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Richmond Cantonese BBQ restaurant briefly shut down for unsanitary conditions

The restaurant on Capstan Way was closed from March 19 to 22.
Cantonese BBQ Restaurant on Capstan Way was briefly shut down for having unsanitary premises.

A Cantonese BBQ restaurant in a bustling plaza in the Capstan neighbourhood was temporarily shut down following a health inspection.

Cantonese BBQ Restaurant was ordered to close on March 19 by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) due to unsanitary conditions and improper dishwashing.

It reopened on March 22.

A routine inspection of the restaurant, located near the Richmond Ninkazu Sushi restaurant in Union Square Shopping Centre, revealed six critical infractions and one non-critical infraction.

The VCH inspection report shows food at the restaurant was not protected from contamination and potentially hazardous food was not stored at an appropriate temperature.

The premises was not maintained in a sanitary condition with equipment, utensils and/or food contact surfaces not maintained or used in a manner to ensure safe and sanitary food handling, and the mechanical dishwasher or glasswasher was not sufficient to remove contamination.

The inspector also found signs of rodent activity at the restaurant.

"No employee present (held) a valid FOODSAFE or equivalent certificate while the owner or operator (was) absent," added the report, which was marked as a non-critical infraction.

Cantonese BBQ Restaurant previously received a violation ticket for having unsanitary premises in September 2023 after a follow-up to a routine inspection.

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