Friday night I went out for sushi to a place called Toya, in the 3rd arrondissement. On my way there I ran into Vivian, who told me that she thinks that the sushi restaurants in Lyon are sub-par because all the fish is flown in from the other side of the planet: the salmon from Norway, the tuna from the US, etc. I have no idea if this is true or not, but I have to say that my dinner at Toya was nothing special. The tuna, in particular, did not taste fresh. I had one bite and wouldn't eat the rest-- it had that strong fishy smell. In addition to that problem, I suspect they watered down their soy sauce. But, the gyoza was good. So, I have no idea where to go for sushi in Lyon, although some coworkers swear by one of the conveyor belt sushi places in the presque ile.
In contrast, I have had other good Asian meals in Lyon of late. In particular, I had some great lemongrass soup at a Thai place called Bangkok Royal. Also, despite the lack of spice, I am getting attached to the Indian dishes at a place that is just down the block from me. They are clearly French-inspired in that the sauces are think and rich. The sag paneer is delish.