Middle Kingdom

★★★☆☆
  • 332 S Main St

    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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  • 734-668-6638

About Middle Kingdom

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9pm

Food

Food
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The following were violations cited by the local code department of Ann Arbor since 11/2007:

OBSERVED 1) STAFF ONLY RINSING OUT THE REMOVABLE LINER FOR THE RICE WARMER PRIOR TO REUSING THE CONTAINER. CORRECTED BY PROPERLY WASHING AND SANITIZING THE CONTAINER. 2) OBSERVED SOME RESIDUAL CHICKEN RESIDUE ON SEVERAL AREAS OF THE CHICKEN SLICER IN THE BASEMENT. CORRECTED BY RECLEANING AND SANITIZING THE SLICER. PLEASE ENSURE STAFF REMOVE ALL OF FOOD DEBRIS PRIOR TO RINSING AND SANITIZING. 3) SEVERAL KNIVES, PLATES AND METAL INSERT PANS.

OBSERVED COOKED RICE IN THE UNPLUGGED RICE WARMER AT 110 TO 114F. STAFF WERE GOING TO USE THIS RICE FOR PREPARING FRIED RICE THIS MORNING. CORRECTED BY DISCARDING THE RICE. IF YOU WISH TO USE DAY-OLD RICE FOR FRIED RICE THE RICE MUST REMAIN HOT ALL NIGHT (ABOVE 140F), OR PROPERLY COOL THE RICE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT AND REHEAT IT THEN NEXT MORNING WHEN PREPARING THE FRIED RICE.

OBSERVED SOME MOLD GROWTH AND DAMAGED EVAPORATOR COIL FINS IN THE WALK IN COOLER COOLING SYSTEM. PLEASE CLEAN AND/OR REPAIR/REPLACE AS NEEDED TO INCREASE AIR FLOW THROUGH THIS UNIT. ALSO, ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT AS NEEDED TO SLIGHTLY REDUCE THE COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURE.

OBSERVED MANY (20+) CONTAINERS OF FOOD, SPICES, (SUCH AS GINGER, DRY RICE NOODLES, CASHEWS, HOT SAUCE, SUGAR, MSG), NOT REQUIRING REFRIGERATION, THAT WERE STORED UNCOVERED DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. PLEASE ENSURE STAFF ARE COVERING ALL FOOD CONTAINERS WITH COVERS OR PLASTIC WRAP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.

1) OBSERVED MANY UNCLEAN UTENSILS (KITCHEN SCISSORS, KNIVES, AND FISH SCALERS) STORED STORED ON A MAGNETIC SHELF AND SOME HOOKS ABOVE THE THREE COMPARTMENT SINK, AND 2) NEARLY ALL OF THE FOOD CONTAINERS (POTS, PANS, BOWLS, ETC.) INSPECTED THAT WERE STORED ON THE TOP OF A STAINLESS STEEL COUNTER WERE OBSERVED WITH OLD FOOD DEBRIS RESIDUE. ALL CORRECTED BY SCRUBBING AND REWASHING IN THE DISHWASHER.

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★★☆☆☆

The following were violations cited by the local code department of Ann Arbor since 11/2007:

OBSERVED 1) STAFF ONLY RINSING OUT THE REMOVABLE LINER FOR THE RICE WARMER PRIOR TO REUSING THE CONTAINER. CORRECTED BY PROPERLY WASHING AND SANITIZING THE CONTAINER. 2) OBSERVED SOME RESIDUAL CHICKEN RESIDUE ON SEVERAL AREAS OF THE CHICKEN SLICER IN THE BASEMENT. CORRECTED BY RECLEANING AND SANITIZING THE SLICER. PLEASE ENSURE STAFF REMOVE ALL OF FOOD DEBRIS PRIOR TO RINSING AND SANITIZING. 3) SEVERAL KNIVES, PLATES AND METAL INSERT PANS.

OBSERVED COOKED RICE IN THE UNPLUGGED RICE WARMER AT 110 TO 114F. STAFF WERE GOING TO USE THIS RICE FOR PREPARING FRIED RICE THIS MORNING. CORRECTED BY DISCARDING THE RICE. IF YOU WISH TO USE DAY-OLD RICE FOR FRIED RICE THE RICE MUST REMAIN HOT ALL NIGHT (ABOVE 140F), OR PROPERLY COOL THE RICE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT AND REHEAT IT THEN NEXT MORNING WHEN PREPARING THE FRIED RICE.

OBSERVED SOME MOLD GROWTH AND DAMAGED EVAPORATOR COIL FINS IN THE WALK IN COOLER COOLING SYSTEM. PLEASE CLEAN AND/OR REPAIR/REPLACE AS NEEDED TO INCREASE AIR FLOW THROUGH THIS UNIT. ALSO, ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT AS NEEDED TO SLIGHTLY REDUCE THE COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURE.

OBSERVED MANY (20+) CONTAINERS OF FOOD, SPICES, (SUCH AS GINGER, DRY RICE NOODLES, CASHEWS, HOT SAUCE, SUGAR, MSG), NOT REQUIRING REFRIGERATION, THAT WERE STORED UNCOVERED DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. PLEASE ENSURE STAFF ARE COVERING ALL FOOD CONTAINERS WITH COVERS OR PLASTIC WRAP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.

1) OBSERVED MANY UNCLEAN UTENSILS (KITCHEN SCISSORS, KNIVES, AND FISH SCALERS) STORED STORED ON A MAGNETIC SHELF AND SOME HOOKS ABOVE THE THREE COMPARTMENT SINK, AND 2) NEARLY ALL OF THE FOOD CONTAINERS (POTS, PANS, BOWLS, ETC.) INSPECTED THAT WERE STORED ON THE TOP OF A STAINLESS STEEL COUNTER WERE OBSERVED WITH OLD FOOD DEBRIS RESIDUE. ALL CORRECTED BY SCRUBBING AND REWASHING IN THE DISHWASHER.

Pros: Very noisy, so great for a bunch of small, messy children.

Cons: The local code department is constantly citing this joint for many items of concern.

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The food here is good but it's nowhere near phenomenal, they serve all typical Chinese restaraunt foods without much creativity but they do it well, I'll give them that.
The biggest downside is that although the food is done well, the prices aren't so much. They're honestly simply too steep but I guess that is to be expected because it is located in downtown Ann Arbor and not the college side of it.

3
★★★☆☆

The food here is good but it's nowhere near phenomenal, they serve all typical Chinese restaraunt foods without much creativity but they do it well, I'll give them that.
The biggest downside is that although the food is done well, the prices aren't so much. They're honestly simply too steep but I guess that is to be expected because it is located in downtown Ann Arbor and not the college side of it.

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You'd think a restaurant with a menu this big would excel at nothing. Turns out that Middle Kingdom excels at EVERYTHING: Cantonese, Hunan, Schezhuan and more. From delicate wanton soup to melt-in-your-mouth steak to sweet almond cookies to end your meal, Middle Kingdom is more than an Ann Arbor institution. It's an Ann Arbor legend.

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★★★★★

You'd think a restaurant with a menu this big would excel at nothing. Turns out that Middle Kingdom excels at EVERYTHING: Cantonese, Hunan, Schezhuan and more. From delicate wanton soup to melt-in-your-mouth steak to sweet almond cookies to end your meal, Middle Kingdom is more than an Ann Arbor institution. It's an Ann Arbor legend.

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