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Restaurant inspections, Hong Kong Buffet

The food permit of Hong Kong Buffet, 5905 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, was suspended last week because of a second failing routine inspection this year.

Hong Kong Buffet scored a 44 on Wednesday and management was forced to close the facility and give it a thorough cleaning before re-opening.

The inspector found several roaches on the prep cooler table, the wall at the drink station, ice bin and front prep cooler used for storage.

Dead roaches were also found in the storage prep cooler, and near the drink station and wall behind the drink station, indicating they were not removed once dead, according to the inspection report.

There were fly traps near a prep table leading to the dining area. Cans of Raid and Real Kill were being stored among the equipment and dining area storage. The state health code allows only the use of licensed pest control services, not commercial products.

In addition, there was rust buildup on the prep table, cooler and some shelves. Grease buildup, food debris and dirt were noted throughout the kitchen area. The inspector said the facility had not been regularly cleaned.

Hong Kong Buffet was cleaned on Thursday while closed to the public, said an employee at the restaurant.

Other code violations included some food temperatures that were out of range, food separation problems in the walk-in cooler and dented cans of vegetables and sauces.

Hong Kong Buffet received a 68 on its previous routine inspection in August, then rebounded with a 100 during a follow-up visit.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Butch’s, 192 Jonesboro Road, Jonesboro. 89/B
  • City Buffet, 7165 Highway 85, Riverdale. 75/C
  • Great American Hot Dog House, 5246 Bouldercrest Rd., Ellenwood. 91/A
  • Hot Café, 5286 Riverdale Road, Atlanta. 81/B
  • Old South Restaurant, 4972 Moreland Ave., Ellenwood. 100/A

Cobb County

  • Doc Green’s Salads, 3155 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta. 88/B
  • El Cuate, 677 Franklin Road, Marietta. 96/A
  • G’Angelo’s, 3205 Canton Road, Marietta. 98/A
  • Highlands Grill, 2615 Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. 94/A
  • Marlin & Ray’s, 3338 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. 86/B

Fulton County

  • Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 93/A
  • Elmyr, 1091 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 86/B
  • JP Sushi, 1530 Old Alabama Road, Roswell. 96/A
  • Lin’s Chinese Cuisine, 12850 Highway 9, Alpharetta. 100/A
  • Ted’s Montana Grill, 133 Luckie St., Atlanta. 84/B

Gwinnett County

  • Cosmos Pizza, 144 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 96/A
  • El Indio, 2066 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. 90/A
  • Finns, 3843 Buford Drive, Buford. 80/B
  • Georgia Diner, 1655 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 87/B
  • Pupuseria Los Campos, 706 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. 89/B

Newton County

  • Butcher Block Deli, 6171 Highway 278, Covington. 90/A
  • GeGe’s Pizza,9148 Highway 278, Covington. 81/B
  • Henderson’s Restaurant, 11885 Highway 36, Covington. 100/A
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 6112 Pavilion Way, Covington. 95/A
  • Pizza Hut, 4169 Highway 278, Covington. 84/B

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