Takamatsu, 5532 E. Speedway - photo courtesy of Google earth

From March

History: Since the early 2000s, the restaurant has exclusively received inspection ratings of good or excellent. This was its first failed inspection.

What the inspector saw: The inspector found two priority violations, short of the typical five required for a failing probationary rating. However, because similar violations had been seen in at least three of the last five inspections, it received a probationary rating. The repeat violation had to do with food cooling issues, stemming this time from a walk-in refrigerator keeping food above the mandated 41 degrees. The inspector also observed several shelves in the restaurant encrusted with food debris.

Follow-up: The restaurant passed a follow-up inspection on March 15, the day after the first inspection.

Response: A message was left for an owner or manager, but was not immediately returned by deadline.

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