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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sake time

We stopped by the rooftop bar as it looked like a great place to grab a drink and socialize. Did not disappoint. The waitress new we were in a hurry and quickly got us our drinks and bill and we were on our way. The ladies in our group loved the sake bloody mary's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MisterSandals
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Eden Prairie
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We booked a table for 6 after recommendation from a colleague, and got straight to the roof top, which was great, sunny and lively. The nice waiter explained the different sake types and we opted for the two most dry ones on the menu. When the carafes came round, disappointment quickly appeared as both turned to be rather sweet and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Awesome spot for a fun brunch! Our service and food were both outstanding. It was our first visit and the waiter walked us through the different saki and menu items. All were delicious! I highly recommend the beni buns. Unfortunately the rooftop was not open until 2:30, so we will be back to check that out!

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Eden Prairie
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped by the rooftop bar as it looked like a great place to grab a drink and socialize. Did not disappoint. The waitress new we were in a hurry and quickly got us our drinks and bill and we were on our way. The ladies in our group loved the sake bloody mary's.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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, Texas
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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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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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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?