YORKVILLE — A neighborhood sushi restaurant has been shut down by the city for evidence of mice and roaches after being cited for vermin in the past.
Tenzan Sushi, located at 1714 Second Ave., between East 88th and 89th streets, was closed on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, according to a notice posted on the restaurant's door.
The restaurant was cited by the Department of Health for evidence of mice and roaches, as well as "[t]obacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area," the DOH website said.
Tenzan — which received an "A" grade during its last inspection in November 2012 — racked up 12 points for "critical" violations during an April 22 inspection for evidence of mice, according to the DOH.
In addition, the DOH at the time cited Tenzan for creating conditions "conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist," as well as improperly covering garbage.
Tenzan has gotten into trouble for vermin at other times, too.
In August 2010, January 2011, March 2012 and August 2012, the restaurant received violation points for "live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas."
Calls to Tenzan were not immediately returned.