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Public Health lists the reason(s) the establishment was closed. Reasons for closing an establishment may be due to food code violations, failure to follow the permitting process, a COVID-19 outbreak, or COVID-19 Safe Start guideline violations.

Depending on the type of closure, additional information may include the date the facility was shut down, whether the establishment has reopened, the date it reopened, a link to the inspector’s report, and additional notes.

Information for restaurants closed by the health department will remain online for a minimum of 7 days after the establishment is reopened.

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Stone Korean Restaurant at 16857 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

  • Closed: June 14, 2022 at 3:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Closed for high score of red critical violations including:
      • Person In Charge of establishment does not meet the requirement for Demonstration of Knowledge and Active Managerial Control
      • Foodworker cards unavailable
      • Hands not washed as required
      • Inadequate hand washing facilities
      • Food obtained from unapproved source
      • Improper disposition of contaminated food
      • Proper Consumer Advisory not posted for raw or undercooked foods
      • Toxic substances improperly identified, stored and used
  • Status: Reopened June 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

Columbia City Mart at 3810 Edmunds St, Seattle 98118

  • Closed: May 31, 2022 at 1:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Alazayem Mediterranean Restaurant at 6727 Martin Luther King Way, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Closed: May 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Unlicensed food cart found operating at 37th St. SE and D St. SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Closed: April 25, 2022 at 3:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

JB Cafe (also goes by other names including Jewel Cafe and Jewel Box Cafe) at 2931 Rainier Ave S, Seattle 98144

  • Closed: April 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Crawfish House at 9826 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Closed: April 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Failure to comply with outstanding violations including:
      • Demonstration of knowledge in food safety
      • Lack of handwashing
      • Inadequate handwashing facilities
      • Environmental contamination of foods
      • Effective pest control
      • Lack of proper cold holding of foods
      • Contaminated food contact surfaces
  • Status: Closed

Dubai Cafeteria at 14857 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle WA 98168 (Tukwila)

  • Closed: March 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

El Tajin food truck found operating at 400 1st Ave. North, Algona WA 98001

  • Closed: March 22, 2022 at 10:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Unlicensed food stand found operating at S. Reith Rd and Military Rd S., Kent WA 98032

  • Closed: March 18, 2022 at 12:35 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Koza Turkish Grocery and Deli at 939 6th Street South, Kirkland

  • Closed*: February 25, 2022 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit

  • *Please note: This establishment's closure is in regard to freshly-prepared food. They are allowed to continue selling foods that are exempt from permitting such as pre-packaged shelf-stable foods (e.g. bag of chips, candy bar, bottled soft drinks, bottled water, etc.)

Foody Moody, mobile food unit at 9833 17th Ave. SW, Seattle

  • Closed: February 24, 2022 at 8:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    Failure to comply with outstanding violations including:
    • Lack of functional hand sink
    • Improper storage of raw meats
    • Demonstration of knowledge in food safety
  • Status: Closed

Unlicensed food cart found operating at 37th St SE (between I Street SE & G Ct SE), Auburn

  • Closed: February 9, 2022 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

Vessel WA Operations LLC/Reef Kitchens (mobile food unit) at 4260 23rd Ave. W, Seattle, WA

  • Closed: December 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Mobile food unit operating without potable water
  • Status: Closed