Sanitation results for Raleigh Restaurant, Durham, Chapel Hill

The News & Observer publishes a weekly report on restaurant sanitation results to keep you updated on health scores at Triangle locations.

Sanitation results and their corresponding letter scores are used in North Carolina to assess restaurant compliance with rules and standards aimed at mitigating and preventing the spread of foodborne illness.

You’ve likely seen sanitation score cards in restaurants you’ve visited, and The N&O has previously explained what these scores mean and how they are calculated.

Here are the sanitation results in Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston counties for the week of June 14-21.

Wake County Sewage Scores

The Wake County Sanitation Score Database shows that 100 restaurants were inspected between June 14-21.

Most restaurants have a grade of A or at least 90%.

Three restaurants received a grade of B, or a score of at least 80% but less than 90%.

Everest Kitchen (25 N. Main St., Wendell) received a score of 86.5% during an inspection on June 14.

  • The restaurant was violating 24 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to 1.5 points.
  • Violations included a buildup of pink and black mold on the inside of the ice maker, many foods being kept at incorrect temperatures, many foods lacking date marks, and some soiled food containers being stored clean.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously scored 93.5% in March, 97% in October 2021 and 86.5% in September 2021.

Kim’s Restaurant (6014 Doraley Rd, Raleigh) received a score of 85.5% during inspection on June 16.

  • The restaurant was violating 22 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to two points.
  • Violations included starting employees at work or changing tasks without washing their hands, keeping foods at incorrect temperatures, storing many food items without date tags, and noticing numerous flies throughout the facility.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously scored 96.5% in February, 97% in September 2021 and 95% in April 2021.

Taqueria El Toro (3601 Junction Blvd., Raleigh) got a score of 86.5% during an inspection on June 14.

  • The restaurant was violating 20 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to 1.5 points.
  • Violations included placing chicken at too low a temperature, storing some pre-prepared foods without date marks, and having many flies in the kitchen.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously scored 94.5% in March, 97% in November 2021 and 98% in July 2021.

There are no restaurants in Wake County that have received a grade of C, or a score of at least 70% but less than 80%.

No restaurants received a failing grade, or a score below 70%.

You can search all Wake County restaurant inspections using the county inspection scores database at wake-nc.healthinspections.us.

Dozens County Durham Sewer

County Durham’s Inspection Management System shows that 16 restaurant inspections were completed between June 14 and 21.

Most restaurants have a grade of A or at least 90%.

Two restaurants received a grade of B, or a score of not less than 80% but less than 90%.

Pupuseria and Taqueria Orellana (5300 N. Roxboro St. #2228, Durham) received a score of 87.5% during an inspection on June 14.

  • The restaurant was violating 15 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to three points.
  • Violations included storing rotten lettuce in an easily accessible cooler, storing many foods at incorrect temperatures and many ants crawling on the counter and near the handwashing sink.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously achieved 95% in December 2021, 97.5% in May 2021 and 97% in January 2021.

Wok’n Grille (5311 S. Miami Blvd., Durham) received a score of 83.5% during an inspection on June 16.

  • The restaurant was violating 16 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to two points.
  • Violations included storing raw meat near vegetables and ready-made foods, not sterilizing the dishes during the washing process, the presence of several foods without date marks, and one live cockroach in the kitchen.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously achieved 95% in November 2021, 95.5% in May 2021 and 96% in February 2021.

No restaurants in County Durham have received a grade of C, or a score of at least 70% but less than 80%.

No restaurants received a failing grade, or a score below 70%.

You can search all restaurant inspections in County Durham using the county inspections database at bit.ly/3pVQfpG.

Scores of Orange County Sewer

The Orange County Inspection Management System shows that 15 restaurants were inspected between June 14 and 21.

Most restaurants have a grade of A or at least 90%.

One restaurant received a grade of B, or a score of not less than 80% but less than 90%.

Walt Grill (111 S. Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill) received a score of 88% during an inspection on June 17.

  • The restaurant was violating 13 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to 1.5 points.
  • Violations included soiled kitchen equipment throughout the facility, prepared foods lacking date marks and several cockroaches of “various ages and sizes” observed in the facility, including one running through the restaurant’s prep counter. The restaurant has been described as not having “sufficient control” of cockroaches “at this time”.
  • The inspection report indicated that some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously achieved 83% in January 2022, 88% in September 2021 and 89% in June 2021.

No restaurants in Orange County had a grade of C, or a score not lower than 70% but less than 80%.

No restaurants received a failing grade, or a score below 70%.

You can search all restaurant inspections in Orange County using the county’s inspections database at bit.ly/3eQqpxc.

Johnston County Sewer Scores

The Johnston County Sewerage Inspection Database shows that 28 restaurants were inspected between June 14 and 21.

All 28 restaurants received a grade of A, or a score of at least 90%.

You can search all Johnston County restaurant inspections using the county inspections database at johnston-nc.healthinspections.us.

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Corey Dean is a reporter on the News & Observer press team. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Haussmann School of Journalism and Media.

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