A Roundup of L.A. Health Department Restaurant Closures

Cute vermin only exist in the movies
Cute vermin only exist in the movies
Photo Credit: Ratatouille, Walt Disney Pictures

Although the majority of health department closures listed on the next page can be found in areas such as Gardena, San Gabriel Valley and Artesia, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the sketchy foods many of us have or will encounter also appear in Beverly Hills (Benihana) and Santa Monica (Broadway Alehouse), among other areas. Consider it the geographic democracy of rats.

We can find all of these gems thanks to a nifty tool from the Department of Public Health that lists restaurant closures (both temporary and permanent) due to vermin infestations, vermin harborage (apparently there is a difference), serious repeat violations, gross contamination of utensils/equipment, sewage, un-safe food temperature -- the list goes on. As Halloween approaches, this roundup only seems appropriate.

Have horror stories of your own? Write 'em in the comments.

Adelita Bakery: 14807 S Western Ave., Gardena.

Date Closed: August 22. Date Reopened: August 25

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Babylon Bakery: 12424 1/2 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar.

Date Closed: August 13. Date Reopened: August 15

Reason for Closure: Serious/Repeat Violations, Vermin Prevention/Vermin Harborage

Barn Rau: 10825 Oxnard St., North Hollywood.

Date Closed: June 22. Date Reopened: June 29

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Battambang: 1806 S San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel.

Date Closed: June 29. Date Reopened: July 5

Reason for Closure: Vermin infestation

Benihana: 38 N La Cienaga Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Date Closed: September 13. Date Reopened: September 17

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Boiling Point: 2020 S Hacienda Blvd., E, Hacienda Heights.

Date Closed: August 15. Date Reopened: August 20

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Broadway Alehouse: 129 Broadway, Santa Monica.

Date Closed: September 11

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Bu San Sushi Bar: 201 N Western Ave., L.A.

Date Closed: June 27. Date Reopened: June 30

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

California Wok: 12004 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: September 7 Date Reopened: September 12

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Campos Mexican Food: 10352 Venice Blvd., Culver City.

Date Closed: August 29. Date Reopened: September 1

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

China Bowl Express: 4134 S Crenshaw Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: August 30. Date Reopened: September 18

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

China Buffet: 3525 Pacific Coast HWY, Torrance.

Date Closed: September 12. Date Reopened: September 14

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Country Kkokko: 1716 W Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena.

Date Closed: July 13. Date Reopened: July 19

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

East Wind: 2928 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey.

Date Closed: September 13. Date Reopened: September 17

Reason for Closure: Vermin infestation

Exotic Thai Cafe: 17544 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

Date Closed: August 8. Date Reopened: August 9

Reason for Closure: Un-safe food temperature

Fatburger: 6767 W Sunset Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: July 2. Date Reopened: July 6

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Golden Lotus: 5001 Wilshire Blvd., 102, L.A.

Date Closed: August 23. Date Reopened: August 27

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Hop Li Seafood: 11901 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: September 13. Date Reopened: September 17

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

India Sweets & Spices: 22009 Sherman Way, Canoga Park.

Date Closed: August 14. Date Reopened: August 17

Reason for Closure: No potable water supply or no hot water, Vermin infestation

Judith Restaurant: 1319 E 58th, L.A.

Date Closed: August 24

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

 

Kang Kang Food Court: 27 E Valley Blvd., Alhambra.

Date Closed: July 18. Date Reopened: July 20

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Kelley's Bakery: 2119 S Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park.

Date Closed: August 6. Date Reopened: August 8

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

King Thai Food: 1253 N Vine St., # 7, L.A.

Date Closed: August 6. Date Reopened: August 8

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Ko Ryo Jung: 1585 W Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance.

Date Closed: September 17. Date Reopened: September 19

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Melrose Cafe & Bakery: 5003 Melrose Ave., L.A.

Date Closed: August 29. Date Reopened: September 4

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Mezban Biryani Palace: 18621-23 S Pioneer Blvd., Artesia.

Date Closed: August 2. Date Reopened: August 15

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Natraliart Jamaican Restaurant: 3426 W Washington Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: September 4. Date Reopened: September 6

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Osteria Mamma: 5732 Melrose Ave., L.A.

Date Closed: September 6. Date Reopened: September 8

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

100 Dumpling House: 331 W Garvey Ave., Monterey Park.

Date Closed: September 6. Date Reopened: September 10

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Paradise Restaurant: 889 W 190th St., Gardena.

Date Closed: August 14. Date Reopened: August 16

Reason for Closure: Sewage, Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles (repeat offender): 5006 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.

Date Closed: July 11. Date Reopened: July 21

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Date Closed: June 26 Date Reopened: June 29

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

San Sui Japanese: 2040 N Hillhurst Ave., L.A.

Date Closed: June 27. Date Reopened: July 2

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation

Sauce On Hampton: 259 Hampton Drive, Venice.

Date Closed: August 9. Date Reopened: August 13

Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin infestation


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Sauce On Hampton

259 Hampton Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90291

310-399-5400

www.sauceonhampton.com

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India Sweets & Spices

22011 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91304

818-887-0868

www.indiasweetsandspices.net

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Battambang

1806 S. San Gabriel Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776

626-307-3938


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