Address: Bldg. 2, Lane 181, Taicang lu
In the comic strips that line the walls of this trendy Xintianti spot, Shanghai's first gastronomic superhero, Captain Pure, wages war on evils like bottled wasabi. Eco-modern decor (bonsai trees, bamboo bouquets, and retro chandeliers) goes hand in hand with the restaurant's self-proclaimed commitment to high-quality unprocessed ingredients. Chef Max Levy has a serious sushi pedigreewith stints at New York City's celebrated Sushi Yasuda and Megu, plus six months working on an eel farmand it shows in specialty rolls like toro loin with daikon and chopped ginger. Don't miss the edamame soup garnished with hibiscus flowers and the salmon tartare medley with sweet potato leaves. Afterward, it's upstairs for drinks and sweets at Cube, a Philippe Starck meets Rococo bar with views of the city (entrées, $8$20).