Another restaurant on Maui has been issued a red "Closed" placard for extensive rodent and pest infestation.

An inspection was conducted Monday at Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Kahului in response to an anonymous customer complaint.

During the inspection, officials observed rat droppings on numerous surfaces, including places where food is prepared. Pockets of roaches were also observed.


Due to the extent of the infestation, the owner voluntarily closed the restaurant and a red placard was posted.

Other food safety violations observed included:

  • Unsafe cold-holding temperatures
  • Food not protected from cross-contamination
  • Improper thawing
  • Mold growth in an ice machine on the food contact surfaces

Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar will remain closed until the restaurant completes required actions, passes a follow-up inspection and received DOH approval to reopen.

The follow-up inspection is scheduled for this Thursday.