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Samira's Restaurant

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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: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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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
New Years Eve with a massive crew!

We went to Samira for an early New Years Eve dinner with a large group of 18 people. Included was a well known Indiana band Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band that were entertaining that evening for New Years across the road. As they are regulars of Samira and dedicated customers, they were quick to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Samira for an early New Years Eve dinner with a large group of 18 people. Included was a well known Indiana band Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band that were entertaining that evening for New Years across the road. As they are regulars of Samira and dedicated customers, they were quick to make a large table in the... More 

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Thank raegingirl
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here with friends and the food was good and prices were excellent. I ordered a kebab that said it came with peppers, onions and tomatoes but there were none? The meat and basmati rice were great. They served us an eggplant appetizer which was excellent. We will go back.

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Thank Laura B
Ellettsville, Indiana
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice fresh assortment of various Mediterranean dishes. Price does not include a drink and runs about 10 bucks for lunch. The mgt is very nice and helpful, but the wait staff is not particularly observant. Lots of places to go in Bton, so this is just an average choice in my book; but the food is good!

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Thank Rebecca H
Linton, Indiana
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to see what they had to offer and was told it was buffet for lunch then menu selection at 5.We decided to give it a try and was so glad we did, it was all wonderful, several selections of entrees and 3 different salads plus fresh fruit and dessert.Our waiter was so helpful telling us about the... More 

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Thank Terrib24
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When we have out-of-town guests, or want a quiet superlative meal, Samira is on the top of our list. The quality, consistency, and display of the meals is dependably superb. One of our guests, was once in charge of Marriot's restaurants around the world, and was thus extremely well traveled, and said the lamb was the best in his memory.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

sometimes you need to wait for long time to get your order. It is a bit expensive, however the meal proportions are great

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Greenwood
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We just moved to Bloomington and were exploring the town. We thought we would search out someplace new to eat; hopefully a place with great food and loads of character. Boy, did we hit the jackpot! As soon as we walked into Samira's and were greeted by one of the waiters. He immediately arranged for a table for us and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Somehow, we'd never been interested in trying Samira. The outside is not attractive. But from the moment we entered the restaurant we were pleased. It's elegant indoors, with tablecloths and quiet. The menu offered great vegetarian and carnivore choices, wonderful wines at very favorable prices, and the service was special -- very personable and communicative. Our food was delicious, plentiful,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Weeknight business trip and we dropped in shortly before closing. The host was welcoming and we had a fantastic meal here. Lots of variety and everything was flavorful. The baklava is also very fresh and among the best I've ever had. Great Afghan food in a nice setting.

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Thank TravelGnee
Louisville, KY
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant, not just for Bloomington, but for anywhere. A varied menu with creative dishes of a wide variety. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices were very reasonable, considering the quality of the food and service.

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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: Middle Eastern, Afghani, Mediterranean

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?