1. What Are Your Plans for Fall?

    With the beginning of fall just a few days away, you might be making plans for the season. After a somewhat tumultuous first half of the year, you’re probably looking forward to doing something new this fall. At moto-i, in Minneapolis, we always love the start of a new season and all that it can bring. If you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food and sake that…Read More

  2. Make Us Part of Your Weekly Routine

    This year has definitely been challenging when it comes to setting and following a routine, and at moto-i, we understand the difficulty of trying to stick to a schedule week in and week out. With fall on the horizon, school starting up again (in some capacity), and people returning to the office at least a few days a week in certain places, now could be the perfect time to establish a routine. As …Read More

  3. Date Night Plans For the Summer

    Everything this summer is going to look a bit different, whether that’s dining on the patio at your favorite Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis or ordering food online for group dinners with friends and family. At moto-i, we know that it will likely be sometime before things feel “normal” again, and one thing you may still be trying to figure out is date night with your significant other. If…Read More

  4. Ideas for Group Dinners This Summer

    With this summer looking much different than years past in terms of dining out and spending time with friends and family, it might seem challenging to figure out how to be social while practicing proper social distancing. In our previous post, we talked about options that involved coming to our Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis and what that entailed, but at moto-i, we know that you may want some…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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