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$$ - $$$Japanese, , Asian
2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
+1 612-821-6262
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork buns” (9 reviews)
“ramen” (21 reviews)
“rangoon” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub
$$ - $$$
2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Sunday around noon... It wasn't particularly busy, but our waitress was attentive and helpful. We got sake based cocktails to begin (bloody Mary and mimosa), both of which were good. We tried the pork belly bites, bibimbap, and...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

the service here inattentive and terrible! Yikes! WE waited so long for a server that we finally went up to the bar to order, and then the server came and was irritated that we went to the bar. It was about 10 minutes. Not very...More

Thank johanns_sarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time we ate here, the "okonomiyaki" was outstanding--and it is the reason we returned. This time, it was "nothing special." The pork belly bites were the best item we had, and the "bibmbap BBQ pork with poached egg was, also, "okay." Neither of...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Superb spot uptown Minneapolis! Great rooftop seating on a sunny evening with good drinks happy hour. Food is fairly priced and good quality and variations. Will be back next time in town!

Thank dandeluxnz
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We visited moto-i with some friends for a small surprise party. My wife and I had never tried sake before so we were looking forward to it. The place was roomy and comfortable with a lot of hardwood. A very nice atmosphere. Our server(whose name...More

Thank highthestampede
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

A group of old friends and I went for happy hour specials on food and sake (which we had never had before). We all ordered a different sake so we could try a variety and we collectively hated all of them. Do sake isn’t my...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

One of my favorite rooftops in the city! They have excellent sake cocktails and the food is terrific! I have never had a sub-par experience here, they continue to impress me! I love love LOVE the steamed buns. My favorite go-to dish is the Drunken...More

Thank ErylbyExplore
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The ramen is particularly good as is the sake - the sake flight is worth a try and I also liked another dalliance. The rooftop patio is nice.

Thank RayMan222
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the view and great service. The afternoon happy hour includes many wonderful offerings including wings with a nice plum sauce. They also have a good selection of beers and wines.

Thank DL2Some
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go for a late happy hour, sit on the roof top patio, and have a few drinks. Get the steak frites, pork belly, and fried rice- yum!! If you're in the mood for sake this place is your go...More

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
  • 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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