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Restaurant inspections, Chef Liu

A Chinese restaurant in Doraville passed its routine inspection despite having a dead rat in the oven.

Chef Liu, 5283 Buford Highway, also had rodent droppings under the kitchen hand sink and in the dry storage area, said a DeKalb County health inspector. The dead rat was removed from the oven and disposed of by management.

A pest control company was also called in to provide immediate service.

The restaurant passed the inspection with a 70/C, and will be re-inspected in October.

This isn’t the first time Chef Liu has had problems with rodents.

Rodent droppings were found throughout the kitchen and storage areas during the restaurant’s previous two health inspections. On both visits, management was told to sweep and mop daily, and have a professional pest control service the facility on a regular basis.

Scores from those inspections were 73/C and 43/U.

Among other code violations on this latest inspection, raw beef was left out on a counter to thaw. Leek cakes were held in the oven at unsafe temperatures, and were discarded. Also, pork buns on a dim sum cart were not hot enough. They, too, were discarded. Other cold foods were not within the safe temperature range, and were also thrown away.

Management could not be reached for comment.

In other news, a recently featured Jonesboro restaurant, China Spring, 7836 Tara Boulevard, scored an 85/B on its follow-up inspection.

Also, One Two Chen Restaurant, 5110 Old National Highway, Atlanta, re-opened after scoring an 86/B on a follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Little Azio, 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna. 91/A
  • Mediterranean Grill, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 88/B
  • Miyako Hibachi, 1025 East-West Connector, Austell. 91/A
  • New Han’s Chinese Restaurant, 4875 Floyd Road, Mableton. 90/A
  • Orient Express, 2921 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 95/A

DeKalb County

  • American Wings, 2440 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 92/A
  • Bourbon Street Café, 2929 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia. 94/A
  • Café Intermezzo, 4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 73/C
  • J. Buffalo, 3373 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 74/C
  • Sushi Yoshino, 2150 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta. 70/C

Fulton County

  • Doc Chey’s, 563 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. 95/A
  • Hovan Gourmet, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • North Highland Pub, 469 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 95/A
  • Stonewall Fish, Wings & Things, 3840 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park. 90/A
  • Tijuana Joe’s Cantina, 7870 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 88/B

Gwinnett County

  • Don Soo Baek, 3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth. 72/C
  • GourMex Restaurant, 252 W. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 96/A
  • I Luv Pho, 4500 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 84/B
  • Taco Jalisco, 4545 S. Lee St., Buford. 83/B
  • Tang Roo, 3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Duluth. 96/A

Newton County

  • Bangkok Grill, 5135 Highway 278, Covington. 85/B
  • Burnie’s BBQ, 2021 Main St., Porterdale. 100/A
  • Burrito Loco, 4139 Highway 278, Covington. 98/A
  • Peking Chinese, 5340 Highway 20, Covington. 100/A
  • World of Wings II, 11388 Brown Bridge Road, Covington. 87/B

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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