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Food establishment closures by area in King County


Short URL: kingcounty.gov/closures

Public Health lists the reason(s) the establishment was closed. Reasons for closing an establishment may be due to food code violations and failure to follow the permitting process. 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, and additional notes.

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

⬇︎ Select a link below to be taken to a list of restaurant closures for that area:



Closures in Auburn

Dee'z Dawgs at 762 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001

  • Date and time closed: February 16, 2024 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: no water available for handwashing, warewashing, sanitation
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food truck at 2402 A St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: December 10, 2023 at 5:20 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food vendor at 2402 A St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: December 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food vendor at 620 37th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: December 4, 2023 at 2:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food vendor at the intersection of 29th St SE & M St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: September 6, 2023 at 6:10 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Taqueria Salinas (mobile food unit) at 810 Harvey Rd, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: May 12, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Que Chimba, LLC at 1402 B. Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Date and time closed: May 3, 2023 at 2:45 pm
  • Reasons:
    • No available water
    • Inoperable refrigeration
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Bellevue

Bai Tong on Wheels (food truck) at 15231 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Date and time closed: February 8, 2024 at 4 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Imminent health hazard: no water available for handwashing, warewashing, sanitation
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Bothell

Taqueria el Grullense at 10015 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011

  • Date and time closed: August 15, 2023 at 12:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Failure to receive approval to operate
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Bryn Mawr-Skyway

Taqueria El Oasis at 12911 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle (Bryn Mawr-Skyway), WA 98178

  • Date and time closed: July 10, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Burien

Smokey's, Inc. at 12806 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168

  • Date and time closed: October 20, 2023 at 1:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: Inadequate refrigeration to maintain foods at safe holding temperatures
  • Status: Closed

Oliver's Club at 12610 Des Moines Memorial Dr, Burien, WA 98168

  • Date and time closed: May 26, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

La Rana Loca at 12825 Des Moines Memorial Dr, Burien

  • Date and time closed: April 27, 2023 at 6 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Food stand operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Carnation

Tacos El Guero in Carnation, WA

  • Date and time closed: July 4, 2023 at 11:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a permit
    • Lack of food worker cards
    • Lack of hand washing
    • Lack of hand washing facilities
    • Imminent health hazard: No hot water
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Des Moines

Jack in the Box #8478 at 1810 S 272nd St, Des Moines, WA 98198

  • Date and time closed: January 11, 2024 at 4 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: Operating without hot water available
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Federal Way

Lucky Grocery at 29100 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003

  • Date and time closed: February 12, 2024 at 2:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Kent

Shanasheel Restaurant at 23729 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031

  • Date and time closed: February 16, 2024 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons: Excessive critical violations including:
    • Person-in-charge unable to demonstrate knowledge in food safety
    • Food workers not washing hands when required
    • Hand sinks not maintained with paper towels
    • Foods not properly date marked/discarded after 7-days
    • Improper storage of raw meats
    • Improper cooling procedures
    • Improper cold holding procedures
    • Insects evident
    • Sewage back-up in kitchen, imminent health hazard
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Ecowas African Market LLC (DBA "Saran African Market") at 24615 Pacific Hwy S, Kent, WA 98032

  • Date and time closed: February 12, 2024 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Algo Healthii at 209 E Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032

  • Date and time closed: July 11, 2023 at 12:25 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Beteseb at 24817 Pacific Hwy S, Kent, WA 98032

  • Date and time closed: April 27, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Renton

Planet Beanz at 1190 Sunset Blvd NE, Renton, WA 98056

  • Date and time closed: February 27, 2024 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: hot water not available for handwashing, warewashing, sanitation
  • Status: Reopened February 28, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Closures in SeaTac

Mecca Market at 16324 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188

  • Date and time closed: September 5, 2023 at 3 pm
  • Reasons:
    • A high number of red critical violations, including:
    • Improper hand washing procedures
    • Inadequate hand washing facilities
    • Improper storage of raw proteins over ready-to-eat foods
    • Improper cooling procedures for "Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods"
    • Improper hot holding temperatures for TCS Foods
    • Room temperature storage of TCS Foods
  • Status: Closed

Closures in South and West Seattle, Districts 1 and 2

Future Primitive Brewing (doing business as: Farmboy Bites) at 9832 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Date and time closed: February 23, 2024 at 6 pm
  • Reasons: Excessive critical violations including:
    • Imminent health hazard: no water available on mobile
    • Person in Charge unable to demonstrate food safety knowledge
    • Food workers not washing hands when required
    • Inadequate hand washing facilities
    • Improper washing of produce
    • Improper cooling procedures
    • Room temperature storage of TCS* food
  • Status: Closed
  • *TCS = Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS)

Union N at 8824 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Date and time closed: December 19, 2023 at 12:30 pm
  • Reasons: Excessive red critical food safety violations including:
    • No designated Person-in-Charge of food safety
    • No evidence of food worker cards.
    • Storing bottled beverages in ice used as food/drink additive.
    • Improper cooling of cooked foods.
    • Improper reheating of cooked and cooled foods.
    • No thermometer available for monitoring food temperatures.
    • Excessive sanitizer concentration.
    • No vomiting/diarrhea clean-up kit.
    • Food not date-marked.
    • Improper thawing of frozen foods.
    • Warewashing machine not dispensing sufficient sanitizer.
  • Status: Closed

El MammaMia at 303 S Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Date and time closed: December 8, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent Health Hazard: Operating without hot water available; overflow of waste water on mobile unit.
  • Status: Closed

