HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - This week in Restaurant Scorecard, a Myrtle Beach sushi restaurant was hit with a long list of violations after inspectors noted dead roaches and droppings.
Sugami on North Kings Highway was cited by Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors for live roaches and droppings in the clean dish container at the prep table. Inspectors also noted dead roaches in the sushi area, and rodent droppings in dry storage.
That's not all: there was no hand sink in food prep area, and chemicals like glass cleaner and WD-40 were stored with foods. Those violations brought the score to an 86 out of 100, a "B" Rating.
The score isn't looking any better for Harold's Raw Bar & Lounge in North Myrtle Beach. They received an 84 out of 100 after inspectors noted things like coffee stored on the floor, and a build-up of grease or grime found in various areas like the three-bin sink and coffee maker. They also say the floor in the kitchen and bar needed some work.
New York Style on Walnut Street in Loris was able to pull off an "A,” despite a list of violations. Some were consecutive, like a meat grinder with build-up of grime, a scoop handle stored in a bulk bin, and a wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizer. Those last two were corrected during the inspection.
Cheeseburger in Paradise on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach this week missed a perfect score by one point. It was cited for a few things, all corrected during the inspection including: unlabeled food on the cookline, an employee drink with no lid in the wait station, and utensils used for grill stored in standing water that wasn't at the correct temperature.
After receiving a score of 87 on its first follow-up inspection on October 17, Mr. Hibachi on Longstreet St. in Kingstree received a perfect 100 score on its second follow-up inspection by DHEC.
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New York Style:
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