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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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