Liang’s Kitchen, the Taiwanese restaurant in Chinatown, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Friday, May 8.
While an imminent health hazard described as an "other condition or circumstance that may endanger public health" was enough to automatically close the restaurant, issues such as food unprotected from potential contamination, inaccurate thermometers, single use items reused, grade cards not posted and more racked up 53 demerits for the restaurant, 12 above the number needed to shut the place down.
The restaurant’s first inspection last June resulted in 40 demerits.
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.