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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” (24 reviews)
“lamb” (36 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were trying to decide what to order, our waiter gave us grilled eggplant and carrot, which was super tasty. I decided on the aushak (steamed dumplings with leek, topped with yogurt and ground beef tomato sauce), and it was delicious. It also came...More

Thank seagreentales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is in the center of the town, walking distance to the IU campus. The food is overall very good. The lamb is sensational. The portion is also very reasonable. Will recommend to others. It is quite popular, hence the service is a little...More

Thank yuanwai
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Have eaten here many times and never disappointed. Great dal, sabzi, stuffed mushroom. Fine Lebanese wine at reasonable price. They have a wonderful buffet lunch as well.

Thank Svenskapojke
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I don't know where to start. The palau was delicious. The kabobs are amazing. There wasn't anything I wouldn't order again.Great service. I believe would definitely go back there every chance I get.

Thank Keli N
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Never had Afghan food before. Service was very good and very helpful. