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9/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Close the doors for good

Seriously, how many times does a local restaurant have to be closed for numerous health code violations before it is forced to remain closed for good.

The now-called "Sushi Buffet" on Kino has been closed previously for health code violations under different names, only to be allowed to open again under a different name "and under new management." Yeah, right. This place has been closed at least three times that I am aware of.

In the KD Miner dated Sept. 11, 2013, another big article about it being closed yet again. This place has been opened as "Super Buffet" and "Palace Buffet." I cannot believe that people continue to eat there after reading about some of the violations.

You couldn't pay me enough money to eat at that place.

Diane Werts

Kingman




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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

" I think all them (thar) anti-government fanatics who think we need no government or smaller government will regret the day we do not inspect our food"

But you said Phoenix had all those cases, 95 according to you, even though they have highly paid govt. employees inspecting food and the places that sell it. So explain how they did NOT prevent those 95 cases.


Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Tried out the new Five Guys hamburger joint today which was opening day. Instead of five guys I counted at least 25 guys.
I have eaten at Five guys before in Phoenix and they are good, but we have lots of burger joints and I think if some entrepreneur would step up and put in a good Chinese buffet it would go over really big, if it was run right with fresh food every day.
Now with the free Obama care to save small businessmen lots of money it should be a snap
(tongue in cheek!)



Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

You would think with all of the vacant buildings in Kingman due to our great economy that some Chinese outfit would come in.
We go to a good one in Bullhead and one in Havasue and can't figure why Kingman can't keep them.
We do have one left in Kingman but my wife got sick there one time from their food and won't go back plus from the looks of the place it is about to fall down.
I have always wondered if Chinese restuarants were not a front for illegals, but who cares anymore with open borders and California becoming a third world country.


Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Article comment by: Frank in Kingman

@ a food enthusiast a food enthusiast
"Sorry Frank, and thanks for putting me in my place, didn't mean to upset you"
How in the world did you read that I was putting you in your place and I was upset? I was stating a fact, period. You need to enroll in a class for people that are easily offended by written facts.
Sorry that your bummed out that it's closed, but they did the right thing in closing him down. No matter where he goes, he'll eventually get shut down.


Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Article comment by: Joker Wilde

Diane, maybe they didn't read about it closing before. Not everyone gets the paper these days.

Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

As I said before, let the KFD use it for practice and burn it to the ground! Problem solved.

Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Any time you dine out you risk food borne illness, just recently a parasitic disease food borne hit 90+ in phoenix, 235+ nation wide, with many needing hospitalization! I think all them anti-government fanatics who think we need no government or smaller government will regret the day we do not inspect our food and one day something really nasty and harmful gets into our food supply! Not having high standards is a recipe for a pandemic!

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Article comment by: a food enthusiast a food enthusiast

Sorry Frank, and thanks for putting me in my place, didn't mean to upset you.. Being how you know more about the place than I do, I will keep my mouth shut on that matter. I loved their food. It was my favorite place to eat when I wanted Chinese food. I am pretty bummed out that it closed....I wish things could of worked out better....It's just to bad....


Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Article comment by: bob bob

I've eaten there 30 or 40 times, never got sick, checked out their kitchen, looks fine. only place in town that knows how to cook chinese.

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Article comment by: Barbara McDaniel

Regarding the letter to the editor published on September 17, I totally agree with you Diane. In fact when my husband read the letter he asked me if I had sent it in and used someone elses name! Are we sisters from a different mister? My husband suggested that we meet for lunch, just not at First Sushi Buffet!
Barbara McDaniel
Kingman


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Article comment by: Frank in Kingman

@ a food enthusiast a food enthusiast,
What makes you think the guy that ran the place quit? I know the owner and he never quit. I could say a lot of things on how that place was run, but I don't want to end up in court. This restaurant is also not the first one he has had shut down. He had one in LA before he came here.

On running it alone... The second time he opened, he had a new partner, a local guy that had a small restaurant in town. He was in charge of the kitchen and by the way if it means anything, he was a white guy. I don't know if he was still around when they opened the third time, but if your shut down two times, don't bother trying any more, you'll never learn.



Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Article comment by: Frank in Kingman

The city is the process of revoking their license.

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Article comment by: a food enthusiast a food enthusiast

It's a total shame. This town loves Chinese Food, at least I know I do. We really needed something like that in Kingman. So sad that House of Chan left. Now this....I Want Chinese food. I love it.....The guy that kept things up left the place. He quit! He was running it pretty good I thought. So without him I watched it go down the tubes. HE COULDN'T DO IT ALONE.....The guy out in the front didn't have good working ethics. As for in the kitchen, who knows....Slowly but sure as we all saw the reports in the newspaper it was going to drown, and it did. Sure gonna miss that place....I really loved their food .To bad they didn't know what the heck they were doing.....They actually had a gold mine there. They just don't know how to run a restaurant...

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

For once, I agree somewhat with OKR.

If the owners want to pull the "under new management - we sold it to our brother!" trick, then the market is the only remaining option.

Each new "manager" has the right to try and pull the place out of the gutter.


Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

That is the beauty of a free market. You have the option of not eating there. If enough people exercise that option, the place will go out of business.

As for the people who continue to eat there, they either don't read the paper, don't bother to check out the health dept. rating that must be posted in view at the restaurant, or they don't care about the violations. If there are enough of them the business will be able to afford to stay open.

Whether the place stays open or not, no one is forcing you to eat there. I am all for the power of information and free choice. Not the power of the government hammer.




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