The city asked — or ordered — nearly two dozen restaurants to close temporarily for health violations between Jan. 16 and Feb. 1.

Repeat violators included Opa, at 13th and Sansom Streets, which missed out on Restaurant Week after failing multiple consecutive inspections. It was allowed to reopen on Monday. Also shuttered multiple times was South Garden Chinese, at Second and South Streets, which was closed for a week as it battled rodents and roaches.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, at 39th and Walnut Streets in West Philly, was shut for not having a food safety certified person present. If that key player, who ensures that basic safety standards are being  met, is found to have gone missing once, the city usually just issues a warning. But with multiple offenses, the city asks the restaurant to close. According to the health department, there was no food safety person at Chipotle on Jan 24, as well as March 18, and May 25, 2016.

Other eateries were cited for more colorful offenses. Indeed, one recent report included a veritable Noah's Ark of unsavory violations (flies, fish, mice, cat feces and dead crabs)  that brought the hammer down on a market in Southwest Philadelphia.

Top Star Chinese Restaurant
6708 N BROAD ST 19126
29 violations, 9 serious.
Mouse droppings along floor perimeters in kitchen and storage areas; food safety certified person not present; open poison in prep area under sink and grill; mouse droppings in food prep and rear storage area; food held at hazardous temperatures; uncovered ice cream inside freezer; soap, paper towels and handwash reminder sign not  available at sink; accumulated grease on cooking equipment; food spills and other debris on shelving. Asked to temporarily close until violations addressed on Feb. 1.

Good Taste Chinese Restaurant take-out
201 E WISHART ST 19135
19 violations, 4 serious.
Food safety certified person not present; grease dripping from exhaust hood filters; handwash sink blocked by dirty utensils and containers of sauces; cat running through basement; heavy ice buildup in freezers; no utility sink. Asked to close temporarily on Feb. 1.  

Heidi Cafe Express
4000 MARKET ST 19104
15 violations, 3 serious.
Mouse droppings throughout food prep area; accumulated debris on slicer; holes in floor are potential rodent harborage areas; employees not wearing effective hair restraints. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 31.  Previously ordered to temporarily cease operations Sept. 12, 2014.

Mike Steaks
1701 JFK BLVD SPC 19103
7 violations, 2 serious.
No hot water at handwash sink; insufficient handwashing; employees not wearing hair restraints. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 31. 

South Garden Chinese Restaurant
220 SOUTH ST 19147
9 violations.
Mouse droppings on rice storage bin, on kitchen floor, top of stairs, on basement shelves; standing water in basement. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 31. Previously ordered to cease operations Jan. 26 and Jan. 24 (see below). 

Ibex
2239 S 63RD ST 19142
12 violations, 5 serious.
Dead roaches and mold inside ice machine; two live mice spotted escaping kitchen freezer; mouse droppings on dining room floor, above dining room ceiling tiles, along floor perimeters in kitchen; food safety certified person not present; no licensed exterminator hired. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 30. 

Hai Yan Grocery
2330 S 9 ST 19148
20 violations, 7 serious.
Live roaches "of various stages of life" crawling on counter; mouse feces on floors throughout; employee touching bagel with bare hands; expired cream and yogurt in refigerator; food safety certified person not present; empty paper towel dispenser; uncovered pretzels on front counter; accumulated food residue on slicer; debris on floors and walls; wooden shelving not smooth and easily cleaned. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 30. 

Darigo's Seafood Market
1015 S 09TH ST 19147
12 violations, 2 serious.
Person in charge not present; mouse droppings on floor; standing water in prep area; walls and ceilings are not clean; "no smoking" signs missing. Asked to close temporarily on Jan 27. 

 Maria Grocery
4263 N 15TH ST 19140
15 violations, 5 serious.
Live roaches on and inside scale; food safety certified person not present; expired jars of baby food for sale. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 27. 

Ven & Van's Asian Imports
7925 BUSTLETON AVE 19152
18 violations, 5 serious.
Operating without a license; no paper towels at sink; debris, dust and mouse feces on floors and retail shelves; dead fruit flies inside refrigeration unit; visibly spoiled bread products; insufficient hot water. Inspected Jan. 27. 

Liberia Waterside Market
6900 ELMWOOD AVE 19142
23 violations, 11 serious.
Flies on fish on top cooler stored next to mouse feces; cat feces in rear area; dead crabs on loading dock; person in charge not present; open employee beverage in food prep area; no hot water or soap at handwash sink; fish stored at hazardous temperatures; insufficient hot water. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 27.

 OPA
1311 SANSOM ST 19107
5 violations, 1 serious.
Live mouse crawling on food containers; unapproved charcuterie operation. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 26. Allowed to reopen on Jan. 30.

 A K & W Grocery
2600 S 10TH ST 19148
18 violations, 2 serious.
Rodent-gnawed packages of ramen on shelves; mouse feces on floors and shelves in storage area, inside walk-in cooler, retail shelves, inside chip boxes; expired milk, creamer and yogurt. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 26. 

