Brown lemons, food on the floor among violations spotted at Phoenix-area restaurants

Health inspectors found cooked chicken on the floor at a Scottsdale Thai restaurant and brown lemons at a Phoenix cafe.
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 9:30 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:29 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants recently inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered major health code violations by inspectors, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County’s website.

Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for Mar. 8, 2023:

Biscuits Cafe - 310 E. Bell Rd, Phoenix

3 violations

  • No paper towels at hand wash sink
  • Brown lemons in walk-in cooler

Thai House Restaurant - 15577 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Containers of cooked chicken stored on ground
  • Cooked curries not date marked

TPC Scottsdale - 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Employee on phone then working with ready-to-eat foods
  • Hot dogs not kept at proper temperature

Boba Cutea Chandler - 3400 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler

4 violations

  • Raw eggs stored above teas and drink mixes
  • Chicken kept past discard date
  • Bags of rice stored on floor

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse - 6730 E. Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa

4 violations

  • Raw chicken stored over vegetables
  • Knives soiled with food debris
  • Teriyaki sauce not date marked

Dean’s List - Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores

Knock Kneed Lobster - 3202 E Washington Street, Phoenix

McClintock High School - 1830 E Del Rio Drive, Tempe

Cactus Cafe - 2115 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix

Surprise Baseball Stadium - 15850 N. Bullard Ave, Surprise

19th Donut Hole - 116 N Lindsay Road, Mesa

Crazi’s Hot Chicken - 7127 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale

See all of our Dirty Dining reports here.

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