• Restaurant Report visits Daruma Japanese Steakhouse and iPho Vietnamese Cuisine

    By: Romney Smith

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Your health and safety. It’s why state health inspectors make surprise visits at our local restaurants and it's why Action News does the restaurant report every week.

    Romney Smith checked the state inspection reports to give you the facts. Smith looked through the most recent inspections in the state records to make sure the places you’re taking your family to eat are safe and clean. 

    We visited Daruma Japanese Steak House. Here’s what we found: 23 violations, nine of them high priority including food not being time stamped and cooked fish not reaching the minimum internal temperature. The owner claims he fixed everything. 

    Owner: "All corrected on site if you notice, all corrected on site."

    Smith: "But some of them were repeat violations. Some were corrected on site, but not all of them were corrected on spot. Do you have anything to say to your customers?"

    Owner: "No I have nothing else to say." 

    The other restaurant near the top of the list with high priority violations this week is iPho Vietnamese Cuisine on Beach Boulevard.  Inspectors found nine high priority violations, including moldy carrots and utensils that were not properly sanitized. 

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    CLEAN PLATE AWARDS

    LONDONS SEAFOOD PALACE INC

    5032 BLANDING BLVD

    JACKSONVILLE

    PHO 99 VIETNAMESE GRILL

    5024 BLANDING BLVD #5026

    JACKSONVILLE

    MAMBOS CUBAN CAFE & PIZZERIA

    13770 BEACH BLVD #9

    JACKSONVILLE

    FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES - 1248

    4222 NW 16 BLVD

    GAINESVILLE

    RUBY THAI KITCHEN

    10300 SOUTHSIDE BLVD STE 3090

    JACKSONVILLE

    CHINA WOK

    6855 WILSON BLVD APT #5

    JACKSONVILLE

    WORLD OF BEER

    9700 DEER LAKE COURT SUITE 1

    JACKSONVILLE

    CHINA LEE BUFFET

    3743 E SILVER SPRINGS BLVD

    OCALA

    COOKIN COUNTRY

    6613 NW 61 ST

    OCALA

    UNIQUE EATS

    5355 SW 66TH ST

    OCALA

    VIC'S HOUSE OF CRABS

    281 W KING ST

    ST AUGUSTINE

    SUBWAY #35448

    1050 SR 206 E SUITE C

    SAINT AUGUSTINE

    STICKY FINGERS

    13150 CITY STATION DRIVE

    JACKSONVILLE

    COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

    610 WELLS RD

    ORANGE PARK

    THE ORIGINAL TUNIS

    101 MONUMENT RD

    JACKSONVILLE

    JOHNNY'S PIZZERIA

    9562 MARICAMP RD STE. 3

    OCALA

    BIG TOP PRODUCE

    10316 SE US HWY 441

    BELLEVIEW

    ISLAND MAMA JAVA

    4085 A1A S

    SAINT AUGUSTINE

    TACO BELL

    6804 US HWY 129

    LIVE OAK

    CHEF BROTHERS CATERING

    5240 NW 34 ST STE-A

    GAINESVILLE

    SMOKE IT UP BARBECUE

    2356 W BEAVER ST

    JACKSONVILLE

    GOOD4YOU CAFE

    304C SW BROADWAY ST

    OCALA

    WYNDHAM JACKSONVILLE RIVERWALK

    1515 PRUDENTIAL DR

    JACKSONVILLE

    MCDONALD'S #34864

    7562 SE MARICAMP RD

    OCALA

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