After you’ve lived in a city for a few months, you most likely find those spots that you frequent for food, drink, and entertainment. You like these spots because of their atmosphere, their service, and their selection. Whether it’s a bar, a restaurant, or a coffee house, you feel at home there and enjoy seeing familiar faces every time you visit. At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we feel the same way about the familiar faces that walk through our door. We love serving regular customers and offer a Loyalty Program that can help those regulars take advantage of some fantastic deals and perks available only to VIP members. If you love Japanese cuisine, then you’ll love our restaurant!

Check Out Our Loyalty Program!

What Are the Perks?

the-herkimer-logo-websiteEvery restaurant that offers a VIP or loyalty program can have differing perks, and some may not seem like much until you spend an exorbitant amount of money dining or drinking. When you visit Moto-i (or our sister restaurant and brewpub The Herkimer), you can earn points that are redeemable towards rewards. You can get a Loyalty card at either restaurant, or sign up online and we’ll send your card to you in one to two weeks. Every dollar you spend nets you one point, and for every 150 points you earn, you’ll get a $10 credit on your card. This credit never expires and we never put a maximum on the credit you can earn, so whether you’re enjoying Japanese food at Moto-i or working on a plate of cheese curds at The Herkimer, you can redeem your credit on your bill. Simply let your server know that you’re a Loyalty Member, or show them your VIP card, and they’ll make sure the credit is applied to your tab.

Checking Your Credit

You might have several loyalty cards at several bars and restaurants around Minneapolis, and keeping track of where you have credit remaining can be a challenge. Once you sign up at our restaurant, you can check your profile online and look at your remaining credit at any time. You can also update your member profile and review past charges on your loyalty card. This means that if you’re out and about on a Saturday night, and get a hankering for Japanese food, you can check your balance on your phone and see if you have remaining Moto-i credit!

Taking Care of the Customer

Our number one priority is to always take care of the customer. By offering a Loyalty Program, we can ensure that those who visit us often can enjoy perks and rewards, and that those who visit us for the first time know that we’re dedicated to the customer. Instead of wondering whether you’ll receive good service and great food, you can stop by our Japanese restaurant and find both. If you have any questions about our VIP Club, please email us at

We’re proud to offer outstanding Japanese cuisine, amazing sake that’s brewed on site, and exceptional customer service. If you find yourself in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis, stop by our restaurant or The Herkimer and sign up for your loyalty card!