May is now here, which means that summer isn’t too far away. The weather in Minneapolis is warming up, and hopefully you’re spending more time outside as the days are getting longer. At Moto-i, we love seeing familiar faces during the spring and summer, and if you haven’t been in awhile, we’d love for you to come by the restaurant. With delicious Japanese cuisine on the menu every day, there’s something for every taste!

You may not have started your summer to-do list yet, which is why we’re here to help you come up with a few things for this year.

1. Take a Vacation

It may have been some time since you took a real vacation, so why not do so this year? There are probably many places you’d love to visit, both stateside and abroad, and this can be the year you finally see them. If Japan is on your list, then book your ticket now and travel to the land where things like ramen, sake, and other delicious options were created.

2. Renovate the House

While you may not be as excited about this option as you are about taking a vacation, the end result can be amazing. You may have wanted a new kitchen for several years, and this could be the summer when you finally remodel it. While your cooking space is out of commission, you can come to our restaurant for lunch or dinner on the weekdays, and brunch on the weekends!

3. Experience the City

The Twin Cities have so much to offer, and if you’re new to town, summer can be a great time to explore and experience the area. You can visit The Mall of America, attend a Twins game at Target Field, or catch a movie at The Trylon Cinema. There are, of course, plenty of outdoor things to do, such as have a picnic in a park along the Mississippi, or rent a bicycle and cruise through the city.

4. Try Something New

No matter what your plans are, the chances are good that you’re going to be trying something new this summer. You’ll likely feel a bit more adventurous when the weather is nicer, and while you may not feel like skydiving for the first time, you may want to eat somewhere you’ve never been before. If you’ve never had traditional Japanese ramen, or you’ve always wanted to try sake, then come to our restaurant today. We love meeting new people and helping them discover new flavors, and we’ll gladly recommend a dish based on your preferences.

Summer can be a time of fun and relaxation, as well as when you finish those long-awaited projects. Whatever you have on your to-do list this year, make sure you find time to visit our Japanese restaurant. We’re located in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood, and we’re open seven days a week. You can attend one of our weekly events such as Japanese Theater or Big Boy Karaoke, and be sure to stop by for our Fantasy Sumo League!


We look forward to seeing you this summer!