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Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub
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2940 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Lake)
+1 612-821-6262
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to try a new place. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the various sakes. One thing the entire table agreed on, was that their spicy dishes were not very spicy. They had heat but not a lot. The pickle was fantastic, as was the fried banana in a wonton wrapper. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and agreed we'd... More 

Thank Derek H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a Saturday night in this restaurant with a friend. We both got Ramens. Mushroom ramen and vegetable ramen. I didn't like any of them. Mushroom ramen was too salty for me, and the veggie one tasted weird. Apart from food, everything else e.g. service and atmosphere was nice. I might go back for a drink.

Thank Shiva J
Medina, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gem...nothing better than sitting on a sofa with a bowl of noodles and veggies listening to new but incredible talent! This is not a normal open mic venue....

Thank hahajo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having some awesome Ramen in Japan I wanted to try some place local. My husband and 2 daughters came her for an early dinner and although it wasn't as good as the Ramen we ate in Japan it was pretty close and I would go back. Service was good as well.

Thank N0nni
De Smet, South Dakota
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there twice. It's good. But we don't need to go back. Pork belly is good tho. Can't complain about the service. We've given it a chance, but ...

Thank bebot1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Went to try out the Ramen noodles but was not impressed. The broth is the key to good Ramen and it was tasteless. Almost seemed like they added store bought Ramen to the homemade tasteless broth. Having tasted the REAL Ramen was not impressed. Service was slow. Also tried pork belly and beef Bulgogi as appetizers. Did not care for... More 

Thank sugarspice5
Omaha, Nebraska
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The service here was awesome, the bartenders were very attentive and quick. We were served very quickly for how busy they were and then we got some godzilla bombs, which were mighty tasty. We did not order any food, although the dishes we saw looked amazing.

Thank jimmuller402
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

I brought my girlfriend here for our 2 year anniversary and it was amazing. We got there right when the roof seating opened. We found a great spot overlooking the town. We ordered appetizer and found out they were half off. We sampled some sake and ordered our favorite. My girlfriend had never had authentic Ramon and we both shared... More 

Thank David H
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Perfect portions. Wide variety. Great ambience. Fast service. And most importantly - good Japanese food. I ordered a veg corn soup, mushroom bun (soft and delicate and yummy), edamame and Yaki Soba! A special mention to the Mushroom Bun that was delicious. Yaki Soba had fresh, crunchy and perfectly flavored veggies and noodles. Enjoyed every bite. Rounded it off with... More 

Thank SeemaTiwari
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

One of my favorite things to eat at Moto-I is their okonomiyaki. It is a thing of beauty. Their happy hour is also great with half priced Sake-which they brew there and is amazing! Also good beer and really great rooftop dining-great in summer.

Thank wanttobetraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $30
Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Public Transportation: On the MTC #4, #21 and #53.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-821-6262
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.

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