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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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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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  • 85
    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
Don't miss Samira

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bloomington, IN
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  • Families with children
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Bloomington, IN
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
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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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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended by our son-in-law and it didn't disappoint. Nice cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere and what's even better, very well prepared and tasty food. Service by the co-owner was excellent. I have never tasted lamb so well seasoned and tender in the lamb kebaab. My date had the Manto steamed dumplings which were excellent.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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, 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: 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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