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moto-i

4.7
755 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 paired perfectly with house brewed sake.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Contemporary Asian, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 12pm - 2am
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 2am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11am-2:20pm
Early Happy Hour: Everyday 2:20pm-6pm
Late Night Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday 10pm-2am
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Phone number
(612) 821-6262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake
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Parking details
Parking on Lyndale, Aldrich, Lake and 29th. Also, public lots available behind restaurant and across the street.
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Public transit
On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
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Entertainment
The Big Boy Lounge

Monday - Karaoke 9:00 PM
Tuesdays - Open Mic 8:00 PM
Wednesday - Artist Showcase 8:00 PM
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Special events & promotions
Private Spaces available for Special Events
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

moto-i has three levels of event space that can be transformed to cater to your needs. Our staff has considerable experience working with large groups and doing special events. The house brewed sake and chef Ryan's Izakaya fare will make your event a night to remember.

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What 755 People Are Saying
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress was amazing and on top of everything! Was in charge of the whole floor, but did it with no errors! That and the food was perfect and we ordered the Benny Buns twice because it was so good!

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ShelleyG 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I love their ramen - it’s delicious! A waitress also stopped by and said, “We have an extra pork belly - would you like to have it?” Free tasty thick cut bacony deliciousness? Yes please!

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GretchenO (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely fabulous!! I am already trying to figure out when I can get back to Moto-i so I can try some other menu items. Everyone in our party loved their food and drinks. The service was fabulous too, and sever was very knowledgeable about all menu items and helped some in our party decide what to get for their first time eating Japanese. I recommend their fruitier Sake. So delicious!!

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RebeccaS 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Benny Buns are our favorite! Everything on the menu is delicious and the staff is always friendly! Great place to eat!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was good! It was a nice and dark place for my Valentine’s Day date! The food was good too and the staff were nice! The food came as it was finished in the kitchen. I recommend it. Price were expected because it is Japanese food. :)

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vipVera (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food, good service and good vegetarian options. We also really enjoy the sake cocktails.

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vipSusann (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Moto I is our go to place when we go to the Jungle Theatre. The food is reasonably priced and the service is great. We especially like the beet salad, pork buns, edamame and JFC (Japanese fried chicken). Great portions, fabulous food!

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vipHungrito (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I've said it before, and I will say it again--LOVE MOTO-I!! I am not embellishing to say that every time we visit, we say how much we love Moto-I. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff, great music. Thanks for keeping it GREAT!

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Danielle (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great space, great service. The tofu lettuce wraps were amazing and so were the sake cocktails. We had a large group (11 people) and truly outstanding service from our waiter. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great as always! Mushroom Ramen was delish, great local beer, great service.

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