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Samira's Restaurant

100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
+1 812-331-3761
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggplant” (25 reviews)
“lamb” (38 reviews)
“baklava” (28 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the beautiful and historic town square of Bloomington, IN, Samira is a long-standing dining staple in a town full of long-standing dining staples. In the 21st century, if you have made it to 20 years in Bloomington (or close to it), you are...More

Thank Samson W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had a bad meal at the restaurant, and the service is very attentive. There are a wide variety of meat and vegetarian dishes to choose from on the dinner menu and the lunch buffet is a great deal for trying a variety...More

Thank geo-travel-rocks
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Samira restaurant is located on the north side of the square in downtown Bloomington. It is one of my most favorite restaurants in this small city of many many good restaurants. The food is really wonderful. My favorite is an eggplant dish called Bahdan Jahn....More

Thank lillydogyorkie
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Came here because it was number one on this site - and - with good reason!!! Wow the food was delicious - lamb kebab salad was incredible and I loved he lentil soup. Sat outside because it was pleasant out and this added to the...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you're looking for something affordable, simply delicious and a bit different, this restaurant is for you. Whether you want a meat dish or you're a committed vegetarian, there are dozens of yummy options to choose from.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We started with the Baba Ganouj appetizer, which was great for the 4 of us. Prior to the appetizer, a spiced small dish arrived for each of us. We confused it with our appetizer. It had a carrot, what looked like a cucumber, in a...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

More food than one person can eat, its literally like a 3 course meal for $20. I got the house combo with lamb kabob, I can't remember all the sides items. Only thing I didn't like was the eggplant. Service was great, atmosphere nice, and...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I was in Bloomington and wanted something different so I decided to try Samira's. In a word, it was delicious. I have never had Afghani food but I was pleasantly surprised. They had a small buffet at lunch with a nice variety of offerings of...More

Thank oopso
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I recently ate here with my mother and enjoyed the lunch buffet. The service was quick and attentive. The food options were superb and tasted great. I would have liked to see more meats but their vegetables were cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Overall would...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We contacted Samira to cater our 25-30 person graduation party and it was great. The communication was a little unsettling as it was difficult to confirm but the food was ready and displayed on lovely platters. We had ordered chicken and beef but received chicken...More

Thank Laurie S
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4 July 2018|
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Response from HappyTravelMidwest | Reviewed this property |
They are open for lunch and they have lunch buffet. I am not sure they have the buffet on the weekends, though.
Lorrie E
1 February 2017|
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Response from WA2world | Reviewed this property |
Sure; why not.
27 August 2015|
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Response from jdbird324 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got the information you need. You will be in the thick of the Lotus Festival at Samira. I'm sure you will enjoy both. Just be aware of the street closures during the festival.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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: +1 812-331-3761
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