United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
deyholla (358) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 14, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique place that brews their own sake in Uptown. A pretty traditional bar with dark wood and another dining room with a similar feel. Server was very knowledgeable about the Sake which was helpful because I am not that knowledgeable. 6 sakes on tap (that are available in a sampler) plus about 15 beers on tap compliments some solid ramen. Price was average but really enjoyed the uniqueness of the place!
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 9, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very cool spot. Itís a Japanese restaurant that happens to brew sake in house. The decor is sumo themed and replays of old sumo tournaments were playing on the TVs at the bar. For the less adventurous, beerís also available on draft. Thereís maybe 15 beers on tap, including stuff from Surly etc. As for the sake, there were 6 available on tap covering a range of styles. I know next to nothing about sake, but I enjoyed most things I tried in my flight (3 sizeable pours for $10). My bartender seemed pretty knowledgeable and was quite generous in offering free samples. Overall, I thought this was a fun experience. Moto-I offers a nice introduction to sake in a comfortable, inclusive setting.
jmikolich (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | April 2, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped on a Tuesday night, not astoundingly busy and seat yourself type service, server was friendly but brief offering very little insight into the sake they make, food was good, the steamed buns were tasty and the noodle bowl was good but difficult to eat for a westerner with chopsticks. Sake is cool to see come from a tap, and had a wide range of flavors, down to $10 a flight, and parking was no problem found a street 2 blocks away. touch on the high side for pricing but would definitely come back to try more sake.
mnmike (33) Minnesota | March 5, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cool place, but you go here for the sake. Turns out Iíve been drinking bad sake my whole life, so thanks to this place Iíve seen the light. All MN beers on the tap list. Cool food. Hipster. Annoyance of uptown parking.
cards04 (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cool atmosphere...even had japanese tv on. It gets high marks for being what it is. A sake brewpub. Pretty cool. They didnít have a lot of their sakes on tap when we were their, but the sampler flight I had was good, and the bartender was very helpful. The japanese street food was excellent as well.
northropfrye (192) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013| Updated January 7, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This concept (a sake brewpub with Japanese street food) is excellent and they pull if off. Cool vibe, excellent food, and quality sakes. Plus, if youíre not into sake they have a decent selection of draft beer. Overall a must visit in Minneapolis.
XmnwildX12 (51) Farmington, Minnesota | July 29, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Checked this place out due to the Beer Buddy app. Tried a flight of their sake which was $12 for 3 small samples. Had a couple Surly beers on tap as well as Summit Oatmeal Stout. Pretty cool patio upstairs as well.
Gar4016 (10) , Iowa | May 10, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
We stumbled upon this randomly on a Thursday in mid-afternoon. It was a dark but modern looking atmosphere. It probably picks up quite a bit at night, I would hang out there really if I lived here. Iím not sure who else in the US makes their own Sake, but this place does, itís good, and itís on tap(along with some local favorites). We had great service and the waiter went into great depth explaining the concept of the brewing operation and their business, very informative. The food was excellent and though I donít remember my exact dish it was creative and went well withe sake. We were able to check out the smaller room where they do the sake brewing and also the upstairs patio is next on our list when we come back. Worth the visit, and I will have to come back for the patio, if not the sake!
BVery (496) Burnsville, Minnesota | April 1, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fun spot in Uptown. Trendy dark vibe. Sake flights available. Rooftop patio. Great service.
Atom (113) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I love this place, Iíd always enjoyed Sake but nothing beats fresh Sake on tap! Lots of different styles of Sake. If Sake isnít your thing they have Local beers on tap also. I also would recommend going in at happy hour as the Sake is rather expensive, really nice to have a 10pm-2am late happy hour. The food is hit or miss and some things can be a bit pricey, but they do change it up a lot. Service is usually friendly and if they have time will go over the Sake menu with you. All in all nothing beats a late happy hour Sake drunk.
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