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Filipino restaurant on Queens Boulevard closed by Health Dept.

July 29, 2016 By Michael Florio

Kabayan Filipino Restaurant, located at 49-12 Queens Blvd, was closed by the Health Department Wednesday after an inspector wrote it up for a dozen violations, from filth flies to evidence of mice.

The restaurant racked up a whopping 109 violations and remains closed. Calls to the location went unanswered.

The closure came just one day prior to the owners opening a second location.

The new restaurant, called Kabayan 2, is located at 69-12 Roosevelt Avenue. and there was a ribbon cutting at noon.

The owners wrote on their Facebook page Friday that Kabayan 1 is now closed “because of overwhelming demand of Kabayan 2.”

 

Violations :

  1. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  2. Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  3. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  4. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
  5. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  6. Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  7. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. 8) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  8. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  9. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
  10. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
  11. Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.

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Jake from Statefarm

Was reading all the comments.. i have TWO WORDS for those two mentioned restaurants (Kabayan and Tito Rads) above: CRAB MENTALITY

They’re both trying to pull each other down.

I’M OUTTA HERE.

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Ohlalala

Oh ayan open na KABAYAN 1 last week , Balik sarap mga customer d natinag sa mga negative nyong comments, Puede naman mag negative comments Huag naman yong parang Galit NA Galit kyo at parang ayaw nyo na magbukas . Mag nag comment pa sinungaling daw ang may ari Kya raw sarado KABAYAN 1 eh kasi Dahil sa Grand opening Ng KABAYAN 2 at dinagsa . Cno naman mga tanga magsasabi Ng totoo NA sarado KABAYAN 1 kasi pinasara Kami Ng DOH hmmmm u have to protect ur biznes haters, Walang permit Lang Sa Kubo at walk-in ref ang talagang dahilan Kya nasara Hindi yong cnasabi Ng mga talangka NA marumi. Yong Krystal Cafe closed for 2 weeks nag react at negative comments ba kyo mga talangka …Yan ikakat nyo Sa social media na open na KABAYAN 1 at dinagsa Ng customer uli para mabura ang utak TALANGKA nyo .

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Chesilva

Stop talking nonsense guys!!!! Bakit ang crystal ilang beses ng nasara ng dept.of Health yan pero walang alingasngas na lumabas? Dahil hindi kasing sikat at kasinglakas ng kabayan…..at walang naiinggit sa crystal….. tutuo nasara ang kabayan hindi dahil sa proper food handling kundi dahil di pagsunod sa protocol na pagkuha ng permit duon sa mga walkin freezer nya at walkin ref. Nya at sa makeshift na ginawa sa likod…
Look for 1 year walang record na anupamang reklamo sa kabayan. Meaning nasusunod ang proper handling sa food….at yung sinasabi nyo na bakit parehas ang menu ng tito rads sa kanila baket…… ano bang iba sa pagkain ng mga filipino restaurant dito sa lugar natin???? Buti nga ang kabayan masarap na at siya lang ang me menu na wala sa ibang restaurant…. meaning magaling ang mga chef nila kaysa dyan sa nagbayad sa inyo para pulahan ang kabayan… baka nga isa kayo sa pumipila sa kabayan…. so stop talking at punta kayo sa kabayan para makakain kayo ng tunay na pagkaing filipino…

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bhea

same reason,from Perlas to kabayan same management..what next? mplement awareness next time.proper hygiene and clean
work areas…train your staff accordingly it is a big lost day counts a lot for restaurant business.

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jinky

How can another branch be allowed to open when there is a list of violations on the table. this is really something. Food and sanitation is such a big deal.

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Anonymous

It’s not just kabayans..you don’t know what’s going on in the kitchen and staff when it comes to how they prepare your food anyway..these notions makes me less eat on a restaurant..

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Anonymous

Those who don’t like to go anymore to kabayan its your choice and rigths.. just do it and no more talking because you migth eat your words… or someone on those anonymous are just friends of the other premises to make kabayan bad to the eyes of the people

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Matt

I can’t understand why anyone would see this place, and Tito Rads next door and choose to go in. Tito Rads is nice and clean.

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bhea

only I can advice to kabayans management be aware of first in first out and of course proper hygiene not only kitchen tools and cuttleries but even your server and kitchen staff awareness of proper cleaning openinh and close.assign somebody to monitor the temperature, and USPH requirements..

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Kabayan #1 fan

Tagalog na lang po tayo. Mahirap intindihin ang mali-maling English and grammar. Wahahaha!!!! These violations can be addressed. I am positive Kabayan1 will open again with vengeance. Kaya matakot na yung mga nasa tabi-tabi dahil baka kayo na susunod na magsasara!!! :-)))))

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Hello

Was change bum trying to cook in the kitchen again? Chaaaaange!
Haven’t seen him in awhile. I guess that’s where he’s been hiding.

