Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dirty Dining: Makino at Las Vegas Premium Outlets

By Daniel Gutierrez -KTNV13

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A restaurant at a popular valley shopping mall is nearly shut down. Contact 13's Tricia Kean has a look at the long list of violations in our Dirty Dining report.

The restaurant is Makino at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets.

The sushi and seafood buffet on South Grand Central Parkway, near West Charleston Boulevard, was recently slapped with a 40 demerit C grade.

Just one more demerit and the Southern Nevada Health District would have closed the doors to this Japanese restaurant.

Among the issues: food at the wrong temperatures including pork, fish, melon, rice and pasta salad. Numerous foods were not labeled, uncovered or double stacked in the refrigerator. And raw meats were stored over ready to eat foods.

In addition, ice cream containers were covered in frost. The walk-in freezer was leaking and the condenser was covered in ice.

An unlabeled spray bottle was stored over a food prep area. Multiple handsinks were blocked. And the mop sink area was dirty and cluttered with boxes.

Premium Outlets did not allow us on their property.

But Contact 13 did speak with Makino's Manager, Julie Kano, who did not want to go on camera but issued this statement: "Things have been a little messy because the restaurant is going through some remodeling. We are working to fix the issues and get everything back up to code very soon. But we want our customers to know our restaurant and the food are safe." Kano tells us her restaurant has not been re-inspected, but she hopes to schedule that soon.

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