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€€ - €€€Japanese, , Asian
2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
+1 612-821-6262
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork buns” (9 reviews)
“ramen” (21 reviews)
“edamame” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Brew Pub, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

A group of old friends and I went for happy hour specials on food and sake (which we had never had before). We all ordered a different sake so we could try a variety and we collectively hated all of them. Do sake isn’t my...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

One of my favorite rooftops in the city! They have excellent sake cocktails and the food is terrific! I have never had a sub-par experience here, they continue to impress me! I love love LOVE the steamed buns. My favorite go-to dish is the Drunken...More

Thank ErylbyExplore
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The ramen is particularly good as is the sake - the sake flight is worth a try and I also liked another dalliance. The rooftop patio is nice.

Thank RayMan222
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the view and great service. The afternoon happy hour includes many wonderful offerings including wings with a nice plum sauce. They also have a good selection of beers and wines.

Thank gpotvin
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go for a late happy hour, sit on the roof top patio, and have a few drinks. Get the steak frites, pork belly, and fried rice- yum!! If you're in the mood for sake this place is your go...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We started by trying the flight of 3 sakes. Our server, Alec, suggested the three he thought we suit our tastes best, and he was right on target. We learned something about the various sakes, and enjoyed our testing. The pork bun we ordered was...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went on a recent Sunday evening with another couple and since it was nice outside, we opted for the rooftop patio. We were seated immediately. Waters were poured, sake flights ordered and food order was also taken within a reasonable time. After that it...More

Thank wishiwasindestin
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went for a friend's birthday dinner and really enjoyed it. Only two minor things that we didn't like. It's really dark and it was hard to read the 4 menus, which was the other thing we didn't like. How combining the menus? The Thai fried...More

Thank CorpLibrarian
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My friend who lives in the city always takes me here when I visit because it's good and it's not too expensive depending on what you get. I get the classic ramen, it is really good and only 11 dollars for a good meal. It...More

Thank Nataly M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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...More

Thank Derek H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2110
  • 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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