With summer in full swing in Minneapolis, you’re probably looking for ways to beat the heat. You have the air conditioner running all the time at home and at work, and you’re intentional on making time to take a dip in the pool whenever you can. At Moto-i, we love the summer in the Twin Cities, as it brings people out for delicious Japanese food and some of our delicious sake. If you don’t feel like cooking, then visit our restaurant tonight!

Leave the Oven Off

One of the fastest ways to heat up your home, especially the kitchen, during the summer is to turn on the oven to cook dinner. If you’ve been outside in the heat, then the last thing you want to do is to stand over a hot stove or open a hot oven several times. Why not leave the oven off and go out for dinner? Our menu has options for every member of your family, and you can keep your house cool and comfortable while you’re gone.

Make a Night of It

If you’ve been working all day, then all you may want to do is go home and relax for the evening. However, once Friday arrives, you might want to go out with your friends and make a night of it. Once the sun goes down and the temperature is a bit more bearable, you can hit the town and stop at some of your favorite bars and restaurants. If you’re going on a date, or you’re meeting a group of friends for dinner, then be sure to put Moto-i on your list.

A Perfect Spot for an Afternoon Beverage

If you’re doing some shopping on the weekends, or you’re catching the latest summer blockbuster, then you might feel like grabbing a glass or beer or wine in the afternoon. Even if you’re only out in the heat for an hour or so, stepping into an air-conditioned restaurant where they serve refreshing drinks can be a great way to cool down for a bit. We have a great selection of local beer and wine, and of course we always have our traditional sake ready to pour.

Come in for Happy Hour

As the end of the work day approaches, you might be dreading your commute home, or time you have to spend on the METRO. Your car has air conditioning, but it’s still hot out there, so when a coworker suggests a happy hour, you’re more than delighted to attend. Our happy hour runs from 2:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day, and you can enjoy great deals on food and drink.

Summer can be a great time to try new things, and if you haven’t had Japanese cuisine before, then we’d love to serve you something amazing. If you’re looking for a place to get out of the sun, or you don’t feel like cooking when you get home from work, then come to Moto-i today. We have plenty of options to choose from, and you can make a reservation or just come in and see what we have available.

We look forward to seeing you!