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Samira's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910 (N. Walnut St.)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food, atmosphere, and service were all top notch! The menu is Afghan and offers items that are very unique. We had the lamb kebaabs as recommended by our server. It was the best lamb I have ever eaten! Our appetizer was called Namounaa and included baked butternut squash and turnip, seasoned spinach, and spiced eggplant. I tried to find... More 

Thank LyndaF055
Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffet is very good. Lots of choices put not too many. Service excellent. Price very reasonable. There are lots of choices in Bloomington and this is a good one!

Thank clerk22
Bloomington, Indiana
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pricier meal ini Bloomington, but awesome food! everything was great. Different type of menu but everyone loved it

Thank csisken
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter made the reservation for Fathers weekend. She had heard it was good. The food was outstanding. There were 10 at our table and everyone raved about all the entrees. But the spinach side, and I don't usually eat spinach Was out of this world. I tried but could not get the secret. The only reason I didn't give... More 

Thank jjhuckleberry
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's our first time trying Afghan food. Tried this place based on reviews and wasn't disappointed. The dishes were so tasty, with good balance of savory spices. They have complimentary appetizer - eggplant with pickled carrot. The meats were perfectly cooked, juicy & tender. Salad was fresh. Soup was well delectable. Bread was awesome. Service was impeccable. What a nice... More 

Thank Malamya
Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rating on TripAdvisor were good and it was within walking distance to my hotel, so why not. Being the middle of the week, it wasn’t too busy. I really like lamb, so ordered their Lamb Kebabs. Besides, you’d not expect pork to be served in such a restaurant. While waiting for the order to be prepared I was brought... More 

Thank WA2world
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to eat in Bloomington. Their cornish hens are delish, so are the kabobs and they start you out with an eggplant appetizer. I've always had great service. When you leave this place you have happy tastebuds!

Thank 11dona22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A visit to Bloomington from New York is to find a piece of gold. Don't hesitate, make sure you stop at this amazing food. The service was great. Have the confidence to try this place and it will be worth your while. When I visit my son in the future I will make sure I come here again.

Thank Bob P
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have eaten dinner at this restaurant but not recently. The lamb and eglplant dishes were among the best I ever had. The buffet has both meat and vegetarian dishes, two salads and two different rice dishes. Plus baklava for dessert!

Thank Carole47401
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love going to Bloomington and dining at Samira. It never disappoints. The restaurant is a nice balance between formal and casual. White tablecloths on the tables and nicely lit. They have a nice wine list and bottle prices are very reasonable. Service is always friendly and professional. The menu is pretty extensive. They brought us an amuse bouche, grilled eggplant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
    (N. Walnut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-331-3761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?