1. In Charge of Planning Your High School Reunion?

    If you were the president of your high school class, or you’ve been put in charge of the alumni association, then it’s likely that you’re the one who has to plan your class reunions. Hopefully it’s something you enjoy doing, but regardless of the circumstances, you need a suitable place to hold your reunion. At Moto-i, our Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis is a great spot for your reunion…Read More

  2. Make Your Valentine’s Day Reservation Today!

    It may not seem like it, but Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! While you may not be one who’s much for planning a big night, it can be nice to go out with your special someone for a nice dinner and perhaps a drink or two. At Moto-i, we love having couples stop by on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s for dinner or to enjoy a cocktail before they catch a movie or a live show. If you’r…Read More

  3. Book Sunday Brunch Today!

    If your family likes to go out for brunch a few weekends each month, you may opt for the traditional eggs, bacon, pancakes, and waffles, along with the occasional mimosa or glass of champagne. At Moto-i, we love having people come in for Sunday brunch and watching as they discover a different type of cuisine for their late-morning meal. We open at 11:00am every Sunday, and you can make your reserv…Read More

  4. Reserve Your Holiday Spot Today

    With December in full swing, you’re probably getting ready for friends and family to arrive and to stay with you for a few days, if not longer. Your plan is to head to the grocery store, stock up on all the staples, and have plenty of snacks and options for lunch and dinner. However, after a few days in the house together, you and your relatives may be ready to get out and experience the city, a…Read More

  5. The Ceremony of Sake

    If you’ve ever traveled to Japan, or are familiar with Japanese culture, then you most likely know how important ceremony is to the country. The Japanese people have many rites and rituals, with many of them stemming from various religions found throughout the country. As with many religious ceremonies, food and drink come into the equation at some point, and in Japan, sake is a very important p…Read More

  6. Celebrate the Holidays in The Twin Cities!

    The holidays are a great time of the year, and if you have family in town for a few days, you want to show them a fun time. This can mean going out to dinner, catching a movie, or finding a festive event in the area. At Moto-i, we love being a part of a family’s holiday plans, and if you have relatives who are in the mood for traditional Japanese cuisine, you can bring them to our restaurant for…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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