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Tikka Indian Grill Temporarily Closed by Health Department

Tikka Indian Grill (Photo: Google Maps)

Sept. 13, 2018 By Tara Law

An Astoria Indian restaurant has been temporarily closed by the Health Department.

Tikka Indian Grill, which is located at 34-14 30th Ave., was closed after an inspection on Sept. 11.

The restaurant received 65 violation points for infractions such as evidence of mice or live mice and flies.

The manager of the Tikka Indian Grill’s Kew Gardens location said that the Astoria restaurant is set to reopen tomorrow.

The health inspector described finding the following violations at the restaurant. The first six were described 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) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

3) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

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

5) 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.

6) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

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

8) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

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JonathanLloydLowell

True story: I ate here years ago with my mother. While waiting to be served, a roach crawled right onto our table. I later mentioned the experience to an exterminator who have said that if you see something like that in the main dining room, it basically means the competition is fierce in the kitchen and other areas. Haven’t been back ever since.

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Dan

Tikki Indian Grill has been open less than 2 years, so right of the bat, not a true story. You might be thinking of somewhere else.

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Astoria Lofer

For whatever reason, perhaps oversight but La Gulinwas shutdown and just re-opened today.

LA GULI PASTRY SHOP
2915 DITMARS BLVD
Violation points: 71
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.

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Anonymous

Wow! I didn’t hear about La Guli’s bakery shutting down. I’m surprised Astoria Post didn’t mention it. The health department is really coming down hard on Astoria businesses. I’m starting to think this is a shakedown.

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Lisa

First William Hallet gets shut down by the health department and now Laguli’s pastry shop. WTF all my favorite places!

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charles a castro

You think Martha’s has good pastries. Either a Hipster or a millennial.

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