SARASOTA, Florida- Regular customers say they've never noticed any problems, but a state health inspector reported finding a whole list of problems inside Sarasota's China One restaurant on North Lime Avenue and Fruitville Road.
The establishment is located in the Colonial Village Shopping Center and advertises a $6.25 buffet.
"It's delicious," said regular customer Linda Rucker.
But a state health inspector also visited the restaurant, closing the place down with 22 violations in December.
PHOTOS: Inside China 1
The problems included raw meat not properly separated with raw chicken right on top of the pork, no soap at an employee hand sink, employee shoes left in a food storage area and roach activity- with 10 live and 50 dead bugs found throughout kitchen.
The inspector also reported they did not have proof of required employee training, or a copy of the restaurant's latest inspection report- which is required by law.
"That's just nasty," said Angela Carroll. "Filth!"
"I heard that before about roaches being in the food," said Carroll of the restaurant's reputation. "That's why I never ate there honestly."
But other customers, including Rucker, disagreed saying they eat at the restaurant often, and have never had a problem.
"I mean its Florida... there's bugs," she said. "So yeah, I'd like for them not to have roaches, but how is it possible in Florida not to have roaches?"
Last week we followed up on the state's emergency closure, visiting the restaurant and asking management what had been done to correct the issues.
"My English is no good," said one employee who had trouble understanding our questions.
When we asked for permission to take a look in the kitchen, the employee responded with a smile, "No!".
And while we were unable to inspect this restaurant's kitchen, the manager did provide a copy of his latest inspection.
We also found what appeared to be a smashed bug on the wall in the dining room.
China One has since been cleared to reopen by the state. If you'd like to take a look at the establishment's full inspection history, click here.
If you have a restaurant you'd like 10 News to check out, e-mail 10 News investigator Beau Zimmer at RedAlert@wtsp.com.
You may also like...
Weird Florida: A look back at some of the strangest stories of the year
Miracle Baby: Tampa toddler has 5-organ transplant
Broke Bad: Contest winner busted in synthetic drug ring
Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary
Fake Cop: Man arrested 3 times for impersonating officer
Animal tragedy: Girl's miniature horse attacked by dogs
#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights
Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children
Popular photo galleries:
Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers
Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos
Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant
Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***
Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole
Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here
Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here
Beau Zimmer, 10 News