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Three Astoria Restaurants Temporarily Closed by Health Inspector

Oct. 10, 2018 By Tara Law

Three Astoria restaurants were temporarily closed by the Health Department last week.

JJ’s Asian Fusion at 37-05 31st Ave., Nuevo Jardin De China at 32-05 Broadway, and Zyara Restaurant at 25-53 Steinway St. were all ordered closed after failing health inspections.

JJs Asian Fusion was closed after racking up 49 violation points in an inspection. The restaurant was cited for multiple violations, including evidence of mice or live mice

An employee from JJ’s Asian Fusion said that the restaurant was given permission to reopen today. The employee claimed that the reason the restaurant had been closed was that they had been doing some construction upstairs and a wall had been open.

The inspector described the following violations; the first four were listed as critical. 

1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

3) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.

4) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.

5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

6) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.

7) Food contact surface not properly maintained.

The health inspector also ordered Nuevo Jardin De China to close. The restaurant’s owners could not be reached for comment.

Nuevo Jardin De China was slapped with 39 violation points for several infractions, including live roaches. 

The inspector described finding the following violations. The first two were listed as critical.

1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

2) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

3) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

Finally, Zyara Restaurant was closed after it received 39 violation points in an inspection. The restaurant’s owner could not be reached for comment.

The inspector described finding several violations, including evidence of rats or live rats.

The inspector reported the following violations. The first three were listed as critical.

1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

2) Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

3) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.

4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

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14 Comments

Soledad Shampion

This is a on going Problem for many years they just now Addressing it ! These ppl don’t care about what they serve you because all they want is the money 💰Please stop 🛑 eating in these locations and don’t eat Chinese at all no where they are discusting Please Love yourselves and don’t let these ppl poison your body anymore!




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Fontaine

It doesn’t matter how clean you keep your establishment. When you’rein the restaurant business it’s hard to keep away the vermin. I will continue to eat at Nuevo Jardin. I’ve been going there since my teens.




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Chuck E Sleeze

Nuevo Jardin is no better than cat food. If they had a cat maybe they would have fewer rodent problems




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Matt

I’ve been in the neighborhood for about 12 years and the one meal I had at Nuevo Jardin was hands down the worst meal I’ve had in the entire city. It’s criminal that they charge money for what they serve. Not at all surprised they were shut down.




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Sicario

Not surprising Nuevo Jardin got shut down, they’ve been having that B grade now for a minute. Smh




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Anonymous

Urgh! Nuevo Jardin deal China!!!! One of the best places in the area. I am devastated!!! I hope they can clean up and bounce back.




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Veronica

Sorry to hear this, but I’ll be back when things clear up. This is not the first or last place this will happen to.




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Anonymous

Nuevo Jardin said they had “plumbing problems”. All of the rat shit must have clogged the drains. Filthy




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Truth

Yea, I saw that too. Probably ashamed of being shut down… “unforeseen plumbing issues” why lie to the public… we are only going to find out the truth sooner or later.




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Actual truth

But that’s not true, most people won’t research into it and will take statements like that at face value




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