One of Vancouver’s best Vietnamese restaurants just made the shortlist for a Canada-wide contest and it has nothing to do with their delicious and authentic cuisine.
Anh and Chi, located at 3388 Main Street, is a finalist in Canada’s Best Restroom Contest (hosted by Cintas Canada Ltd).
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If you haven’t heard of it before you’re not alone, but this list aims to shine a spotlight on washrooms across the country that have that certain je ne sais quoi.
Finalists this year include St. Albert Honda in St. Albert, Alberta, the Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, and the only other restaurant on the list, Oretta in Toronto, Ontario.
Anh and Chi’s gender-neutral facilities got a shout out because of the “iconic Martinique wallpaper, mirroring Vietnam’s lush jungles” along with the wooden cabinets and custom-made doors.
“Within the stalls, guests are met with a private, fully enclosed and luxurious getaway – candle and aroma reeds included. Inspired by tradition and modernity, the unique light fixtures by Cedar & Moss and smoky mirrors within the washroom accent the restaurant’s design and warm atmosphere,” read the announcement.
Who knew bathrooms could be so inspiring?
“From restaurants to education centres to malls and even car dealerships, this year’s finalists showcase the best of the best in washroom décor, cleanliness and function,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “Our contest celebrates businesses that go the extra mile to improve customer satisfaction by maintaining clean, innovative facilities. We’re excited to find out which washroom will win the public’s heart and be crowned this year’s winner!”
Criteria include cleanliness, design, and uniqueness, and the public is invited to vote for their favourite washroom at online now through Aug. 17.