Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Sept. 15-22 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between Sept. 15 and 22, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Jimmy’s Food Store, 1620 W. Base Line, San Bernardino (partial closure)

  • Closed: Sept. 21
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 91/A in the market, 87/B in the food-prep area, on Sept. 15)
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. During the Sept. 15 inspection, there were some dead roaches, and the operator said pest control had been there the day before. An inspector returned Sept. 21 for a planned follow-up and in response to a complaint received that day about roaches. The inspector saw live and dead roaches in several areas, including near where food is prepared. The market was allowed to keep operating but the food-prep area was shut down.

Rocket, 27300 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands (partial closure)

  • Closed: Sept. 20
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited the convenience store in response to a complaint that someone saw live rodents and droppings. The manager said the problem started about two weeks ago; pest control was there during the inspection and work orders had been placed to keep vermin out. But because of the large amount of droppings — the inspector counted about 45, the majority of which were in cabinets under the soda fountain — the store was told to stop selling prepared food and beverages, though prepackaged items were still OK.

Omokase Sushi, 8220 Haven Ave. Suite 102, Rancho Cucamonga

  • Closed: Sept. 20
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 90/A on Sept. 15)
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. During the Sept. 15 inspection, the inspector found two dead cockroaches. When she returned for a follow-up Sept. 20, she found three live cockroaches under prep tables and in front of the dishwasher, plus about eight dead roaches in the kitchen and sushi prep area, and closed the restaurant.
  • Reopened: Sept. 21 after pest control visited. There were still four dead roaches, and some areas still needed cleaning, so another follow-up was planned.

Jetties Waterfront Kitchen & Drink, 28200 Highway 189 Suite B100, Lake Arrowhead

  • Closed: Sept. 20
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint about rodents, and the operator said they’d received multiple pest control visits this month because of the problem. The inspector saw “excessive” rodent droppings on items such as pots, utensils and other food equipment, and three droppings in the soda machine storage compartment. There were also excessive droppings on the floor in multiple areas, including under the handwashing sink, throughout the dishwashing area, in a utensil storage area and adjacent to a food storage area. The inspector also noted a large number of flies.
  • Reopened: Sept. 21 after pest control visited again and the facility was cleaned. The inspector found a few old droppings in the bar area but saw no signs of an active infestation. Still, another follow-up was planned in a week.

Pizza Hut, 9299 Sierra Ave., Fontana

  • Closed: Sept. 15
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Overflowing sewage. An inspector first visited Sept. 12 in response to a complaint saying there’d been a problem with sewage for a month. The manager said the problem was actually that the HVAC system was leaking. The inspector noted a large puddle of water under the pizza box shelf but didn’t see any sewage. Someone came to fix the HVAC system the next day and said the issue was resolved. However, the inspector returned Sept. 15 after another complaint; the puddle was back and spreading toward the food-prep area, and this time it had a “strong smell of sewage.”
  • Reopened: Sept. 16 after a plumber repaired some pipes

Non-closure inspections of note

Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues.

S & S Burger, at 8535 Cherry Ave. in Fontana, was inspected Sept. 21 and received a grade of 87/B with seven violations, one of which was critical. Multiple items of food were at unsafe temperatures, including some in two refrigerators that were not keeping cold. This was the restaurant’s third consecutive B grade

Casa Cortez, at 2209 S. Euclid Ave. in Ontario, was inspected Sept. 20 and received a grade of 80/B with two critical violations. Some food was at unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that wasn’t keeping cold. Also, cooked carne asada wasn’t being cooled down fast enough. Among the eight other violations, the manager didn’t know proper cooking temperatures, the owner and cook didn’t know safe cooling methods and there was black mold in the ice machine (not touching ice).

King Buffet, at 204 E. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino, was inspected Sept. 16 and received a grade of 76/C with two critical violations. Food was at unsafe temperatures in three refrigerators and the buffet, including almost 120 sushi rolls, potato salad, and raw shrimp and crab. And there were two issues related to unclean food-contact surfaces — the dishwasher wasn’t dispensing sanitizer and there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice). Among the 11 other violations, there were fresh rodent droppings in the water heater room, several more under the dishwasher and six dead cockroaches on the floor of the mop sink room; two handwashing sinks didn’t have cold water; and a garden hose was being used to spray down dishes and equipment. A follow-up was planned to make sure there was no vermin infestation and other issues had been fixed.

About this list

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants are reopened will be included in next week’s list.

All food facilities in the county are routinely inspected to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior,” a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.

For more information on inspections of these or any restaurants in San Bernardino County, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

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