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It's possible to get food poisoning from Korean Japanese food. Vomiting and nausea are the most commonly reported symptoms of KoJa Kitchen food poisoning and a commonly mentioned item is the original KoJa. Recently a location has received multiple reports and was cited for high-risk violations.

Last updated: December 10, 2022

KoJa Kitchen Claimed

Order was delivered through Uber eats:

Ordered the beef bowl and kamakazi fries which has beef on it as well. The fries tasted good but when I went to eat the beef bowl it tasted kinda weird. The rice and salad tasted fine but the beef was... See More gamey and gross so I didn’t eat much.

A few hours later I started to get an upset stomach and nauseated and my stomach started making a lot of noise. I ended up getting diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach, a bit of dizziness, and a killer headache that day which carried over into the next day. Thankfully, I have a strong stomach so I’m not someone who ever vomits. We shall see how I feel tomorrow. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Cramps, Headache, Dizziness
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A large group of about 16 coworkers went out to Lunch there on Thursday September 19th 2019 and more than half the group got food poisoning. A week later and some of us are still struggling with the symptoms. Most everyone ordered the Original KoJa. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

I ordered a Beef Bowl 2 days ago and I strongly believe that I got food poisoning from it. About 6 hours after eating it I started getting a fever and chills, so I went to bed to try to sleep; about 6 hours after that I... See More threw up; another few hours and I had diarrhea. The next day was spent mostly sleeping. I also managed to pass whatever I had picked up to my wife, albeit in a slightly altered form.

I have not had any trouble with other Koja Kitchen locations in the Bay Area. This was my first time ordering from the KoJa Kitchen in the Westfield mall though. I did see the server disinfecting the counter as I was waiting to order (they actually said that was what they were doing), which should have alerted me. I wonder if someone else had also reported to them directly that they had recently had food poisoning? | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Fever, Vomiting, Chills
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High Risk Citation. Inspection Date: 2019–5-29
Details: High risk food holding temperature
Unclean hands or improper use of gloves
Inadequately cleaned or sanitized food contact surfaces
Improper thawing methods
Improper food storage
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I ate the poke bowl with ahi tuna and their rice was kinda off tasting and overly sticky and the tuna tasted alright but about 5 hours later I got so sick and threw everything up so violently that I created an abrasion on my throat and... See More started spitting up blood for hours. Disgusting trash food. Never again. | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting See Less

I ordered a original koja last night. And begin to diarrhea same night before I went to sleep. During the night, 4 time diarrheas. I almost did not sleep. The next day morning, 5 time diarrheas. Another 4time in late afternoon. All the symptoms come with headache,... See More painful abdomen area and muscle pain. I suspect it’s the lettuce in the food. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Fever, Headache, Stomach Pain, Muscle Pain See Less

Only my sister. I did not eat there. Otherwise we ate the same things all day. Ate about 1:30 in afternoon felt bad during the night. Painful stomach, vomiting diarrhea. Still feeling bad at 1:55 this afternoon | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less

Recent Interesting Reports

my toddler and I were snacking on these when I bit into SEVERAL chips that were so hard I couldn't split them with a knife. not sure if something happened with the formula or if there is foreign contaminants in the bag. Afraid to break my teeth... See More I spit it out and could not split it with a knife. Purchased on GoPuff in SanDiego, CA.
This was a fresh, unexpired, unopened bag.
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We bought the wagyu beef burgers on Saturday 9 th cooked them well on Saturday night , by Sunday morning 1 of my sons started with diarrhoea continued all day then by that evening my 2nd son started with diarrhoea and then by Monday morning I started... See More with sickness and diarrhoea.
We have stomach cramps , and feel pretty unwell . | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps
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Illness onset was spread out so perhaps it is a stomach bug? Unpleasant nonetheless, hope you all feel better soon!
Reply 1 week ago
Bought a box of Fruity Pebble Treat bars and within 24 hours severely sick, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea. Checked the best by date and they had expired 07-11-2023. Today's date, 09-12-23 | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less

My husband and I went to eat chipotle last night. I ate a chicken bowl without sour cream. My husband ate a chicken burrito with sour cream. We have been up for the past hrs. He is experiencing vomiting, severe abdominal pain, chills, sweats, and fever. I... See More believe the sour cream was contaminated.on 9/05/2023 at 8:27PM | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills, Sweating See Less

Same as me a couple days later. They must not be storing it properly.

Are these reported to the local health dept?
4 Reply 2 weeks ago
Iwaspoisoned Support
Hi, thanks for your comment. About your question, we usually send the report details along with your contact information to the Public Health Department, so you may hear from them doing some follow up if they decide to investigate the case further, however, we will need a valid email address or phone number so they can contact you if it's needed. Additionally, we will let you know if more reports come in for that restaurant.

Have a good afternoon.
Reply 3 days ago
Had a chicken and bacon wrap, had this weird bit in it, the chicken felt chewy and off, and was slightly pink. I’ve had food poisoning since then, I’ve seen my doctor who thinks it is food poisoning. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less

Tonight Not sure.. it happened as soon as I ate the pizza from little Ceaser Stabbing stomach pains, then bathroom. Woke up around 3:45 am this morning, with stabbing pain again, had another round of diarrhea | Symptoms: Stomach Pain, Diarrhea, Other See Less

Had a big Mac meal yesterday 09/19/2023 and at 4:30AM 09/20/2023 threw it all back up. I felt and still am sick, my stomach is unsettled, I was extremely hot, had a fever. | Symptoms: Vomiting, Fever See Less

I ordered two for $7 mozzarella and Arby melt. It maid my stomach very very sick and I vomited almost right after I ate it. The food has a poisonous taste to it. | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting See Less

How do you know what poison taste like? Have you drank poison before? Hmmm?
Reply 1 day ago
Headache, Unpleasant Want to vomit High blood pressure | Symptoms: Nausea, Headache See Less

My husband had the kung fu cauliflower and kale cesear salad. Within one hour he started experiencing nausea, diarrhea, cold sweats, headache and cramps. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps, Headache, Sweating See Less

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