China, Shanghai Shi, Xuhui Qu, Wulumuqi Middle Rd, 247号-5
Photo courtesy of Little Catch
Little CatchPoke, a Hawaiian raw fish specialty, is popular in Shanghai, and Little Catch is the city's very first poke joint. This minuscule Wulumuqi shop has just two seats at a tiny counter—it’s really best for takeout—but the Taixing Road and Xintiandi outposts have ample seating. The menu is compact but perfectly formed: eight poke bowls and two bagels from local purveyor Spread the Bagel—one with crab cream cheese and another with salmon rillettes and oysters from New Zealand and Ireland. The poke bowls come with tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus, or scallops, and you can customize them by swapping white rice for whole grains or a salad and adding avocado.