Japanese and Asian-Fusion Food at moto-i (Half Off). Three Options Available.


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Fusing international cuisines creates provocative new dishes, whereas fusing international languages still just sounds like Latin. Savor flavors without borders with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of Japanese and Asian-fusion food for brunch, valid Saturday or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $25 for $50 worth of Japanese and Asian-fusion food for dinner, valid Friday or Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight
  • $25 for $50 worth of Japanese and Asian-fusion food for dinner, valid Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight

Brunch dishes include egg oko ($6), ginger-and-egg fried rice ($12), and the Big Boy breakfast with daikon hash and Chinese sausage ($12). Dinner meals include ginger rice porridge with roasted chicken ($15), bistro steak with sweet-potato fries ($18), and seared Scottish salmon ($16). Click here to see the restaurant’s full brunch and dinner menus.


moto-i gives diners an authentic Japanese culinary experience without requiring that they leave uptown Minneapolis. Unpasteurized draft sake is brewed inside the izakaya-influenced bar and restaurant; onsite production keeps this staple libation fresh and free of jet lag. Executive chef Omar forges Asian-fusion dishes that meld flavors such as whole fish served with handmade pickles and abura ramen peppered with smoked pork shoulder. Instead of airing football games and soccer matches, the restaurant’s TVs run live and pre-recorded sumo wrestling bouts simulcast from Japan, proving to diners that sports aren’t required by international law to include a ball.

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great expierence... great waitress!”

  • “They changed their more traditional Japanese -Korean menu to be more hip and modern but we liked the old menu better ”

  • “Keep up the good work.”

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    2940 Lyndale Ave. S

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408


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In a Nutshell

Izakaya-influenced bar and restaurant brews sake onsite and showcases sumo wrestling matches simulcast from Japan

The Fine Print

Expires May 15th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 2 per table. Limit 2 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Not valid with other promotions or discounts. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for rooftop seating. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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