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Samira's Restaurant

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Afghan, Afghani
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100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 (N. Walnut St.)
812-331-3761
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    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
A Great Restaurant

If you're looking for a superb meal, don't think twice about it. The menu is full of amazing options, and our meals were cooked to perfection. The Badenjan, Sabzi, and yellow lentils were delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Houssam10
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Boston
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  • Families with children
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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a superb meal, don't think twice about it. The menu is full of amazing options, and our meals were cooked to perfection. The Badenjan, Sabzi, and yellow lentils were delicious.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amwar was very good about communicating back and forth on email and helped me to come up with a nice, well rounded, and delicious lunch menu that we catered for 30 people. He was right on time with delivery, had the food on nice platters, and a good amount of everything for our guests. I offered to pay him then... More 

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Bloomington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Samira has terrific food, good service and their lunch buffet is great. If you're looking for food that is always interesting and well-prepared, then Samira is the place. It is located on the Courthouse Square in Bloomington, and we love to eat there.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Unusual fare and upscale atmosphere . Never had a bad meal here . Only complaint is that their hours of operation never seem to coincide with my attempts to go there .

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My 5 bullets factors in the price point of this restaurant. Samira's is excellent for the price, and the quality is very even. We are so lucky in Bloomington to have such wonderful ethnic restaurants, but I think you would be hard pressed to find such an elegant Afghani option anywhere. I don't get to dine here as much as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Food is very good and it is not expensive. They have a delicious chicken, salad and rice. The environment is good to be in.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

An attentive but not intrusive waiter made this family dinner a delight--the food was perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Set on the town square, this restaurant offers an interesting departure from the usual menu. We will go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing entrees- but if you must choose just one, go for the lamb (or chicken, but really... get the lamb!) kabobs with rice and vegetables. Beautiful and affordable wine selection, excellent service, fabulous location, incredible prices!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, 1st time trying Afghani food...great. Daughter is vegetarian, she had lots of options to choose from. We both had the combination platters (mine w/ meat, hers w/out) and they were both pleasing in their presentation as well as the quality. I also thought it very fairly priced. Outstanding coffee. We will go back.

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Aurora, CO
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183 restaurant reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Bloomington has some great ethnic restaurants and we gave Samira a try. We are not familiar with Afghani food and the waiter was helpful explaining the menu. His suggestions for us were spot on and it was a great meal with good service. Wen enjoyed our dinner on their outside patio looking out over the main square in town. Give... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Afghan, 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?