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New Imperial Palace Closed, Opened

The Chinese buffet-style restaurant, New Imperial Palace Restaurant has closed… er, rather, it’s been closed, forcefully. That was on May 13th. A day later, it was re-opened. This was all due to a Alberta Health Services inspection whereby 36 separate points against its facilities were raised on an inspection on May 12th. It was a pretty grim list of gross things going on as shown in the Executive Officer’s Order PDF. After you read through it, I would also like to mention that ALL of the problems have been resolved as shown in the re-inspection on May 14th.

To me, it seems like that was a lot of stuff to solve in just a single day? However, I trust the re-inspection fully and would feel safe to eat there again… that is, if I wanted to. I’ve been there about three times and while it was “decent”, it has nothing on Medicine Hat Buffet especially if you are looking for that type of thing. To most people, after reading this, they will be spoiled on the idea of the restaurant forever, which sealed the fate for a similarly closed restaurant, Menggu Grill which faced a similar inspection closing and re-opening.

New Imperial Palace Restaurant’s full history of inspections

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2 Responses to “New Imperial Palace Closed, Opened”

  1. May 20th, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    J B says:

    It is not possible for a place to be closed and reopened in one day.Can anybody get an exterminator in that short of time to do anything but a consult. Can they get all the mice/rats /rodents out , including exterminated ones in that short of time. I wouldn’t eat so quickly after anyplace where toxic chemicals have been sprayed around food. They probably swept away the feces and put away the food and stored it properly for the inspectors 2nd visit, bought a dollar store soap and paper towel for the handwashing stations…presto! back in business. I can say without a doubt…I will not be eating there ever!

  2. May 20th, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Sean says:

    I have never been to Imperial Palace, but I have been to Quiznos, Samir’s and Original Joes many times. If one restaurant on that strip has rodents, then the others, especially the closer ones, could perhaps as well?

    Just because a restaurant has had rodents doesn’t mean they can’t turn themselves around. I would not limit my dining experience to a one time thing. The Galaxy Cinema in the past, for instance, has had a number of issues listed on the Alberta Health Services site about sewage in the concession, and hundreds of people still go back there daily.

    I would rather have rodent droppings on the floor than eat at McDonalds or some equally bad place.

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