Photo by Roberto Rodriguez


From its original location on South Grand to its West County satellite (both now closed) to its current home in the Grove, Sameem has been a St. Louis treasure for the past 10 years. The area’s only Afghan restaurant is appealing, whether you’re a longtime fan of the cuisine or a newbie. The latter group might begin with muntoo, traditional dumplings stuffed with spiced ground beef, or one of the kababs. Aficionados will work their way toward the biryani, fragrant rice gilded with an intricate combination of spices.