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Bellevue Din Tai Fung Nearly Shut Down for Unsatisfactory Health Inspection

The soup dumpling giant has a health inspection problem

Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung

Bellevue's branch of the Din Tai Fung soup dumpling chain received an unsatisfactory health inspection last week and was nearly shut down, according to The Bellevue Reporter. The Bellevue Burgermaster also got into some hot water when health inspectors made their rounds.

Din Tai Fung was cited on April 4 for multiple issues found to be unsatisfactory, tallying 103 points total in its report. Health inspection reports are like golf; a higher score is not what you're aiming for. Among the violations were cooling procedures, hand washing, and more. Burgermaster received 60 points in citation.

This particular Din Tai Fung location has earned several unsatisfactory health inspections since it opened in 2010, though the latest one is the most egregious. The restaurant will be reinspected within 14 days to make sure its violations have been corrected.

Din Tai Fung is wildly popular, often drawing lines before it even opens. The Taiwan-based chain also operates a location in the University Village and is opening another in the Pacific Place shopping mall downtown this year.

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