Dozens of live flies, dead roaches in toilet prompt two restaurant closures

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Mar 07, 2022 1:50 PM

Thank you for supporting our journalism. This article is available exclusively for our subscribers, who help fund our work at the Sun Sentinel.

Sun Sentinel Restaurant Inspections

Sun Sentinel Restaurant Inspections

Live flies buzzing around food prep areas and dead roaches in a toilet prompted inspectors to shut down two restaurants in South Florida.

The restaurants forced to close were Asahi Zheng in North Lauderdale and Angelo’s Too Restaurant & Pizzeria in Jupiter.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel highlights restaurant inspections in Broward and Palm Beach counties from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. We cull through hundreds of restaurant and bar inspections that happen weekly and spotlight places ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” like improper food temperatures or dead cockroaches.

Sun Sentinel readers can browse full Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade county reports on our state inspection map, updated weekly (usually Monday) with fresh data pulled from the Florida DBPR website.

Any restaurant that fails inspections must stay closed until it passes a follow-up state inspection. If you spotted a possible violation and wish to file a complaint, contact Florida DBPR here. (But don’t contact us: The Sun Sentinel doesn’t inspect restaurants.)

Asahi Zheng, North Lauderdale

Ordered shut: March 1, re-opened same day

Why: 19 violations (five high priority) temporarily closed this restaurant after they found a slew of violations, ranging from five dead roaches in a toilet to objectionable odors in the main kitchen.

Inspectors also found over 30 live flies buzzing around the facility, in the kitchen, the food prep areas, with some insects landing on a container of sugar and various canned foods in the dry storage area.

The Eat Beat – Restaurants, Bars and Recipes Newsletter


Dining out, cooking in and all the South Florida restaurant news and information you need.

Inspectors observed sewage and wastewater backed up in a sink the kitchen, and no way for employees to wash dishes other than the sink clogged with wastewater.

The facility was allowed to re-open the same day after the violations were corrected.

Angelo’s Too Restaurant and Pizzeria, Jupiter

10136 W Indiantown Road #C-2

Ordered shut: Feb. 28, re-opened March 1

Why: Eight violations, two of which were high priority, caused inspectors to shut down this restaurant for a day. Inspectors found 65 lives flies throughout the establishment. Other violations included black/green like mold substance in the inside of the ice machine, dirty floors and the server station soda’s dispenser heads covered with some type of debris.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

VIP Societe
Cocktails & Coworkers
Jackets Required
MILF Society
The List