History: Since 2012, the restaurant has exclusively received inspection ratings of good and excellent. This was its first failed inspection.
What the inspector saw: The inspector observed eight priority violations, including employees not washing their hands due to a sink being out of order, rice being stored in a detergent container, numerous utensils and food-contact surfaces “encrusted with food debris.” The restaurant was closed after the inspection due to the non-functioning hand sink, but reopened the next day.
Follow-up: Kimchi Time failed a follow-up on April 24 and another had not been conducted by press time.
Response: A message seeking comment was not returned by deadline.