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Sameem Afghan Restaurant

4341 Manchester Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2137
+1 314-534-9500
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (18 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4341 Manchester Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2137
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Saturday night dinner. The hostess/server had a bad attitude about her. We tried to order a plate of lamb chops, and she kept on telling us it is $21.95, as if we could not afford it. We were a group of 5,...More

Thank lizarackal07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would we travel 4 hours just for this food? Yes!! We love this place and drive all the way from kc just to eat here again. My husband is Saudi and he says the Lamb Qabelli Palau, braised Lamb shank with seasoned rice and raisin...More

Thank Shea R
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Taste was good but serving size is the tiniest I have ever seen. I don’t eat much but one serving of Chicken Karahi was definitely not enough for me. It had 3 small pieces of chicken meat and plate full of rice. Very poor. All...More

Thank iconoclaust1
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We had a terrific Friday evening dinner here. When we arrived at 6PM without reservations we were seated at the only available table; the other five tables and the group room were all occupied. Everyone was as friendly as can be. We started with the...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

How is it that I only tried Sameem on my last month in St. Louis? You mean to tell me I've been to college staples like Mission Taco about ten times (many against my will, because others picked the restaurant) but just once to Sameem?...More

Thank Alejandro B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have eaten here more than 3 times, and everytime has been fantastic. Food is truly amazing. They do not sell alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own (Urban Chestnut is right around the corner). Service is also great and quick,...More

Thank MarcelaPortillo
Reviewed 29 September 2017

My sister and I were tired and hungry and found Sameem near our AirBnB. What a lucky find. The food was delicious and Monica, our waitress, was delightful. We had an excellent cucumber and tomato salad and a spicy chicken dish. It was incredibly inexpensive...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

First of all, most visitors to St. Louis from much larger cities (we're from Chicago...) will be hard to impress culinarily (I think I just made up a word:-)...). Sameem would absolutely hold its own among family owned Afghan restaurants that we've enjoyed in Chicago...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Kind of hole in the wall and the service can be a bit slow but the food was delicious. Chicken kebab is very good and so is their Naan.

Thank JoshuaExpeditions
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Sameem is the only Afghani restaurant in Saint Louis. Located in a popular part of town, near the Botanical Gardens. The food is more than delicious, it's suburb. The ambiance of the restaurant is very simple, doesn't represent the quality and taste of food they...More

Thank essamhk
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29 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4341 Manchester Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2137
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-534-9500
  • E-mail
Sameem is the first and, for the time being, only Afghan restaurant in the entire state of Missouri. Predominantly serving traditional Afghan cuisine consisting of lamb, chicken, hearty stews, kabobs, chops and rice dishes. We also cater to the vegetarian population, offering a number of tasty pastas and vegetarian entrees. Afghan style possesses a very balanced and delicious flavor. When it comes to service, we stand by our name. Our food is consistently excellent, both appetizing and delicious, and we serve very generous portions at reasonable prices. The dining room atmosphere is classic and elegant. Our restaurant has already received numerous awards, such as being named "One of the top 5 new Restaurants in 2005" by The St. Louis Post Dispatch, "The Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in 2006" by River Front Times Magazine, and the "Concierge Preferred Business of 2007" by Concierge Magazine. If you have never had Afghan food, please visit Sameem and you will become forever a fan. History Established in 2005. We are the only Afghan Restaurant in the State of Missouri. We opened in 2005 and have achieved numerous accomplishments such as the best 5 new restaurants, Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, Meet the Managers Qayum Mohammad Fahime Mohammad My brother/partner and I came to the States in 1991 to escape turmoil in Afghanistan. We started our restaurant Careers at Old Warson Country club as busboys and worked our ways up to the ranks of waiter and supervisor. One day my brother bought me a meal to work that his wife had cooked. I shared the food with co-workers who were curious what I was eating. After they tasted it and immdeately said "You guys should open a restaurant serving this food". One Sunday the two of us were taking between shifts break at the employees dinning room and my brother opened The Sunday paper and Noticed a restaurant for sale. He immediately said " I swear if we open an Afghan restaurant there, we will be very successful" And we did so.
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