JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Green Tea is a Chinese restaurant located in the cobblestone village at Saint Augustine off State Road 312. When the manager, Jiao, was finished taking orders she talked to us about an emergency order issued at the restaurant recently by the state. It was temporarily closed down for live and dead roaches. Jiao admitted to having roaches in the restaurant.
15 dead roaches were found near the triple sink in the back of the kitchen
19 live roaches were seen under the table in the wok station
Jiao told us she cleaned it all up. When we asked if she had a copy of the state health inspection available for customers to see - Jiao told us she took it home. She said, "I will have to go home to get it."
When we asked Jiao what she wanted to say to her customers about the roaches and recent closure she then said she had no idea what we were talking about. Here was her response when we asked if she still had roaches in the kitchen, "No. Yes. No."
Jiao then laughed and asked us to leave. She said, "You can go now. I'm very done."Other restaurants at the top of the high priority list this week include:
Stop n Snack on Blanding Boulevard in Jacksonville had nine high priority violations including an employee who washed their hands without using soap. It was corrected on site.
At Hunan Wok on Fort Caroline Road in Jacksonville there were also nine high priority violations including an employee who used the bathroom then started prepping food without washing their hands. The inspector explained to him how to wash his hands correctly.
The following restaurants had zero violations and earn our clean plate award:
Cool Breeze Ice Cream Shoppe: Saint Augustine
St Johns House B&B: Osceola Street, Jacksonville
The Pit Stop Cafe: Gran Bay Parkway, Jacksonville
Bo's Coral Reef: Jacksonville Beach
Nathan's Famous: Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville
Prep Kitchen: Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville
Captain D's #3374: Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville
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