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. 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

  3. 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

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    Enjoy Ramen Noodles This Winter

    As the temperature in Minneapolis continues to fall, people are getting ready for winter. For some, that means putting an extra ice scraper in their car for emergencies, while for others, it means breaking out the extra layers and watching hockey every night. Nearly everyone in Minneapolis realizes that winters in Minnesota can be brutally cold, yet beautiful and enjoyable at the same time. At Mot…Read More

  5. Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Minneapolis

    September is almost upon us, which means that the summer is drawing to a close, schools are back in session, and life in Minneapolis is returning to its usual state. It also means that Labor Day weekend is close. In today’s blog, we will talk about things to do in Minneapolis this Labor Day as well as how our Japanese restaurant can help you celebrate. Be sure to top off your summer at Moto-i. C…Read More

  6. Back to School Time? Celebrate with Moto-i

    For many people, August is a bittersweet time of the year. The heatwaves of summer begin to fade, many people move into new living spaces, and life seems to get back into the normal swing of things. August is also the time when many students return to Minneapolis to continue their college educations. At Moto-i, we realize that heading back to college is a bittersweet time for parents and students …Read More

  7. Plan Your Father’s Day Celebration!

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we know how important parents can be in their children’s lives, and we hope that you take the time every so often to thank your parents for everything they’ve done for you. With Mother’s Day yesterday, hopefully you were able to spend time with your mom or, if she’s not nearby, at least called her to talk to her for a few minutes. The next holiday to celebrate a p…Read More

  8. Celebrate Life’s Milestones

    Life has many milestones, and at Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love it when people choose to celebrate their milestones and achievements at our Japanese restaurant. There is something special about enjoying amazing food and delicious drinks while you’re surrounded by those who love and care about you. If you have a milestone coming up, then why not have a party with us? We have spaces for groups of …Read More

  9. Make Your Meal an Experience

    When you go out to eat, you may visit the same spots and order the same thing every time. There’s something comfortable in the familiar, and once you find something you like, there’s nothing wrong with sticking with it. However, if you’re looking for something new, why not come to our Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis and make your next meal an experience? When it comes to traditional Japan…Read More

  10. Things To Do in Minneapolis This Spring

    Now that spring is finally here, people in Minneapolis can look forward to nicer weather and longer days. While winter may still pop up here and there, March and April can be great months for getting out and seeing the city. Whether you’ve lived here all your life, or you just moved here over the winter, the Twin Cities has something to offer everyone. At Moto-i, our Japanese restaurant has some…Read More