Sushi hand rolled in rhythm

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Life has a certain rhythm. It has a bass line to it. As we push deeper into the sound we realize, life is a journey. It’s full of little surprises and pleasures where you look. Ten years ago I discovered sushi, and my life changed. The past ten years have been spent in search for the perfect roll. I think I might have found it!

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Taiko (pronounced Tie-CO) 360 borrows the name from the Japanese- styled percussion musical instrument. Taiko has a mythological origin in Japanese folklore, dating back to the 6th century CE. This instrument is 15 centuries in the making. This too has a journey, and it is being told in the Village of Patchogue.

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Patchogue’s best came out to support this new high end Sushi restaurant/ lounge. Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, Chamber of Commerce Director David Kennedy, local merchants Floral Designs by Rafael, Village Cigar Headquarters along with local musician Pedro Torres and others came out this beautiful Sunday to ring in this new village destination.

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Taiko 360 incredibly chic. The décor is modern and luxurious. The red accented furniture adds a very elegant feel to this upscale restaurant. Inside Taiko 360 feels less like Patchogue Village and more like a swank midtown ultra lounge. Patchogue was in need of a place like this. Make no mistake between Taiko 360, Tap Room, and The Village Cigar Headquarters, Patchogue is definitely on an uptick. This is a destination.

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After the owner AJ broke open a barrel of sake with a drum mallet, the party started.

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The Sapporo was overflowing, the music was non stop and the eats were phenomenal.

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In my opinion what makes a great sushi is attention to detail. Details like the manga styled mural painted on the walls to the change of tile pattern from one area to the next.

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The Dancing Dragon roll is the best piece of eel I have ever had! The five way sashimi was incredible- it was a shame to eat such a piece of art. Of the 6 or 7 things I’ve had every one was exceptional.

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Taiko 360 is a indicative of the exponential growth experienced by Patchogue. This restaurant is everything this is right with Japanese food.

Taiko 360 is located at 47 S. Ocean Ave, Patchogue.

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About Author

John Milovcic is a writer and photographer with LIB Magazine. He received his B.S. from Long Island University, C.W. Post, in Management and Finance. John has been a weekly contributor for LIB Magazine since February of 2013. His “man on the street” approach to covering events does bring the reader backstage with him. Under John’s belt is a completed screenplay and novel along with a range of poetry. He is the founder of Drunk Philosopher Photography and can be reached at 1drunkphilosopher@gmail.com.

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