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Behind The Kitchen Door, 5/28/09


It is a "Behind The Kitchen Door" repeat - The Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi in Sherman. Last summer the restaurant scored a "C" on health inspections. Last week inspectors returned and the restaurant received a similar review. KTEN's Katy Blakey has the latest.

The Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi boosts a family-friendly dining experience, but health inspectors had a much different experience just one week ago. Three pages of violations fill these inspections sheets - 24 demerits in all, resulting in a "C" grade.

The most critical violation pertained to employee hygiene and hand washing. According to the report, the employee restroom is "soiled" and should be cleaned. There were no disposable paper towels at the wait staff hand sink or the employees restroom  hand sink, or the employees restroom hand sink.

No soap observed outside the employee bathroom sink. That sink is the only one available to employees. Grayson County Health inspectors stress the importance of employee hand washing. It directly affects the safety of your food.

At one point inspectors write, "this establishment has not been cleaned." Offering suggests to clean the floors, wall and ceilings and they cited a mold-like substance on a kitchen wall.

Another violation came after only seven of the 19 employees were properly permitted. KTEN contacted the restaurant but were unable to get a hold of anyone. The Grayson County Health Department will conduct a follow up inspection Friday afternoon. We'll let you know what they find.

Katy Blakey, Behind the Kitchen Door, KTEN News