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Popular Phoenix restaurant cited for 7 major health code violations

Popular Phoenix restaurant cited for 7 major health code violations

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) Each week, Arizona Family searches for restaurants that have been recently inspected by the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” which inspectors consider major violations of health codes, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County website.

Here are the restaurants in the Valley that have not been graded by October 19, 2022:

Phat Turtle BBQ – 30845 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

3 violations

  • The employee hugged another employee and did not clean up
  • Chicken wings stored under raw beef

IHOP – 3495 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ

3 violations

  • Trays of beef stored on top of cooked bacon
  • Sausage sauce does not cool properly

Haiku Tokyo – 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ

3 violations

  • Worker using register then making food
  • Bowl and spatula to wash hands in a sink

Kahu Hawaiian BBQ – 7509 E. Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ

3 violations

  • Cabbage left on the prep table
  • The telephone cord directly touches the food

Salt Tacos Y Tequila – 2450 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ

7 violations

  • 2 Clorox detergent bottles hanging over liquor bottles
  • The employee handles dirty dishes and then washes the dishes without washing their hands
  • Raw shrimp do not thaw properly

Dean’s List – Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores:

Rib Shop – 4131 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

McDonald’s – 2882 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Bikini Cocktail Lounge – 1502 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

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Sacks Sandwich – 231 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Burrito Express – 450 N. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ

Cracker Barrel – 606 S Watson Road, Buckeye, AZ

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