1. Spending the Day in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis is a great place to spend a summer day, and many people visit the city during the warmer months of the year. July and August are often much more agreeable months than September and October, and there’s plenty to do during a day or two in the city. At Moto-i, we love meeting people who are on vacation and visiting the area for the first time, and many times, it’s their first time in…Read More

  2. Host Your Summer Party in One of Our Event Spaces

    Summer is a great time for families to get together, and it’s often the only time when relatives who live far away can take time off and come see you. You look forward each year to when your parents, grandparents, siblings, and whomever else takes a few days off and visits you in the Twin Cities. However, if this year is a special year, such as your parents’ 50th anniversary, why not find the …Read More

  3. Understanding Sumo Terms

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love sumo wrestling, and we are the best spot in the city to catch the Grand Sumo Tournament each and every year. We also have a Sumo Fantasy League where you can sign up and win cash prizes, happy hour specials, and more. We always have sake ready to serve and you can enjoy a cup of your favorite style while you watch your favorite rikishi try to dominate his opponent…Read More

  4. Catching a Concert in the Twin Cities This Summer?

    Minneapolis is a very busy city in the summer, and people from all across the country come here to shop, catch a ballgame, or see their favorite band or performer in concert. Several big names come through each year, and if you’ve been waiting to see a certain group or singer, you most likely already have your tickets purchased. At Moto-i, we love meeting people who are going to or have just bee…Read More

  5. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Moto-i!

    Every year, when Mother’s Day rolls around, you think and think about what you can get the woman who gave birth to you and brought you into the world. She’s always been there for you, and now that you’re grown, you want to give her something that is meaningful and shows that you appreciate all that she’s done for you. There are the standard options of flowers or gift cards to her favorite …Read More

  6. Grab Dinner Before Seeing a Show!

    Minneapolis is home to several amazing theaters, including the Orpheum and the Guthrie. There are also several smaller venues around the downtown area that host multiple productions throughout the year. As the weather gets nicer, more and more people will be heading to the theater to see an original play, stand-up comedy, and other outstanding shows. If you’re planning to catch a show this sprin…Read More

  7. Impress Your Date at Moto-i

    Going on a first date can be very exciting, but it can also be very nerve wracking. If you were the one who asked out the other person, or you’re being set up on a blind date and you get to pick the restaurant, it’s important to choose a spot that shows you want to enjoy good food and have a good time. If you or your date love Japanese food, Moto-i is a perfect choice. We can make sure you hav…Read More

  8. National Ramen Noodle Day

    Ramen noodles come in many varieties and is an essential ingredient in creating a perfect bowl of ramen. Originating from China, ramen noodles are made with salt, water, wheat and kansui. Kansui is a mineral-rich salt water that gives the ramen noodles their yellow coloring and light bouncy texture. After years of experimenting with different style of ramen noodles, we adopted the Tokyo style s…Read More

  9. Book Your College Graduation Party at Stryker’s Lookout!

    April is almost here, and that means there’s just over a month left in the college semester. For those who are graduating in May, this time marks the end of one chapter in their lives and the beginning of another. While they may be looking forward to starting a career, getting married, or any of the other countless possibilities that come post-graduation, it’s also important to celebrate the m…Read More

  10. What is Okonomiyaki?

    When people try Japanese cuisine for the first time, they often have many questions about what ingredients are used and what certain dishes contain. This is perfectly acceptable, as people are often unsure about a dish the first time they eat it. At moto-i, we believe in providing every customer with the perfect meal every time they visit, and we’re always happy to answer any questions about our…Read More