Dirty Dining: Asian Buffet and RA Sushi

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Dirty Dining: Asian Buffet and RA Sushi

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- From the Stateline to the Las Vegas Strip, Dirty Dining takes a tour of Las Vegas Boulevard.

We'll start by heading south to Primm where anyone might stop for a bite on their way in or out of town, especially if you're bargain hunting.

At the Fashion Outlets Mall, Asian Buffet was one demerit shy of shutdown with a 40-demerit "C" grade at their July 15 inspection.

No one at the restaurant wanted to talk about what inspectors found such as fish, gyoza, chicken and spring rolls at unsafe temperatures.

Food was stored uncovered on the floor and bulk bags sat wide open. The ice scoop was stored in a container with dried food debris and there was black mold in the ice machine.

Open chicken and meat were being stored in a Pepsi cooler, and leafy greens were left in plastic grocery bags.

Watermelon was sliced right through the label. Sauces and other foods had no labels or dates at all. A wall was dirty, a handsink clogged and there was no soap at the dish machine.

Inspectors were also concerned about a four-year-old child in the food-handling area. They found a child's bedding as well as drawings on the walls.

There's one imminent health hazard closure to tell you about. 

As you probably know, eating raw fish can be a gamble in an of itself. 

So it's no wonder health inspectors shut down RA Sushi at the Fashion Show mall for lack of adequate refrigeration.

The restaurant also got 38 demerits.

Inspectors said the only walk-in refrigerator containing all their potentially hazardous foods was too warm.

The person in charge told inspectors it wasn't the first time that fridge had problems holding a safe temperature. Everything from squid, salmon and crab mix to beef, chicken and tofu had to be tossed in the trash.

Inspectors also found expired ceviche salsa and cucumber kimchi, which were both at least a week old.

There were fruit flies by the ice machine and pink and black mold inside it.

RA Sushi was re-inspected and reopened the next day with an 8-demerit A grade. 

Asian Buffet is scheduled for re-inspection Thursday.

Darcy Spears

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Darcy Spears is currently the Chief Investigative Reporter for Action News.