1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Get Ready For Football Season

    Moto-i Ramen and Sake House is only a few miles from U.S. Bank Stadium, and as the Minnesota Vikings get ready for the first season in their new home, we’re getting ready for plenty of hungry customers before and after each game. The regular season kicks off in Minneapolis on Monday, September 11th, as the Vikings host the New Orleans Saints. If you’re looking for a spot to grab a bite before …Read More

  4. Celebrate Back to School Time

    It’s the middle of August, and that means students around the country will be heading back or are already back to school. Children are figuring out their new responsibilities as students, and parents are figuring out how to balance their schedules with taking kids to school and picking them up at the end of the day. The hubbub of back-to-school time can take its toll, and it’s important take t…Read More

  5. Spending the Day in Minneapolis?

    Minneapolis is a great place to spend a summer day, and many people visit the city during the warmer months of the year. July and August are often much more agreeable months than September and October, and there’s plenty to do during a day or two in the city. At Moto-i, we love meeting people who are on vacation and visiting the area for the first time, and many times, it’s their first time in…Read More

  6. Host Your Summer Party in One of Our Event Spaces

    Summer is a great time for families to get together, and it’s often the only time when relatives who live far away can take time off and come see you. You look forward each year to when your parents, grandparents, siblings, and whomever else takes a few days off and visits you in the Twin Cities. However, if this year is a special year, such as your parents’ 50th anniversary, why not find the …Read More

  7. Catching a Concert in the Twin Cities This Summer?

    Minneapolis is a very busy city in the summer, and people from all across the country come here to shop, catch a ballgame, or see their favorite band or performer in concert. Several big names come through each year, and if you’ve been waiting to see a certain group or singer, you most likely already have your tickets purchased. At Moto-i, we love meeting people who are going to or have just bee…Read More

  8. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Moto-i!

    Every year, when Mother’s Day rolls around, you think and think about what you can get the woman who gave birth to you and brought you into the world. She’s always been there for you, and now that you’re grown, you want to give her something that is meaningful and shows that you appreciate all that she’s done for you. There are the standard options of flowers or gift cards to her favorite …Read More

  9. Grab Dinner Before Seeing a Show!

    Minneapolis is home to several amazing theaters, including the Orpheum and the Guthrie. There are also several smaller venues around the downtown area that host multiple productions throughout the year. As the weather gets nicer, more and more people will be heading to the theater to see an original play, stand-up comedy, and other outstanding shows. If you’re planning to catch a show this sprin…Read More

  10. Impress Your Date at Moto-i

    Going on a first date can be very exciting, but it can also be very nerve wracking. If you were the one who asked out the other person, or you’re being set up on a blind date and you get to pick the restaurant, it’s important to choose a spot that shows you want to enjoy good food and have a good time. If you or your date love Japanese food, Moto-i is a perfect choice. We can make sure you hav…Read More