This shoebox of a Japanese diner, plastered with posters and constantly blaring soft pop hits, has endeared itself to us for years with its screamin’ deals on fresh, straightforward sushi. But look beyond Hana’s sushi bar. The nabeyaki udon is made with those big wide noodles and served in a little metal cauldron full of yummy broth, then topped with—get all this—a fat tempura prawn, grilled chicken, seaweed, mushrooms, fish cake, and a gloriously poached egg on top. It’s literally one of the best things ever and an ideal winter meal at only $7.95. (Hana Restaurant, 219 Broadway E, 328-1187, 4–10 pm)