Restaurant Inspections: Mostly Good News. Mostly.

Our latest restaurant inspection report for West Boca is mostly good news as several restaurants had perfect inspections. But we’ll start off as usual with the worst of the pack.
kagura-japanese-polo
Kagura Japanese in the Polo Club Shoppes (Military Trail north of Clint Moore) was hit with 19 violations in early March. The worst of it was this, and it’s really not that bad:

Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Sushi rice

Kagura’s previous inspection in October had only 8 violations, and they had a perfect one a few months earlier in July of 2014.
Another Japanese place, Tempura House in The Reserve (Clint Moore and 441), had the next worst inspection with 14 violations including:

Cooked rice/pasta cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice 70°, moved to walk-in cooler, corrective action taken
Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and garlic at 80°on the cook line kitchen area, moved to reach in cooler corrective action taken
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork 52°, beef 53°, chicken 51°, raw pork 49°, shrimp 45°, scallop 52°, iced items and moved some to another reach in cooler, corrective action taken
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw eggs sitting on top of ready to eat foods

Tempura House also had a bad run last year with two rough inspections in April and June.


On the plus side, many restaurants had excellent inspections. To be clear, what we look for are routine and complaint inspections so we are not including call-backs and licensing inspections in this list.
Perfect inspections – Zero violations
Brooklyn Boys Pizza (Shadowood)
IHOP (near SW corner of Glades and 441)
McDonalds (Clint Moore & Jog)
Domino’s Pizza (Boca Grove and also Mission Bay)
Lucille’s Bad to the Bone BBQ (Woodfield)
Sybarite Pig (Shadowood)
TW’s Lounge (west side of 441 near SW 18th)
House of Dog (Boca Grove)
Voodoo BBQ & Grill (Polo Club Shoppes)
Chez Marie Bistro (Polo Club Shoppes)
Giovanni’s Pizza (Powerline)

Mozart Cafe would have made the list but they had another inspection later in the month with several violations. The new Jet’s Pizza also had a perfect inspection but it was a licensing inspection and those are usually clean.
Others were near-perfect. Fit Foodz Cafe had only one minor violation. Twenty places were reported with just two violations including Nikuya in Logger’s Run.
For our full spreadsheet, see below.
First in pdf:
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And next in Excel for those who like to play with the numbers:
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