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After failing with 23, DeKalb Chinese spot barely passes re-inspection


Royal China Restaurant in Chamblee barely passed its follow-up inspection, scoring a 71, according to the DeKalb County health department.

Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The restaurant still had cleanliness issues with violations including ceiling leaks in the kitchen and sightings of roaches and flies.

Original article (published June 28, 2018):

A Chinese restaurant in Chamblee failed a recent health inspection, according to DeKalb County health department records.

Royal China Restaurant, at 3293 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, scored a 23 on its Wednesday health inspection. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

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Violations included roaches and flies in the back area of the kitchen, lack of paper towels and hand washing sinks, and an employee wiping a bowl with his bare hands before putting soup in it to serve to a customer.

Manager of the restaurant, Sam Kong, explained that the violations were all minor.

“The inspection report is not a really bad situation,” Kong said. “The score is so low because a lot of stuff is repeat violation.”

The restaurant failed a health inspection with a 46 in October. Five days later they passed a follow-up inspection with an 88.

Follow-up inspections are usually done within 10 days of the original evaluation.

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