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moto-i

4.8
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996 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 996 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IanMSP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Japanese place in the Twin Cities. Such amazing flavors and execution. I have Japanese friends visiting who have been very impressed. Ambience and service are very nice but also friendly and down to earth.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a party of 4, 3 of whom are in wheelchairs. My husband and I went early to give them a heads up to make sure we could find an accessible table. The manager and staff went above and beyond, moving a lower table into a more accessible space for us and ensuring all three chairs would fit with room to move. I would give them 10 stars if I could. The manager was more then accommodating to our mobility needs and the staff was attentive and on point the whole meal. The food is also phenomenal and reminded me of my grandmothers traditional cooking!

CJ
CJMizzo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there for restaurant week and got the wagyu bulgogi ramen. Can't tell if it wagyu since it's soaked in the broth. However, it was flavorful and the side of panko fried poached eggs were excellent addition. The JFC wasn't unique enough for me to order it again. In house distilled sake was excellent. Overall lunch exceeded $100.

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Badkir95
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in the Twin-Cities, hands down. I would also recommend the steamed buns.

JC
JoannaC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Moto-I. It's an iconic location in Uptown Minneapolis. Great food, great drinks, great people. Check it out!

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LauraL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always good. Music is one of my favorite pieces of the ambiance. Sake, A Bun, and Mushroom Ramen is always my go to.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Delicious drinks and the food is always amazing.

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Shawna
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Grateful to have such a gem in our community.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks, and service!

KM
KashanM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and all the food was amazing. I wish I could've tried every dish. Definitely will come back.

CW
CydneyW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best, waiter was great. The food is alway so good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food that is fairly priced, excellent sake, great attentive service and CLEAN. I didn’t feel one ounce of anxiety about Covid or anything during my visit here. I was relaxed and happy!

EC
ECSY
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I had a good time here! We loved the vibe and the staff was friendly and fast. Food was good too!

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Den9
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in the city. The staff is always great.

JB
JonB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto-I is Awesome! And the leftovers are super the next day too! Bring back the Bistro Steak asap! Love that too! One of the best places to eat in the TC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

SB
SamB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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.

FL
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.

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

Sublime venue. Practiced Covid etiquette very well.

OT
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.

MM
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

TK
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!

JF
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

JZ
JoshZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nickname
Phoenix
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.

HC
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.

BJ
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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from moto-i using the Order Online button. 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 996 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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