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Moto Japanese Restaurant

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2607 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601-1707
+1 423-282-6686
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to get takeout after a busy Sunday of golf and we are so glad we did! Three of us were eating so we only ordered 2 meals one steak & chicken the other shrimp & chicken. We also ordered a side of carrots. This was so much food we have enough left over to have dinner tonight, too.... More 

Thank Noleman13
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148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Was going to be a date night at home with take out & was a bit disappointing. My husband's entree was missing the chicken.

Thank Lisa F
Johnson City, Tennessee
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109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and it's always worth the wait. We had to wait a good 15 minutes before we got seated. Our waitress didn't get our refills, but someone else did. We got two orders of chicken, one with shrimp and one with a side of rice and carrots.

Thank Houndstooth423
Sevierville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Moto on a Friday night around 9 pm. We were served soup from a tea pot and not given spoons. The tea we ordered tasted okay but smelled like wet dog. Ginger dressing had the texture of mashed pumpkin; shrimp sauce served in ketchup bottle. Sesame chicken and yakiniku beef dishes were served with rice and a confusing... More 

Thank BH37876
Annandale, Virginia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered take out from a take-out service associated with the restaurant. To make sure we had enough, we ordered three entrees for two people. We were overwhelmed with food. The quality was reaonable; the qualtity was super-sized. We could have used soy sause and chopsticks.

Thank PEWhite
Chuckey, Tennessee
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visit Moto's on a regular basis usually for lunch. Food and service are always excellent with good service. Try the Sesame Chicken or Yakiniku Beef.

Thank Royce F
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited while in Johnson City. We both ordered a meal and had enough food for 2 or 3 more people. I had the steak and my husband had filet. Both were cooked to order. Meal included soup and salad. Quick service and reasonably priced.

Thank BBTNTravelers
Raleigh, North Carolina
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757 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is fast food Asian inspired food that is typical of mall food areas. It's nice they have servers and everything but it doesn't replace the fact that it's not healthy. Way too much sauce and food. Lunch specials galore, but wasn't a fan of the food, sorry.

Thank orreo5859
Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Motos has wonderful Japanese food. My favorite is the hibachi chicken. I love the carrots but also enjoy the zucchini. I have also had the vegetable stir fry and it was delicious too. It was filled with broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and zucchini. The shrimp sauce is awesome. I have moved and miss Motos a lot.

Thank Tracie R
Johnson City, Tennessee
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109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This place is great. Has a small dining room, we've had to wait for table several times, but the wait is usually not long and the food is worth it. Chicken, rice, and carrots are amazing, so is the soup!

Thank Houndstooth423

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-282-6686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?