Tanoshi Bento was ordered closed by the Health Department after it’s re-inspection on 5/2/18. The popular Japanese restaurant in the Upper East Side racked up 96 points, and was cited with 4 critical violations and 1 non-critical violation. Hopefully the beloved neighborhood restaurant can correct all the violations timely, so it may reopen and continue to serve casual Japanese food to its customers. Until then, check out their other restaurants Tanoshi Sushi Sake Bar and Tanoshi Tei.
Here are the violations cited at the inspection:
- (Critical) Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
- (Critical) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
- (Critical) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
- (Critical) No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
- Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.