Restaurant Imouto Lyon Reviews
French Japanese Bistronomie Mar 02, 2016
Imouto, Japanese for "Little Sister", is a French Japanese fusion restaurant located in the Asian neighborhood near Pont de la Guillotière. The decor in this restaurant is contemporary and chic, with undulating wooden waves covering the ceiling. This interior architecture is by Alexis Vigne. It's rather similar to the interior design of a French Asian Fusion restaurant in Boston called Banq Restaurant (closed unfortunately). Not sure there is any connection between the two. The wall opposite the entrance at Imouto is designed as a tree trunk in a disguised doorway, and the ceiling curves are reminiscent of foliage spreading outward. This fits in with the theme of tree branches arranged here and there supporting shelves.
Imouto has earned a place in the Michelin Guide as a Bib Gourmand. Everyone has heard of Michelin star restaurants, and Bib Gourmand are classified as "exceptional good food at reasonable prices", but without a star (yet!). By the way, Bib is short for Bibendum, The Michelin Man's nickname. France, of course, has more starred and Bib Gormand restaurants in all the world, and for good reason. The meal at Imouto was indeed good quality for the price. I'll let my photos speak for themselves in presentation, and the taste was splendid! Highly recommended and it's advisable to reserve a table ahead of time.
Part of the Lyonescence Part Deux (Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2016) travel blog
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