Something Fishy at Sushi Yama: Restaurant Inspection Report

Sushi Yama; image by Google
Sushi Yama; image by Google

The biggest number for West Boca in our restaurant inspection report goes to Sushi Yama, with 22 total violations including 5 marked high priority. It seems like they were tagged 3 times for the same rice cooker problem.

  • Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. **Admin Complaint**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food held using time as a public health control marked with a time that exceeds the 4-hour limit. See stop sale. … **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
  • 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. See stop sale. – for 4 rice cookers of what the chef describes as “Old from this Morning Sushi Rice” **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
  • Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. **Warning**
  • Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. for 4 rice cookers of what the chef describes as “Old from this Morning Sushi Rice” — … **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

This is the latest in a series of not-so-great inspections for Sushi Yama. They’re never terrible, but rarely near perfect.
The worst inspection for East Boca looks like Flashback Diner, with 19 total violations and 10 marked high priority including multiple references to handwashing and food temperature problems. In January they had 12 violations but only 2 were high priority.
Other big numbers were reported for:

  • Zorba’s Taverna on Linton in Delray (25 violations, 6 high priority)
  • Gleneagles Country Club in Delray (22, 7)
  • Waterstone Bar & Grill (20, 9) and Boca Landing (19, 8) at the Waterstone Resort
  • Poppies on Linton in Delray (16, 8)

China Wok in Sandalfoot Square also had a big number – 16 violations – but none of them were high priority.
Scroll down for the good news …
There were some perfect inspections this week. Three places inside Boca Pointe were perfect – The country club, Center Court Cafe, and the Grill Room.
In East Boca, Domino’s Pizza (NW 2nd) and Rocksteady Jamaican (Federal) were both perfect. Tucker Duke’s on Powerline in Deerfield was too – and we are going to have to try that place!
Sushigo on Federal near Mizner Park had only 2 violations. They had a bad inspection in January. We ate there recently and it was excellent, though very expensive for dinner.
Wendy’s on Glades near Lyons had 2 minor violations.
Lucky Express on Clint Moore, near Military), had 3 minor violations.
Lemongrass Hotpot on Powerline (Boca Grove) had a pretty good inspection wtih 6 violations and 2 high priority. If you haven’t been it’s worth a try, kind of a Chinese version of Melting Pot.
Toojay’s on Yamato (Woodfield) had 9 violations but only one high priority.
Way Beyond Bagels on Clint Moore at 441 had 12 violations with 3 high priority in a licensing inspection. They just took over from Palm Beach Bagel.
Our full spreadsheet for this week is below:
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