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New downtown restaurant already having trouble with health department

A new downtown Columbus restaurant is off to a rough start with the health department. 

Since it opened four months ago, Haveli Bistro, 185 N. High Street, has had four inspections for a total of 13 critical violations. Recently, the Columbus Public Health Department slapped the infamous yellow sticker on its door. It means the business has failed to correct repeat critical violations, and remains under increased monitoring. 

Recent critical violations include: 

  • Expired containers of food.
  • Utensils not properly sanitized.
  • Foods improperly cooled. 

The restaurant's manager told NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi, "We are working with the health department, and taking the necessary steps to correct the violations." 

The recipient of this week's NBC 4 Up to Code Award for a string of flawless inspections? Indochine Cafe, 561 South Hamilton Road, Whitehall. 

Indochine Cafe specializes in Vietnamese and Laotian food. 


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