These food establishments were closed for health code violations. The list, compiled from health department reports, reflects actions taken by the health departments through Monday. View Virginia restaurant inspection reports at


Aabshaar Sweets Restaurant

6550 Backlick Rd., Springfield

Closed Aug. 5 because of unsanitary conditions associated with inadequate refrigeration. Reopened Aug. 11.

Bowl America

6450 Edsall Rd., Alexandria

Food service closed Aug. 11 because of unsanitary conditions. Reopened the same day.

International House of Pancakes

7694 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria

Closed Aug. 9 because of unsanitary conditions and a lack of hot water. Reopened the same day.

Oriental Express

6063 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville

Closed Aug. 12 because of a roach infestation. Reopened Aug. 13.

Outback Steakhouse

9579 Braddock Rd., Fairfax

Closed Aug. 8 because of inadequate refrigeration. Reopened Aug. 9.

Pasta Pizza Stop

6410 Landsdowne Center Dr., Alexandria

Closed Aug. 11 because of a roach infestation.

Shiney's Sweets and Restaurant

4231-D Markham St., Annandale

Closed Aug. 4 because of unsanitary conditions. Reopened Aug. 10.

Sichuan Cafe

6351 Rolling Rd., Springfield

Closed Aug. 8 because of a roach infestation and a lack of hot water. Reopened Aug. 9.


10760 Lee Hwy., Fairfax

Closed Aug. 10 for not having a certified food manager. Reopened the same day.

The District

B & J Carryout

238 Rhode Island Ave. NW

Closed July 27 because of inadequate hand-washing facilities, insufficient plumbing, unsuitable food contact surfaces, inadequate temperatures of refrigerated and frozen foods, rodents, inadequate and unclean storage areas and improper operating methods.


Shin Shin Carry Out

6120 Marlboro Pike, District Heights

Closed Aug. 9 for failing to comply with health department requirements.

Video Warehouse

6471 Marlboro Pike, District Heights

Food service closed July 29 because of a failure to correct violations.

-- Compiled by BRUCE C.T. WRIGHT