1. Why Not Go Out for Dinner Tonight?

    People go out to dinner for all types of reasons, whether it’s to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or just because they felt like it. At Moto-i, we’re always happy to see people, no matter the reason, and if you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese cuisine in Minneapolis, we’d love to see you tonight! In this post, we’ll look at some of the benefits of going out to eat versus stayi…Read More

  2. Sake Cocktails to Try at Home

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we’re dedicated to making and serving the best sake in the Twin Cities. Our on-site brewery makes it easy to show people how our sake is made, and we’re always striving to create the most flavorful varieties. While you can order traditional drinks by the glass, we also have sake cocktails that offer something different in the way of flavors. Many of these, like our Ce…Read More

  3. Catch a Miyazaki Film This Fall

    We’ve written about the legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki before, and the impact that his films have had on the world. Favorites such as My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service have been shown on a regular basis, and we’re happy to see that several of Miyazaki’s movies have found their way into theaters once again. Over the next couple of months, you can catch these classic…Read More

  4. Basic Japanese Words and Phrases

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, our restaurant is built on the tradition of delicious Japanese cuisine and the centuries-old practice of brewing sake. We love having people come in who have never tried ramen or sake, and seeing the look on their faces when they discover a dish they love or they try a drink they thought they may not like. What we love even more is when they come back again and again, and…Read More

  5. Get Ready For Football Season

    Moto-i Ramen and Sake House is only a few miles from U.S. Bank Stadium, and as the Minnesota Vikings get ready for the first season in their new home, we’re getting ready for plenty of hungry customers before and after each game. The regular season kicks off in Minneapolis on Monday, September 11th, as the Vikings host the New Orleans Saints. If you’re looking for a spot to grab a bite before …Read More

  6. Celebrate Back to School Time

    It’s the middle of August, and that means students around the country will be heading back or are already back to school. Children are figuring out their new responsibilities as students, and parents are figuring out how to balance their schedules with taking kids to school and picking them up at the end of the day. The hubbub of back-to-school time can take its toll, and it’s important take t…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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