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Samira's Restaurant

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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100 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 (N. Walnut St.)
812-331-3761
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Never Disappointed Here.

Eat here often and have never left disappointed. Wonderful lamb and vegetarian dishes. Their salads are good as well as their bean soup with nice warm naan on the side. The eggplant appetizer (gratis) starts the meal. The mousaka with a touch of cardamon is always a fine conclusion to a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Eat here often and have never left disappointed. Wonderful lamb and vegetarian dishes. Their salads are good as well as their bean soup with nice warm naan on the side. The eggplant appetizer (gratis) starts the meal. The mousaka with a touch of cardamon is always a fine conclusion to a good meal. The wines are moderately priced which is... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've lived in Bloomington for 15 years and seen lots of restaurants come and go. Hands down this is good quality food, tasty, and consistent. Afghani is not your normal fare, so try something new. I've had everything on the menu by now and it's never disappointed.

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Pendleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Really great service! We did not feel rushed and all our questions answered efficiently. Ordered humus, Lamb Kebob,salmon Kebob, and beef samarok lawang. Dinner for 3 totaled $65. We would go back and definitely would consider ordering the same things.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Most of us haven't experienced Afghani food. This is the place to do it. Great lunch buffet so you can try several dishes. Wonderful evening entrees. The stuffed mushroom dish, the dumpling dish and lamb and rice are all excellent (they all have Afghani names). The baklava is the best I've ever had.

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Bloomington, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Whenever we want something a bit different, we head to Samira's for dinner. We love their Manto plate. It is simply delicious. We have never had a bad meal here and the service is very good too. Try the milk custard for dessert. It's light and creamy and makes a nice end for the yummy meal.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I didn't expect to find Afghan food in Bloomington, Indiana, but perhaps I should not have been surprised. Our dinner was excellent.

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped in Bloomington with my daughter on our way to French Lick. Walked around the square and decided to eat lunch at Samira. It was very busy for a Monday afternoon in July but we were seated swiftly and decided to partake of the opulent buffet . The food was fabulous and there were so many choices ! The buffet... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Inexpensive (under $10) lunch buffet was delicious. Everything was extremely fresh and flavorful. Excellent service in a beautiful, yet casual setting. Best lunch in a town filled with great restaurants.

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I had never tried Afghani food before, but decided to visit this restaurant due to the great reviews, and the large number of vegetarian options. The atmosphere is upscale, with quiet Afghani music in the background, but people were dressed casually. We were seated immediately, and our waiter was attentive and professional throughout the visit. We were... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

White table clothes and great service highlight the flavorful menu. Quick and friendly staff will give you great guidance on their authentic menu. The food and the atmosphere is one of the best in Bloomington.

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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: Middle Eastern, 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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