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Riddim Rolls at Harney Sushi

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Riddim Rolls at Harney Sushi

Gwendolyn Jackson

Selectors Dash Eye and Jester bring reggae and sushi together. Seen here is Jester of Tribe of Kings Sound System.

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For more than five years, Tribe of Kings sound system has played reggae at Harney Sushi in Old Town.  Last Thursday, DJs Dash Eye and Jester were spinning the tunes as customers feasted on sushi. 

Reggae and sushi, although an interesting concept and pairing, wouldn’t scream oddity if we were in Japan. The number of reggae music fans has soared in Japan during the past decade, however, and Japan is home to the award-winning Mighty Crown sound system. 

Harney Sushi is an intimate restaurant full of energy and people. Mostly couple oriented, the restaurant also caters to group dinning, but it's worthy seating time can easily exceed 45 minutes. As I approached the restaurant, I could see a couple swaying to the music as they waited to be seated. 

I didn’t see a dance floor and quickly realized the uniqueness of the atmosphere. The reggae music was playing at a low level yet could still be heard over conversations. It sets the tempo for the mood, ambiance and vibe of the restaurant. I had the Dank Roll, and it tasted as delicious as it looked, incredible and full of flavor.  The staff at Harney Sushi is warm friendly and it’s an environment that needs to be experienced first hand.

Tribe of King’s Riddim Roll happens Thursdays at Harney Sushi, Old Town or Oceanside locations; It’s worth the wait. Music is played 7-11 p.m. The Old Town location will be closed for renovations on Dec. 24. They expect to reopen in in time for New Year’s Eve.

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