South Garden Chinese Restaurant
220 SOUTH ST 19147
11 violations, 3 serious.
Mouse droppings on kitchen shelves and floor, on pipes, and on food box; dented and swollen canned items; live roaches on sandwich prep unit; grease buildup on kitchen equpment; standing water in basement; absence of "no smoking" signs. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 26.

Original New York Bagel
7555 HAVERFORD AVE 19151
9 violations, 4 serious.
Food safety certified person did not know foodborne illnesses and symptoms; mold on walls of walk-in refrigerator; old mouse feces on kitchen shelf; no mop sink. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 25.

Kelliann's
1549 SPRING GARDEN ST 19130
12 violations, 3 serious.
Food safety certified person not present; food stored at hazardous temperatures; dead mouse and mouse droppings on basement floor; insufficient refrigeration; accumulated grease on kitchen exhaust hood. Asked to close voluntarily on Jan. 25. 

Market Street Bistro
5213 MARKET ST 19139
1 violation.
Person in charge not present. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 25. 

Midnight Bar
121 E WESTMORELAND ST 19133
10 violations, 4 serious.
Food safety certified person not present; no hot water in women's restroom; no soap in men's restroom; broken glass door on refrigerator; water damaged ceiling tiles. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 25. 

Ibex
2239 S 63RD ST 19142
28 violations, 8 serious.
Food stored with mouse feces; mouse droppings on dishes, on all food prep surfaces, cutting boards, in sink, dining room tables and chairs and floors; person in charge not present; cold water not running in handwash sink; no soap dispenser; black residue and pink slime inside ice machine; cat litter box in basement; no cold water at handwash sink; no hot water at three-basin kitchen sink; trash in rear yard; tobacco in toilet rooms; leaking pipes; toilet rooms in need of cleaning. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 24.

South Garden Chinese Restaurant
220 SOUTH ST 19147
21 violations, 7 serious.
Insufficient handwashing; employee touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands; kitchen handwash sink  blocked by dishes; live roaches and mouse droppings on sandwich prep unit; more mouse feces on mustard powder, kitchen shelves, refrigerator, on bulk food lids, on kitchen floor, in toilet room and basement shelves; "no smoking" signs have not been posted. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 24. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill
3925 WALNUT ST 19104
7 violations, 1 serious.
Food safety certified person not present, third offense. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 24. 

Original New York Bagel
7555 HAVERFORD AVE 19151
Owner refused inspection. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 24. 

B & J Super Market Inc
6530 ELMWOOD AVE 19142
28 violations, 12 serious.
No health reporting procedure; insufficient handwashing; expired baby food for sale; black residue and pink slime inside ice machine; perishable beverages held at hazardous temperatures; evidence of insect activity; basement floor drain clogged; ceiling, walls and floor need repairs. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 24. 

Family Food Land Market
5502 RISING SUN AVE 19120
9 violations, 4 serious.
Person in charge not present; fruit flies; lacking thermometers. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 24. 

Chickie's & Pete's
Extension Terminal C31, Philadelphia International Airport
Food safety certified person not present. Asked to close temporarily on Jan. 23.

OPA
1311 SANSOM ST 19107
6 violations, 1 serious.
Mouse droppings on food containers in refrigerator; inspector did not have access to basement room; facility needs to submit plans for beer garden. Ordered to close for minimum 48 hours on Jan. 23. 

OPA
1311 SANSOM ST 19107
3 violations.
Flies on walls in seating area, servers station and in basement. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 20. 

OPA
1311 SANSOM ST 19107
18 violations, 6 serious.
Mouse droppings on food containers, under meat slicer, on cooling rack, behind beer kegs and cooking equipment, underneath dining booths, behind kitchen refigerator; dead mice under dining booth and behind storage door; black residue and pink slime inside ice machine; accumulated food residue on slicer; paper towels missin in bar; open employee beverage in food prep area. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Jan. 18. 

Permitted to reopen: Family Food Land MarketOPA, Jan. 30; Monique's LoungeOriginal New York Bagel,  7555 Haverford Ave. ; Chipotle Mexican Grill, 3925 Walnut St.;  A & Y Grocery Inc., 651 S 52nd St; and Simon's Kosher Meat, 6926 Bustleton Ave 19149.

Scheduled for appearance on Feb. 2 in Court of Common Pleas: Original Venice Pizza & Grill3613 Rhawn St 19136.

The Health Department visited more than 500 eateries and food retailers between Jan. 16 and Feb. 1. Every inspection is generally regarded as a "snapshot in time," and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions. Some snapshot albums are more attractive than others. Most violations were fixed immediately on site.

If you suspect you have contracted food poisoning or have a sanitation complaint, contact the health department at 215-685-7495.