moto-i

4.8
1044 Reviews
$30 and under
Izakaya
moto-i is a local ramen shop and sake brewery in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. We feature house-made steamed buns, tokyo straight style noodle ramen, weekend brunch, rooftop patio with a MPLS skyline view, rotating chef specials, and streamed sumo wrestling tournaments.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1044 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.8
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodGirl
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant and great food overall. The steamed buns are so so great and worth the trip. I felt a little rushed by the staff while eating though with repeated mentions about the time even though we had only been there 45 min and had been seated late and the high top chairs were a grating especially with kids getting in and out of their seats.

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Slinny
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Along with the mandatory charge for COVID the price does not reflect the experience. Otherwise the food was great and good service.

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Andrew
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My overall experience was fantastic! My fiance and I came a few minutes late for our reservation, but due to the amount of tables available, they found a spot for us immediately! The staff were very casual and fun to talk to! Our server Matthew was phenomenal! He was very articulate and well-informed about sake and other topics. He also made some recommendations to our meal and sake, and told us about the history and process of the birth of sake. He was also quick to respond to their wireless call system! All you need to do is hit the button, and your server will come as soon as possible.
The food was also just so amazing! The classic ramen tasted genuine and the noodles and meat were done just right! I would definitely recommend people to make a quick stop here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. Decent prices.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sake is bae and the staff is always so amazingly perfect.

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JoseH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the call button feature- servers are more efficient, you don't get interrupted, safer atmosphere for everyone- awesome. Fifteen bones gets you a lot of top-shelf hooch. Great choice for my first date with the other guest. My only regret? Not buying a bottle to take home.

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ValitaF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good <3 thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding menu items and sake selection. The food was excellent and the venue was unique and edgy.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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BennyN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steam buns and mochi. Atmosphere is great. open and informative on their covid-19 procedures and request.

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Very accommodating establishment that will do their best to address any issue.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Very transparent and open about their COVID guidelines. Food is still incredible delicious

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Mohit
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Great sake. Our server was super helpful and friendly. i would recommend this place. What i loved was they brew their own Sake!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and legit pancakes and sticky buns! Yummmm!

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KaliA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be able to get out and see people. I felt very safe at Moto-I with their Covid-19 policies in place.

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NH8209
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Had their Thai fried rice and it was very underwhelming.

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love their Benny Buns. My friends live their ramen options. Their house made sake is always a hit. During Covid the restaurant is quite strict on their 90 minute time limit even if tables are still open, so be sure to scarf down your food and drink.

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Todd
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great sake and suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall it was ok. Service was fine but the food was really greasy this time around.

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DisappointedMLPS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service staff were very nice but the service was very slow. It took 30 minutes to get our food. Disappointing.

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EthanS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, and the service was fantastic as always. They’re hqndling the Covid business operations perfectly.

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TiffnieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have always enjoyed Moto-I for any occasion. I found the staff lovlely

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MaureenM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Excellent Service! We appreciated the very thoughtful and thorough COVID practices.

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HeatherR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has been abridged since the pandemic, but the menu is still diverse and offers vegetarian options, which were much appreciated.

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GarrettD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in town by far!! Classic ramen, moto mule, rangoons are the best!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved our Valentines Day dinner at Moto-I! Our server was really knowledgeable on the menu and the Sake. The food was great :)

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LilN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for the first time on valentines day and absolutely loved everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and sake were phenomenal!

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AlexaB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great system in place regarding covid precautions, and the service was incredible! Lots of beautiful plants adding to the ambiance.

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JaybeeThough
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional mushroom Ramen. Best I've ever tried. Love this place!

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CaptainB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to get back to the restaurant again. Always amazing food, paired with amazing service. And the popcorn... a must have.

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AVAVAV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a long time! Plus incredible service, great COVID protocols, and affordable for the quality of food and location.

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DAnac
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Music could be different, doesn’t match the ambiance but otherwise, it’s great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good experience

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DAVIDA
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. A bit pricey, but understandable during Covid.

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Mandi
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is always phenomenal, my partner and I love coming whenever we are in the cities. The original ramen and okonomoyaki are our favorites!!!

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MissyC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always so impressed with this place. So thank you for making us feel safe during this pandemic. They have a new system where the server doesn’t come to your table as much, (you can buzz for them when needed.) I think it’s wonderful. That way they limit their interactions with people.
Also the server was so sweet, they didn’t like the look of our Rangoon’s that we ordered, (which myself and my partner though they looked good to us.) so the server put in another order for us on the house! Everything was wonderful, and we will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I found the lady who seated up to be kind of off putting. But other than that, the service was excellent! I loved our waitress. Defiantly could get more for your value though! But the food was very authentic and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto-I has quickly become on of my favorite spots in uptown! Service is always amazing and the food never disappoints. So glad they are open again and they keep everything very clean and follow guidelines to keep their staff and customers safe!

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Thompsolonian
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and a nice quite atmosphere. Our waiter came around often enough that we got what we needed, but not so often we felt annoyed. This is one of many times I've come to MOTO-I, and will keep coming back because their food is amazing (try the fries) and their service is equally as impressive.

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 1044 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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