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Restaurant inspections, Wasabi & Sushi

A sushi restaurant in Suwanee was closed last week because the raw seafood was not being kept cold enough to ensure food safety.

Wasabi & Sushi, 1291 Old Peachtree Road, failed its second consecutive routine inspection with a 49/U. The restaurant had a 36/U in October.

Management was docked for its third violation of improper food temperatures. A cooler wasn’t maintaining temperatures at 41 degrees or below and raw salmon, shrimp, tuna and eel used for sushi were all discarded.

The restaurant’s time control measures were also inadequate to protect food safety, the inspector said. Containers of sushi fish and rice combinations were discarded because there was no documentation indicating when it was prepared and when it should be discarded.

The restaurant also had no documentation showing that the tilapia, which is served raw, had been properly frozen to destroy parasites. The fish has been taken off the menu until parasite documentation is provided by the seafood supplier.

In other code violations, two roaches were observed crawling on equipment, the inspector noted. Also, a manager touched washed rice with bare hands. The rice was discarded.

Wasabi & Sushi had a compliance hearing with Gwinnett County health inspectors late last week and will have a follow-up inspection before re-opening. The restaurant previously scored a 73/U.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Don Magana Taqueria, 366 Six Flags Drive, Austell. 93/A
  • Jolly Joe’s Café, 1153 Veterans Memorial Highway, Mableton. 82/B
  • Loco Willy’s, 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 91/A
  • Suburban Tap, 1318 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 98/A
  • Taverna Fiorentina, 3324 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta. 86/B

DeKalb County

  • Beijing Kabobs, 5090 Buford Highway, Doraville. 90/A
  • Daallo Restaurant, 5047 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 80/B
  • Fellini’s Pizza, 1634 McLendon Ave., Atlanta. 99/A
  • Mamie’s Kitchen Biscuits, 2821 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia. 91/A
  • Thai Chili Cuisine, 2169 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 83/B

Fayette County

  • Casa Vieja Mexican, 1200 Highway 74, Peachtree City. 98/A
  • Hotlanta Wings, 885 Glynn St., Fayetteville. 99/A
  • Kakao Café, 998 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 98/A
  • Mimi’s Good Food, 303 Kelly Drive, Peachtree City. 100/A
  • Olive Garden, 1380 Highway 85, Fayetteville. 92/A

Fulton County

  • Bistro Niko, 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Sage Tavern Grill, 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 92/A
  • Thrive Restaurant, 101 Marietta St., Atlanta. 90/A
  • Twist, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 72/C
  • Zpizza, 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • China Express, 5300 Highway 78, Stone Mountain. 84/B
  • Johnboy’s Home Cooking, 3050 Highway 78, Snellville. 92/A
  • Maruthi, 2820 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 96/A
  • Talay Thai Cuisine, 1197 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee. 96/A
  • The Flying Machine Restaurant, 510 Briscoe Blvd., Lawrenceville. 81/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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