Laughlin Buzz

Jun 15, 2016

Minato Restaurant and Sushi Bar hit with poor health inspection

Laughlin, NV

Southern Nevada Health District - Restaurant Inspection

Minato Restaurant
Minato Sushi Bar 
2311 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV

Minato received an a inspection on June 9, 2016 for both their restaurant and their sushi bar.

Both received a B grade with 20 demerits for multiple violations.

First the restaurant:

Violations are listed below, and include keeping food protected from contamination, handwashing facilities, having a person in charge with knowledgeable/management certificaiton, plus many others. 

The Sushi Bar inside Minatos: 

The Minato Sushi Bar is listed on the SNHD website as approved to open on 7-2-2015.  

Violations for the June 8, 2016 inspection are listed below. 

We are unaware if Minato has changed ownership or just a name change.  Previously, in the Southern Nevada Health District  reporting they were listed as Minato Japanese and Korean Restaurant. Under that name they had a terrible inspection in 2014, and were one demerit short of being closed by the SNHD.  

January 29, 2014  Inspection results

Here is our reporting of the 2014 inspection under the former name at the same location.

Plus more info when Action 13 News from Las Vegas visited the Minato after the poor inspection in 2014.

***Be sure to read the information at the end of this article about how the inspection process reporting works.

When re-inspections are posted on the Southern Nevada Health District website we will share them and update this article.   If the establishments contact us and want to comment, we will share those as well.     The SNHD website is 

The SNHD also has an APP where you can check recent inspections.  This is not as robust as the website but is a nice, quick way to check the latest inspection results for an establishment you may planning to dine at.  Remember though, inspection results are not posted in real time.  You can look for the most recent Grade on the certificate posted at the restaurant (as required). 

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*** About the SNHD inspection process:  An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive.  Generally if any grade less than an A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter after correcting any violations.  Keep in mind there is a lag time between when the inspections are performed and
when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website.  A restaurant may have been inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer view-able.

*All content in this blog post are presented for informational purposes only and uses data taken from the Southern Nevada Health District website.   We received no compensation from the properties or restaurants in this blog post and are not in any way affiliated with them.  

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