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Restaurant inspections, Singha Thai

A Thai restaurant in Dunwoody lost half a day’s business last week when it was forced to close because of a failing health inspection.

Singha Thai, 5554 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, was given a 62/U, its second failing routine inspection score in the past six months.

The restaurant was allowed to re-open the next day after scoring a 94/A on a follow-up inspection by DeKalb County Environmental Heath.

Singha Thai manager Gina Sapwibun said there were a few minor corrections that had to be made to get the score back up.

“There were no big things wrong,” she said. “It wasn’t like the food was bad or anything like that. There were just a few small things to correct.”

Food had to be rearranged in the coolers. Large containers of chili had been stored next to raw chicken. And raw eggs were placed above the chili, according to the inspector.

The restaurant also needed cleaning, and a weather strip added to the back door. The inspector said the floors and walls were unclean with food debris and black build-up, and sunlight could be seen coming in underneath the door.

In other code violations, employees were observed touching raw peppers with bare hands. Containers of food in the prep cooler next to the wok were all uncovered and subject to contamination. The sanitizer bucket of water used to wipe down kitchen counters and equipment did not contain any bleach.

These violations were correct during the inspection.

Sapwibun said she is happy with the restaurant’s new inspection score.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Folks, 6564 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 72/C
  • Monterey Restaurant, 6590 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 92/A
  • Red Lobster, 6550 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 95/A
  • Rocky’s, 8113 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 70/C
  • Wingstar Deli, 10355 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 91/A

DeKalb County

  • Chili’s, 4784 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 87/B
  • Jamaica Kitchen, 6651 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 94/A
  • Penang, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee. 71/C
  • Robert’s Restaurant, 2810 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia. 86/B
  • Taqueria el Vecino, 2743 LaVista Road, Decatur. 88/B

Fulton County

  • Bacchanalia, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 93/A
  • Brio Tuscan Grille, 2964 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 79/C
  • Diesel, 870 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 71/C
  • Satay House, 281 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 100/A
  • Wok-N-Roll, 250 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • Chopstixs, 3099 Breckenridge Blvd., Duluth. 85/B
  • La Nonna’s Italian Restaurant, 6135 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. 84/B
  • Rico’s World Kitchen, 306 W. Main St., Buford. 98/A
  • The Diner, 730 Indian Trail, Lilburn. 86/B
  • We Got Soul, 5201 Stone Mountain Highway, Stone Mountain. 91/A

Paulding County

  • Asian Express, 4272 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram. 89/B
  • Great Wall Buffet, 4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram. 88/B
  • Mizu Restaurant, 7951 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas. 80/B
  • Quality Chef, 1701 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas. 94/A
  • Totopos Mexican Restaurant, 51 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas. 89/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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