Tuesday, January 31, 2012

☞ EAT: What's Up with Kuti's?

The West African snack shack called Kuti's at 355 West 116th has had great reviews for its quality ingredients and affordable prices but apparently has not been opened recently.  A Bespoke reader mentioned that that eatery just around the corner from Morningside Park has been shutter for over a week now and wanted to know if anyone had any updates on this local shop?  Kuti's is sort of a hole-in-the-wall type of establishment with cheap offerings but in a good way so it would be a shame if it shutters.


  1. Brownstone neighborJanuary 31, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    KUTI'S PLACE: 48 violation points
    355 West 116 Street, Manhattan Inspected January 24, 2012

  2. Closed by the Health Department


  3. Whoops--link doesn't work. Here's a copy/paste:

    Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the initial operational cycle inspection conducted on 01/24/2012.
    "Critical" violations are displayed in red.

    Violation points: 48

    Sanitary Violations
    1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
    2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
    3) Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
    4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

  4. @Christopher:

    Yeah, looks like they won't be coming back anytime soon.


    That reminds me, are all those food trucks inspected too?

  5. Vic, yes they are and are supposed to have their inspection cert and license on display at all time.