The Hawaii Department of Health posted a red “Closed” placard at Paddlers Restaurant and Bar in Kaunakakai for pest infestation and maintenance issues.
An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on May 7, 2019 in response to a complaint and based on violations found during earlier health inspections.
A red placard has been posted at the establishment to protect public health.
During yesterday’s inspection, extensive roach infestation was found in the kitchen area and in food, on gloves and other items used in food preparation.
The closure of Paddlers Restaurant and Bar and the suspension of its food service permit will remain in effect until the establishment passes a follow-up health inspection and receives DOH approval to reopen.