Dirty Dining: China Olive on North Nellis

Daniel Gutierrez

Dirty Dining: China Olive on North Nellis

CREATED May. 16, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A valley restaurant is shut down for a long list of problems like pest control and food storage issues. Contact 13's Tricia Kean takes a look at the violations in this week's Dirty Dining report.

What Contact 13 found was a not so appetizing discovery.

Roaches seen in the waitress station. And that's not all, the Southern Nevada Health District says it also found rodent droppings inside China Olive.

During a recent visit, inspectors slapped the Chinese buffet on North Nellis near Charleston with 70 demerits, forcing it to close its doors. Anything more than 40 demerits means an automatice closure.

Other violations included cooked noodles and breaded chicken not properly cooling; foods found at the wrong temperatures, including crab, chicken and cheese; and employees not washing their hands.

There were also storage issues like raw chicken stored over oysters and beef; foods double stacked and not labeled; and dirty conditions like dried food on shelves and the floor, grease build up on the fryer and a dirty can opener and cutting boards.

Contact 13 stopped by the restaurant, but it was still closed to the public. We were told the owner and manager weren't available, so we left our contact information. But we were never able to get a response from the restaurant.
The Health District confirms China Olive is still closed and a re-inspection appointment has not been scheduled.