DIRTY DINING: 17 Health Code Violations Found at Martinez Thai Restaurant

February 13, 2018 14:00 pm · 15 comments

The Thaitree restaurant on Alhambra Ave. in Martinez was closed by the health department this week due to several health code violations, according to the health department’s website.

The violations, according to the health department, include:

  • Minor violation – Wiping cloths; properly used and stored
  • Minor violation – Food storage; food storage containers identified
  • Minor violation – Nonfood contact surfaces clean
  • MAJOR violation – Hands clean and properly washed; proper glove use
  • Minor violation – Personal cleanliness and hair restraints
  • MAJOR violation – Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized
  • Minor violation – Food separated and protected
  • Minor violation – Floors, walls and ceiling: built, maintained and clean
  • Minor violation – No unapproved sleeping quarters
  • Minor violation – Demonstration of knowledge
  • Minor violation – Premises; personal/cleaning items; vermin proofing
  • Minor violation – Ware wash facilities: installed, maintained, used; test strips
  • MAJOR violation – No insects, rodents, birds or animals present
  • Minor violation – Approved thawing methods in use
  • Minor violation – Signs posted; last inspection report available
  • Minor violation – Equipment/utensils-approved; installed; clean; good repair; capacity (e.g. sinks, CO2tanks, etc)
  • Minor violation – Adequate ventilation and lighting; designated areas, use

It’s unknown when they’ll reopen.

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Dorothy February 13, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Another “I won’t go there” bites the dust. Too bad.

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Suzanne February 13, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Holy crap! Places like this give me the heebie jeebies. Glad I never ate there!

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Sam February 13, 2018 at 2:48 PM

That’s it, not going out to restaurants anymore. Can’t trust any of them.

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RANDOM TASK February 13, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Shut em down if you can’t keep it clean you lose it

Bad standards are not taken car of easily they are direct result of owner /manager and rarely get solved even so never eat at a shut down place reopened just not going to

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Oracle February 13, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Ridiculous that this is even a problem. Disgusting. Will not go there ever.

Many places need to be shut down because of this. Agree with Random Task.

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Pony February 13, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Maybe we need of places that are clean. It will surely be much shorter.

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Pony February 13, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Even with time to proof read I still leave out words. * we need a list of places. Smh

Mika February 13, 2018 at 9:55 PM

Sleeping quarters? Was someone living there? Too bad, they had good food.

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Greg94528 February 14, 2018 at 7:21 AM

Oh darn. There goes our Valentine’s dinner plans up in Martinez.

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Sign from Above February 14, 2018 at 7:53 AM

Seems like the County Health Department has really stepped up its game. A lot of restaurants are being shut down lately. Great job!

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tita February 14, 2018 at 10:23 AM

Why don’t the health dept ever do a check on the small rest.across from The Grand Casino? Try driving behind the shopping center and check out the dirty kitchens that almost always have the back door open…look at all the trash…how did they ever get a lic. in the first place? The Korean and Vietnam places the worst.

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Cowellian February 14, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Claycord has a link, so you may check inspection results for yourself:
hsdmobile.cchealth.org/ffinspectionsearch

Virginia Hills Restaurants February 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Subway next door has been closed for months. Old Round Table converted to several commercial spaces (still vacant). Thai Tree was also closed previously due to la arge fire. Prayers to El Mariachi – awesome Mexican food next door.

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Nick H February 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM

These restaurants are grimy and very unhealthy.

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Jess February 15, 2018 at 11:43 PM

Oh no! That’s a shame. The very first time I went there, I loved it. Great food to professional waitstaff. But the second time, it was a mess! A staff member (or owner?) had her infant attached to her front while she cleaned our table. The children of the staff/owners had toys that were on the floor of the restaurant. And the place was packed and no one was eating because the kitchen couldn’t handle the load.
I had been a regular to that particular location since I moved to Contra Costa, seen many, many restaurants come and go in that very spot. Aoi Umi was my favorite of the bunch.

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