10 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Scored a "D" from the County Health Department in July

Categories: Wake Up Call

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Jackie Mercandetti
Critics love this Indo-Pak curry joint, but the health inspector doesn't.
Twelve different restaurants, along with some grocery stores and even a gas station, didn't make the cut last month in terms of food safety and cleanliness and Maricopa County. It might surprise you to see certain restaurants on this list, especially ones that have received acclaim for restaurant goers, critics, and national TV shows alike.

Editor's Note: One establishment on this list was removed after the county health department changed its records. Stay tuned to Chow Bella for more details on how the county health department's grading system works.

See also: July Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Curry Corner, Tempe
"Frozen bags of chicken thawing the mopsink soaking in still water. Thawing foods must be under cool running water or in the refrigerator."

All American Burger, Phoenix
"There are no date marks on any items throughout establishment. Employee was unaware of when certain items in establishment were prepared."

Little Saigon, Glendale
"Food in the freezer is being stored directly on the ground bags of rice and flour in the shed out back is being stored directly on the ground. Food shall be stored at least 6 inches off the ground to prevent contamination from the premises."

McDonald's, Mesa (1250 S. Country Club Dr.)
"Employee on grill line handling raw beef products, then went to handle clean equipment and single service items without changing gloves and washing hands."

Carniceria Castillo, Phoenix
"Found raw pork bellies (slabs) hanging on rolling metal rack, in the back room with a fan blowing over them to dry them out. Also found hanging chorizo sausage there as well; drying out. Per PIC, he thought this would be ok to do, but it is not, as these raw food items are being held in ambient air temperatures for hours at at time."

Koreana BBQ, Phoenix
"Kimchi made at owners' home used for food preparation and service in establishment. Owner will remove home made kimchi from establishment."

Sonic Drive-In, Mesa (618 W. Southern Ave.)
"Malted milk powder with unknown liquid in it and contaminated with black substance throughout product."

Old Country Buffet, Phoenix (9620 Metro Pkwy. West)
"Observed several flies in dish washing area and one fly crawling in cantaloupe on buffet line. Clean areas that are attracting flies and obtain pest control if necessary to eliminate flies."

Mariscos Vuelve a la Vida, Glendale
"Half full 5 gallon bucket of salsa temped at 50*f, no date and has mold growth on surface of product."

Sochu House, Phoenix
"An employee working at the cook-line was observed placing raw shrimp into the fryer with a gloved hand, and then removed the glove and proceeded to handle chopsticks and a customer plate."

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Location Info

Kona Grill

5310 E. High St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Curry Corner

1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

All American Burger

9617 N. Metro Pkwy W., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Little Saigon

7016 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carniceria Castillo

4426 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Koreana BBQ

4550 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mariscos Vuelve a la Vida

5630 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

SoChu House

2801 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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20 comments
Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Yes, Kona Grill was removed, per the Editor's Note on the post: "One establishment on this list was removed after the county health department changed its records. Stay tuned to Chow Bella for more details on how the county health department's grading system works."

Brittany Sharp
Brittany Sharp

It was reported incorrectly, the editor took it down.

Jenique Martin
Jenique Martin

here here! nothing is worse than an internet "journalist" who doesn't do their job correctly. What happened to fact checking? Guess if it is posted on the internet, it must be true!

carol344
carol344

if you look at most of the "violations"-they are petty and unnecessary rules. 90% of the restaurants in Italy would be in violation under these rules. I wouldn't let this deter you from visiting these restaurants.

Ash Chapman
Ash Chapman

Darren, flour on the ground?!? Oh the humanity!!

Brittany Sharp
Brittany Sharp

Actually if you look at the Kona Grill report it says the violation was corrected at time of inspection. AND according to the Matrix shown on the report they received a B not a D. Bad reporting Chow Bella! shame on you.

az-desertgal
az-desertgal

A couple friends went into Kona Grill about 10 days ago.  Looked at the menu and walked out.  Very pricey,  Not worth it.  And now this information?

Elva Edith Garcia
Elva Edith Garcia

Oh no! You know what last I went there I was disappointed in their food for the first time ever Kiara Doporto

Kat Tempel
Kat Tempel

Some of these things really aren't serious... In koan grill case it could have been as much as a server picking up a glass of beer from a table and pouring it in a hand wash sink when you think about it...

Ryan Mawloud
Ryan Mawloud

Bobby Barth G.r. Boone Misty Michelle Eric Wong Well done Kona, looks like we are never esting there again...lol

Kiara Doporto
Kiara Doporto

Elva Edith Garcia Little Saigon made the list \U0001f614

turtlishous
turtlishous

I kinda WANT to eat at Koreana BBQ now! Home made kimchi! I'm for it!


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