A Ru San’s in Midtown refused to close after failing a health inspection, though that was the recommendation of a Fulton County health official.
The restaurant at 1529 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, scored a 60/U on an inspection prompted by a customer complaint. It was their second failing health score this year.
The inspector found heavy roach infestation in the kitchen, particularly under and around prep coolers.
Points were also taken off because multiple potentially hazardous food items were not being held at safe temperatures.
Fish and raw eggs were measured at 66 degrees, well above the 41-degree maximum for cold foods.
Several hot food items on the buffet were not at temperatures of at least 135 degrees. Fried sushi was at 101 degrees, and chicken livers were at 113 degrees. Sushi rice, being held without a heat source, had fallen to 88 degrees. All of the hot foods were reheated.
In other code violations, the ice machine was dirty inside, food was stored on the floor under the prep sink and utensils were left in tepid standing water.
Repackaged food items were not properly labeled for discard, and boxes of expired baking soda had not been thrown away.
The inspector recommended Ru San’s close before being re-inspection because the restaurant had a 56/U on an earlier inspection. However, the facility refused to close, the inspector said.
Ru San’s remained open for business, and at press time, was waiting for a follow-up inspection, according to a restaurant employee.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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