 70s French restaurant.

You can't really blame it - being hidden behind its more visible sibling Sushi Goshin in the newly revamped Suntec City mall could give anyone an identity crisis.

On paper, though, it looks promising. Who doesn't like Japanese beef, much less a steakhouse devoted to serving these expensive cuts "smoked over 900 degrees of Sakura wood and charcoal". The only...

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