1. Got a Promotion? Celebrate With Us!

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love when people come to our Japanese restaurant to celebrate a milestone or a special occasion. We have many birthday and anniversary parties throughout the year, and the holidays are always a lot of fun. However, there are more reasons to celebrate than birthdays, anniversaries, and the holidays, such as getting that big promotion at work! If you’ve just been promo…Read More

  2. Summer is a Great Time for Sake!

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love the summertime and all that comes with it. Whether you’re spending all your time by the pool, or you’re getting out and seeing parts of the city that you’ve never visited before, summer is a great time for both relaxing and exploring. We all know that the one thing that many people want when they’re lounging by the pool, or after they’ve been out and abo…Read More

  3. Beat the Heat with a Night Out!

    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 f…Read More

  4. Celebrate Your Summer Sports Wins!

    If you’re a member of a co-ed softball team, or you play in a competitive men’s or women’s league during the summer, then it’s important to celebrate the victories when they happen. At Moto-i, we can help you and your teammates find that perfect meal or refreshing drink after a hard-won game, and our Japanese restaurant is a great place to celebrate your latest win! Room for Everyone Baseb…Read More

  5. Make Us a Part of Your Summer Pub Crawl!

    It might only be May, but you’re likely already planning your summer fun with friends and family. If you have a group of friends that gets together every summer for a pub crawl, then why not add Moto-i to the list? At our sake bar in Minneapolis, you can enjoy beer, wine, and sake that’s brewed on site! Try Something Different This Summer We have an outstanding selection of sake, and the tradi…Read More

  6. Planning This Year’s Family Reunion?

    Every summer, you look forward to seeing family members that you haven’t seen since the holidays, or perhaps since last summer. Your aunts, uncles, and cousins come into town, and together with your parents and grandparents, you all have a fantastic time together, whether that’s grilling in the backyard, going to an amusement park, or touring the city. At Moto-i, we love having families come i…Read More

  7. What’s On Your Summer To-Do List?

    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, the…Read More

  8. Book Your Company Party Today!

    As spring moves forward and summer grows nearer, many businesses begin planning their annual company parties. There are usually one or two people who are put in charge of organizing the festivities, and the first thing on their list is usually to find a suitable venue. At Moto-i, we have plenty of space for your company party, and one of our private areas could be the perfect spot for this year’…Read More

  9. Celebrate Golden Week with Us!

    Japan celebrates many holidays throughout the year, and perhaps no part of the year is more packed with holidays than the end of April and the beginning of May. The span of days from April 29th to May 5th is known as “Golden Week,” and it’s a time when many Japanese people take paid time off to travel and to see friends and relatives. Many businesses are closed, and the travel and entertainm…Read More

  10. Four Common Questions About Sake

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we take great pride in the sake that we brew on-site and serve to our customers. We have a great variety of options when it comes to sake, and we love watching people discover the unique flavors of this illustrious beverage. We offer tours of our sake brewery, so if you want to see firsthand how the drink is made, you can get up close and personal and explore how this tra…Read More