Hokkaido Seafood Buffet in Newport Beach recently closed temporarily after county health inspectors found evidence of rodents in the building.
During a routine inspection on Feb. 5, Hokkaido Seafood Buffet was cited for six major violations and 11 minor violations. According to the health report, inspectors observed rat droppings "in the cabinet below the sushi preparation area of the buffet line," and "on the floor in the dry plate/utensil area," among other places in the restaurant.
- Read the full inspection report here.
Hokkaido Seafood Buffet was allowed to reopen after passing a follow-up inspection.
Hokkaido Seafood Buffet is located at 4200 Scott Dr. in Newport Beach.