Restaurant Ratings: Most violations Feb. 24-28 - WFLA News Channel 8

Restaurant Ratings: Most violations Feb. 24-28

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants?

We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from Feb. 24-28, 2014.

Each restaurant is shown in the slideshow above. The total number of violations the restaurant received is shown in the plate on the left side of the slide. Some details from the inspection report are listed below the slide.

The restaurant that had the most violations during the last week of February was the China One at 8747 Temple Terrace Highway with 42 violations.

Violations included:

  • Live, small flying insects in food preparation area
  • Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to cutting/shredding
  • Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen called the owner of China One, John Junssu, who said that inspectors told him what he needed to do to fix the problems. Junssu said he called a pest control service to get rid of the insects. His staff now makes sure they wash all fruits and vegetables and he’s also made some changes to improve cleanliness at the restaurant.

“We hired more people to clean the kitchen and front of the restaurant,” said Junssu.

The restaurants included in this week’s Restaurant Ratings report are listed below, along with their addresses.

  • China One, 8747 Temple Terrace Highway, Temple Terrace
  • Bay Pizza and Dinners, 14609 Livingston Ave, Lutz
  • Soul of Korea, 7612 North 56 St, Tampa
  • Young Bin Chinese Restaurant, 720 W Martin Luther King, Seffner
  • Cali Viejo Restaurant, 436 E. Brandon Blvd, Brandon
  • China Max, 6901 22nd Ave, St. Petersburg
  • Garden Gyros, 3025 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa
  • Keith's Oaks Bar & Grill, 108 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon
  • Ben's Family Restaurant, 704 E. Brandon Blvd, Brandon
  • Bamboo Express, 7540 W. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa
  • Boca Kitchen Bar and Market, 901 W. Platt St.
  • Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater
  • Gandy Sandbar and Grill, 10056 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg
  • Wok n Roll, 1112 94 Ave N, St. Petersburg
  • Thai Wok Restaurant, 11270 N. 4th St Unit 214, St. Petersburg
  • Ichiban Japanese Cuisine, 2786 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa
  • China Fun Take-Out, 11020 4th St. N, St. Petersburg
  • The Vine Bar, 17667 N. Dale Mabry, Lutz
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 10936 SR 54, New Port Richey
  • Rice n Roll, 19243 Dale Mabry Highway N, Tampa
  • China Pearl, 1372 Hwy 60 E, Lake Wales
  • Cafe Ole, 10020 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa
  • Mikes Tap and Tavern, 169 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg
  • China Wok, 5373 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa
  • Yamato Japanese Restaurant, 28347 Paseo Dr, Wesley Chapel
  • Brewtown Burgers, 19255 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz
  • Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa
  • Benjarong Thai, 14402 N Dale Mabry, Tampa
  • Seahorse Tavern & Rest, 800 Pass a Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
  • Chick-fil-A, 2471 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg

Inspectors from Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted the inspections. The department cited violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary, according to the Florida DBPR website.

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