A Duluth restaurant heralded for its Cantonese barbecue failed its latest restaurant inspection due to, among several other violations, live roaches in the kitchen.
Best BBQ, located at 2300 Pleasant Hill Road, scored a 25/U on its health inspection Monday with more than 20 violations, leading to the suspension of the restaurant’s permit, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
In February, the barbecue joint scored a 93 but received a near failing score of 72 in January, according to health inspection reports.
In addition to roaches, a health inspector observed employees not washing hands, a hand washing sink with no soap and a trash can blocking it and multiple uncovered meats—including duck and pig—in a cooler.
The restaurant received favorable reviews on Yelp.com with an average 3.5 star score, and reviewers denoting the restaurant’s exceptional dim sum and beef chow fun dishes.
When contacted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Best BBQ’s owner stated he had no comment on the inspection score.
According to the inspection report, a compliance conference is scheduled for Tuesday to ensure some of the violations have been corrected.
The restaurant will be re-inspected.
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