Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between Sept. 2 and 8, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.
Mrs. Fields Cookies, 1 Mills Circle, Ontario
- Closed: Sept. 8
- Grade: Not graded
- Reason: Operating without a health permit. The restaurant had opened without health department approval in the former site of a Jamba Juice.
Arby’s, 670 S. E St., San Bernardino
- Closed: Sept. 7
- Grade: Not graded
- Reason: Overflowing sewage. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that sewage water was backing up in the dining room. The inspector found that there was overflow in the restrooms when the toilets were flushed, and the floor sink under the soft drink dispenser was also overflowing. A plumber was on site but the restaurant was still operating, despite having been told that it would need to shut down when the same thing happened a month ago.
Non-closure inspections of note
Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues.
Tokyo Kitchen, at 8851 Central Ave. Suite J in Montclair, was inspected Sept. 7 in response to a complaint from someone who said they saw roaches in the restroom and that sushi was not kept cold. The inspector didn’t see any roaches or other vermin, and all sushi was refrigerated, but about 20 pounds of raw beef and some scallops were at unsafe temperatures in two refrigerators, one of which wasn’t keeping cold. That was one of 11 violations in the inspection, which resulted in a grade of 80/B. Among the others, eel wasn’t being cooled down fast enough and the sushi chef was unaware of proper cooling methods, staff wasn’t keeping track of how long sushi rice was left at room temperature, the sushi bar handwashing sink didn’t have soap or paper towels, there was some black and brown mold in the ice machine (not touching ice), surfaces weren’t being sanitized and 26 employees lacked the required food handler cards. This was the restaurant’s fourth grade of 80 since 2017 and it was shut down for a week in 2018 because of cockroaches.
Curry House, at 11683 Cherry Ave. Unit F1 in Fontana, was inspected Sept. 6 in response to a complaint about bugs in the food. The kitchen area received a grade of 80/B and the market area got a 90/A. The inspector found one live and one dead cockroach on the floor in the market area, but didn’t find any adulterated food. There were two additional critical violations: In the market area, some yogurt drinks were at unsafe temperatures, and so were six containers of food in the kitchen area. Among other violations, the kitchen floors were dirty and employees lacked knowledge of proper cold holding temperatures and warewashing procedures. This was the kitchen area’s second B or C grade since 2020.
Krak Boba, at 12285 Base Line Suite 100 in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected Sept. 2 and received a grade of 82/B with one critical violation. Several items were at unsafe temperatures in two refrigerators that needed repair. More than 10 gallons of coconut milk, mochi mix, milk and cream had to be thrown out. Among the nine other violations, cooked boba had been left at room temperature, black residue was forming in the ice machine (not touching ice) and the floors were dirty and sticky.
Platform 909, at 15870 Soquel Canyon Parkway Suite M in Chino Hills, was inspected Sept. 2 and received a grade of 85/B. There were nine violations, one of which was marked as critical. Multiple items were at unsafe temperatures, including in a refrigerator meant only for beverages and another that wasn’t keeping cold enough.
Pho Ha Restaurant, at 9319 Foothill Blvd. Suites C & D in Rancho Cucamonga, was visited Sept. 2 in response to a foodborne illness complaint. The inspector found containers of raw shrimp, raw pork, raw chicken, raw sausage, marinated beef, crab meat and bean sprouts at unsafe temperatures in three refrigerators that weren’t keeping cold. Also, staff wasn’t properly air-drying utensils after they were washed. The inspector returned Sept. 6 and found one refrigerator with food in it that still wasn’t keeping cold. The restaurant has received three B grades since 2019, including on its last scored inspection in October 2021.
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 www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/FacilityList/food. To file a health complaint, go to www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/StaticComplaint or call 800-442-2283.