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Abundance of Mouse Poop Forces Sushi Time To Take A Timeout

On August 17, Columbus Public Health ordered Sushi Time, 2653 N. High St., to close after inspectors eyeballed “large amount of pest droppings” in the restaurant’s dry storage area, beneath shelves and sushi bar, and behind the stove.

Sushi Time, 2653 N. High St.

What’s a large amount of pest droppings, you ask? Well, according to the report, about 250 droppings. (If you’ve ever encountered mouse poop, you realize it is no easy task to count every turd. Kudos to that inspector).

In addition to the mouse poop, inspectors spotted two deceased mice in a pest trap beneath the shelves.

Inspectors also observed “heavy amounts of grease, dirt and food debris” in the interior and exterior of walk-in coolers, cooking equipment, ware wash station, food prep station, sushi bar, sink, bar shelves, and dry storage shelves.

Pictures provided to The Sussi Report by Columbus Public Health.

Copy of August 17 inspection.

Sushi Time _ 8.17.22
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Before it could reopen, Columbus Public Health said Sushi Time had to get the rodents under control. The restaurant addressed the health department’s concerns and, on Monday, was allowed to reopen.

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