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L'Ourson Qui Boit

23 rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France (Griffon - Royale)
04 78 27 23 37
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Ranked #32 of 2,066 restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: French, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Griffon - Royale
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Griffon - Royale
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What an amazing fusion of Japanese and French cuisine. Mushroom Ice Cream and Fruit Soup were two of the pleasant surprises I had eating here. The food is very reasonably priced as well as great, so try and book a couple of weeks in advance to ensure you get a reservation.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The only negative point about this restaurant is the difficulty in getting a reservation. The food is excellent, most tasty, surprising and not at all traditional. The dining room has wonderful minimalist decor. The service is efficient and friendly, unlike many of the restaurants in Lyon. The prices are very reasonable given the high quality of the food! Do make... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

An Asian French style restaurant with limited choice, fixed price menu, local friend had booked ( essential, having tried to dine previously ) , the food was light, well presented and delicious , wine choices were good

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Do you like great food and don't like being stuck in a tourist trap? Can't recommend L'Ourson Qui Boit enough. It's hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Lyon. The owners (yound japanese couple) are extremely nice and friendly, the menu keeps changing everytime i go and it's always delicious. The food is french classics with a japanese twist... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We searched Trip Advisor before setting out on our holiday to France and loved the reviews of l'Ourson qui Boit. It sounded light and fresh and that is what we enjoy. Sometimes France is the opposite and we did not want to get bogged down in some expensive heavy with the creamy sauces type of French restaurant. It was hard... More

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The shining freshness, characteristic to Japanese cuisine, gives a new, refreshed taste and look to dishes based somhow on the lyonnaise cuisine. A nice fusion which will please your palate!

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Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It is not touristic place and I liked the fact a lot! The food was very tasty and the service was fine for the reasonable price! We had a lunch there and I fell in love with cold soup with shrimps! The only minus was that it is a bit far from main attractions but it is worth visiting. Do... More

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Europe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

A wonderful place with delicious food period! I was delighted with the actual creativity of each dish which emphasizes not only on taste but on presentation. Serving nouvelle cuisine is hard to come by these days and having fresh food, well, that is of the utmost importance in my book. They did a great job in stimulating my taste buds... More

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Lyon, France
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The chef is a true artist. So much work seems to go into each dish. So lucky to have access to such a restaurant in Lyon. One important piece of advice: reserve well in advance if you would like a table for an evening meal.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food was nouvelle cuisine, very innovative. It was nicely served on beautifully-shaped porcelain and the food went well with them. It was delicious and excellent for my taste. For all these niceties, the price was reasonable and the staff very efficient and polite. A must-experience for people with low budget and yet dine with style.

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