1. a steamed bun next to sauce

    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

  2. a bowl of ramen noodles

    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

  3. Planning Your Halloween Festivities

    October is finally upon us, which means that Halloween is just around the corner. Usually, Halloween is a great time to enjoy city life and see everything that the nightlife in Minneapolis has to offer. Whether you love the fall season, take pleasure in the frightening atmosphere, or simply want an excuse to spend time with your friends, Halloween offers a fantastic chance for you to enjoy yoursel…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Try Mochi This Summer

    Now that we are a few weeks past the official start of summer, midsummer fun at Moto-i is finally in full swing. Hopefully you have been taking advantage of our suggestions of things to do in Minneapolis during the warmest time of year. If you find yourself needing a sweet treat this summer, then remember that mochi from our Japanese restaurant might be a great way to fulfill your cravings. What i…Read More

  6. Sake, Wine, and Beer: What’s the Difference?

    When people hear about our sake bar in Minneapolis, they often ask us what sake is. At Moto-i, we find answering this question difficult, since the two most comparable beverages (beer and wine) are still quite different from sake. Read on to learn how this unique Japanese beverage differs from beer and wine. Beer is Beer As we explain on our Sake Brewery page, sake comes from a brewing process tha…Read More