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Famous Japanese Restaurant on the Strip Earns C Grades from the Health Department [Updated]

The sushi bar and hotline both had problems

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Bradley Martin

The Southern Nevada Health District issued two C grades to Morimoto, the sushi restaurant at the MGM Grand, after routine inspections on Friday, March 2.

The health department issued 29 demerits to the sushi bar for violations such as staff not properly washing their hands, food unprotected from potential contamination, an inadequate number of hand sinks, and more.

The hotline also earned 29 demerits for spoiled food, staff not properly washing their hands, food unprotected from potential contamination, and more.

Previous inspections at both typically resulted in almost pristine A grades with few demerits.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.opened his first Las Vegas restaurant in October 2016.

Update: MGM Resorts reports that the health department re-inspected the restaurant and issued zero demerit A grades today.

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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