Chinese Restaurant on Capitol Hill Reopens After Rodent Infestation, D.C. Health Agency Says

by Andrew Ramonas August 31, 2015 at 11:55 am 2 Comments

Hunan DynastyA Chinese restaurant about two blocks from the U.S. Capitol is now open following a D.C. food safety and hygiene inspection that uncovered a “heavy” rodent infestation last week, according to the D.C. Department of Health.

Hunan Dynasty at 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE passed a DOH follow-up inspection Friday after an agency inspector closed it Tuesday, allowing it to reopen.

The inspector on Tuesday discovered rodent droppings on a table by the eatery’s microwave, beneath its cook line equipment and on other kitchen equipment, according to a recently released DOH report.

The restaurant also had blocked hand-washing sinks without soap, “excessively unclean” shelving in its walk-in cooler and “encrusted debris and heavy buildup of grease” on cooking equipment exteriors, among other issues, the report says.

A Hunan Dynasty manager wasn’t immediately available to comment.


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