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Indian restaurant in JP closed for kitchen health violations

UPDATE, 8/30: Restaurant cleared to reopen.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bukhara, 701 Centre St., shut for a variety of health violations, including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine.

Also needing attention, although not considered severe enough by themselves to warrant closing, were some dirty walls, ceilings, vents and cooking hoods - and the floor under cooking equipment. Also, the restaurant was told to get rid of the carpet in the walk-in refrigerator.

The restaurant was kept shut after a re-inspection showed that while the more serious issues had been taken care of, dirt persisted in several parts of the kitchen. The restaurant will be allowed to re-open once those violations are taken care of.

The restaurant was last ordered shut for health violations in March.

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Last time, they posted "closed for renovations" in March. They are using the same sign this time.

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With these repeated violations the restaurant still gets and A rating? I question the utility of such ratings if this is the case.

It is A for atrocious, awful, alarming, abhorrent, Hepatitis A?

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But their previous inspection was perfect, so I will cut them a break. On the other hand, all the food establishments whose previous inspections were minor still somehow get A ratings to, leading me to ask what one needs to do to get a B or heaven forbid a C.

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A - Alright
B - Bacteria
C - Cockroaches

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detrimental affects.

When a venue, such as a restaurant, bar or club, that regularly serves food and drink to the public fails to take care of even minor violations, they, too become major, and it all adds up, and results in a disaster.

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The restaurant group that they're a part of (One World Cuisine - includes Diva in Davis Sq, Dosa Factory in Central Sq, the now closed Mumbai Chopstix on Newbury St, and others) has also had a history of labor rights violations. The guy who started the whole shebang was a hard worker but his sons seem to like to cut corners as much as possible -- on wage laws, hygiene standards... but damn the food is good.

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I've ate at a lot of Indian lunch buffets in the area and Bukhara is one of the best.

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For the money, I'll go with Bukhara.

If I'm in the mood to pay the price, hard to beat Kashmir on Newbury Street. A notch above the rest.

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...should you get out to that part of the state, is the weekend lunch buffet at Bombay Royale in Northampton, especially on Sundays. The best I've ever had on the east coast, puts any of the Boston area buffets in the doghouse.

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New Rule: you get less than an A, a notice to that effect stays on your window for a year no matter what. At the end of the day, the current system has no teeth.

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First is the surprise inspection, which literally no establishment passes with an “A”. There’s always a few minor things (non-critical). If you have “x” number of critical violations, though (3 maybe?) they shut you down on the spot, if your violations are non-critical and few (most places) they give you a list of things to correct and set up an appointment to re-inspect in a week. So, of course, unless you’re Bhukara you fix the problems and the following week when they reinspect, you get your “A”. If you don’t do what they asked or only do some, you might get a “B” or a “C”, which you are stuck with for the year unless you pay for another chance to correct it and get re-inspected. So, it has to be very bad to be shut down on the spot, and I believe they won’t let you re-open unless you reach the “A” standards. Last time this happened Bukhara didn’t pass the reinspection either, and they still couldn’t open until they completely passed everything for the “A”. And now this, again. They literally do not give a single fuck about food safety. It’s terrifying.

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"They literally do not give a single fuck about food safety. It’s terrifying."

The 3-1-2018 inspection is a train wreck. Unvented oven in basement? Food stored on the floor? Shrimp in the sink? Flaking insulation? This is basic stuff.

Leaky plumbing and no hot water is bad, but might be up to the landlord to fix. Still, it's on the establishment.

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