Long-time Atlanta restaurant fails second health inspection in seven months

ATLANTA — A long-time Atlanta restaurant failed its second health inspection in seven months.

Inspectors say they found rodent droppings at Hong Kong Harbor on Cheshire Bridge Road.

The restaurant’s manager was surprised that points were taken off because a worker had a soda in the prep area. She says all the violations have now been addressed.

Manager Ping Lim said everything has been cleaned up and she invited one of our photographers into the kitchen to take pictures.

This month Hong Kong Harbor failed a health inspection with a score of 41.


One violation included rodent droppings in drawers with utensils, on prep top counters and on food contact surfaces. Lim says earlier this month, for the first time she saw a rat in the restaurant.

Channel 2's Carol Sbarge asked Lim if she was surprised. She said yes and said it scared her. Lim told Sbarge she doesn't know where the rat came from. She says an exterminator comes monthly but she had them come again last week.

Other health inspection violations included a spider crawling on a food slicer, dishes stored as clean with food debris on them and a back door with large holes in the frame that could’ve allowed rodents or pests in.

Lim says the door is now repaired. We first reported on this restaurant in September when they failed with a 63. On the re-inspection they got a 95.

Since Hong Kong Harbor had two failures it had to schedule an intervention hearing with the Fulton County Health Department.

A re-inspection will be done this month. Lim says she and the staff have been working until 1 in the morning each day to clean and fix everything.