Phoenix Restaurant Inspection Failures - Beware!
Restaurants With Poor Inspection Results in December 2012
One of our worst offenders in December had a violation noted by the inspector that included the following: "At the consumer self service buffet stations: cut salad greens, hard-boiled eggs, cut melon, shrimp, crawfish, assorted sushi rolls, and crab salad (among other items) holding between 43.8-53.2°F. Maintain at or below 41°F."
This list represents those restaurants (not schools, caterers, corporate cafeterias, bakeries or other food processing businesses) that had five or more Risk Factor violations -- those that are considered a risk for foodborne illness -- during their last inspection. A restaurant that had that many Risk Factors noted would be one that I'd avoid, at least until they had subsequent inspections showing more understanding of safe food preparation standards and concern for their patrons.
Here is the list of those restaurants in Maricopa County which had five or more Risk Factor Violations, with the worst at the top of the list. After you peruse the worst, please take a look at the many Phoenix area restaurants that achieved perfect inspections during the month of December 2012. Those are arranged by zip code, for your convenience. They deserve our support and our business.
Restaurants With Worst Health Department Inspection Results For December 2012
|Business Name||Address||City||Zip||Risk Factor Violations|
|Oriental Buffet Grill & Sushi||10146 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy||Peoria||85382||8|
|Cafe Krishna||4929 W Chandler Blvd||Chandler||85226||7|
|Traffic Jam Cafe/Bistro||15688 N Pima Rd||Scottsdale||85260||7|
|Double Dragon||1018 N Arizona Ave||Chandler||85224||6|
|Golden Nugget||4955 W Indian School Rd||Phoenix||85031||6|
|Salsitas||35 N Country Club Dr||Mesa||85201||6|
|Birrieria Y Taqueria Del Yaqui||2920 N 43rd Ave||Phoenix||85031||6|
|Piggly's at the Fair LLC dba Piggley's at the Fair||1633 S Stapley Dr||Mesa||85204||6|
|Hibachi Grill Buffet||4961 W Bell Rd||Glendale||85308||6|
|Il Forno Italian Restaurant||6606 E McKellips Rd||Mesa||85215||6|
|Iron Chef||10810 N Tatum Blvd||Phoenix||85028||5|
|New China Buffet||1230 S Gilbert Rd||Mesa||85204||5|
|The Egg & I Cafe||2823 N Power Rd||Mesa||85207||5|
|Midwestern Meats||4308 E Main St||Mesa||85205||5|
|Big Eye Sushi||14144 N 100th St||Scottsdale||85260||5|
|Gus's New York Pizza And Bar||2755 N 91st Ave||Phoenix||85037||5|
|Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits||1619 W Baseline Rd||Guadalupe||85283||5|
|Swaddee Thai Cuisine||5055 W Ray Rd Suite 8||Chandler||85226||5|
|Chuhgajib Korean Restaurant||4920 W Thunderbird Rd||Glendale||85306||5|
|Pitta Souvli||1940 S Alma School Rd||Chandler||85286||5|
|Pho All Seasons Vietnamese Restaurant||1116 S Dobson Rd||Mesa||85202||5|
|One Coffee||1 N Central Ave||Phoenix||85004||5|
|Stiletto's||3308 NW Grand Ave||Phoenix||85017||5|
|Corner Bakery Cafe||16222 N 83rd Ave||Peoria||85382||5|
|Amore Sports Grill||8763 E Bell Rd||Scottsdale||85260||5|
|Hob Nobs||149 W Mcdowell Rd||Phoenix||85003||5|
|Outback Steakhouse 0328||2687 S Market St||Gilbert||85295||5|
If you want to see the details about the inspections for any of these restaurants, visit Maricopa County Environmental Services online.
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