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Vietnamese Restaurant in Chinatown Shut Down by Health Department

A pest infestation closed the restaurant on July 14

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

Pho Kitchen, the Vietnamese restaurant at 6820 Spring Mountain Road, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Friday, July 14, for an imminent health hazard.

Inspectors found “gross unsanitary occurrences or conditions including a pest infestation” that called for the immediate shutdown of the restaurant.

In addition, inspectors issued the restaurant 28 demerits for staff not properly washing their hands, a lack of hot and cold running water, food unprotected from potential contamination, unposted grade cards, food reheated and cooked to the proper temperature and more.

SNHD issued the restaurant two C grades in 2014 and 2015, but this is the first time the restaurant has been closed by the health department. All other inspections dating back to 2012 resulted in A or B grades.

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.

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