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Restaurant inspections, Yamni Yamni

Yamni Yamni, a food booth inside Chamblee’s Chinatown shopping mall, had to toss out a lot of chicken wings after a DeKalb County health inspector said food safety was compromised.

Cooked wings were discarded because no one could tell how long they had been sitting on a counter away from any heat source.

Another batch of wings in the cooler was thrown out because the cooked meat had not cooled down fast enough to prevent bacteria growth.

Some 20 to 30 moldy tomatoes found in the cooler were also tossed away.

The Japanese fast food restaurant at 5385 New Peachtree Road was given a failing score of 63/U on the routine inspection. Management was told to come up with a risk control plan for food safety and provide better training and monitoring of employees.

In other violations, a box of frozen chicken, stored on the floor, had been thawing at room temperature for almost four hours. The inspector had the chicken moved onto a shelf inside the cooler to finish thawing properly.

Live insects were observed in the kitchen, and a dead insect was spotted on a container lid in the refrigerator. Since Yamni Yamni has had past problems controlling pests, management was advised to get rid of any clutter where they could be nesting.

The facility also needed repairs and cleaning. Gaskets were held in place with Duck tape, light fixtures had no shields and the ceiling and base of walls near the sink were dirty.

Yamni Yamni was expecting a follow-up inspection at press time, according to manager Seung K. Suh. Previous health scores were 80/B and 78/C.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

Chateau Creole, 645 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna. 81/B

Pisano’s Pizzeria, 2740 Summers St., Kennesaw. 99/A

The Spot Grill, 185 Veterans Memorial Highway, Mableton. 96/A

Wings & Burger Haven, 2745 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 100/A

Zoes Kitchen, 2935 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta. 77/C

DeKalb County

  • Cozy Burger Town, 2641 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 88/B
  • Machu Picchu Restaurant, 3375 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Nam Phuong, 4051 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 89/B
  • Sunrise Café, 3652 Market St., Clarkston. 82/B
  • The Iberian Pig, 121 Sycamore St., Decatur. 71/C

Fayette County

  • Buck’s Pizza, 1200 Highway 74, Peachtree City. 99/A
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 500 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. 90/A
  • Chapultepec Mexican Grill, 34 Carriage Oaks Drive, Tyrone. 91/A
  • Frank’s at the Old Mill, 1095 Highway 54, Fayetteville. 89/B
  • Khalifa Indian Restaurant, 174 Glynn St., Fayetteville. 89/B

Fulton County

  • Arepa Mia, 209 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 98/A
  • Bell Street Burritos, 209 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 96/A
  • Max Lager’s Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 96/A
  • Saigon Café, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • Sweet Auburn BBQ food truck, 1850 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 82/B

Gwinnett County

  • Hannah’s Home Cooking, 3083 Breckinridge Blvd., Duluth. 96/A
  • Hibachi Buffet, 2059 Scenic Highway, Snellville. 96/A
  • Lin’s Bistro, 1880 Braselton Highway, Lawrenceville. 81/B
  • Taqueria Del Mar, 5075 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 100/A
  • Zaxby’s, 743 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn. 87/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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