Watana Siam Restaurant at 420 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Park Slope was shut down by the New York City Health Department at its reopening inspection on September 23.
A sign on the restaurant claims they are closed due to a "broken boiler."
If you follow the chain of Health department inspections, it seems pretty clear that Watana was given numerous chances to clean up its dirty act.
On the inspection of September 23, there were "live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas." In addition, the restaurant was "not vermin proof," harboring "conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist." The restaurant received 33 violation points. (29 is enough to be shut down.)
On an inspection the day before (Sept. 22), the restaurant received a whopping 68 violations points; one highlight was "evidence of rats or live rats."
Live rats and roaches were also on the menu during an inspection on September 7; and also back in May and in April.
Yelp rates the restaurant three and a half stars (out of five). This might explain that "strange" shrimp shumai, poster number two!
Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
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