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Samira's Restaurant

100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Ranked #3 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Walnut St.
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English first
NW Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is the first Afghan restaurant I have eaten at since being on active duty in Kabul & numerous other in-country locations. The food and ambiance here is simply exceptional and the visit was a true experience in traditional Afghan hospitality. The co-owner and manager Hadid (sp) was very courteous & personable. We shared mutual stories on international travel and... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First trip to Bloomington, coincidentally here at the same time as some friends from home whom we don't see often, and who are vegetarians (we are not). Used the ratings here to find a restaurant within walking distance from both our hotels, and picked this spot. We were not disappointed. Although the menu had VERY enticing options across the food... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First, let me say if you are not into trying things or extending your palate, this is probably not going to be a restaurant for you. They don't serve Big Macs! Thankfully. Second, my review is a little below the norm, I know. But we went for the lunch buffet, and it was good, but definitely not a great experience.... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

my fiancé & I just ate here tonight & it was great! We had never had food quite like this before. If you are not a plain boring eater & enjoy trying new things than you will love this place. The service was great & it had an upscale feel. Cost a little on the high side, it was $41... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was our first excursion to Bloomington for Afghan food and we cannot wait to go back. It was absolutely tremendous in every way. From the appetizer beef pastry, to the eggplant slices for a complimentary appetizer, to the combination pasta and combination keebab plates - every bite was full of flavor and unique taste. Absolutely will make another trip... More 

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The ambience was good. I had the Lamb kabob served on a sword-like skewer. It was very delightful, though the lamb (medium rare) was a bit tough. Others had a variety of food and were satisfied. there were 7 in our party.

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Gainesville, Florida
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326 reviews 326 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

what it takes to maintain excellence in the culinary world. This venue has been providing fine dining of slow cooked food, good wines and reasonable prices for decades. Last evening eight of us met here for dinner. Hameed, the co owner and head waiter, had prepared our table with his pleasant personality and warm smile. Our food choices were judged... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We don't often end up in Bloomington, but we are now going to have to find a way to pass through more often, if for no other reason than to eat at this restaurant. The Chicken Manto was exquisite. I'm not sure I've ever had a meal that was more of a treat to my palate than this meal was.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Read great reviews of this restaurant on TripAdvisor, so finally got around to trying it. Food was unique and presentation was tasteful. Service was great. Waiter was polite and helpful. Property was very clean with nice ambiance. Will come again!

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Waukegan, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had dinner at this restaurant, was impressed with the vegetarian selection. The food was very flavorful and the portion sizes were huge. The place is charming. I would recommend a reservation for a weekend dinner the place filled up quickly. The husband loved their beef.

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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: Afghan

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