Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

DeKalb Japanese joint rechecked after roaches found in kitchen

Update: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection with an 87. Read the report: here.


A DeKalb County Japanese restaurant failed its recent health inspection after dead roaches were reportedly found in the kitchen, on food prep surfaces, shelves and the floor.

Yanmi Yanmi, located in the  Atlanta Chinatown development on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee, received a 52 on Thursday, according to the inspector’s report.

A message left with the restaurant Friday wasn’t immediately returned.

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The report lists numerous issues, including raw beef and seafood stored together, dirty knives stored with clean utensils, foods stored at the wrong temperatures and equipment in disrepair.

“Several surfaces were observed containing excessive dust, grease and dead cockroaches,” the report said. “Several fruit flies were observed in and around the hand sink.”

Restaurants that fail are typically reinspected within 10 days.

Yanmi Yanmi

Atlanta Chinatown, 5385 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee

Score: 52

Report: here

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