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Samira's Restaurant

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Afghani
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100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 (N. Walnut St.)
812-331-3761
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
SUPERB !

Stopped in Bloomington with my daughter on our way to French Lick. Walked around the square and decided to eat lunch at Samira. It was very busy for a Monday afternoon in July but we were seated swiftly and decided to partake of the opulent buffet . The food was fabulous and there were so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
KDA1010
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Glen Cove, New York
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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in Bloomington with my daughter on our way to French Lick. Walked around the square and decided to eat lunch at Samira. It was very busy for a Monday afternoon in July but we were seated swiftly and decided to partake of the opulent buffet . The food was fabulous and there were so many choices ! The buffet... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Inexpensive (under $10) lunch buffet was delicious. Everything was extremely fresh and flavorful. Excellent service in a beautiful, yet casual setting. Best lunch in a town filled with great restaurants.

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I had never tried Afghani food before, but decided to visit this restaurant due to the great reviews, and the large number of vegetarian options. The atmosphere is upscale, with quiet Afghani music in the background, but people were dressed casually. We were seated immediately, and our waiter was attentive and professional throughout the visit. We were... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

White table clothes and great service highlight the flavorful menu. Quick and friendly staff will give you great guidance on their authentic menu. The food and the atmosphere is one of the best in Bloomington.

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Bloomington, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best ethnic place in Bloomington, conveniently located on the northeast corner of the downtown square. Good any time, but the lunch buffet is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! They have great service and a fantastic menu for dinner and a great buffet for lunch! My favorite dish is the vegetarian manto.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good lamb kabob. Nice local restaurant. Okay server -- not the friendliest. Nice dinner though. I would go back and get a different server.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This restaurant has a nice selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Excellent entrées. However, my side salad was disappointing. It was overloaded with balsamic vinegar, and the tomato was tough and tasteless. Otherwise, I would have given this restaurant an overall rating of "excellent." Service was outstanding. Nice linen tablecloths and napkins, laid-back atmosphere.

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Paoli, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is one of my favorite Bloomington eateries. Great food. Good service. We take the kids and they loved it as well. Can't wait to go back!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have been to Samira's a few times now on special occasions or with my boyfriend's family. Every time the food has been delicious. I particularly like the manto and baba ganouj, but everything I've seen or tasted was great. The price is a little higher than average but the food and service are worth it. It is a great... More 

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Additional Information about Samira's Restaurant

Address: 100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: 812-331-3761
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Afghani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
    (N. Walnut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-331-3761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?