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    Try Steamed Buns at Moto-i

    Have you been searching for new and exciting meals to have for dinner when it is cold outside? Try steamed buns! Steamed buns are a staple in numerous Asian cuisines, and they make fantastic meals during the winter. In Minneapolis, it may be challenging for you to find authentic steamed buns, but luckily our Japanese restaurant offers several different types for you to try. Come by Moto-i and orde…Read More

  2. a bowl of ramen noodles

    Enjoy Ramen Noodles This Winter

    As the temperature in Minneapolis continues to fall, people are getting ready for winter. For some, that means putting an extra ice scraper in their car for emergencies, while for others, it means breaking out the extra layers and watching hockey every night. Nearly everyone in Minneapolis realizes that winters in Minnesota can be brutally cold, yet beautiful and enjoyable at the same time. At Mot…Read More

  3. Planning Your Halloween Festivities

    October is finally upon us, which means that Halloween is just around the corner. Usually, Halloween is a great time to enjoy city life and see everything that the nightlife in Minneapolis has to offer. Whether you love the fall season, take pleasure in the frightening atmosphere, or simply want an excuse to spend time with your friends, Halloween offers a fantastic chance for you to enjoy yoursel…Read More

  4. Three women enjoying a meal together

    Enjoy a Friday Night Meal

    With summer drawing to a close, do you really want to be spending this Friday night at home, watching television, eating popcorn, and sitting on the couch? You have worked hard at your job all week, and you deserve to take some time and relax with friends. Come visit our Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis to make the most out of your next Friday night and start your weekend off the right way. In t…Read More

  5. Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Minneapolis

    September is almost upon us, which means that the summer is drawing to a close, schools are back in session, and life in Minneapolis is returning to its usual state. It also means that Labor Day weekend is close. In today’s blog, we will talk about things to do in Minneapolis this Labor Day as well as how our Japanese restaurant can help you celebrate. Be sure to top off your summer at Moto-i. C…Read More

  6. Back to School Time? Celebrate with Moto-i

    For many people, August is a bittersweet time of the year. The heatwaves of summer begin to fade, many people move into new living spaces, and life seems to get back into the normal swing of things. August is also the time when many students return to Minneapolis to continue their college educations. At Moto-i, we realize that heading back to college is a bittersweet time for parents and students …Read More

  7. Eating Ramen at Moto-i

    One of the best parts of eating at a Japanese restaurant is getting the opportunity to try Japanese cuisine in an authentic style. For many people in Minneapolis, this often means involves tasting ramen noodles for the first time. Sure, most of us have had that store-bought ramen that you heat up in the microwave, but at Moto-i, we believe you should get the chance to try these noodles in their au…Read More

  8. Try Mochi This Summer

    Now that we are a few weeks past the official start of summer, midsummer fun at Moto-i is finally in full swing. Hopefully you have been taking advantage of our suggestions of things to do in Minneapolis during the warmest time of year. If you find yourself needing a sweet treat this summer, then remember that mochi from our Japanese restaurant might be a great way to fulfill your cravings. What i…Read More

  9. Sake, Wine, and Beer: What’s the Difference?

    When people hear about our sake bar in Minneapolis, they often ask us what sake is. At Moto-i, we find answering this question difficult, since the two most comparable beverages (beer and wine) are still quite different from sake. Read on to learn how this unique Japanese beverage differs from beer and wine. Beer is Beer As we explain on our Sake Brewery page, sake comes from a brewing process tha…Read More

  10. Top Off The Longest Day Of The Year

    The days in Minneapolis are getting longer, giving us more sunlight and time to enjoy the summer fun. This year, the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) in the Northern Hemisphere falls on Friday, June 21. Our sake bar is excited to help you celebrate the extra hours of daylight and start the weekend off right. The Solstice Traditionally, the summer solstice was thought of as the midpoin…Read More