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Samira's Restaurant

) #4 of 275 Restaurants in Bloomington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, Middle Eastern,
100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
+1 812-331-3761
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (28 reviews)
“eggplant” (20 reviews)
“kebab” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was recommended by a Bloomington couple and it did not disappoint. We had the lamb kabobs and salmon kabob. They were both excellent!

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Samira several times, most recently last Saturday night. The combination special (a combination of a skewer of lamb, chicken, or rock cornish hen, served with quabili, manto and sambosa) is consistently good. For a small extra charge you can substitute a...More

Thank BLtraveler66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Bloomington for a day and read the positive reviews of Samira's Restaurant. The food was excellent... from the appetizers to the soup to the main entrees, the prices were reasonable, the service was friendly and professional, and the outdoor seating was pleasant....More

Thank RingoPisco12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner on a Thursday night at Samira's and had an excellent meal. We both tried the special plates which included smaller amounts of several entrees. One included a lamb kebob, meat dumpling (extremely tender filled pasta), eggplant slices, a spinach puree, a samosa,...More

Thank kytraveler800
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place my department brings job candidates to impress them. The cuisine and service used to be reliably high quality, every visit, no surprises. However, this visit was not impressive. The wait staff are now much younger, and seem to be poorly trained...More

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The service is not always that good, but the food is consistently solid, and there are lots of vegetarian options.

Thank S W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is always excellent, very fresh, and they give you delicious extras, too. You always get a basket of bread, hummus, and baklava on top of the salad and entrees at the buffet. I love their meatballs, the chickpea dish, and spiced rice. It's...More

Thank lbugher
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I dined at Samira's and found the food excellent quality and at a very good price. I can recommend the kebab combo, it included two appetizers, lentil soup, the kebabs, two vegetables, and pilaf. You can't beat the value for $20.

Thank Georgia C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place was a nice surprise for a little town.... The Baba Ganouj was almost fluffly. The lamb kabobs were terrifically tender, with deliciously seasoned rice alongside. Those two items would have been enough for two people (I took a bunch back home to my...More

Thank DorkySwede
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Charming vintage buildings, friendly service, white tablecloths. Delicious Afghani food - recommend the Chicken Manto. Generous entree with rice, pickled eggplant appetizer, bread, and soup or salad - $16 before drink, tax, and tip. Just lovely!

Thank herestoadventures
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Lorrie E
1 February 2017|
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Response from WA2world | Reviewed this property |
Sure; why not.
27 August 2015|
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Response from jdbird324 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got the information you need. You will be in the thick of the Lotus Festival at Samira. I'm sure you will enjoy both. Just be aware of the street closures during the festival.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
    (N. Walnut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-331-3761
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