Kitchen Cops 1/10/13

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Submitted: Fri, 01/11/2013 - 2:21am
Updated: Fri, 01/11/2013 - 2:33am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In Kitchen Cops we have some low performers.

We start at the China Buffet 3606 Market Street in Wilmington.
Inspectors found:
Live roaches.
Need to remove dead roaches.
Raw food stored beside and above cooked food.
Non approved equipment.
Several areas in need of cleaning, and many other violations.
All in all a very low 77 for the China Buffet.

On to The Basics downtown at 319 N. Front Street in Wilmington.
Inspectors found:
The need to clean all food containers.
The processor was stored dirty.
The manager did not have current Servsafe certification, and other violations.
A low total 84 for The Basics.


  • Why? says:

    Why are showing us Kitchen Cops on your Website for ratings in January and its NOW October? Plus the one above is closed and has been for months.
    Why not put information on local restaurants and their ratings in a more timely manner or not do it at all!!!

  • ann says:

    I have been going to basics off and on for almost 6 months. I know they closed down in November to do a deep cleaning. If anything they should have gotten a way higher score. Me and my coworkers will NOT be going back.

  • RSimmons says:

    I haven’t been there since last summer. My wife observed they were not excelling in cleanliness just from the dining room side alone. I never noticed it until she brought it up. We haven’t been back. The violations are not terrible but it does show they need to make some fundamental changes to their sanitation routine.

  • CM says:

    I wish people would stop patronizing these unhealthy establishments that market overcooked pieces of dark meat swimming in sugar sauce as “Chinese” food. Go to Schezuan 132, or Double Happiness, or other places that aren’t McChinese take-outs or buffets. More authentic Chinese cuisine is a lot healthier and a lot tastier for you. Think beyond Beef with Broccoli or Orange Chicken and discover something better.

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