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2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110 (Lake)
On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
612-821-6262
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious surprise

Great place to go on a date or with friends. Try a Sake Flight and their delicious appetizers. The rangoon and the plum sauce wings were phenomenal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
BlondeItalian
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to go on a date or with friends. Try a Sake Flight and their delicious appetizers. The rangoon and the plum sauce wings were phenomenal!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to the restaurant because our friend lives uptown and he frequents this establishment. This was my first time here and having ramen (not even the horrible stuff you eat in college!). My drink was nice and strong and the food was delicious. Between my husband and I we had the corn soup, corn ramen with tofu added, and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I were looking for a restaurant that served good ramen, and a friend suggested Moto-I. We went during a weeknight happy hour. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere for a date night. I wish I could remember the name of our server, she was friendly in refreshingly genuine way. BF had the Classic Ramen - we both... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went here for my 30th Birthday party. I really wanted ramen so we thought we would give this place a try. Comparing to real Japanese Ramen this place was okay. Opinion is soley based on the Classic Ramen, which is a pork broth with shredded pork, pork belly, and slightly poached egg to finish off. The meat and noodles... More 

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Dallas
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505 reviews 505 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
    (Lake)
  • Public Transportation: On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-821-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?