Where to eat onigiri in Lyon: 6 addresses to discover

Looking for where to eat onigiri in Lyon? This article is made for you. We have unearthed 6 great addresses for you to enjoy with this typical Japanese specialty.

Onigiri means “pressed in the palms of the hands”. They are usually presented in the form of a triangle and filled with lots of good things: tuna, salmon, avocado, chicken, mushrooms…

They are a bit like the representation of the sandwich in Japanese culture. A snack that can be eaten on the go, during a picnic for example. These filled rice balls are particularly popular and firmly rooted in Japanese culinary tradition.

Their popularity is still nascent in France, but fortunately in Lyon, Japanese addresses are numerous and you can find establishments to discover onigiri. Follow the leader !

Komé Izakaya: for the choice of flavors

Kome Izakaya

The establishment, with its neat decoration, dispatches here and there several references to the films of Studio Ghilbi (we love it). Several onigiri seasonings are offered: the classic plain, but also with teriyaki cooked salmon, spicy mayo cooked tuna, teriyaki fried chicken and finally cheese tempura shrimp.

Komé Izakaya
💰From 6.5 to 7 €
🏠 Rue Lanterne 4, 69001 Lyon
⏰ Open Wednesday to Monday from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
💻 Follow Komé Izakaya on Instagram

Fuwa Fuwa, the most kawaii

Fuwa Fuwa

Their onigiris are homemade and made the same day and the choices are varied! the Yukari x Ume : a sweet blend of slightly tangy Japanese plum in its rice seasoned with red perilla leaves (otherwise called Shiso) which will give it this beautiful pink color. the Negi x Miso made from leeks cooked in miso with a little ginger. And of course the classic Teriyaki salmon and tuna mayo…

Fuwa Fuwa
💰 from 3.50 to 3.90 €
🏠 41 rue Victor-Hugo, 69002, Lyon
⏰ Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
💻 Follow Fuwa Fuwa on Instagram

Bozen, for its breaded onigiri


Between the club sandwich, the sushi and the tempura donut, Bozen offers a mix that can only make us salivate. This delicacy contains a sheet of nori seaweed, in which are superimposed thin slices of avocado and cooked tuna mayonnaise.

💰 €12.90 for 4 pieces of onigiri
🏠 106 Cours Vitton, Lyon 6 or Delivery
⏰ Open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. then from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. then Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. then from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
💻 The Bozen website

Kodama Cocktail Bar

Eating onigiri in Lyon.

This cocktail bar recently opened in the Saint-Paul district. Here, we take soy shots, sip sake cocktails, but above all, we nibble superb filled onigiri.

Kodama Cocktail Bar
🏠 113 Quai de Pierre-Scize, 69005 Lyon
⏰ Tuesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
💻 Follow Kodama on Instagram

Momiji Café, for the vegetarian option


The little personal touch of Momiji Café? Homemade Teriyaki sauce and wasabi-scented mayonnaise (not spicy) that will accompany your onigiri. Several à la carte options: chicken teri-mayo, cooked tuna-mayo, teri-salmon and the vegetarian version: Tsukemono with marinated vegetables.

Momiji Cafe
💰 €3.50 for their entire selection
🏠 14 Pl. Doctors Charles and Christophe Mérieux, 69007 Lyon
⏰ Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
💻 Follow Momiji Café on Instagram

Haru Sushi Bar: the most aesthetic

Haru Shushi Bar

You will find delicious purple onigiri in this address where Japanese cuisine is king. A vegan version made with cucumber, avocado, sesame, corn and teriyaki sauce. The pinion version: avocado, sesame seeds, teriyaki sauce. The salmon version accompanied by teriyaki sauce, coriander, and sesame, and finally the shrimp version accompanied by edamame and a spicy sauce.

Haru Sushi Bar
💰From 6.5 to 7.5 €
🏠 110 Cr Gambetta, 69007 Lyon or 305 Cr Lafayette 69006
⏰ Open Cours Gambetta from Tuesday to Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. then from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. and Monday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
⏰ Open Cours Lafayette Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. then from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. then from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Monday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
💻Follow Haru Sushi Bar on Instagram

And you, what is your favorite place to eat delicious onigiri?

If you like Japanese cuisine, you can also consult our latest tests of Japanese restaurants or our Top 5 sushi in Lyon.

And if not, do you know that there is a record store in Lyon specializing in Japanese music? It’s called… Onigiri Records!

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