Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

The O.C. Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of Aug. 20 to Aug. 28. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved.



  • Tustin Carniceria, 15822 Pasadena Ave., Tustin, Closed: Aug. 25, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 27
  • Thai 1, 560 W. 19th St., Suite C, Costa Mesa, Closed: Aug. 25, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 26
  • Vitaly, 2937 Bristol St., Suite B-103, Costa Mesa, Closed: Aug. 25, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 26
  • Rincon de Guanajuato, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite A, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • China West Express, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite E, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • Kairakutei, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite L, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • El Habanero Mexican Food, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite D, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • Paleteria Azteca, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite G, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • Sushi Bear, 17292 McFadden Ave., Suite B, Tustin, Closed: Aug. 23, Reason: Sewage overflow, Reopened: Aug. 24
  • Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar, 22195 El Paseo, Suite 110, Rancho Santa Margarita, Closed: Aug. 26, Reason: Rodent infestation, Reopened: Aug. 27
  • Flame Broiler, 1009 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, Closed: Aug. 26, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 27
  • Sessions Sandwiches, 414 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, Closed: Aug. 21, Reason: Rodent infestation, Reopened: Aug. 25
  • Update: Water-mill Rice Cake at 6142 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, which was ordered closed Aug. 20 because of a rodent infestation, was allowed to reopen Aug. 24.
  • Update: Snow Monster at 9600 Bolsa Ave., Suite G, Westminster, which was ordered closed Aug. 19 because of insufficient hot water, was allowed to reopen Aug. 24.
  • Update: Big Chopsticks at 1089 Baker St., Suite C, Costa Mesa, which was ordered closed Aug. 18 because of sewage overflow, was allowed to reopen Aug. 24.
  • Update: MaDee Thai Kitchen at 401 E. 17th St., Suite C, Costa Mesa, which was ordered closed Aug. 14 because of a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen Aug. 24.

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10 thoughts on “This week’s Cochino List includes 7 eateries in Tustin”
    1. You are correct The headline said the list included 9 in Tustin. That does not mean that those were the only ones on the list.

      1. Perhaps our math is off…but, we only found 7 in Tustin.
        1. Tustin Carniceria
        2. Rincon de Guanajuat
        3. China West Express
        4. Kairakutei
        5. El Habanero Mexican Food
        6. Paleteria Azteca
        7. Sushi Bear

        All the rest are in Costa Mesa (2), Rancho Santa Margarita (1), Anaheim (1) and Huntington Beach (1). Unless they changed things…none of those are in Tustin. So, either 2 are missing…or there were only 7 IN Tustin. Either way, something isn’t right.

        1. Is so unfair to kairakutei, I dine with them for so many years and because property incident you have on this list, I wish the best and keep dinning with them especially on this hard times
          Love Kairakutei!!!

          1. REASON FOR CLOSURE: Sewage overflow from cleanout from building. And they were able to open back up the next day. Health departments are very nitpicking about things, as they should be. Would you want a bunch of Cici’s Pizzas around? The one in Riverside County got closed down. For one thing, the place was dirty and unsanitary. Some friends in Lincoln, Nebraska said that the one there is dirty and unsanitary, too. Yet, there are people who absolutely LOVE Cici’s…even though the place is always dirty. We don’t know anyone that likes them.

    1. Not quite. 6 are. There is an apartment complex and a few blocks of houses in between those and the one place on Pasadena.

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