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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” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (35 reviews)
“baklava” (29 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Samira offers an absolutely fantastic lunch buffet of truly scrumptious Afghan dishes filled fresh ingredients, and everyone will find something that they love. I highly recommend to one and all!

Thank aeciccar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently fresh, tasty, colorful, and beautiful. Samira is the primary option for dining in Bloomington. It specializes in middle eastern cuisine. The restaurant is clean, the service is good, the food is fresh, and the whole experience is accomplished with love.

Thank HappyTravelMidwest
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This is my goto restaurant in Bloomington. The food is super fresh and healthy. The egg plant appetizer and beef skewers can't be beaten. The owner is always there and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal for our family of five. Two of our family members are GF and Vegetarians, which is often difficult to accommodate. Not the case at Samira’s. Multiple delicious choices available for us. Eggplant was heavenly, butternut squash was wonderful, hummus was...More

Thank Cara C
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Our first time trying Afghan food and we would definitely come back. Baba ganoush was very garlicky but still good.

Thank AjaMay
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

One should not forget that Afghan food is one of the truly great cuisines of the world. Samira’s does it up right. Great selection. Many traditional dishes. Healthy too. We shared a plate of their exceptional hummus... mmmm. I ordered Samarok Lawang... enjoyed every morsel....More

Thank Harry N
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend this place. We love Mediterranean food and the food here is top notch.

Thank Jenandbeans
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Lots of treats at this Bloomington restaurant on the square. First, a thin slice of marinated eggplant was offered. Then, the bread!! Do not pass on the bread. For a delicious vegetarian dish, try the Samarok Lawang. Just the right combination of spice and a...More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I was at Samira tonight by myself. I had read the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to try the lamb kebab. It was very well seasoned, done to the degree I requested (slightly pink in the middle). My only quibble with it was that the...More

1  Thank Ruth D
Reviewed September 27, 2017

After seeing the great reviews I was excited to try this place while I was in town. I liked the environment when I walked in. Unfortunately what it ended up being was mediocre food with unfriendly service. Not one single employee smiled back at me...More

Thank 161lesliej
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Lorrie E
February 1, 2017|
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Response from WA2world | Reviewed this property |
Sure; why not.
August 27, 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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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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