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“Tasty Pan-Asian with rooftop!”
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Ranked #230 of 1,826 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lake
Transit: On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Nice variety of really good takes on Asian comfort food. Okonomiyaki, Bibimbap, ramen, pork buns, etc. Everything I tried was well done. They do strong, bold flavors here. Good happy hour and the rooftop is fantastic!

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Loved the food (we ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared), thought the fusion cocktails were good... but when you have to wait 15-20 mins between seeing your server... each time- forget it! Glad we ate there, enjoyed the 4th floor patio (smoking is allowed), but I doubt I'll go back because of how long it took to get:
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Meal.... then we wanted to order another dish (x2) and told two passing servers, both of whom said 'we'll send your server' and by the time the server showed up we were leaving. Sheez

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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife. Started with a flight of Sake, not bad had the lettuce wraps very good.we were there on a Sunday night and not to busy. Would recommend

Thank jbreak9
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is an Asian bistro style restaurant, very upscale. Lots of choices on the menu, ranging from ramen bowls, stir fry bowls, buns, appetizers, etc. The service was excellent. We had a party of 9 and they handled us with ease. I ordered their Pork Ramen Bowl, the Fried Pork Belly appetizers and a Pork Bun. The Ramen Bowl was the best thing I've had in ages, the Pork Belly was shared by the table and everyone loved it. The Pork Bun was a steamed bun with a pork stuffing and it was delicious. I'm envious that we don't have a place like this in Colorado Springs. And as far as I could tell by the comments of the rest of the party, everyone loved what they ordered and we had a really great time. And, again, the service was excellent. Maybe they could build one here in the Springs. Note: while the place seemed upscale, the cost was not too high. It was reasonable for what we got.

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Thank Amylis52
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Went here for a business dinner. Tried a saki sampler and enjoyed it. The food was decent. We had: Rangoons-disliked, Plum wings-good but not great, Pork bun-good, Chicken bun -outstanding, Japanese fried rice-very good, Bibimbop-good. Service was ok, our waiter disappeared for about half of our visit even though they were slow and so the bartender waited on us. Ambiance was fine although halfway through our meal they turned the lights way down and we all laughed that the restaruant was now romantic. Music was a bit loud for conversation. I would not return but would say it's worth a try.

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Thank nahdogg
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