Chicken tikka masala with a side of caraway-spiced rice. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

Overflowing trash, raw meat storage cited in Gwinnett restaurant's failed inspection

A Norcross restaurant that touts its weekly Sunday Indian-Pakistani brunch failed its health inspection Monday for the second time in a matter of months.

Sabri Kabab House, located at 6075-B Singleton Road, failed its health inspection Monday with a score of 52, with violations including an overflowing dumpster and raw goat, beef and chicken stored on top of fruits and vegetables, according to a Georgia Department of Public Health inspection report. On Dec. 21, the restaurant received a 90 on a re-inspection, but had failed its inspection two weeks prior.

Read the full report here.

Karim Surani, owner of Sabri Kabab House since February, said his restaurant staff was at a disadvantage, because the inspection took place in the thick of lunch hour. The restaurant has served Gwinnett for more than 20 years, Surani said.

“Things move around a lot during lunch,” he said. “The meat was in a container on top of the vegetables, but it was not touching the vegetables. During lunch, things get a little crazy, so it was hard to have everything done.”

Additional violations included a worker cleaning a dining table with glass cleaner instead of sanitizing spray and damaged, soiled or recalled food being stored at the restaurant.

Surani said he could not vouch for what led to the December failed inspection, since that occurred under the previous owner. However, he plans to be prepared for the upcoming random re-inspection.

“I’ll make sure that I will get things together and have it cleaned and ready, so we won't have this problem in the future,” Surani said.

Click here to view recent restaurant inspection scores in Gwinnett.

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