January 13: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - When there's a lot of food around, unwanted guests can show up in a restaurant. After spotting some dead roaches, an inspector wrote that a Chesterfield restaurant has been cleaned to prevent them from coming back.

Chen's Chinese Restaurant at 13104 Kingston Drive in Chesterfield had 4 critical violations. The inspection report says several dead roaches were seen in the facility. But the restaurant cleaned up the problem and corrected all critical violations for its re-inspection two weeks later. We contacted Chen's but did not receive comment.

In Richmond, Niwanohana Japanese, 1309 East Cary Street had 5 critical violations. The inspector wrote that an employee handled raw shrimp, then touched ready-to-eat rice without changing gloves, a violation because that can lead to cross contamination. Violations were corrected during the inspection, and Niwanohana had no criticals on a follow-up two weeks later.

Also in Richmond, DJ's Fresh Garden Cafe, 701 East Franklin street had 4 critical violations, including that sausage, fried apples, and potatoes on the serving line were at improper temperatures. All violations were corrected while the inspector was still on site.

You can not only get your groceries at the Martin's Food Market at 13700 Hull Street Road in Chesterfield, you can get a meal in the very clean café inside. It's this week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award winner.  Not only has it earned perfect health inspections, the inspector notes that Martin's has a comprehensive food safety program and a well trained crew to oversee it.

Richmond.com now features videos of what it calls some of the area's best restaurants. You can see "A Taste of Richmond" on Richmond.com.

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