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 alike, but that it also marks another step towards a major milestone. Consider celebrating that step with meal at our Japanese restaurant. Dining at Moto-i is an excellent way to start the school year off right.

Returning to Campus

The University of Minnesota welcomes its students back for the fall semester on August 26th, 2019. In the week leading up to this day, you will begin to see students moving into places around campus and the freshmen heading to the dorms to start the new year. These transitions can be stressful and difficult, but luckily Moto-i is only a short drive away from campus. Our restaurant can help ease the stress by serving you with tasty and authentic Japanese cuisine throughout the day.

If you are attending school at Minneapolis Technical and Community College or the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, then Moto-i will be just a few minutes away! Many college students have never had the chance to try authentic Japanese food, but that can change with a dinner at Moto-i. At our restaurant, you can top off your day with a delicious dinner or even power the rest of your move with a fantastic lunch.

Start Your Year off Right With Ramen

Everyone always says that college students are supposed to live off of ramen, right? Well, we can help you make that into an enjoyable experience! Our restaurant serves several traditional ramen dishes as well as some modern dishes designed to suit vegetarian and vegan diets.

If you would like to learn more about the ramen we serve at Moto-i, then check out our post about ordering ramen. Needless to say, authentic ramen is a comfort food that can give you the strength and energy to power through the school year. It helps to eat a food you enjoy when learning new things.

Don’t Forget to Try Something New

When you visit Moto-i, you will probably get the chance to try something new. Whether that means trying mochi for the first time, eating a unique Japanese meal, trying a staple of Asian cuisine, or eating a modern twist on an old favorite, we have unique foods that you will love to experience. Our restaurant makes it simple to begin your school year by trying a new food.

If you are of age, then consider trying sake! Sake is a ceremonial drink in Japan and pairs well with the meals at our restaurant. Moto-i uses rice milled in Minnesota to brew the sake that we serve. To learn more about sake, see our post on what makes it different from wine and beer.

Make a Reservation at Moto-i

Moto-i is a great place to get back into the swing of school. If you are moving back to Minneapolis for school this August, then try our Japanese restaurant. Don’t forget to call ahead and reserve a table!