Ormsby’s, Hong Kong Harbor and other Fulton County restaurants that failed health inspections in November

By on December 6, 2011

Lots of dirty dishes ~ what now atlanta Other failed inspections include Canton Chopsticks, Farmer’s Basket and Olympic Flame Restaurant.

What’s considered failing?

Failing scores change from one health inspector to the next but the industry standard is that anything below a 70 (out of 100) is failing, according to April Majors, public information officer for the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department.

With out further ado, here’s a list of Fulton County restaurants that failed their health inspection in November– Bon appétit!


Failed inspection: November 16, 2011 Score: 60, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1170 Howell Mill Road Suite 20 Atlanta, GA 30318)

Hong Kong Harbor

Failed inspection: November 21, 2011 Score: 52, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2184 Cheshire Bridge Road Atlanta, GA 30324)

Rafeedie’s Catering & Fava Mezze Restaurant

Failed inspection: November 14, 2011 Score: 65, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1099 Hemphill Avenue Suite A Atlanta, GA 30318)

Farmer’s Basket

Failed inspection: November 22, 2011 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2204 North Point Circle Alpharetta, GA 30022)

Canton Chopsticks

Failed inspection: November 30, 2011 Score: 41, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1923 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318)

Olympic Flame Restaurant

Failed inspection: November 14, 2011 Score: 59, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1740 Marietta Boulevard NW Atlanta, GA 30318)

[Editor's note: The health inspection reports listed might not reflect the most recent scores for these restaurants. Wondering why we don’t publish re-inspections and passing scores? Click here.]

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  1. Carl Muth

    December 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Here is the link that explains the process that Fulton County resto operators should use if they wish to contest their scores BEFORE they have a chance to be published like this. http://www.garestaurants.org/Resources/Documents/LetterfromCommissionerPitts.pdf

    The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) offers regular meetings on the Food Code with a Fulton County Food Code expert that can help you avoid these problems to begin with. The workshop is FREE to any Resto Operator. You don’t have to be a GRA Member to attend. Here is the link to their page http://www.garestaurants.org/briefing

    If you are not a member of the GRA, you should seriously consider joining their organization. Remember, there is safety in numbers and it costs money to create and manage these kinds of programs. If you consider the amount of money that you can lose because of being shut down, and the cost of membership; Membership is a SMALL Price to pay!

  2. Matt C.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Not as many as usual. That’s great!

  3. JM

    December 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Oh good. I only eat at 2 of these places on a regular basis…

  4. Capella

    December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I wish that all scores were posted for customer to see – as in California – I think it would improve conditions in kitchens. It is a bit ridiculous that they are not.

  5. Vanilla

    December 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

    They are, Capella… all bars and restaurants in Georgia are required to post their last report in clear view.

  6. Chet

    December 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Ormsbys :(

  7. Matt

    January 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I just called Ormsby’s and they informed me they got a 92 “A” on their most recent score.

    I can’t find a second source to confirm this ever happened so I question this.

    • caleb j. spivak

      January 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      hi matt. you’re an idot. the screenshot in the post is of orsmby’s failed health inspection, straight from the city.


  8. rouxgaroux

    July 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    from someone who has worked in that kitchen- dont eat there.

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