NEVADA: Dirty dining: Thai Wasabi
Posted: March 25th, 2011 - 10:35am
Las Vegas, NV -- Roaches and equipment in disrepair land a valley restaurant in hot water with the Southern Nevada Health District.
Thai Wasabi, located on West Sahara near Tenaya Way, serves Asian cuisine such as Thai, Chinese, and a full sushi bar. But during a recent visit by the health district, the eatery was slapped with 36 demerits and a "C" grade.
Among the issues cited were outdated products, including some without labels; storage problems like uncovered foods; raw eggs kept next to produce; and cut mangos left in the dry storage area.
The health report also noted dirty equipment throughout, including shelves and counters, a grill in disrepair lined with tinfoil, and broken lights above the grill.
Roaches were also spotted in the back storage area and dishes were found stored next to piles of trash in the alleyway behind the restaurant.
Contact 13 stopped by Thai Wasabi to ask about the latest inspections. The owner arrived just minutes after we walked in the door.
Tricia Kean: You're one of the owners? We're here to ask you about the health district report.
The owner showed us that her restaurant was re-inspected and is now operating under an "A" grade.
Tricia Kean: This one was a "C" grade with 36 demerits. This is the new one?
But that's about all she would say; the owner did not want to be on camera and declined to do an interview or even issue a statement.
The health district confirms that Thai Wasabi was re-inspected and is now operating under an "A" grade with one demerit. This was the restaurant's second "C" grade since opening in February of 2009.