1. Try Every Ramen Dish on the Menu!

    When you were in college, it’s quite possible you survived on Instant Ramen™. While this is a quick and easy meal, it doesn’t quite compare to the delicious varieties of ramen you can find at a traditional Japanese restaurant. Traditional ramen noodles have been around since the early 20th century, and while their origin is somewhat debatable, what isn’t debatable is their ability to creat…Read More

  2. Have Your Next Birthday in the Big Boy Lounge!

    We’ve written before about our private event spaces, and we love hearing from people who want to have their special celebration in one of them. If you have a milestone birthday coming up, or you’re in charge of planning your spouse’s, partner’s, or friend’s milestone birthday party, why not have it our Japanese restaurant? If you’re looking for the ideal party space, our Big Boy Lounge…Read More

  3. Have Happy Hour at Our Sake Bar!

    It’s a workplace tradition around the country – the Friday happy hour. You and your coworkers want to celebrate making it through another successful week, and what better way to celebrate than with a round of drinks? However, if you’re tired of going to the same bar or restaurant down the street from the office, shake things up by visiting the sake bar at Moto-i in Minneapolis. We brew our s…Read More

  4. Planning the Perfect Date Night

    Finding the perfect spot for a date can seem like a challenge, but with the mixture of great cuisine, fresh sake, and amazing atmosphere, our Japanese restaurant is an outstanding choice. At Moto-i, we’ve helped many couples celebrate their anniversary, or make that first date very memorable. It’s okay if you’ve never tried Japanese cuisine before – our staff will explain the menu options,…Read More

  5. Bring Out-of-Town Guests to Our Japanese Restaurant!

    When you have friends or family visiting you from out of town, you want to plan exciting things to do while they’re here. Minneapolis has a lot to do and see, as well as amazing restaurants with cuisine that perhaps your guest have never tried. At Moto-i, we love meeting new people and seeing their reactions as they try authentic Japanese cuisine for the first time. Going out to eat should alway…Read More

  6. Have Your Next Private Event at Moto-i

    If you have a milestone birthday or anniversary coming up soon, you want to have it at a venue that can accommodate all of your guests, and that serves amazing food and drink. At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we would love to host your next event in one of our private areas, and as a Japanese restaurant and sake bar, we can provide amazing food and beverages all night long! We have three areas to choose …Read More

  7. Try Sake for the First Time at Moto-i

    If you’ve had friends who have offered you sake (pronounced ‘sä-kē”), you may have tried it, and either you didn’t like it, or you loved it, but couldn’t seem to find the same quality the next time you looked at the liquor store. At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we brew and serve our very own sake, and would love to have you try our lineup. You can try it on its own, or have it with your tra…Read More

  8. Enjoy a Night Out at a Japanese Restaurant in Minneapolis

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love meeting new people, especially those that are visiting a Japanese restaurant for the first time. If you’re looking for something new for your next date night, why not try ramen and other traditional Japanese cuisine? Our menu has something for everyone, and we know that you’ll absolutely love your meal. We also offer sake that’s brewed right in our restauran…Read More

  9. Mother’s Day Brunch

    Sunday, May 8 2016 11am-2:20pm Complimentary Sake Mimosa’s for Mom Food Specials Make Reseverations…Read More

  10. Lip Sync Battle

    Its a night for those who don’t really sing, but look awesome on stage!! Compete in weekly competition, or just do it for the experience! Here are just a few things you should know. 1) The lounge opens at 8:00 and sign up will start right away. 2) Please bring the song(s) you would like to lip sync to on your phone or device. 3) Feel free to go all out. Props and clothes specific to your song ar…Read More