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) #224 of 1,464 Restaurants in Minneapolis $$ - $$$ Japanese, , Asian
2940 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-821-6262
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pork buns” (9 reviews)
“ramen” (20 reviews)
“rangoon” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub
$$ - $$$
2940 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

We started by trying the flight of 3 sakes. Our server, Alec, suggested the three he thought we suit our tastes best, and he was right on target. We learned something about the various sakes, and enjoyed our testing. The pork bun we ordered was...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went on a recent Sunday evening with another couple and since it was nice outside, we opted for the rooftop patio. We were seated immediately. Waters were poured, sake flights ordered and food order was also taken within a reasonable time. After that it...More

Thank wishiwasindestin
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for a friend's birthday dinner and really enjoyed it. Only two minor things that we didn't like. It's really dark and it was hard to read the 4 menus, which was the other thing we didn't like. How combining the menus? The Thai fried...More

Thank CorpLibrarian
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My friend who lives in the city always takes me here when I visit because it's good and it's not too expensive depending on what you get. I get the classic ramen, it is really good and only 11 dollars for a good meal. It...More

Thank Nataly M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to try a new place. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the various sakes. One thing the entire table agreed on, was that their spicy dishes were not very spicy. They had heat but not a lot. The pickle was fantastic, as...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I spent a Saturday night in this restaurant with a friend. We both got Ramens. Mushroom ramen and vegetable ramen. I didn't like any of them. Mushroom ramen was too salty for me, and the veggie one tasted weird. Apart from food, everything else e.g....More

Thank Shiva J
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Gem...nothing better than sitting on a sofa with a bowl of noodles and veggies listening to new but incredible talent! This is not a normal open mic venue....

Thank hahajo
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After having some awesome Ramen in Japan I wanted to try some place local. My husband and 2 daughters came her for an early dinner and although it wasn't as good as the Ramen we ate in Japan it was pretty close and I would...More

Thank N0nni
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Been there twice. It's good. But we don't need to go back. Pork belly is good tho. Can't complain about the service. We've given it a chance, but ...

Thank bebot1
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went to try out the Ramen noodles but was not impressed. The broth is the key to good Ramen and it was tasteless. Almost seemed like they added store bought Ramen to the homemade tasteless broth. Having tasted the REAL Ramen was not impressed. Service...More

Thank sugarspice5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Public Transportation: On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-821-6262
Located in Uptown Minneapolis, moto-i is a craft sake brewpub and ramen house. We serve Junmai Namazake on draft and feature asian inspired small plates.
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