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Food establishment closures in King County

Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 09:54 AM | Click to refresh page

Public Health lists the reason the establishment was closed, whether it has been reopened, and the date it reopened. Reasons for closing a food establishment can vary and include such issues as failure to follow the permit process and unsafe food handling.

Closure information remains online for a period of 7 days after establishment is reopened.

Public Health shares more foodborne illness outbreak information in 2016, Public Health Insider blog (1/22/16). See current foodborne illness outbreak summaries.


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Blue Fin & Seafood - Seattle, 5/3/16

401 NE Northgate Way, #463, Seattle 98125

  • Closed: May 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Foods from unapproved source
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Foods not protected from cross contamination
    • Poor personal hygiene practices - hand washing, bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food
    • Hand washing facilities unavailable
  • Status: Closed
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Fortune Garden Restaurant - Seattle, 5/2/16

424 Maynard Ave S, Seattle 98104

  • Closed: May 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, cold holding
    • Poor personal hygiene practices - hand washing
  • Status: Reopened May 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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663 Bistro - Seattle, 4/26/16

663 S. Weller St, Seattle 98104

  • Closed: April 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food
    • Inadequate facilities to control temperature of potentially hazardous food, hot and cold holding
    • Failure to correct repeated violations
    • Notice: a foodborne illness outbreak investigation was conducted on April 12th, at which time the permit was suspended for multiple causes. The permit was reinstated on April 14th and closed again on April 26th as stated above.
  • Status: Closed
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Chili's South Indian Cuisine - Seattle, 4/26/16

10000 Holman Rd NW, Seattle 98177

  • Closed: April 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no hot water available
    • Imminent health hazard: no access to dishwashing facilities
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Beehive Espresso - Seattle, 4/6/16

10000 Holman Rd NW, Seattle 98177

  • Closed: April 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no hot water available
    • Imminent health hazard: no access to dishwashing facilities
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Neema's @ 206-251-4720 - Seattle, 3/17/16

Pioneer Square, Seattle 98144

  • Closed: March 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no water available
  • Status: Closed
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China First- Seattle, 3/8/16

4237 University Way NE, Seattle 98105

  • Closed: March 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: Sewage backup into the facility
  • Status: Closed
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East African Halal Market- Tukwila, 3/7/16

14121 Tukwila International Blvd, Tukwila 98168

  • Closed: March 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Econo Lodge Tukwila- Tukwila, 3/4/16

13910 International Blvd., Tukwila 98168

  • Closed: March 4, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • NOTE: Only the continental breakfast service has been closed. The establishment is allowed to continue to offer whole fruit and pastries and breads that are prepackaged.
  • Status: Closed
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Sabaah Restaurant 2 - Tukwila, 3/2/16

14835 International Blvd, Tukwila, 98168

  • Closed: March 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed
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Mad Dawg's (food cart) - Seattle, 2/5/16

908 12th Ave, Seattle 98122

  • Closed: February 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures
    • Hand washing facilities not working
    • Imminent health hazard: No water
  • Status: Closed
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Mediterranean Mix #3 (food cart) - Seattle, 2/5/16

205 1st Ave, Seattle 98104

  • Closed: February 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Hand washing facilities not working
    • Imminent health hazard: no water
  • Status: Closed
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New Saigon Restaurant - Seattle, 2/5/16

1529 6th Ave, Seattle 98101

  • Closed: February 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: Sewage backup into the facility
  • Status: Closed
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LaRiviera May Bakery - Woodinville, 1/19/16

19145 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd, # G, Woodinville 98072

  • Closed: January 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Hand washing facilities unavailable.
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Closed
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The espresso cart at Mark Allen Salon - Bellevue, 12/03/15

10024 Main St, Bellevue 98004

  • Closed: December 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Failure to obtain approval for change of cart.
    • Imminent health hazard: no hand washing sink available.
  • Status: Closed
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La Botana - Seattle, 12/02/15

22855 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines 98198

  • Closed: December 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit.
  • Status: Closed
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Snoop Dogs - Seattle, 10/4/15

1000 Pike, Seattle 98122

  • Closed: October 14, 2015 at 1:10 am
  • Reasons:
    • Hand washing facilities unavailable
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Imminent health hazard: No water
  • Status: Closed

Contact us

Have a question? Call the Food Protection office at 206-263-9566.

To report possible food safety violations you've observed in a King County food establishment, please use our online complaint form.

To report possible food borne illnesses, follow these instructions.

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