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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Shish kabob my heart! ❤️

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
BethMichelleSmith
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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423 reviews 423 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I enjoyed the food here and the service was incredible considering there were only two people working the whole dining room. I was surprised that there was not more offerred from the tandor and there was no cucumber yogurt sauce.

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NW Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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

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?