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Afghan restaurant temporarily closed by Health Dept.


Jan. 6, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

A small Afghan restaurant in Astoria was shut down this week for health code violations.

Aria Kabab, at 25-58 Steinway Street, was shut down on Wednesday for racking up 73 points in health code violations.

The restaurant was shut down for several critical violations, including the supervisor not having a Food Protection Certificate, evidence of live mice on the premises, and lack of a bathroom for employees or customers.

The eatery was also cited for several non-critical violations, including lack of vermin proofing in the facility, and improperly installed plumbing that did not drain properly.

The Health Department scores inspections and gives out letter grades to restaurants based on a points system. Any restaurant that receives between zero and 13 points receives an A grade, any receiving between 14 and 27 points gets a B grade, and any with 28 or more points gets a C grade. Each point value is assigned based on the size and scale of the violation.

If any violations are especially bad, the restaurant is shut down until it gets its score back under 28 violation points, at which point it can be inspected again and reopen.

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If they are required to put in a bathroom for employees/customers, this place is going to be closed for a while due to architects, plumbing permits, etc.

Not sure how it fell into such a state – when was the last inspection and how many points did it “achieve” then? Obviously restaurants need more frequent inspections.

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What did you expect maaaan ,these people are very dirty, did you ever see the way the meat is delivered on the floor of a dirty truck maaan id never eat here and im asian man we are pretty dirty also maaaaaan


they should shut this place down for good — along with the rest of them – they are all dirty –


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