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Anonymous

Come on Cherry be true to yourself just tell the truth sa umpisa pa Lang po may mali na…bakit po ung menu ng Tito Rad’s na nauna sa inyo ang parehong pareho sa menu ninyo…just asking Lang po..

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Scooby Doobie Doo

Cherry Castellvi has to be a made up name. Why can’t people use their real names. Everyone has to hide behind their computers. Real brave.

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el loco

Perhaps someone can go there and hug a cockroach. I don’t care if they get a AAA on their next inspection. I would never eat there.

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Jose Silva

Evrybody knows that evrywhere in restaurant business is the proper way of handling the food properly but there are few circumstances that we cannot avoid like those stubborness of the workers and employers itself to not do this and that…… lesson learned…

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Celtic Bark

If they can’t make their employees follow health and sanitation laws, they should not own a restaurant.

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Anonymous

We are not on their place, so we cannot judge on them….everything happened with a reason…

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Anonymous

We are not on their place so you can’t judge… everything happened with reason

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DiarrheaDan

Same thing happened to Dee Thai on Qns Blvd. I hardly eat out anymore. I can tell just by walking into a place if they have unscrupulous food service methods. There aren’t enough food service inspectors to keep up. They get shut down, fix the problem, re-open, and go back to bad habits as soon as the inspector leaves.

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VomitVince

I am the same. I only order in now. I cannot anymore set a foot in any of the dubious Sunnyside restaurants.

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Anonymous

It’s disgusting. We had lunch there Sunday. Can’t thrust their resto anymore.

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World Insights

I was just watching a 2012 Bourne movie yesterday. It happens in the Philippines and it looks like hygiene is not the priority there, except I have to say in plants making medications. The population seems much more interested in motorbike chases.

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Ethan

Hey don’t generalized all the places in the philippines… There’s also some freakin dirt and bad hygiene here in the US?!?! Idiot
What happened in Kabayan was not related on what’s going on in the Philippines!!!

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El loco

I’d never eat in Phillipine restaurant but Phillipine women are the sweetest people in the world.

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Kramden's Delicious Marshall

“The owners wrote on their Facebook page Friday that Kabayan 1 is now closed “because of overwhelming demand of Kabayan 2.”

Yeah, right. Plenty of BS to go with the mouse droppings.

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bhea

misleading the costumer posted some lies.what if kabayan1 history of public health issues,can be happen again in kabayan2?negligence staff.be true to yourself..

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Cherry Castellvi

# 9 and # 12 was in reference to our newly put sink that is still not operation because we were doing some construction on it as an add on. Hence we just didn’t put the soap and paper towel since it still not working because it’s unfinished. This is located at our Lechonan section since we added addition Convection Ovens to meet the demand.

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Cherry Castellvi

Attached is a Letter from Kabayan’s Contractor.

To whom it may concern,
This is to certify that I, Efren De Leon, owner of Princes Design Build and Construction Crop, with a License #: 2039909-DCA, has been contracted by Kabayan Restaurant, to work and fix the previous building violation which cause the closure of the same business establishment, in a manner that will meet all the necessary requirements for such business would be able to resume its operation.

Thank You so much for your consideration.

Yours Truly,

EFREN DE LEON
Owner/Contractor
Princes Design Build and Construction Corp.
(347) 891-XXXX

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Cherry Castellvi

Besides that we also have a walk in Freezers and Walk in Refrigerator in the back that has no permit, Dept of Health wants us to secure a permit for these 2 units.

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Anonymous

cherry, wasnt it an oversight on their part. they should have seen it the first they came for inspection dba?

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Anonymous

It’s not about the refrigerators it’s about sanitation po niloloko nila ang mga tao sobrang dumi daw talaga ang kitchen nila..

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Cherry Castellvi

Kabayan has to demolished our little Kubo at the back, because we didn’t secure a permit from Dept Of Building. They have to came back and rein spect next week to make sure, we demolished it.

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Anonymous

Is this about the kubo or about sanitation etc..we were there a few days before the said inspection..unfortunately we found strands of hair inside our fresh lumpia…it’s really disgusting po..

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Sorry

They cant run the first one so they open a 2nd one. Ive owned 4 different restaurants over the course of 40yrs +, and that health report is the worst ive ever seen.

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Northsider

Bhea, I’m embarrassed for you. At least enable (turn on) autocorrect. This workd is phukt with people like you around

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Bhea

we are happy to know bout this we do nit want to get sick again
after our friends or us has there food what if our food are contamenated..huhuhu or wt worms..

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m matthews

The food is very good. people have been going to eat here since it opened last year. Well, I had no clue that it had problems in so far as it was reported by this web site.

The owner have said that she is working to fix the problems and hope that it will be back in business with better oversight on the operation of the restaurant.

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