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Japanese Restaurant Temporarily Closed by Health Department

Sarku Japan (Photo: Google Maps)

Sept. 20, 2018 By Tara Law

A Junction Boulevard Japanese restaurant has been temporarily closed by the Health Department.

Sarku Japan, which is located at 37-21 Junction Blvd, was closed after it failed a health inspection on Sept. 17.

The restaurant is part of a chain of teriyaki and sushi Japanese restaurants. The company has more than 250 locations across the country, including a restaurant in Queens Center Mall.

The restaurant received 40 violation points for various infractions, including roaches and evidence of mice or live mice. 

The health inspector described the following violations. The first three were listed as critical.

1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

2) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

3) Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.

4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

5) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.

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