Auckland's filthiest E-grade restaurants revealed in gut-churning photos

An image from inside a restaurant.
An image from inside a restaurant. Photo credit: Auckland Council / Supplied

Auckland's filthiest restaurants have been revealed again in a gut-churning list of dirt and disease.

Eighteen eateries had D and E-grade food safety ratings during inspections by Auckland Council's officials between March and May.

Seven places were graded E for "critical risk" including cockroach infestations and poor cleaning.

Auckland's filthiest E-grade restaurants revealed in gut-churning photos
Photo credit: Auckland Council / Supplied

These were Glen Eden's Ghazal Indian Cuisine, Mt Albert's Sui Yuan,The Café Helensville, Dosa Plaza Metro City, Baab Korean Restaurant in Auckland Central, Dosa Plaza Mt Roskill, and India Bar and Restaurant in Ellerslie.

And another 11 were given a D-grade for reasons including poor cleaning, pest issues and allergen management.

Auckland's filthiest E-grade restaurants revealed in gut-churning photos
Photo credit: Auckland Council / Supplied

"In general pest infestations are of greatest concern and likely to lead to a poor grade, when they are found in food preparation or food storage areas," Mervyn Chetty, Auckland Council manager environmental health, told Newshub following inspections last year.

"Food outlets should follow their food control plan, which provides information and procedures to ensure regular checks for pests or conditions that may give rise to pests, and take the appropriate action where they find any signs or indications of pests or conditions favourable to pests."

What do the grades mean?

 

"A D-grade means that faults that are not a critical risk to food safety were found on the premises and intervention by a food safety officer was required," a council spokesperson says.

"E-grades are issued to businesses with critical food safety risks. When a critical risk to food safety is found, the business will immediately close and will reopen when the critical food safety risk has been addressed.

"For example, if a food business is found to have extensive cockroach infestation, it will not be permitted to reopen, unless the cockroach infestation has been satisfactorily mitigated."

Auckland's filthiest E-grade restaurants revealed in gut-churning photos
Photo credit: Auckland Council / Supplied

Spokespeople for India Bar and Restaurant and Dosa Plaza Mt Roskill told NZME they had both addressed their issues and have new grades pending.

Dosa Plaza Metro City and Feriza's have both been reassessed to A-grades.

E-grade eateries

 

Ghazal Indian Cuisine, Glen Eden

The Café Helensville

Sui Yuan, Mt Albert

Dosa Plaza Metro City (reassessed to A-grade)

Baab Korean Restaurant

Dosa Plaza, Mt Roskill

India Bar and Restaurant, Ellerslie

D-grade eateries

 

The Falls Restaurant and Cafe, Henderson

Sushi Factory Japanese Restaurant, Auckland Central

The Grill, Wairau Valley

Indigo Takeaway, Avondale

Curry Masala, Flatbush

Feriza's, Auckland Central (reassessed to A-grade)

Matsu Sushi, Auckland Central

Homecooked, Wairau Valley

Rabbit Café, Eden Terrace

Tai Ping Supermarket, Pakuranga

Yu Linh Long Factory / Mr Big Pan, Panmure

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