Ethnic Restaurant Review

Afghan

Sameem's by Ed Kindley

4341 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 534-9500
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Love eating at SAMEEM'S in the Grove area; his Muntoo, and Curried Lamb are nowhere else to be found in St. Louis.

American

Choice Cafe by Michelle Kile

7807 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 932-1230
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American cuisines with some middle eastern flair. Wonderful lunch menu, fresh & healthy options. Great dinner options also.

Indian

Priyaa Indian Cuisine by Allison Collinger

1910 McKelvey Rd.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 542-6148
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Enjoyed a meal on Friday night. Restaurant is located at Dorsett and McKelvey Roads. Very well spiced vegetarian selection, and all made to order. I enjoyed a sampling of vegetarian items. We will definitely go back.

Mediterranean

Joyia Tapas by Mary Clark

4501 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 531-5300
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I recently had dinner at Joyia Tapa's and I have to report a mixed review. I ordered the Gyro - it was "okay" - not nearly enough lamb or Tzatziki sauce. My sister ordered a Greek pizza - she liked it - I didn't care for that either. That said the roasted cauliflower was outstanding! I would go back there again just to eat that and I'm not a big cauliflower lover! We also had hummus and again it was "okay" - really the best hummus I have found in St. Louis is at the So Co Deli - I go there sometimes and just get that!

Now I would like to give a shout out to our waiter - he was a delight! Very friendly, funny, nice and made the experience at Joyia's a good one. I would eat there again but I would order something different. Of course with a side of cauliflower!!!

Troy Mediterranean Cuisine by Lany van L. Maas

19 Stonegate Center (at Big Bend, just east of 141)
Valley Park, MO 63088
(636) 517-1141

Intrigued by the name, we stopped in at Troy Mediterranean Cuisine to see what it was all about. So glad we did! Deliciously seasoned, homemade gyros and kebabs, freshly-baked "somsas" stuffed with spinach, ground beef, or pumpkin, and friendly service. A few tasty soups and salads round out the menu. The space is small but cheery, with Mediterranean-blue walls. And for dessert, Fritz's Frozen Custard stand is just a few steps away!

Persian

Michaela's The Kabob Place by Michelle Kile

14424 Manchester Rd.
Manchester, MO 63011
(636) 230-8800

Great authentic food, they have a buffet on the weekends that is a great value.


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