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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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“lamb” (35 reviews)
“eggplant” (22 reviews)
“baklava” (28 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 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

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
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I went with family for dinner and the restaurant was full, reservations are advisable. Service is impeccable and food amazing. They served to all patrons as welcoming appetizers warm and crunchy focaccia bread and grilled eggplant slices perfectly seasoned. We asked also for meat Sambosa...More

Thank ANDRETS1966
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a very nice place with pleasant environment, crisp table linen & efficient staff. The food seems to be a combination of Persian, Afghanistani, Arab, & Turkish. . Hummus prepared in a fashion I had not experienced in the Gulf countries. Lamb kabob was...More

Thank Marylouise G
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Great food - love those Mantos- and all the sides- homemade bread and marinated, grilled eggplant, and lentil soup. Great service as well, attentive and seamless.

Thank janbulla
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We had dinner with friends. Some had the lamb kabob or a combination plate, I had the chicken kabob. The food was very good, and the servings were large enough to take extra home for another meal. The servers need more experience and training. I...More

1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by a Bloomington couple and it did not disappoint. We had the lamb kabobs and salmon kabob. They were both excellent!

Thank Steve F
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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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