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Samira's Restaurant

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100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910 (N. Walnut St.)
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Mark M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Heck it was just great food. I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The vegetarian plate was awesome, hummus was exceptional and the location was great. The service was unfortunately abysmal, we waited a half hour after being seated just to get a menu. They were not very busy at the time so I'm not sure what the problem... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Great, large many with many vegetarian options. Delicious food beautifully presented. Nice surroundings, good service. Best restaurant I went to in a week in Bloomington.

Thank Marie C
Marengo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Trying new ethnic food is a passion, so gave Samira a try, and was thrilled with the service and the food. Have returned three times since, and not been disappointed once. Service is fantastic, and the food is completely a pleasure. Lunch buffet offers many different choice, some I find better than others, but for sure there will be something... More 

Thank jeffbN4412GO
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have eaten in this restaurant repeatedly over the years and I is one of the most deliciously stable places I know. A bit noisy when packed, but quietly reserved when sparsely populated. The food is served warm and is nicely spiced. Nothing harsh. Lamb and cornish game hens that melt in your mouth. Attentive service. Plenty of wine. When... More 

Thank wenzlerm
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We had lunch here and loved it. Great staff, wonderful flavors, and central location. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank joiedevie21
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

First time here with a friend. I got the sampler platter on the suggestion of the waiter. There was a lot of variety and I really enjoyed it. The orange sauced chicken and rice were interestingly different than I expected. The service was spectacular and the restaurant was both more fancier and more expensive than I had anticipated. I would... More 

Thank PeterMate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Starting with dessert, the baklava was perfectly sweetened with honey and addictive. We tried the lunch buffet which had a nice assortment of meats, vegetables, rice, salad and fruit. Everything was prepared fresh and very delicious. A great choice for anyone who loves ethnic cuisine. Employees were friendly and attentive.

Thank PLTmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, 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?