According to its website, the Southern Nevada Health District ordered the Panda Garden Asian food restaurant closed on April 19 based on a routine food inspection that found severe violations of food handling requirements.
The popular restaurant located at 12 W. Mesquite Blvd. had a history of poor grades on previous inspections dating back as far as 2005. Most recently the restaurant received a “B” grade on two previous occasions in August and January 2017 and a “C” grade with 39 demerits in January 2016.
According to the Health District’s online report the restaurant’s inspection last week found violations of food wholesome, not spoiled, contaminated, or adulterated; food protected from potential contamination during storage and preparation; effective pest control measures, animals restricted as required; and grade/card signs posted, consumer advisory.
A restaurant employee was seen removing supplies from the building on Monday afternoon but refused comment. The restaurant has posted a for sale sign on the front entrance.