Vancouver's public health inspectors, also known as environmental health officers, are regularly checking restaurants and food facilities for restaurant and food safety. Every year, according to the Vancouver Coastal Health, they conduct over a whopping 16,000 inspections of food-related establishments, such as restaurants, food facilities and stores. On top of that, the public health inspectors also educate both food handlers and consumers about how to safely handle food practices.

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It's public information, which is provided on the Vancouver Coastal Health website, to find out which restaurants have been issued a fine, when it happened and for what specific reason. 

Considering how many restaurants are in Vancouver, this list does represent a relatively small portion of Vancouver's food scene, but on the other hand, there are several popular places that you've probably eaten at before that have made the list. You might be pretty surprised to find some of these restaurants on the list, and if you want to check out for which offense and when, you can visit their website. 

Before you get super freaked out though, keep in mind though that these infractions can range in severity, and some restaurants only have one minor infraction. Examples of frequent infractions in Vancouver for 2018 are heat/smoke/water damage, lack of hot water, unsanitary conditions, rodent or pest infestations and improper dishwashing and glass washing – definitely not things you want at the restaurant you're dining at. 

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If you want to know the full list of infractions for each restaurant as well as when they were guilty of the offence, you can check out the full list and information of 2018 restaurant closures in Vancouver from Vancouver Coastal Health here. The full list that we linked also includes other districts in the Greater Vancouver Area, such as Richmond and the Coast Garibaldi region.

Please note that this list includes only the restaurants listed by the Vancouver Coastal Health for 2018 that were shut down due to their infractions. Here are all the restaurants who have violated restaurant and food safety in 2018 in Vancouver.  

All Basha Food 

Where: 1399 Commercial Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Kitaya Japanese Restaurant

Where: 1088 Denman St

Number of Infractions: 2

Kuma Izakaya

Where: 1233 Hamilton St

Number of Infractions: 1

Ho Yuen Kee Restaurant

Where: 6236 Fraser St

Number of Infractions: 2

Jarrito Loca Tacos

Where: 1707 Kingsway

Number of Infractions: 2

Hyde Urban Bistro

Where: 2960 Main St

Number of Infractions: 2

East Van Pizza

Where: 1417 Commercial Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Ideal Workshop Ltd, Wing Hing Bbq & Meats

Where: 5872 Victoria DR

Number of Infractions: 2

Dhaliwal Sweets

Where: 6555 Fraser St

Number of Infractions: 2

Natureway Organic Market

Where: 101-1050 Kingsway

Number of Infractions: 2

Original Tandoori Kitchen

Where: 7215 Main St

Number of Infractions: 1

Chong’s Wun Tun House

Where: 2532 Kingsway

Number of Infractions: 1

Camy's Pizza

Where: 5688 Fraser St

Number of Infractions: 1

Tatsu Japanese Bistro

Where: 1441 Commercial Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Dosa Factory Restaurant

Where: 1345 Kingsway

Number of Infractions: 2

Urban Thai Bistro

Where: 1114 Hamilton St

Number of Infractions: 1

Polonia Sausage House Ltd – Food Service Establishment & Processor

Where: 2434 E Hastings St

Number of Infractions: 1

Jin Sui Xiang Bakery Ltd

Where: 5823 Victoria Dr

Number of Infractions: 1

Harambe Restaurant

Where: 2149 Commercial Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Pho Long Vietnamese Cuisine

Where: 3370 Fraser St

Number of Infractions: 1

Shishinori

Where: 2328 Cambie St

Number of Infractions: 1

Black Rook Bakehouse

Where: 2474 East Hastings St

Number of Infractions: 2

K Good Produce

Where: 5733 Victoria Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Pane E Formaggio

Where: 1529 E Pender St

Number of Infractions: 2

Sing Kee Restaurant

Where: 3479 Kingsway

Number of Infractions: 2

Royal Seoul House Korean

Where: #100-1215 West Broadway

Number of Infractions: 1

Adesso Bistro

Where: 1906 Haro St

Number of Infractions: 1

Curry Zone

Where: 2671 East Hastings St

Number of Infractions: 1

Cactus Club Café

Where: 1085 Canada Pl

Number of Infractions: 1

Red Racer

Where: 871 Beatty St

Number of Infractions: 1

JJ Bean – Manufacturing Bakery

Where: 460 Railway St

Number of Infractions: 2

Kwong Chow Congee And Noodle House

Where: 3163 Main St

Number of Infractions: 1

New India Buffet And Restaurant Ltd

Where: 901 West Broadway

Number of Infractions: 1

Plato Filipino

Where: 5175 Joyce St

Number of Infractions: 3

Soup Zone

Where: 505-595 Burrard St

Number of Infractions: 3

Press Box Vancouver

Where: 2889 East Hastings St

Number of Infractions: 2

12 Kings Pub

Where: 395 Kingsway

Number of Infractions:

Lucky Dragon Palace

Where: 5822 Victoria Dr

Number of Infractions: 2

Thai Town Restaurant

Where: 2015-88 West Pender St

Number of Infractions: 2

The Factory

Where: 1017 Granville St

Number of Infractions: 1

Accent Cruises

Where: 1698 Duranleau St

Number of Infractions: 5

Caribbean Hut

Where: 1117 Hornby St

Number of Infractions: 2

Saigon Venture Restaurant

Where: 1310 Burrard St

Number of Infractions: 1

Sushi Coen

Where: 1306 Burrard St

Number of Infractions: 2

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