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L'Ourson Qui Boit

#58 of 2,374 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Griffon - Royale
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23 rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
04 78 27 23 37
Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Japanese fusion - reserve early!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
jbarry524
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Lyon, France
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English first
Lyon, France
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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283 reviews 283 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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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