Asakusa: 'Determined to Keep Bugs Out

Published 02/28 2014 09:48PM

Updated 03/03 2014 08:19AM


A total of 15 restaurants in Allen County have been shut down by the health department this year.  

Asakusa, Lima Road, had its doors closed due to cockroaches found throughout the restaurant.

Friday, the manager of Asakusa openened up her kitchen to our cameras to show that they have cleaned up and are determined to keep the pests out.

Cockroaches on glue traps and dirt lining the walls, those are just some of the pictures taken by health inspectors when they shutdown Asakusa on Monday. 

Britney Pape, assistant manager, says the reason for all the violations is a combination of events, The cold weather, an old building and a cleaning regimen that just wasn’t getting the job done.

Asakusa is now back in business and wants you to know that they are determined to prevent another bug from entering the restaurant.

A deluxe cleaning, new base boards and improved appliances has the owners at Asakusa confident that they now have the problem under control. 

“Just because we are closed doesn't mean we are a bad restaurant.  We hold ourselves to very high standards.  We care a lot about our customers and what they think about us.  We care about our food and what our kitchen looks like,” said Pape. 

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