Health Department Closes El Castillo De Jagua on Grand Street

El Castillo de Jagua, 521 Grand Street.

El Castillo, de Jagua, the Dominican restaurant at 521 Grand Street, was shuttered by the Department of Health yesterday.  A yellow notice on the window this afternoon reads, “Closed by Order of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene.”  There’s no indication of the closure on the Department of Health’s web site. Sometimes it takes a day or two for the online database to be updated.  El Castillo has received “A” letter grades in previous inspections. The restaurant’s other location at 113 Rivington remains open.

Health Department Closes Nagasaki Sushi on Eldridge Street

Nagasaki Sushi, 109 Eldridge Street. Photo by RK Chin.

The New York City Health Department has closed Nagasaki Sushi at 109 Eldridge Street. In an inspection this past Wednesday, the popular spot for inexpensive rolls racked up 80 violation points.

Among the “critical violations” noted by the inspector: “hot food item not held at or above 140º F,”  “cold food item held above 41º F,” “live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.”  Nagasaki Sushi has done relatively well in past Health Department inspections.  In July of last year, the restaurant recorded 18 violations points.