1. Dining With Moto-i This Summer

    At moto-i, there’s nothing we love more than serving our customers delicious Japanese food and sake that’s brewed right here on-site. We know that the past few months have been fraught with doubt and uncertainty, and as we move forward together as a community, we hope that we’re all able to find a bit of comfort and solace in whatever ways we can. Over the recent weeks, as we’ve reopened f…Read More

  2. moto-i Official Re-Opening Announcement

    We want to thank everyone for all of the enthusiasm expressed about coming back to moto-i as we rejoin the hospitality industry during these unparalleled times for us all. We appreciate your support and would like to take a moment to share our ongoing outlook with you. We want to apologize to those who were eager for us to reopen by now, our intention was not to let you down over what you have com…Read More

  3. Temporary Closing Notice To Our Guests

    To our valid guests, We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who came out to support us in our creative efforts to serve you and keep employees on our payroll. Our hearts are truly full of love from all of the social media blasts, bottles of sake sold, and donations to our employee relief fund. We've found great joy in bringing what we do best to the comfort of your home during…Read More

  4. moto-i COVID-19 Staff Update: What we’ve been up to!

    SQUAD!!!!!!  OH MY GOODNESS ARE WE MISSING YOU! We truly hope all of you are doing alright, have found ways to stay occupied, and ARE TAKING SOCIAL DISTANCING seriously! A lot of you have reached out to us and have been super supportive, which we can’t thank you enough for doing. It’s been beyond strange being here during this. We know all of us are missing moto-i, a busy Saturday night, bein…Read More

  5. moto-i COVID-19 Precautions Notice To Our Guests

    TO OUR VALUED GUESTS, IN THIS TIME WE ARE TAKING EVERY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE TO ENSURE YOURS AND OUR EMPLOYEE’S SAFETY. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, PROPER & FREQUENT HAND WASHING, SANITIZING OUR HANDHELD & POS DEVICES, AND OUR STAFF PRACTICING PROPER REMOVAL OF UTENSILS, GLASSWARE, AND DISHES. WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW OUR PROTOCOL, AND WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EV…Read More

  6. moto-i COVID-19 Staff Notice of Closure 3/16/20

    Hello Team, There has been a very important notice passed within the last hour that now affects all of us greatly. We have vowed to be open and honest with all of you as these events unravel, so here we are. As of 3pm today, Mayor Frey has closed dine-in options for all bars and restaurants through the month of March for the city of Minneapolis. This was anticipated, yet shocking news. Given the r…Read More

  7. moto-i COVID-19 Staff Update 3/13/20

    Hello Team!  As you have probably seen and heard, several states have been ordered to close restaurants and bars. This email is not designed to tell you we are facing the same reality or to scare you, but I think it is important that we be open and honest about the reality of the state of the country. It is important that you stay in the loop.  Obviously this is not something we have ever encoun…Read More

  8. moto-i COVID-19 Staff Update 3/10/20

    Hi Team, A couple quick updates coming to you that we'd like you to read ASAP. Please respond to this message so we know you've received this information. HAND WASHING / GLOVES / SANITIZER: This is the NUMBER ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS WEEK. PAY ATTENTION. WASH YOUR HANDS: every 30 minutes. You're all very good about washing your hands, but we need to step it up a notch…Read More

  9. The History Of Rangoons

    Rangoons it seems, always manage to quickly endear people to Asian foods of all kinds. There’s nothing quite like biting into a fried pastry and being greeted by a delicate crunch and then a burst of different flavors, carried to you on a wave of delicious, fresh cream cheese. Funnily enough, though, cream cheese as you may know it is from New York. So are rangoons really an authentic Asian cuis…Read More

  10. Why Moto-I Is Perfect For A Valentine’s Day Date

    Valentine’s day has faced some controversy in the age of the internet. It’s a polarizing issue for some and is jokingly referred to as “single’s awareness” days in some circles. But all of the internet’s blabbing cannot diminish the magic of the day. Valentines, as we all know, is best when celebrated with everyone. Everyone you love in any way, as a friend, family member or significan…Read More