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Restaurant inspections, Ru San’s

Roaches and other pests hurt recent health scores at two area restaurants, one of which was forced to shut down because of an infestation.

Fulton County health officials closed a Ru San’s in Midtown because of an infestation of roaches in the service area.

The inspector said the “gross unsanitary” occurrence of roaches presented an imminent health hazard for the restaurant at 1529 Piedmont Road, Atlanta.

Less than a month ago, health officials recommended that Ru San’s close because of roaches, but management refused. This time they had no choice. Both inspections were prompted by a consumer complaint.

Live roaches were found under and around prep coolers and around the cash registers. Dead roaches were also under prep coolers, according to the report.

Ru San’s was given a health score of 69/U, its third failing score this year. The restaurant had a 60/U in July.

Bugs and other live, crawling pests also lowered the health score of a Gwinnett County restaurant.

At China Panda, 7131 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, bugs were found in a container of flour, and live roaches were crawling near the prep table and on the wheels and the bottom of a rolling cart, said the health inspector.

In addition, live ants were near the water heater and back door, live flies were on the prep cooler freezer and a dead bug was on some raw shrimp in the freezer.

China Panda was given 10 days to take care of the pests and clean up other code violations. The restaurant was given a 56/U on the routine inspection, but was not closed down. Previous scores were 97/A and 71/C.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, 954 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 84/B
  • Jason’s Deli, 945 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 85/B
  • La Bamba, 4100 Jiles Road, Kennesaw. 82/B
  • P.F. Chang’s, 1624 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta. 81/B
  • The Spot Grill & Bar, 185 Veterans Memorial Highway, Mableton. 99/A

DeKalb County

  • Fountainside Café, 1680 Tullie Circle, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Hamdi, 440 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 82/B
  • IHOP, 4276 Lavista Road, Tucker. 89/B
  • Steak ‘n Shake, 2845 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. 90/A
  • Taqueria La Carreta, 3375 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 84/B

Douglas County

  • Bonz Sports Grill, 2123 Fairburn Road, Douglasville. 89/B
  • China Star, 2167 Fairburn Road, Douglasville. 92/A
  • Golden Corral, 6975 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville. 99/A
  • La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 9611 Highway 5, Douglasville. 92/A
  • Red Lobster, 3100 Highway 5, Douglasville. 99/A

Fulton County

  • Dickey’s BBQ Pit, 6631 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 90/A
  • Hecter’s Kitchen, 17 Jesse Hill Jr., Drive, Atlanta. 99/A
  • Little Bangkok, 2225 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, 300 Marietta St., Atlanta. 86/B
  • Piccadilly, 2449 Godby Road, College Park. 85/B

Gwinnett County

  • Fish 153, 2700 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 98/A
  • Hot N Cold Buffet Restaurant, 2302 Highway 78, Snellville. 70/C
  • J Christopher’s, 3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 78/C
  • Poetree Cafe, 45 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee. 91/A
  • Sakegura Japanese, 1905 Scenic Highway, Snellville. 70/C

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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