1. Book Your Company Party Today!

    As spring moves forward and summer grows nearer, many businesses begin planning their annual company parties. There are usually one or two people who are put in charge of organizing the festivities, and the first thing on their list is usually to find a suitable venue. At Moto-i, we have plenty of space for your company party, and one of our private areas could be the perfect spot for this year’…Read More

  2. Celebrate Golden Week with Us!

    Japan celebrates many holidays throughout the year, and perhaps no part of the year is more packed with holidays than the end of April and the beginning of May. The span of days from April 29th to May 5th is known as “Golden Week,” and it’s a time when many Japanese people take paid time off to travel and to see friends and relatives. Many businesses are closed, and the travel and entertainm…Read More

  3. Four Common Questions About Sake

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we take great pride in the sake that we brew on-site and serve to our customers. We have a great variety of options when it comes to sake, and we love watching people discover the unique flavors of this illustrious beverage. We offer tours of our sake brewery, so if you want to see firsthand how the drink is made, you can get up close and personal and explore how this tra…Read More

  4. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Us!

    While we know that celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at a Japanese restaurant may sound a bit odd, we here at Moto-i love helping people have a good time. Whether you’re tired of drinking green beer every March 17th, or you’re looking for something besides corned beef and cabbage, our menu has options for everyone. With traditional Japanese cuisine and sake that’s brewed on-site, you can have …Read More

  5. Need a Place for Your Group to Meet?

    If you host a monthly book club or a writer’s group, you might need a place to meet, especially if the group is still growing. You might be able to meet at someone’s house for the first few sessions, but as the group gets bigger, you may be searching for a spot that can accommodate everyone. If you like having something to eat or sip while you discuss the latest book or critique each other’s…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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