A North Georgia restaurant has failed a recent health inspection for several reasons including live and dead roaches, multiple dirty surfaces and improper separation of raw animal food.

Kabuto Grill Japanese Express, located at 1849 Battlefield Parkway, received a failing score of 59 after a health inspection found multiple containers with food in them that were dirty on both the inside and outside. Many food items had no date marks and excessive grease was found on all cooking equipment.

The health inspector noted a heavy accumulation of dirt, debris and insect carcasses in the facility, as well as several areas of missing floor under equipment. Employee food was also found to be stored throughout the restaurant.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action.

Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


Reported for week ending June 25, 2019; one failure reported:

59 Kabuto Grill

1849 Battlefield Pkwy. (North Georgia); reasons including improper separation of raw animal food in freezers and coolers. Inside and outside of several containers with food in them that were not clean to sight and touch. Several food items in all cold holding units with no date marks. Very heavy build-up of grease on all cooking equipment in the facility. Observed several areas of missing floor under equipment that is not just exposed absorbent, unsealed concrete. Observed heavy accumulation of dirt, debris, insect carcasses, and grease on floors under and behind equipment Observed live and dead roaches in the facility. Observed employee food stored all over the facility mixed in with food for service

86 Countryside Cafe

8223 Mahan Gap Road

Reasons including food stored without protection. Non-food contact surfaces dirty, floor and walls in poor repair. Hood dirty.

87 Dockside Cafe

8411 Harrison Bay Road

Reasons including mac & cheese at 110 degrees Fahrenheit and baked potatoes at 112 degrees F-COS, flies in kitchen and dining area. Non-food contact surfaces dirty.

88 The Big Table

118 Cross Street

Reasons including cook handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands. Box of potatoes on floor. Several non food contact surfaces dirty in kitchen.

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