NYC Punishes Bollywood Villain’s Roach Nest Indian Restaurant Dhaba with a C-Grade

If Bollywood actor and NYC restaurateur Shiva Natarajan had just one whit of shame, he’d take a long dagger and plunge it deep into his stomach, ritually disemboweling himself in a harakiri a la the Samurai of yore when their honor was questioned.

Alas, since shame is in short supply lately and the Samurai have gone AWOL we’re unlikely to see such atonement.

Folks, in a long life we’ve come across scores of hypocritical Indian swines.

But we’ve rarely dealt with a two-faced monster like Bollywood actor Shiva Natarajan, who plays minor villain roles in crappy Hindi films.

Great Nonsense

The garrulous fella opens his mouth and the tiresome drooling starts – his charity work for orphans in Chennai, his acting prowess, his friendship with Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar, his father’s stage talent, his reverence for the works of Swami Sivananda, his daughter’s sorrow over our blog posts, his threats to unleash lawyers on us, his cooking skills and other assorted juvenilia.

But alas the milk of kindness in Shiva’s breasts never extends to New Yorkers (if you go by the NYC Health Department inspection reports).

Endangering New Yorkers

For few Indians in NYC have endangered New Yorkers as much as Shiva Natarajan through his callous, reckless disregard for the most basic hygiene at his Indian restaurants in the Big Apple.

A remorseless, shameless, merciless scrooge, Shiva Natarajan has turned his Indian restaurants Dhaba, Bhojan and Tadka into unhygienic shitholes without a thought of the health horrors he might be inflicting upon unwitting hungry New Yorkers who flock to his eateries.

Some of his restaurants like Dhaba have repeatedly failed NYC Health inspections and yet this shameless bozo fails to fix the hygiene horrors as if showing the middle finger to his customers.

Are we to wait for the plague, a great calamity before Shiva decides to clean up his shitholes?

Dhaba NYC – A Horror Museum

Live Roaches, Improper Pesticide Use, Live Mice/Mice, Live Rats/Rats, Flying Insects and Inadequate Personal Hygiene by Shiva’s staff are only a small fraction of the hygiene violations the NYC Health Department has unearthed at Dhaba NYC over the last few years.


We’ve dined at Dhaba and, no, we wouldn’t offer such garbage even to our Pakistan Terroristan foes. Both the food and service are hopelessly, disgustingly bad at Dhaba NYC.

C Grade for Dhaba

But now Shiva has gotten his comeuppance.

After yet another unsatisfactory inspection, the NYC Health Department recently slapped a C Grade on his Dhaba NYC at 108 Lexington Ave in Murray Hill.

A C-grade to a NYC restaurant is kinda like being told that your debauched daughter or profligate son has contracted HIV after weeks of cocaine-fueled orgies near abandoned rail-road tracks.

The NYC Health Department issues out a C-grade only to those dirty, unhygienic restaurants that have 28 or more violation points. Dhaba NYC scored a pathetic 33 in the April 27 inspection.

Oh, we almost forgot. As per the NYC Health Department’s recent inspection:

Dhaba NYC has Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

Bon appetit.

In the NYC Health Dept’s October 17, 2011 inspection, Dhaba Indian restaurant did badly, scored a whopping 27 violation points and still had Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. The restaurant, however, did better in the November 3, 2011 inspection with 10 violation points and secured an A grade. Although the Nov. 3 inspection report makes no mention of Live roaches at Dhaba, the NYC Health Dept report noted that Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred (a critical violation).

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