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Restaurant Imouto

9.2/10
309

Average price €72

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Originally from Vietnam, Gaby Didonna opened Imouto ('little sister' in Japanese) in a working-class area of Lyon. Australian chef Guy Kendell dreams ...

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Dès que l’on a pénétré dans le restaurant historique de Gaby Didonna (qui a aussi ouvert Ani, depuis), tout près du « Chinatown » lyonnais, on est saisi par les ondulations du plafond signées du designer Xavier Vigne, mais aussi par les troncs d’arbre qui renforcent le côté naturaliste du lieu. Cela crée un contraste excitant avec le contenu des assiettes où s’expriment toute l’histoire d’un chef issu du sérail puisque né dans une famille de restaurateurs sino-vietnamiens. C’est avec sa mère, à la Jonque d’Or, qu’il a pris goût aux fourneaux, c’est chez Léon de Lyon, étoilé à l’époque, puis chez Georges Blanc qu’il a fait ses armes. De tout ça, il a fait une identité où fusionnent les influences, dans des plats comme la joue de bœuf braisée à la purée de shiitakés, la crème de carotte et poireau aux ravioles de crevettes au gingembre et wakamé, l’agneau de lait et panko croustillant ou l’éclair Matcha et œil du dragon.

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Si vous êtes amateur ou simplement curieux, et si vous le faites avec modération, laissez-vous guider tenter par la carte de saké, notamment les authentiques « junmai ginjo bio ».

Rewards

  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

Chef Gaby DIDONNA
  • Average price €72 Special request
Côte de porc Label Rouge croustillante sur la peau servie avec une purée de maïs, champignons asiatiques et une écume de chorizo.
€25
Cabillaud en tempura avec un Pimento Salsa (tomate, poivrons et piments), courgettes poêlées, purée d’avocat et sauce ponzu.
€25
Magret de canard rôti au miel et graines de sésame, abricots cuits au beurre noisette, légumes de saison, purée de pomme de terre au yuzu kosho et jus de viande au hoisin.
€25

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Tartelette au yuzu
Ballotine de caille
Espadarte
Tartelete
Gravelax de salmão

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 309 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Giacomo D.
    Giacomo D.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    We found this fusion restaurant for San Valentine day and we luckily found a place to eat. Really good and rare food served with a perfect presentation made fantastically by the kitchen which is possible to be seen from inside the restaurant.

  2. Ariel B.
    Ariel B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Everything I expected from the reviews already available online, and more. Delicious dishes, original and very refined. Several taste and text combinations were completely new to me. Generous portions but yet we left feeling light and ready for a night of truly intense night of new love making. Miraculous!

  3. Joseph H.
    Joseph H.
    • 6 reviews
    7.5/10

    There were a few really delicious and clever dishes as the chef perfectly blends Asian flavours and elements into the cuisine. However, some dishes needed more flavour or preparation - our duck breast had a string of tendon running through the entire piece of protein which made it hard to eat. Wait staff is very friendly and tried very hard to service in English but couldn’t describe many elements of our dish. Ventilation is poor at Upstairs of the restaurant, the fumes of cooking, particularly of fish would seep through and affect the experience

  4. Jacob S.
    Jacob S.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Nice restaurant, friendly Service, food nice presented but average quality. ( Bread not fresh; poulet creation full fett.)Good wein.

  5. Mary K.
    Mary K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fabulous food and great service, a really lovely restaurant.

  6. Jiayau m.
    Jiayau m.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely meals Rational price

  7. Carole R.
    Carole R.
    • 81 reviews
    9.5/10

    un pur bonheur

  8. Florence S.
    Florence S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We loved the dinner, which had many tasting surprises. The locations is very nice. There was only one thing which could have been done better, especially regarding the price of Euro 100.- for the menu: we were asked to have an aperitiv and ordered one. Only after, when looking at the menu, we realized that a glass of Champagne was included in the menu. The waiter could have mentioned this before asking for the aperitiv. We would not have ordered an aperitiv then. And we had to pay for the aperitiv of course. That's the only thing that disturbed a little bit. But I would visit this place again.

  9. Troy S.
    Troy S.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    We ordered two 100eu and two 45 and both menus were amazing, though the 100eu was actually mind blowing, very good value!!

  10. Michel F.
    Michel F.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    a recommander

  11. Violaine r.
    Violaine r.
    • one review
    10/10

    quel délice !

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Opening time

Déjeuner : de 12h à 14h du Lundi au Dimanche

Dîner : de 19h30 à 22h du Dimanche au Vendredi et de 19h à 22h30 le Samedi

How to get to the restaurant

21 Rue Pasteur, 69007, Lyon, France, RestaurantAddress

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