The Southern Nevada Health District has been busy, busy, busy shutting down restaurants such as Grand China Restaurant 3 and Pho Little Saigon, but also issuing demerits galore to places such as Lotus of Siam.
The number of restaurants garnering C grades has skyrocketed as well. Here’s a look at some of the places you may want to avoid until they can upgrade their kitchens.
Famous Dave’s at 4390 Blue Diamond Road earned a C grade with 29 demerits on June 25. Markdowns came when inspectors found employees weren’t washing their hands and dishes weren’t reheated or cooked to the proper temperatures.
Sen of Japan at 8480 W. Desert Inn Road nabbed a C grade with 30 demerits during a routine inspection on June 25. Violations included spoiled food, food unprotected from contamination and more.
India Oven at 2218 Paradise Road landed a C grade with 32 demerits during a routine inspection on June 21. Employees weren’t washing their hands and dishes weren’t properly cooled before storage, according to the SNHD.
Xtreme Sushi at 8955 S. Eastern Ave. earned a C grade with 40 demerits, one short of closure, after inspectors found spoiled food, no hand washing and food stored at the wrong temperature during a routine inspection on June 20.
Even though Sonic Drive In at 4442 N. Decatur Blvd. was re-inspected on June 20, it still earned a C grade with unsanitized kitchen surfaces, an inadequate number of hand washing stations and more.
Tokyo Sushi at 953 E. Sahara Ave. came dangerously close to shut down when inspectors racked up 40 demerits during a routine inspection on June 20. Violations included no hand washing, food stored at improper temperatures and more for the C grade.
Tacos Mexico landed in hot water with 27 demerits and a C grade when inspectors visited the restaurant at 1800 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on June 20 to find problems with employees washing their hands, food not properly cooled and food not stored at the right temperature.
Komol Restaurant at 953 E. Sahara Ave. earned a C grade and 36 demerits during a routine inspection on June 19. Inspectors found food that wasn’t stored at the proper temperature, no handwashing and more during the visit.
Golden Dragon Chinese Cuisine at 6120 W. Tropicana Ave. nabbed 28 demerits and a C grade during a routine inspection on June 19. Food was stored at the proper temperature and was unprotected from contamination during storage.
Las Papusas Restaurant at 4760 S. Eastern Ave. received 27 demerits and a C grade after a routine inspection on June 19. Food wasn’t stored at proper temperatures, employees weren’t washing their hands and more.
New York Pizza & Pasta at 2400 S. Jones racked up 37 demerits on June 18 with violations such as spoiled food, employees not washing their hands and more.
SNHD routinely shuts down restaurants that earn more than 40 demerits. Restaurants also have the option to request a re-inspection before its next scheduled inspection.
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