Little Kitchen Chinese Restaurant in Albert Road, Southsea was given a zero food hygiene rating after being visited for an inspection by the Food Standards Agency on August 13.
The inspector found that major improvement was necessary for the hygienic food handling at the takeaway and urgent improvements were necessary in the management of food safety.
However they did say that the cleanliness and condition of facilities and building was generally satisfactory.
Little Kitchen has responded to the zero food hygiene rating.
They said: ‘The business agrees with the last inspection result but since then has thoroughly cleaned the premises, replaced old food containers, replaced faulty equipment and introduced proper documentation and recording of key food safety checks.
'Accurate details of the food business operator have also been registered with the City Council.'