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2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
612-821-6262
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Ranked #218 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lake
Transit: On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
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Dallas
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488 reviews 488 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stopped here for a few drinks & shared a couple appetizers with the table. The food was good (we tried the Rangoons and the Tokyo fries (which were our favorite) , and the service was friendly. There is meter parking on the street, if you can't find an open meter I"m not sure where you'd park.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really liked the food and staff , we did several small plates and shared. The whole group loved everything we tried. Maybe next time someone else will drive and I'll try the saki they make on site!😄 Pretty cool!

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The ramen at moto-i is so wonderful! I had the maitake and my partner had the classic pork ramen. Both were excellent. Awesome broth flavor - it will randomly creep into my thoughts without reason - that's when you know you've had a great meal!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Moto-i has a great rooftop patio, cool interesting food but the real draw is the saki. They make it themselves and the saki flights are the way to go. I love showing this place off to out-of-towners as it is unique to Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love this patio, any time of day. It is especially nice at sunset with the view of downtown. I always get a Rising Sun, delicious and refreshing. Good appetizer options and beer selection. Staff is fairly attentive but it gets packed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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160 reviews 160 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good rooftop setup. Less "bros" than most rooftops in Uptown, which is nice. They do have bomb food here, and Moto-I also makes their own Sake, which i believe is unique in that it's the only sake distillery in the US. Anyways, great rooftop, decent beer list, but not great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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143 reviews 143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice and cozy with two levels and a third level rooftop patio with views of downtown. Plenty of seats at the bar, tables and chairs or comfy couches and chairs. Friendly service and fantastic happy hour small plates and saki. Great menu with lots of unique items. Try the tofu lettuce wraps or the pork belly! Looking for an excuse... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Looking for rooftop experience not downtown nor Uptown. Roof top bar opened at 2:20PM, quirky...I like quirky. Arrived early sat a bar, bar chair height a bit too high, had problem getting into chair, usually have problems getting out but getting in? Problem #1 Ordered The a Problem Solver absolutely tasteless. Problem #2. Went upstairs to roof top bar nice... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was my first time to Moto-i and it was a good experience. We had a party of 7 and had a great table in the back corner on the first floor. It was a good spot for us. However, the service was decent, not as quick as we would've liked as we were in the drinking mood. We tried... More 

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Forest Lake
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14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A group of friends stopped for lunch after an afternoon event in Uptown. The cocktails were original and adventurous. The ginger fried egg was an amazing blend of tastes!

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Additional Information about moto-i

Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
Phone Number: 612-821-6262
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese

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