I’ve always been a little wary of eating sushi from spots that aren’t in the main current flow. Of course, that doesn’t mean sushi from a small pond that’s out of the way is going to necessarily be bad, but reading the recent restaurant inspection information for Taro Sushi NY certainly has me questioning if I’ll eat from its waters anytime soon.
Taro Sushi NY was gigged for what a great many restaurants get gigged: “Cold food item held above 41 degrees Fahrenheit.”
And combating flies and getting gigged for them is certainly difficult, considering it’s sushi we’re talking about here; but it’s definitely an overcome-able violation that has to be overcome, considering the potential health problems and sicknesses borne of filthy flies.
“Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.”
What puzzles me about this particular violation is whether or not NY Department of Health takes into consideration that it’s a sushi restaurant that serves…, well, sushi. You’re not going to prepare and roll sushi with gloves donned. As long as whomever is preparing the sushi has clean hands-and Taro Sushi NY doesn’t have any violations cited for no soap or adequate hand-washing facilities available, nor uncleanliness on the part of anyone working with the sushi-schools of sushi eaters are plenty OK and confident with the sushi.
If you’re taking out from Taro Sushi NY, you have plenty of opportunity to get a first hand look at your food before deciding whether or not to eat from there. However, if I were ordering in I’d think twice, not knowing if one too many flies has made its way onto my sushi these days.