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L'Ourson Qui Boit

#65 of 2,396 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Griffon - Royale
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23 rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
04 78 27 23 37
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 155
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I would go back once a week!

Delicious, light, French/Japanese fusion food for an incredibly good price. A place where you can afford to order a second dessert unlike most French restaurants. Great deal! Reserve ahead of time. They only take reservations not earlier than 3 weeks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
bchrysos
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Lyon, France
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lyon, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Delicious, light, French/Japanese fusion food for an incredibly good price. A place where you can afford to order a second dessert unlike most French restaurants. Great deal! Reserve ahead of time. They only take reservations not earlier than 3 weeks.

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Lyon, France
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Given the advice of other reviewers, I reserved about a month ahead of time to eat here with three friends, so I can't say that I had a hard time getting a table. I apparently hadn't done too much other homework, though, because I was expecting more of a bouchon-y experience, and the food and ambiance was much more Japanese-modern... More 

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Grasse, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's very hard with this restaurant. We had recently our second visit - for diner we could not book anymore - full. But we had luck and managed to get a table for luch. So this is the first challenge - getting a table! Second - the food is so exceptional good and packed with refined cuisine that we almost... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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287 reviews 287 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We tried to make a reservation three weeks ago....they were fully booked until now. Modern minimalistic decor but pleasant. We were in the little room to the side and I think this is best....the larger room was a bit noisy. Service was good, although maybe a bit slow. But lots if smiles! Very small menu, only two choices, one meat,... More 

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went Sat lunch with my friends. Easily find the restaurant, as already described, here Japanese-French restaurant. What I found was the price is reasonable. The chef performs well, and nice idea. Probably for Japanese, it would be very helpful because one can order in Japanese although they don't have menu in English (perhaps also Japanese). What was bad was... More 

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Grasse, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My heart is divided - honestly. I should give this restaurant a rather "average" rating - so that it becomes less crowded than now, and that we can go more often there and get a table - which is very very difficult now ! That would be the selfish decision. Why is that so hard? Well, it is simply astounding... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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109 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Griffon - Royale
  • Neighborhood: Griffon - Royale
  • Phone Number: 04 78 27 23 37

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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