A Lexington restaurant closed Wednesday after scoring a 59 on its Fayette County Health Department inspection.
Yamamoto Japanese Grill & Sushi, 130 West Tiverton Way in south Lexington, was closed after a health department inspection cited it for violations including:
■ Potentially hazardous food not date-marked
■ Raw chicken thawing at room temperature
■ Sushi chef preparing sushi without gloves
■ Cloth aprons used to cover steak and vegetables
■ No hand towels at hand sink
■ Ceiling tiles broken
■ Spray bottles not labeled, unapproved bug spray in kitchen
■ No certified food manager present
The restaurant will remain closed until at least Tuesday, pending a conference with the owners addressing the restaurant's deficiencies.
The restaurant had received a 99 at a previous inspection in December.