I've recommended Maiden Lane as a street to check out if you work in Lower Manahattan (particularly Alfanoose), and now I recommend it even more. I finally tried the sushi restaurant that's been open for a year or so, Sushi a la Kawa, and it was very good. I started out simple, the lunch special of 2 rolls and a salad for $8, and it was definitely a cut above the rest at its price. Quite fresh, the kind of eating that feels immediately restorative. I'll be a regular, for sure.