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Restaurant Inspections, Yanmi Yanmi

When the Orkin Man serviced  the Atlanta Chinatown Square food court in Chamblee he apparently didn’t do a very good job at the booth of Yanmi Yanmi.

A DeKalb County food service inspector said the Japanese fast food counter at 5385 New Peachtree Road has “heavy roach infestation” and needs the immediate services of an exterminator.

During a routine inspection May 12 more than 10 adult roaches and nymphs were observed crawling on the floor, prep table and inside food preparation sinks, according to the report.

The inspector was told that Orkin Pest Control treated the facility’s entire food court for roaches less than a month ago. However, at Yanmi Yanmi there were pest problems in the kitchen and storage areas.

The restaurant manager was advised to have the area exterminated again and to remove all items not being used, including equipment, food and single service articles.

The floors and walls also needed cleaning. Grease and food debris was observed on the floor and lower portion of the walls beneath and behind the equipment, according to the report.  The manager was told to clean and sanitize all food and non-food contact surfaces.

Yanmi Yanmi was given a failing inspection score of 67 out of 100, and told to bring up the score to 70 upon re-inspection or face closure.

In addition to the pest problem, other health code violations included not having a sanitizing solution to use when wiping down the counters. Some cooked foods were not being properly cooled to avoid bacterial contamination. Raw meats were not being separated from the ready-to-eat foods in the coolers.

Owner and manager Seung Suh said his restaurant was ready for the follow-up inspection, which he anticipates to take place next week. “‘We fixed everything,” he said.

Here’s a look at other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Atlanta Dream Wings, 5883 Highway 85, Riverdale: 96/A.
  • Hungry Howie’s, 10237 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro: 88/B.
  • Tea Pot Chinese Café, 6459 Highway 42, Rex: 96/A.

Cobb County

  • Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, 1440 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Mableton: 87/B.
  • Blu Greek Taverna, 26 Mill St. NE, Marietta: 89/B.
  • Haas’s Restaurant, 4665 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta: 100/A.

DeKalb County

  • Café Sababa, 4639 N. Shallowford Road, Dunwoody: 96/A.
  • Decatur Diner, 205 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur: 94/A.
  • Robert’s Restaurant, 2810 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia: 95/A.

Forsyth County

  • Pelican Pete’s, 9200 Lan Mar Road, Gainesville: 99/A.
  • Rooster’s Cafe, 216 M Atlanta Highway, Cumming: 85/B.
  • Smokejack Midway, 5063 Post Road, Cumming: 94/A.

Fulton County

  • King & I, 1510 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta: 68/U.
  • Porto Brazil Restaurant, 7887 Roswell Road, Dunwoody: 79/C.
  • Zuma, 701 Highland Ave., Atlanta: 72/C.

Gwinnett County

  • Little Mexico Bar and Grill, 1830 Scenic Highway, Snellville: 90/A.
  • Sydney’s Buffet, 2131 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth: 98/A.
  • Uptown Café, 117 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville: 90/A.

— by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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