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Yum Yum Temporarily Closed by Health Dept., Two Weeks After Dee Thai was Shut


March 3, 2016 Staff Report

Yum Yum, a popular Thai restaurant that has been in Sunnyside since 2010, has been temporarily closed by the Health Dept.

The closure represents the second time in two weeks that the Health Dept has closed one of Sunnyside’s Thai restaurants.

Dee Thai was temporarily shut in mid February but has since reopened.

Yum Yum, located at 43-01 Queens Blvd, had a sign placed in its window this morning that read: “We are closed for 2 days” and “Sorry for the yuminconvenience.”  The standard poster/sticker issued by the Health Dept. that notes that a restaurant has been temporarily closed down was not on display.

However, according to the Health Department website, the restaurant was closed on Feb. 29 based on the following violations:

“Critical” violations are displayed in red.

Violation points: 40
Sanitary Violations
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) 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.
3) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) 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.


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This place needs to be condemned and never to be opened for business again. Amazing how they can be in business but the neighborhood no longer has a movie theatre. Its a joke. Knock that place down for good.


@Sunnysider1975 I hope your all businesses knock down too,People can do mistake and I will give them a second chance.


Two years ago, I moved from one area of Sunnyside to another. Yum Yum became my local Thai restaurant. On the first night in my new apartment we ordered take out from Yum Yum because everything I owned was still in boxes. I awoke in the middle of the night because I was violently ill with food poisoning: vomiting and more. Now I shudder every time I walk past that place and would never dream of going there again.

I contemplated leaving a negative Yelp review but I thought my illness was probably an anomaly. It looks like they’ve been unclean for a long time.

And it should definitely be required that the Health Department violations are displayed where people can see them. Yum Yum’s little handwritten sign doesn’t tell the world what they’ve been up to.


Ate there once, 3 years ago – had a pork dish. Horrific food poisoning set in immediately thereafter. Sadly, I’ve never been more thankful for small queens bathrooms – was able to vomit in the sink while “seated.”

It’s about time this place was shut down.

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Went there once for dinner. Food was terrible (bland, flavorless, frost bitten and not as described on menu) Service was terrible.

It was so bad we never even thought to give them a second chance


Yuk Yuk! We went there once. Such bad food this place has to be the front of a nearby massage parlor.

Part eggplant

I knew it! I stopped going there and switched to Dee. That obviously didn’t work out. I think I’m done with Thai food.

Oil, Beef, Hooked

Sanitary conditions should be a restaurant owner’s first priority. It’s one thing to serve a less than spectacular meal, it’s unforgivable to give a customer food poisoning.

Yuck yuck

Oh ew. I just started eating here with my kids! We loved the food. Truly disgusted.


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