Majorca Worst Sushi Restaurant Closed After 24 Fall Ill

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

This Majorca sushi restaurant dubbed the ‘worst sushi ever’ has been shut down after officials confirmed 24 cases of food poisoning there in just one weekend.

The incident happened at Dragon Sushi on Blanquerma Street in the city of Palma de Majorca, in the eastern Spanish region of Majorca in the Balearic Islands last weekend.

On Trip Advisor the restaurant is priced at mid-range with three stars out of five.

Pictures Credit: CEN

However, reviewers offered mixed opinions about the grub on offer at the tourist hotspot eatery. 

One reviewer named ‘Monica C’ in a review entitled ‘Worst sushi ever!’ said: “This place had the worst sushi I’ve ever had in my life.”

Meanwhile ‘Vanessa Meier’ added in a review entitled ‘Terrible!! Never go again!! Pinworms in my edamame!!’ : “I really can‘t recommend this sushi restaurant! Worst sushi ever in my life!!”

Local health councillor Patricia Gomez confirmed that 24 cases of food poisoning had taken place among clients who said they ate at the Japanese food outlet last weekend.

She told local media: “Currently, the 24 cases are being treated by the epidemiology department”.

Gomez added that as a general rule, people with food poisoning are questioned about what they ate and where they ate and when there are a lot of cases in the same place, the department starts to investigate what might have happened.

A spokeswoman for the Health Department told Central European News (CEN) the victims are suffering symptoms including “gastroenteritis” and further tests are being carried out to find out what caused the illness. 

According to local media, many of the victims – including minors – are still in hospital after suffering diarrhoea, fever and vomiting.

The father of one of the victims said to local outlet Ultima Hora that his son went to the restaurant to have dinner with friends and all of them, except one, ate the same dish.

He said: “They all had spring rolls, gyozas and sushi as their main dish. We know that their friend did not eat and he is not unwell.”

The causes of the food poisoning are still unclear but Department of Health officials have decided to close the restaurant as a precaution.

Authorities also took food samples from the restaurant and interviewed staff.

The results of this analysis have not yet been released.

The nationalities of the victims have not been revealed.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.