If you haven't checked out Marion County's Restaurant Inspection Scores online lately, you should. You'll be impressed by how many perfect scores Salem restaurants are getting. Most notably India Palace with a perfect 100 during an inspection on 5/27/2008. Other restaurants with perfect scores so far in 2008 include:
4 Caminos, Amadeus Cafe, The Arbor Cafe, Bentley's, Best Little Steakhouse, Bikini Coffee, Blue Pepper, Blue Willow, Break Point Coffee, Brother's Deli, Burger Basket, Capitol Dog, Casey's Cafe, Chad's, China Faith Restaurant, Christo's, Coffee House Cafe, Cokie's Landing, Court Street Dairy Lunch, Cozumel, Croissant and Co, Davinci's, Dolliaz, Don Pedros, Elmer's, Fast Eddie's Pizza, Flaming Wok, Konditorei, Gold Dragon, Golden Crown, Golden Tent, Guadalajara, Heidi's, Hong Kong House, House of Dragon, I Love Boba, Ike Box, Jonathan's, Josey's, Jr's, Kwan's, La Hacienda Real South, La Margarita, La Perla Tapatia, Las Palomas, Los Arcos, Los Baez, Love Love Teriyaki South, Lum Yuen, Macedonia, Marco Polo, Mcgrath's, Mona Lisa's, Monaghan's, Moy's, Muchos Gracias Commercial, Muchos Gracias State, Northern Lights, Off Center Cafe, Old Europe Inn, Old Spaghetti Warehouse, Original Roadhouse, Pete's, Pita Pit, Pizza Schmizza, Queen of Tarts, Ram, Ramen Ichiban, Rice Time, Ritz Diner, Rock N Roger's South, Rolling Bagels, Rudy's, Saigon, Salem Cinema, Salem's Latte, Sansei, Sassy Onion, Soup Cellar, Spoon's, Star of India, Sushi Kyo, Sybil's, Taqueria El Padrino, Taqueria Veracruzano, Teriyaki Diner, Teriyaki House, Thai Beer, Thai Orchid, Thailand Restaurant, That Food Guy, Thompson House and Brewery, Tucker's, Venti's, Wake Up Call Espresso, White's, Wild Pear, and Willamette Noodle Company.
That list is impressive and customers in Salem should know that Marion County is doing an excellent job inspecting these kitchens. All of these restaurants have to undergo thorough examination by county inspectors. Points can be deducted for small things, like, uncovered drinks in the kitchen or scoops without handles in a dry rice container. When a restaurant scores a perfect 100, it means they are working very hard on cleaning and listening to inspector recommendations. Being perfect on an inspection score is a big selling point for me and my family when choosing a place to eat. To all the restaurants on the list, thank you for your efforts to keep it really clean and keep up the good work. It's efforst like this that will improve Salem's restaurant reputation.