HK Seafood Garden, the Cantonese restaurant at 4300 Spring Mountain Road, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine on July 21 not only found an imminent health hazard, but revealed 43 demerits. Both on their own were enough to shut the restaurant down.
Inspectors found a lack of adequate refrigeration during the inspection. Demerits included staff not washing their hands, spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination, ineffective pest control measures, an inadequate number of sinks and more.
The restaurant earned a C grade in 2014 and received three A grades and one B grade since 2013.
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.