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Samira's Restaurant

100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
812-331-3761
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Ranked #3 of 291 restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Afghan
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Walnut St.
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've lived in Bloomington since the mid-nineties, yet somehow I'd never eaten at Samira before. After reading a rave review of this place last week, though, I went to the restaurant's website and was intrigued by their menu. My husband and I met up with another couple over the weekend and gave it a try. From start to finish, it... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is only our second visit to Samira, and again I wonder why it took us so long to return. Staff is total class, ambiance and food perfect. There is something about a waiter's timing and ability to read the guest that makes this place so special. We loved everything we tried, lamb kabobs, veggie and salmon appetizers, baklava, nice... More

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Bloomington, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The spices are interesting and the servings are so plentiful that we always have some to take home. Nice atmosphere and servers.

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Carmel, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've eaten here twice in the last year. Once for dinner and once for the lunch buffet. Both experiences were great. Loved the lunch buffet to try out more of the menu. Looking forward to my next trip to Bloomington and another great meal from Samira.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food is delicious, perfect staff and awesome ambiance. So, I believe that's Samira on the top of restaurants.

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Hutto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a great place to eat in downtown Bloomington. I always eat here when in town and Samira's has always been excellent. This is my parents' favorite place to eat and quickly becoming one of mine in Bloomington.

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Raleigh, NC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We ate for the fourth time (over about ten years) at this elegant restaurant located on the square across from the historic courthouse in Bloomington. Two things especially recommend Samira: the outstanding service and the excellent, unique food. We made reservations (helpful on weekends, when there is often a wait). The restaurant is shotgun-style, with tables lined up on both... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very pleased about the dinner experience I had at Samira's. The food was wonderful! I ordered the lamb kebaab and couldn't have been happier with the choice. The lamb was very tender and well-seasoned. The bread, soup, and side dishes (rice and vegetables) were delicious as well. My friends got the chicken kebaab, which also looked great. I definitely plan... More

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CINCINNATI, OHIO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is usually not the type of restaurant we would go to (we normally are not this adventurous); but it was recommended to us, so we thought we would give it a try. It was absolutely delicious. They started you off with pita bread and a sample of eggplant seasoned in something--mmm good. We had the Samorok Lawang as our... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Incredible food, top-notch. The bread was good, the tasting portion of eggplant we were served was fantastic, the soup was good, and the entrees were amazing! The service was also very good. Very highly recommended.

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