1. Heading Back to the Office This Fall

    Office buildings across Minneapolis have been slowly reopening for the past few months, with health and safety protocols being implemented for those coming back to the office to work. At moto-i, we’re glad to see people back in our neighborhood, and we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy while adhering to the social distancing measures that are still in place in buildings throughout t…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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    Try Steamed Buns at Moto-i

    Have you been searching for new and exciting meals to have for dinner when it is cold outside? Try steamed buns! Steamed buns are a staple in numerous Asian cuisines, and they make fantastic meals during the winter. In Minneapolis, it may be challenging for you to find authentic steamed buns, but luckily our Japanese restaurant offers several different types for you to try. Come by Moto-i and orde…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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