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Samira's Restaurant

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100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910 (N. Walnut St.)
+1 812-331-3761
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 AirBnB). Highly recommended.

Thank DorkySwede
Fishers, Indiana
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327 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Deerfield, Illinois
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently ate at Samira for the first time, despite having kids at IU for 7 years. The Mediterranean food is outstanding - lamb was very tender. Salmon, shrimp and chicken skewers were very generous with the amount of meat that was included in the dinner. The atmosphere is great - lots of wine racks in the dining room, tablecloths... More 

Thank David H
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. It's a lovely restaurant in the heart of beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, located on the courthouse square. The food is always delicious and the service very good. Whether you're a vegetarian (like my husband) or a meat-lover, Samira has something for everyone. Nice touch.....a little,middle eastern style amuse-bouche appears at your table before your meal arrives. The... More 

Thank ticajane
Evansville, Indiana
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a frequent visitor to Bloomington, but I never even realized this place existed, let alone have eaten there. Thank goodness for Trip Advisor reviews, which steered is here tonight. Everything was tasty, from the complimentary eggplant starter to the baklava for dessert. I had something called Mahi Tchallou (sp?), Which was a beautifully seasoned fish dish with basmati rice.... More 

Thank mrkelley23
United States
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Several friends raved about this place so when we were visiting our son, we had to check it out. Certainly weren't disappointed! We had a reservation and were quickly seated in the back away from the door / cold as we asked. Great tasting and variety of foods, friendly staff and very nice ambiance. We'll be back!

Thank Mr D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If people think Afghani food is limited to milk and garbanzo beans, they'll be greatly surprised at the Samira. I recommend the lamb kabobs any way you want 'em. I've never known a diner who went to the Samira and went away unhappy

Thank Jeremiahjj
Tiskilwa, Illinois
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Serving Afghan recipes Samira's Restaurant has an awesome, tasty, (and reasonable) lunch buffet. They serve an appetizer of flat bread with a smooth humus. With a couple of rice options for a base then there is chicken, dishes with meatballs, okra, bean, zuccini, salads, fresh fruit and even baklava for dessert. The staff was very friendly and engaging. What an... More 

Thank CalTiskilwa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Afghani restaurant with a good variety of traditional dishes. Try them at lunch for a satisfying and well-priced buffet.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Visited on the advice of friends and glad I did! We had 7PM reservations and were seated about 7:20. The wait staff was understaffed, some confusion as to who was going to wait on the table, and took about 15 minutes to get our water and order placed. Appetizers arrived (hummus, samarok lawing, bolani) well before our drink order -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?