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NYC Restaurant Closures

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Department of Health inspections from February 13 to February 15 found 19 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.


Hong Kong Noodles in Manhattan

174 LEXINGTON AVE

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • 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.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Hotel Rl in Brooklyn

1080 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Live roaches 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.
  • 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.
  • Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.


Soho Room in Manhattan

203 SPRING ST

Violations

  • 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.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.


Tropical Sensation in Manhattan

953 AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Shellfish not from approved source, improperly tagged/labeled; tags not retained for 90 days.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats 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.


Banh Mi Place in Brooklyn

824B WASHINGTON AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Good Health Cafe in Manhattan

1435 1ST AVE

Violations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • 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.


Delicias Manabitas Restaurant in Queens

4205 35 AVENUE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.


Subway in Brooklyn

139 FLATBUSH AVENUE

Violations

  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Precooked potentially hazardous food from commercial food processing establishment that is supposed to be heated, but is not heated to 140° F within 2 hours.


Menkui Tei in Manhattan

58 W 56TH ST

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Abracadabra Brooklyn in Brooklyn

347 BEDFORD AVENUE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Hunan Cafe in Queens

13740 NORTHERN BLVD

Violations

  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches 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.


Chinese Restaurant in Queens

4626 KISSENA BLVD

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.


Wing Ling in The Bronx

159B EAST 170TH 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.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Live roaches 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.
  • 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.


Asia Grill in The Bronx

888 GRAND CONCOURSE

Violations

  • Potable water supply inadequate. Water or ice not potable or from unapproved source. Cross connection in potable water supply system observed.
  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • 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.


Tasty Thai in Queens

7204 FOREST AVE

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • 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 Passion Catering in Manhattan

1200 LEXINGTON AVE

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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Nunoodle in Queens

8910 QUEENS BLVD

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Starbucks in Manhattan

135 JOHN 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Dunkin' Donuts in Staten Island

1145 BAY STREET

Violations

  • 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.

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