Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 9 – 13

State inspectors temporarily closed five Tampa Bay eateries from May 9 to 13, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurants that were closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Chen’s Garden, 2665 N. Forest Ridge Blvd., Hernando

May 9, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 29 violations

  • A staffer was smoking while preparing food.
  • 5 live roaches found in door handle of the walk-in cooler.
  • 10 live roaches found in door handle of the walk-in freezer.
  • 1 live roach found on the floor by a reach-in cooler.
  • 12 live roaches found on the wheels of the reach-in cooler on the cook’s line.
  • 5 dead roaches found in the door handle of the walk-in freezer.
  • 1 dead roach found by a mop sink.
  • A cook washed his/her hands but did not use soap.

May 10, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 5 violations

Tace Lounge, 14380 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa

May 11, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 24 violations

  • Non-service animals in food establishment or on premises.
  • 3 live roaches found under/on dishwashing machine.
  • 3 live roaches found in the door frame and gasket of the walk-in cooler.
  • 2 live roaches found on the floor of the walk-in cooler.
  • 1 live roach found on the wall of the walk-in cooler.
  • 2 live roaches found in the dry storage area.
  • 1 live roach found under a hand sink.
  • 2 dead roaches found by some CO2 tanks in the kitchen.
  • 3 dead roaches found by a mop sink.
  • 4 dead roaches found under the dishwashing machine.
  • Vegetable chopper/dicer/shredder/peeler soiled with old food debris.

May 12, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 13 violations

Top Thai Restaurant, 20685 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

May 12, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 27 violations

  • 5 dead roaches found in glue trap behind mini-refrigerator.
  • 30 dead roaches found in glue trap behind a reach-in cooler on the cook’s line.
  • 25 live roaches found in an oven on the cook’s line.
  • 1 live roach found on top of the dishwashing machine.
  • Cooks were preparing food but were not wearing hair restraints.
  • A cook failed to wash his/her hands before changing their gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.

May 13, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 10 violations

Suncoast Cafe located at 1921 W. Bay Dr. in Largo

May 9, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 38 violations

  • 1 dead roach found in a cabinet.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for moldy lemons in a cooler.
  • 15 small flies in dry storage area.
  • 2 small flies in dish area.
  • 2 small flies in bathroom.
  • 2 small flies in extra dining room.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for 3 small pitchers of milk re-served to customers.
  • The following potentially hazardous cold foods were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees: pudding 46°F , milk 45°F , coleslaw 45°F.

May 10, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 8 violations

Osaka Sushi & Thai Restaurant located st 13800 Park Blvd. in Seminole

May 11, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 31 violations

  • Live roaches found: 5 by motor of reach-in cooler, 3 inside reach-in cooler, 2 on wall behind reach-in cooler, 3 inside reach-in cooler, 2 on wall behind reach-in cooler, 6 by sink, 12 on shelving by prep sink on cook’s line, 4 in sushi bar, 8 on equipment rack over sink and prep table.
  • Dead roaches on premises: 15 on floor by reach in cooler, 4 on wall by sink, 1 in sushi bar.
  • Roach excrement and/or droppings found on reach-in cooler motor and on a wooden spatula by an equipment storage rack.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for dented, rusted cans of water chestnuts.
  • The following potentially hazardous cold foods were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit: raw shrimp 48°f, cooked eel 49°f, cooked fish 53°f, tofu 55°f, half and half 45°f, bean sprouts 55°f.
  • Fish offered raw or under cooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded.

May 12, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 9 violations

The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from May 9 to 13, 2016.

The Getaway, 13090 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, 53 violations (May 9 inspection)

  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area: 7 flies.
  • The following potentially hazardous hot foods were held at temperatures less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above: red onions, peppers, white onions, fried pickles, cooked shrimp, fried onions.
  • Raw animal food stored next to unwashed produce: raw pork.

The Getaway, 13090 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, 49 violations (May 10 inspection) 

  • Soil residue in food storage containers: flour.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

Curry Bowl, 8447 N. 56th St., Temple Terrace, 46 violations

  • Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
  • Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name: no labels at all.
  • Soil residue in food storage containers.

3 Thai Sweet Basil, 3875 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 39 violations

  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food: chicken stored over washed chopped cabbage.
  • Bean sprouts held at a temperature greater than 41 degrees.
  • Rice noodles, carrots stored on floor.

Suncoast Cafe, 1921 W. Bay Dr., Largo, 38 violations

  • (restaurant temporarily closed, see above)

Costanera Peruvian Cuisine, 3869 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 37 violations

  • Menu does not identify which items contain raw or under cooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory: Ceviche de Pescado.
  • Wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills not clean.
  • Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food.

Osaka Sushi & Thai Restaurant, 13800 Park Blvd., Seminole, 31 violations

  • (restaurant temporarily closed, see above)

Crown Plaza Tampa Westshore, 5303 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 30 violations

  • Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneeze guards or other proper protection from contamination: bagels, English muffins, scones, muffins.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse.
  • No monitoring of buffet/salad bar by employee trained in safe operating procedures.

 

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