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moto-i

4.8
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982 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
moto-i is Minneapolis' only craft sake brewery and ramen house, located in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. We feature namazake on draft and serve Asian inspired small plates.

The menu features Tokyo straight style ramen noodles, rice bowls, rotating specials, and Asian inspired street food that's paired perfectly with house-brewed sake.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 982 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Moto-i for the first time at my boyfriend's recommendation. We came for noodles for our date from St. Cloud. Service was respectful and quick, we sat on the roof and had a great view of the downtown skyline, and my ramen was delicious (he enjoyed his dish too...I just don't remember what the name was!) Plus we both really appreciate the Covid-19 awareness, cleanliness, and protocol of the establishment. Thank you for a great experience!

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CarsonR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The roof deck space was super cool! Loved the energy and the food was good.

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SamB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and most unique places to eat in Uptown.

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herre161
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Happy overall. The music is too loud, this makes one speak louder, which not good during this pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was fantastic! Extremely attentive and kind. The yakiudon was to die for. And those Brussels sprouts were AMAZING.

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FoodLover
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, quick service. Food is always outstanding. Highly recommend

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NataschaS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Food is fantastic and they’re doing a great job with social distance measures. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime venue. Practiced Covid etiquette very well.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as all was. Had a little too much scallions on my ramen but was still amazing

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Sassan
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve loved Moto since 2010. I haven’t been back for months. So good to have sake and ramen again! Thank you!

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Jaims
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view from the rooftop patio.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

moto-I is our favorite restaurant in the twin cities! Wonderful food, and they’ve done a lot to make sure customers and staff are safe during the pandemic

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vipTKENT
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are great at Moto I and the rooftop patio has a great view of downtown!

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JeremiahF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramen and drinks were fantastic. The hosts were very friendly and took the time to tell us about the history of the bar.

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TauW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute goto for ramen bowls, no questions

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JoshZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto-I is one of the best restaurants in the state!!!

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MauriceR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, proper social distancing was allowed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and excellent service especially in the time of pandemic.

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HopeC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites in Minneapolis, the food, venue, and people are all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really like Moto-I. The food is good and the food prices are reasonable. The drinks are a little spendy for the portion size. However the mixed cocktails are very tasty. Right now during the pandemic the service is a bit slow because of reduced staff.

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food; everything was prepared exactly as it should be.

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Cindy
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop was great, service was wonderful, food was delicious. They took precautions for social distancing. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing view, awesome service

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Kate
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wagyu Bulgogi Ramen special was so delicious I'm still thinking about it days later. Consider putting it on your menu--YUM! Thanks moto-i!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto is always the spot

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vipThomas
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JFC - do not miss! Loved the patio view of the city!!

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner for one and the food was customized to my liking, the server checked in with me often and even with drinks it still was reasonably priced.

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Kate
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and sake cocktails! Staff wore masks and the tables were at least six feet apart. We were advised to use the elevator while staff took the stairs to make sure we could socially distance. 10/10

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JohnB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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ShawnW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great spot overlooking Lynn-Lake and the server was on point the whole time. We still love coming to Moto-i for a good time.

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Jacob
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto-i is doing a great job to provide good service through the pandemic. Excellent food in a cool location, it's absolutely worth visiting.

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caseyj
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the best ramen I’ve ever had. I go back as often as I can. I’ve tried all the ramen around minneapolis and nothing compares to the classic ramen at Moto-I

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VisheaN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no time or event that there food and drink does not accommodate. The. Best. Ramen. Ever.

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Aislynn
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, perfect rooftop location.

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MarkS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun location in downtown St Louis Park and good food.

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vipHungrito
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since the reopening and we were so pleased with our meal! The rangoons are the best anywhere and both of the ramen dishes were absolutely delicious. Here's to a speedy and full reopening!

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MeganB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We ate on the rooftop and the service was excellent. Moto-i gets it right everytime.

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ShawnW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time here and it was phenomenal! great food and outstanding service, will be back again.

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MariWiezel
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is the best lamen in MSP. The roof top is pretty nice for a sake.

FAQs

moto-i does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. moto-i also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 821-6262.

moto-i is rated 4.8 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

moto-i does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/moto-i/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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