America’s Best Restroom recently announced its picks for the top five public bathrooms in the country. The top restaurant bathroom is the heaven- and hell-themed restrooms (hers and his, respectively) at Brio in Rockford, Illinois. But New York magazine’s Grub Street blog is making a stink on the grounds that New York City restaurants were unfairly ignored:

The survey just doesn’t hold water. In fact, we’d like to flush the results down Morimoto’s swirling-cyclone toilet. America’s Best Restroom, we implore you to do your duty — cut the crap and take a look at our Guide to Loos You Can Use.

And since this competition is limited to bathrooms in the USA, America’s Best Restroom makes no mention of the Modern Toilet diner in Taipei, Taiwan, which actually has 100 toilet bowls in its dining rooms, in place of chairs. According to

Sink faucets and gender-coded ‘WC’ signs appear throughout the three-story facility, one of 12 in an island-wide chain of eateries with a toilet theme.

Customers eat from mini plastic toilet bowls. They wipe their hands and mouths using toilet rolls hung above their tables, which may be glass-topped jumbo bathtubs.

Gross? Amazing? Or amazingly gross? In any case, I bet my eight-year-old twin cousins would be way into this place.

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