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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Food establishment closures in King County

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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Hanabi Sushi Restaurant - Federal Way, 5/17/16

31260 Pacific Hwy. S, Federal Way 98003

  • Closed: May 17, 2016 at 3:15 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
    • Foods not protected from cross-contamination
    • Poor personal hygiene practices - bare hand contact with ready to eat foods
    • Hand washing facilities unavailable
  • Status: Reopened May 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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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: Reopened May 16, 2016
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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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