Ramen Sora, the Japanese restaurant at 4490 Spring Mountain Road in Chinatown, came within two points of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Dec. 16.
SNHD inspectors found staff using bare hands to touch food, foods coming from commercially unapproved sources, food unprotected from potential contamination, ineffective pest control measures, re-used single use items and so, so, so much more.
In April, SNHD issued the restaurant a 36-demerit C grade that was upgraded to an A in May. The first inspection the restaurant ever received in 2012 resulted in a B grade.
The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.