moto-i | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States 55408 [ print map ]
612 821 6262 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sun 12 Noon to 2 am

Mayor: deyholla (5) | Affiliated user(s) here blakebrewer | Taps: 16 |


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Beer Available At moto-i (arranged by most recent)
moto-i Junmai Nama Ginjo AK12 Sake , moto-i Junmai Nama Ginjo AK12 Roka , moto-i Junmai Ginjo Nigori Nama , moto-i Junmai AK21 Nama , moto-i Junmai Tokubetsu Roka Nama , moto-i Junmai Yamahai 701 Nama , moto-i Junmai Nama Ginjo 1801 Sake , moto-i Junmai Kimoto Ginjo Genshu Nama , moto-i Junmai Yamahai Genshu Nama , moto-i Junmai Nama Roka , moto-i Junmai Ginjo Yamahai Sake , Enki (MN) Cacao Porter , Herkimer Belma Pale Ale , moto-i Junmai Nama Nigori Sake
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20 reviews for moto-i
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  79%
 Selection  68%
 Food  73%
 Value  66%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Stine  (198) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 11, 2015
Homemade sake on tap with a sizable list of Minnesota-only draft beers. Fusion-y Japanese food that is generally very well done, with excellent specials during happy hour. One of the best rooftop patios in Minneapolis. Order the fried rice during happy hour and throw the bar peanuts they give you on there, itís great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 14, 2014
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 9, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | April 2, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
mnmike  (33) Minnesota | March 5, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
cards04  (155) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
northropfrye  (229) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013| Updated January 7, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12  (51) Farmington, Minnesota | July 29, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gar4016  (10) , Iowa | May 10, 2012
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | April 1, 2012
Fun spot in Uptown. Trendy dark vibe. Sake flights available. Rooftop patio. Great service.

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