18 Restaurants Closed for Health Violations

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Department of Health inspections from May 20 to May 21 found 18 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.


Happy House Seafood Restaurant in Brooklyn

5014-16 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • 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.
  • Live roaches 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.


Banter in Manhattan

169 SULLIVAN ST

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.
  • 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.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Cafe Zaiya in Manhattan

1073 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.


Kennedy Fried Chicken in Queens

8770 PARSONS BLVD

Violations

  • Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used such that food contamination may occur.
  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.


Royal Pizzeria in Queens

5506 MYRTLE 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.


Gabby's Coffee Shop in Brooklyn

101 DITMAS AVENUE

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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Nostrand Cafe in Brooklyn

261 NOSTRAND AVE

Violations

  • 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.


New Star Seafood Restaurant in Brooklyn

6022 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • 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.


Super Pollo in Brooklyn

4102 5 AVENUE

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.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.


La Fonda Restaurant And Tapas Bar in Manhattan

169 EAST 106 STREET

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.


Original Hazi Biryani in Queens

17016A HILLSIDE AVE

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • 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.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Madina Restaurant in Brooklyn

563 CONEY ISLAND AVENUE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • 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.


Malaz West Indian & American Cuisine in Brooklyn

1168 FULTON ST

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


No 32 in Manhattan

32 EAST 2 STREET

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.


Twa Hotel Food Court Hughes Wing in Queens

60 JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT, TERMINAL 5

Violations

  • 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.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • 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.


Koronet Pizza in Manhattan

4087 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Popeyes in The Bronx

C16 Concourse Plaza

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Korean Noodle House in Queens

21009 NORTHERN BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.

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