Szechuan Fish at 522 S King St, Seattle 98104

  • Date and time closed: November 27, 2023 at 6 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Shree's Gas Station at 5445 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Date and time closed: November 17, 2023 at 2:25 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food establishment at 6754 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Unit 104, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Date and time closed: November 16, 2023 at 2:45 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Unpermitted food vendor/food stand at 800 Occidental Ave S., Seattle WA 98134

  • Date and time closed: August 28, 2023 at 4 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Taco Cortes (mobile food unit) at 37th Ave. S and SE Edmunds, Seattle 98118

  • Date and time closed: August 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid health permit
  • Status: Closed

Kinkee Bites (food booth at Columbia Saturday Night Market) at 37th Ave S and S Ferdinand St., Seattle, WA 98118

  • Date and time closed: July 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • No handwashing available on site
    • Improper hot-holding of TCS food (Time as a Public Health Control for Time/ Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) food)
    • Food prepared outside of an approved commissary kitchen
  • Status: Closed

Ora Cosa at 1200 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Date and time closed: July 14, 2023 at 12:20 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Hot Pot Factory at 628 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Date and time closed: July 10, 2023 at 10 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Home Skillet at 540 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Date and time closed: July 8, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Food vendor operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Mama Nat's Jerk Spot at 510 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Date and time closed: July 1, 2023 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Taqueria El Shaddai at 3427 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Date and time closed: June 29, 2023 at 4:10 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard for operating without hot water
    • Hands not washed as required
    • Hand wash sink inaccessible
    • No available soap at hand washing sink
    • Improper hot holding temperature of food
    • Improper cold holding temperature of food
  • Status: Closed

Nissi Banh Bakery at 7101 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Date and time closed: June 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
    • Operating without plan review approval
    • No handwash sink
  • Status: Closed

Alibreje (mobile food trailer) at 303 S. Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Date and time closed: June 2, 2023 at 5 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

The Spot West Seattle, LLC at 2920 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126

  • Date and time closed: April 26, 2023 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Inadequate refrigeration capacity to safely store foods.
    • Repeat critical food safety violations including cold holding, cooling, and lack of thermometers to monitor food temperatures.
  • Status: Closed

Capri Bar & Restaurant at 9232 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Date and time closed: April 13, 2023 at 3:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without approval from Public Health — Seattle & King County
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Central Seattle, Districts 3, 6 and 7

Burbs Burger at 2010 E Roanoke St, Seattle, WA 98112

  • Date and time closed: September 13, 2023 at 5:25 pm
  • Reasons: Third repeat citation of a red critical violation (Compliance with operation plans); and a high number of red critical violations, including:
    • Person in Charge not meeting requirements for active managerial control at facility
    • Failure to properly wash hands as required
    • Inadequate hand washing facilities
    • Improper cooling procedures
    • Improper cold holding of TCS foods
    • Chemical sanitizer not properly labeled
    • Changes made to equipment, storage space, and layout of business without prior approval
  • Status: Closed

Tamales Pollo Puerco Rajas at 1126 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122

  • Date and time closed: August 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid health permit
  • Status: Closed

Closures in North Seattle, Districts 4, 5 and 6

Los Plebes del Rancho LLC at 3227 NE 145th St, Seattle, WA 98155

  • Date and time closed: December 12, 2023 at 10:30 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Crave by Suite J (mobile food unit) at 4506 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Date and time closed: July 30, 2023 at 3:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • No hot water available
    • Improper storage of raw foods
    • Improper hot holding of cooked foods
  • Status: Closed

Cloudnine Convenience at 5501 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Date and time closed: June 22, 2023 at 3:05 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Tienda Mexicana at 3227 NE 145th St, Seattle, WA 98155

  • Date and time closed: May 18, 2023 at 1:40 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Phi Delta Theta at 2111 NE 47th St, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Date and time closed: May 15, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without adequate facilities to wash, rinse, and sanitize utensils.
  • Status: Closed

Tacos and Beer (Baja) Mobile Food Unit at 1103 NW 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98107

  • Date and time closed: April 12, 2023 at 4:35 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Shoreline

Hidden Door at 14525 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

  • Date and time closed: October 31, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Closures in Tukwila

MTV Food and Beverage #2 food truck at 10836 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98168

  • Date and time closed: November 1, 2023 at 1:30 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Mighty Mugs at 14621 Tukwila International Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98168

  • Date and time closed: August 11, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Failure to receive approval to operate
  • Status: Closed

Blessed by the Best (a mobile food establishment) at 101 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA 98188

  • Date and time closed: July 5, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit (failure to submit and received permit approval to operate as required by Public Health)
  • Status: Closed

Closures on Vashon Island

Gym Java at 19120 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

  • Date and time closed: November 17, 2023 at 12 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without the benefit of a permit or plan review
  • Status: Closed

Closures in White Center

Tacos de Canasta at 10426 16th Ave SW, Seattle (White Center), WA 98146

  • Date and time closed: February 6, 2024 at 1 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unpermitted food vendor
  • Status: Closed

Cocina MX 32 at 9650 14th Ave SW, Seattle (White Center), WA 98106

  • Date and time closed: August 26, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Reasons:
    • King County permitted caterer operating in an unapproved manner as a street vendor
  • Status: Closed

Pho White Center at 9642 16th Ave SW, Seattle (White Center), WA 98106

  • Date and time closed: May 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm
  • Reasons:Permit suspended due to repeat critical violations including:
    • No designated Person-in-Charge of food safety
    • Inaccesible handwash station
    • Improper cooling of foods
    • Holding foods at room temperature
    • Inadequate procedures for holding foods at room temperature
  • Status: Closed
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