Restaurant inspections in San Bernardino County, Jan. 28 through Feb. 28. 3 – Sun of San Bernardino

Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily closed due to imminent health risks between January 28 and February 3, 2022. If no reopening date is listed, the The agency had not listed this establishment as reopened as of this release.

ivory thai kitchen, 924 N. Central Ave., Highlands

  • Firm: February 1st
  • Class: 73/C
  • Raison: Rodent infestation, no hot water. The inspector visited following a complaint from someone who said they saw a cockroach on his plate. The owner disputed that the insect was a cockroach and said the restaurant does not currently have pest control services. The inspector did not notice any cockroaches or other insects, but did find fresh, dry rodent droppings in several places, including under the fryer, under shelves where clean utensils are stored, and in the dining area . Also, the restaurant had no hot water; the owner said the water heater was in poor condition. There was one other critical violation, for several large boxes of oyster sauce with severe dents on the seams, and 11 lesser violations.

Tropical Smoothie Coffee, 12799 Foothill Blvd. Suite A, Rancho Cucamonga

  • Firm: January 28
  • Class: 90/A
  • Raison: No hot water. There was another critical violation, with some foods being at unsafe temperatures in a small fridge.
  • Reopened: January 31 after hot water is restored

KFC/Taco Bell, 9619 Sheepcreek Road, Phelan

  • Firm: January 27
  • Class: 92/A
  • Raison: Sewage overflow. The restaurant was closed twice last year because the septic tank overflowed, and the health department recently received another complaint that it was happening again. The manager told the inspector that the overflows were an ongoing problem despite the system having been serviced several times. When a sink in the restaurant was emptied, sewage flowed from the septic tank to a dirt lot to the east of the establishment, the inspector reported.
  • Reopened: January 28 after the installation of a new pump in the septic tank. An inspector visited again on February 1 and saw no overflow when sinks were emptied or toilets flushed. The restaurant was told it should automatically close if the overflows happen again and report it to the health department.

Non-closing note checks

Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t shut down but had other significant issues.

MGM Burgers, at 11515 Cedar Ave. in Bloomington, was inspected on February 2 and received a rating of 76/C with two critical infractions. There was mud and black mold in the ice machine, dripping in the ice. Also, bacon cooked three hours earlier was not kept warm. Among the other 10 violations were 30-40 old rodent droppings on shelves in a storage area (not contaminating any food). The inspector said a thorough search showed no signs of an active infestation, but planned to return to make sure. The restaurant had already received two B ratings since 2019.

panda paradise, at 2012 N. Riverside Ave. Suite L in Rialto, was inspected on February 2 in response to a complaint alleging unspecified health code violations. It received a rating of 82/B with a critical infraction for food contact surfaces not being clean: the inspector found “severe” mold buildup in the ice maker, contaminating the ice, and there was old food debris on the meat slicer, meat grinder and large blender. Among the other 11 infractions, cooked boba was left at room temperature, cooked chicken and rice were not cooled safely, floors were excessively dirty, and there was a heavy accumulation of dust and substances resembling to mold on certain surfaces in the walk-in refrigerator (the inspector did not note any affected food).

Choperie 363, at 6939 Schaefer Ave. AC Suites in Chino, was inspected Feb. 1 and rated 82/B with two critical violations. One fridge didn’t keep cold and about 100 lbs of food inside had to be thrown out (and two items in another fridge weren’t cold enough either). Also, an employee started preparing food without washing their hands. Of the other six violations, a handwashing sink was in disrepair and taped up, and another lacked soap and paper towels. This is the restaurant’s second B rating in less than a year.

Major Brain Freeze Yogurt, at 27923 Greenspot Road Suite C in Highland, was inspected on January 28 and rated 80/B with two critical violations. There were 59 half-gallon cartons of 59-72 degree frozen yogurt inside two refrigerators that wouldn’t keep cold. Additionally, an employee used hand sanitizer instead of washing their hands. Of the other seven violations, two handwashing sinks were blocked and had no soap or paper towels, and the only toilet in the store was broken. The operator was told they could only offer take-out orders, not a dine-in service, as long as there were no toilets available.

Asian buffet n°1, at 12819 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, which received an 80/B on January 12, requested another inspection. This time, on January 28, he scored an 85/B with a critical violation, for a dozen items at the buffet not being hot enough. Among the other eight violations, the restaurant did not keep track of how long the sushi had been left at room temperature, there was mold in the ice machine (not touching the ice), frozen fish n Wasn’t thawed safely and the owner didn’t know how to cool food safely or the right concentration of sanitizer to clean surfaces. It was the restaurant’s fourth B rating since 2019 and it has been the subject of repeated food safety complaints.

Updates from previous weeks

Mexican cuisine at Abelino’s house, at 652 E. Redlands Blvd. in Redlands, which was closed on January 26 due to a sewage leak, was allowed to reopen on January 27 after a plumber visited and the area cleaned up.

Nonna’s Italian Restaurant, at 1689 W. Kendall Drive Suite H in San Bernardino, which was closed Jan. 19 due to a cockroach and rodent infestation, was allowed to reopen Jan. 27. The inspector found one live nymph cockroach and eight dead cockroaches, but no rodent droppings. Pest control was due to return the following day and another follow-up inspection was scheduled.

About this listing

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants reopen will be included in next week’s list.

All county food facilities are regularly inspected to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A rating (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior”, a B rating (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C rating (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection . A facility will be temporarily shut down if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that cannot be corrected immediately.

For more information on inspections of these restaurants or any restaurant in San Bernardino County, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

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