1. We Have a Full Selection of Wine and Beer

    Last time, we wrote about our sake and all the fantastic cocktails we can create with our junmai rice wine. While you may want to try sake for the first time at our Japanese restaurant, we understand that you may want to stick with the beverages with which you’re comfortable. Our bar has a full selection of beer and a choice list of wine, and our servers will gladly recommend a drink to pair wit…Read More

  2. Plenty of Options for All Dietary Needs

    If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, it can be difficult to go out to eat. You may have discovered a food allergy later in life, or you may have made the decision to become a vegetarian, but regardless of the reason or circumstances, Moto-i wants to make sure you can find something on our menu to enjoy. As your Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis, we have plenty of vegan, vegetarian, …Read More

  3. Fast and Friendly Service For Lunch

    When you’re at work, you’re most likely able to concentrate for the first few hours of the morning, but around 10 or 11 a.m., you might begin to think about lunch. Once noon rolls around, you can’t think of anything else but food, and at Moto-i, we’d love to serve you a delicious ramen dish or other traditional Japanese cuisine. We’re located near Uptown Minneapolis, in the Lyn-Lake neig…Read More

  4. Try Every Ramen Dish on the Menu!

    When you were in college, it’s quite possible you survived on Instant Ramen™. While this is a quick and easy meal, it doesn’t quite compare to the delicious varieties of ramen you can find at a traditional Japanese restaurant. Traditional ramen noodles have been around since the early 20th century, and while their origin is somewhat debatable, what isn’t debatable is their ability to creat…Read More

  5. Have Your Next Birthday in the Big Boy Lounge!

    We’ve written before about our private event spaces, and we love hearing from people who want to have their special celebration in one of them. If you have a milestone birthday coming up, or you’re in charge of planning your spouse’s, partner’s, or friend’s milestone birthday party, why not have it our Japanese restaurant? If you’re looking for the ideal party space, our Big Boy Lounge…Read More

  6. Planning the Perfect Date Night

    Finding the perfect spot for a date can seem like a challenge, but with the mixture of great cuisine, fresh sake, and amazing atmosphere, our Japanese restaurant is an outstanding choice. At Moto-i, we’ve helped many couples celebrate their anniversary, or make that first date very memorable. It’s okay if you’ve never tried Japanese cuisine before – our staff will explain the menu options,…Read More

  7. Bring Out-of-Town Guests to Our Japanese Restaurant!

    When you have friends or family visiting you from out of town, you want to plan exciting things to do while they’re here. Minneapolis has a lot to do and see, as well as amazing restaurants with cuisine that perhaps your guest have never tried. At Moto-i, we love meeting new people and seeing their reactions as they try authentic Japanese cuisine for the first time. Going out to eat should alway…Read More

  8. Have Your Next Private Event at Moto-i

    If you have a milestone birthday or anniversary coming up soon, you want to have it at a venue that can accommodate all of your guests, and that serves amazing food and drink. At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we would love to host your next event in one of our private areas, and as a Japanese restaurant and sake bar, we can provide amazing food and beverages all night long! We have three areas to choose …Read More

  9. Enjoy a Night Out at a Japanese Restaurant in Minneapolis

    At Moto-i in Minneapolis, we love meeting new people, especially those that are visiting a Japanese restaurant for the first time. If you’re looking for something new for your next date night, why not try ramen and other traditional Japanese cuisine? Our menu has something for everyone, and we know that you’ll absolutely love your meal. We also offer sake that’s brewed right in our restauran…Read More