Cockroaches, rodent droppings, lack of hot water shut down 8 LA restaurants

Eight restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards.Between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according...

Cockroaches, rodent droppings, lack of hot water shut down 8 LA restaurants

Eight restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards.

Between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated inspections, complaint investigations and reinspections.

The department did not provide details about the nature of the rodent and cockroach infestations — like the number of cockroaches or rodent droppings and where in the facility they were found.

If a food facility is closed for a cockroach, rodent or fly infestation, sewage problems or for not having any water running through the facility it loses an additional seven points on top of the four points deducted for major health violations. Any time two major health hazards, such as unsafe food temperatures, are observed, the facility loses an additional three points in its inspection score.

Here are the food facilities that were temporarily closed. Unless otherwise noted, the grades listed for the facilities were received on the same day they were closed.

• No Q No Tacos

Location: 3224 W. Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Closure reason: cockroaches

Closure date: Feb. 13

Reopen date: Feb. 16

Grade: C (75)

• India’s Clay Pit

Location: 309 N. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Closure reason: cockroaches

Closure date: Feb. 13

Reopen date: Feb. 15

Grade: B (80)

• Urban Masala

Location: 6554 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Closure reason: no hot water

Closure date: Feb. 14

Reopen date: Feb. 16

Grade: A (90)

• Yummy Donut & SP Burger

Location: 5656 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. A, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Closure reason: rodent droppings

Closure date: Feb. 14

Reopen date: no matching reopen date

Grade: B (84)

• Lucky’s Chinese Fast Food

Location: 5333 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Closure reason: rodent droppings

Closure date: Feb. 15

Reopen date: Feb. 17

Grade: B (80)

• San Andres Market and Deli

Location: 5520 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Closure reason: rodent droppings

Closure date: Feb. 15

Reopen date: Feb. 17

Grade: B (80)

• Kindness and Mischief

Location: 5537 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Closure reason: no hot water

Closure date: Feb. 15

Reopen date: Feb. 17

Grade: B (85)

• Ddaeng Ddaeng Yi

Location: 3285 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

Closure reason: rodent droppings

Closure date: Feb. 16

Reopen date: no matching reopen date

Grade: C (70)

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