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16 Restaurants Closed for Health Violations

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Department of Health inspections from May 16 to May 19 found 16 businesses with critical violations in cleanliness and sanitation. The businesses below were ordered closed, but may reopen once violations have been corrected.

Learn more about the inspection process from nyc.gov and search the Department of Health inspection database for full details on any establishment that serves food.


B&B Halall Restaurant in Brooklyn

67A UTICA AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Hi Luck Restaurant in Queens

9049 SPRINGFIELD BLVD

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Buka in Brooklyn

946 FULTON STREET

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


El Caramelo Coffee Shop in Queens

9927 43RD AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Yummy Kosher Grill in Brooklyn

1519 AVENUE J

Violations

  • Hot food item that has been cooked and refrigerated is being held for service without first being reheated to 1 65° F or above within 2 hours.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Lakay Venus Restaurant in Brooklyn

637 ROGERS AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Chai Thai Restaurant in Brooklyn

124 NORTH 6 STREET

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


La Vie En Szechuan Restaurant in Manhattan

14 EAST 33 STREET

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


A Taste Of Seafood in Manhattan

1980 3RD AVE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Queens

9215 PARSONS BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Nan Bei Ho in Queens

21222 48 AVENUE

Violations

  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Bella Roza in Queens

6352 BOOTH STREET

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


New Sun Hing Kitchen in Brooklyn

2018 BEDFORD AVENUE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Moldova in Brooklyn

1827 CONEY ISLAND AVENUE

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Pitas And Sticks in Brooklyn

321 9TH ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Double Rainbow in Queens

8251 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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