You are reading

Sunnyside Chinese Restaurant Shut by Health Dept, One of Several in Recent Years


Photo: QueensPost

April 23, 2015 By Christian Murray

The Health Dept. doesn’t like Sunnyside’s Chinese restaurants—shutting down at least five in just the past three years.

The latest casualty is Sky Taste, located at 45-53 46 Streets, which racked up 57 points and was ordered closed Tuesday.

The restaurant, which has since reopened, was cited for having “live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.” Another violation was: “Food source not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation.”

The violations are similar to what its competitors have been closed for. Other Chinese restaurants ordered closed(temporarily) in recent times include:

1) Golden Wok, located at 42-18 43rd Avenue, ordered closed in June 2014 (see story);

2) New Wah Yeung’s Kitchen, located at 43-24 43rd Ave, ordered closed June 2012 (see story);

3) Mr.Wonton Chinese Restaurant, located at 44-11 Queens Blvd, ordered closed in 2010 and May 2012 (see story);

4) Rainbow Chinese Restaurant at 51-21 43rd Avenue, ordered closed Jan. 2013

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

As usual a racist response from El Loco…Wouldn’t expect any better coming from that jerk

El loco

This is a cultural thing. Roaches are actually a delicacy for Chinese people. We step on them they eat them. Go figure.

Anthony Blackwood

they just opened a new one on 46st and 43 ave. i think its called “WE SOON BAC”

Below the belt

It’s unfortunate this happened especially to the business owners. It’s more unprofessional that this site has to broadcast to make the situation worse for the owners after they clean up pay fines and try to re open. But thanks for bringing extra light on them and embarrassing them more publicly here so the neighborhood doesn’t spend their money at the restaurant.


it’s not unprofessional at all man, We the people need to know what’s going on with the food and what is being served to us. I have called this site many thiings, but unprofessional isn’t one of them.

restaurants NEED to be embarrassed . SO hard that other restaurants take notice . we deserve better.


When the consumers safety and health is in jeopardy, I think it is worth reporting! They need to clean up their act and then maybe they won’t be posted on here.
Boohoo they’re “embarrassed” because they were fined for being dirty and unsanitary. Good!

Jake M.

I totally agree. We have a right to know when a restaurant puts its customers’ health in jeopardy. I must say, though, I didn’t need this article to tell me that this place is dirty.


that’s the sort of thing you might say if you owned one of these horrible unsafe restaurants.

mexicans for sinatra

see ya next week when you open a block over as panda fortune or golden wok!


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams explained that the school lost nearly a quarter of its students at the height of the pandemic due to the economic effects of the lockdown on low-income Queens households.

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

More than 300 community members attended the historic inauguration of Assemblyman Steven Raga as the first Filipino American elected to office in New York state.

Many who attended the swearing-in event at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wore traditional and cultural attire to the event at the building that once housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations from 1946 to 1950 until its current home in Manhattan became available for the world body.