RESTAURANT REPORT: Five critical violations at sushi restaurant

RESTAURANT REPORT: Five critical violations at sushi restaurant

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - If you spot a problem in a restaurant, you can file a complaint with the Health Department. They'll usually send an inspector to investigate right away.  An Henrico sushi restaurant received a complaint, so we went to talk with them about it.

According to its last health inspection report, someone filed a complaint about Sushi King and Grill at 9125 West Broad Street in Henrico. We talked with managers who say they believe it came from a fired employee.

Explained manager Pimpatra Sumkasataya, "We had unhappy employees that, you know, we let them go. And they're not happy, they called the Health Department."

The Health Department tells us the inspector did not find evidence of what the complaint was about, but did find five other critical violations, including an employee failing to wash their hands before entering the kitchen and sushi bar.

Said Sumkasataya, "We always go over whatever we are supposed to do. We clean, we ask the employees to wash their hands after and before they go to do something."

The report also said they didn't have the required parasite destruction information for the raw fish they serve, and there was mold in the ice machine. But the managers showed us they have those records from their fish providers now. And they showed us that the inspector just returned this week and noted on the report that everything has now been corrected.

Up next, Anthony's Pizza at 111 North Washington Highway in Hanover. It had 4 critical violations, including that bacon, sausage, pepperoni and cheese were not being kept cold enough. They were all thrown out and the other violations were corrected during the inspection.

We gave our Hall of Fame Award to the WPA Bakery at 2707 East Marshall Street in Richmond for acing five inspections. WPA, which stands for Well-made Pastry Alliance, makes desserts you can enjoy inside the cafe or at some local restaurants. WPA just opened a second location, WPA Southside, on Semmes Avenue in South Richmond.

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