groups & parties

We host. You party.

If you have a milestone birthday or anniversary coming up soon, you want to have it at a venue that can accommodate all of your guests with great food and drink. At moto-i in Minneapolis, we would love to host your next event in one of our private areas, and as a Japanese restaurant and sake bar, we can provide amazing food and beverages all night long! We have three distinct event spaces to choose from, and we look forward to explaining the advantages of each one.

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    the vibrant flavors of Japan

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    the first sake brew pub outside of Japan

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Our menu features tokyo straight style noodle ramen, house-made steamed buns, asian inspired small plates, rotating chef specials, and weekend brunch. Join us today.


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our story

Welcome to moto-i, the first sake brewpub outside of Japan and izakaya restaurant located in the heart of the Lyn-Lake neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. We pride ourselves on providing unique experiences around our house-brewed sake, delicious asian inspired dishes, variety in ambiance, and exceptional service. 

We feature Tokyo straight ramen noodles, house-made steamed buns, and a variety of small plates that are guaranteed to please everyone at the table. Our beverage menu includes our current selection of our house-brewed sake and sake flights, specialty cocktails, Japanese spirits, and Minnesota local tap beer, alongside a full bar. Come for delicious ramen, stay for the amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, and a truly one-of-a-kind experience. 

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2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun, Sat
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM