ODD COUPLE RESTAURANT
location: 226 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Odd Couple is a modern Chinese award-winning restaurant run by the Yuen family, originally from Hong Kong. The design program for the space began with references to the film “In the Mood for Love” by Chinese director Wong Kar-wai. The rich textures and patterns from the 1960s British Hong Kong film set the tone for the design. The overhead door and exposed cinderblock wall create the feeling of eating outside, much like the Dai Pa Dong’s (open-air eating) of Andy Yuen’s youth. The mahogany wood screens, Bocci lights, walnut veneer bar and textured wallpaper come together to create a rich environment in which to enjoy the aromatic dishes from the talented chefs.