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Restaurant inspections, Ru San’s

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.

Cobb County

  • House of Chan, 2469 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 87/B
  • Los Reyes, 1018 Roswell St., Marietta. 93/A
  • No. 1 China, 3240 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 88/B
  • Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, 5015 Floyd Road, Mableton. 88/B
  • Reveille Coffeehouse Café, 5330 Brookstone Drive, Acworth. 100/A

DeKalb County

  • Bellaggios Ice Cream, 5805 Buford Highway, Doraville. 96/A
  • First Wok, 3348 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Let’s Eat Café, 780 Glendale Road, Scottdale. 80/B
  • PJ’s Wing Joint, 2233 College Ave., Atlanta. 81/B
  • Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, 2930 Stonecrest Circle, Lithonia. 96/A

Fulton County

  • El Rey Mexican Restaurant, 2865 Main St., East Point. 91/A
  • Sophia’s, 625 W. Crossville Road, Roswell. 70/C
  • Talk of the Town, 30 Woodstock St., Roswell. 96/A
  • The Farmhouse at Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto. 82/B
  • The Vortex Bar & Grill, 438 Moreland Ave., Atlanta. 90/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bambu Café, 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 86/B
  • Casa di Pancakes, 4045 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn. 90/A
  • Dave & Buster’s, 4000 Venture Drive, Duluth. 100/A
  • Mega Taco, 2055 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. 95/A
  • On the Border, 2275 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 90/A

Paulding County

  • Asian Express, 4272 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram. 91/A
  • Hiram Station, 3736 Atlanta Highway, Hiram. 96/A
  • Mizu Restaurant, 7951 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas. 90/A
  • Sal’s Pizza, 308 Main St., Dallas. 82/B
  • Social Perk Café, 159 Main St., Hiram. 96/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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