Most of the time, Appare does a fantastic job for Iowa, on par with the middle-range sushi bars in Manhattan. But they have suffered from staff turnover as well as the occasional less-than-perfect shipment of fish. Watch for the head sushi chef, and ask to have him prepare your meal, instead of some of the younger trainees.
Pros: Sashimi, Miso, Private Rooms
Cons: Location, Gotta be there the right time to get the fresh fish