Food at wrong temperatures trip up Bent Noodle, Sultan Grill

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DENVER -- Two restaurants get cited in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Bent Noodle -- Parker Road in Aurora

The restaurant failed our report card with 14 critical violations in its September and February inspections. The mistakes included:

  • No knowledge of cooking and holding temperatures or cleaning procedures
  • Hand washing issues
  • Slicer not cleaned

The restaurant did not return calls so we stopped by for a look.

"The health department came back and reinspected us and we’re all clear," an employee said. "We also had a meeting about making sure that they all understood hand washing regulations when to do it and when they need to take care of that.”

Bent Noodle is at 3055 S. Parker Road in Aurora.

Sultan Grill -- Arvada

The Jefferson County Health inspector found 16 critical violations during surprise inspections at this Arvada restaurant in October and April.  The inspector cited the grill for:

  • Toxic sanitizer
  • Food not cold enough
  • Common towel use

When the restaurant did not respond to calls and emails, we paid a visit.

An employee said they cleaned things up.

“We had a critical with the fridge and we got that checkout. We have a new one coming in. The other ones, we checked the sanitizers and stuff like that. We got test strips as well to check on it. We took care of everything,” the employee said.

The Sultan Grill is at 12650 W. 64th Ave. in Arvada.

Godiva Chocolatier -- Cherry Creek Mall

The chocolate factory named after Lady Godiva scores an “A” with two perfect health inspections.

“We are cleaning after ourselves, making sure the dipping area, the back, the kitchen area is always clean," chocolatier Jessica Kim said. "Always having our hands clean, keeping gloves on any time we are handing food, making sure hair and any accessories are out of the way.  Just easy stuff like that.”

This Godiva is located at the Cherry Creek Mall, 3000 E. First Ave. in Denver.

How restaurants appear on our Report Card

Restaurant Report Card airs on FOX31 News at 9 p.m. each Thursday and Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. each Friday. It features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

The criteria used to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five critical violations on the previous regular inspection. The restaurant may also fail for ten or more violations in one inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.

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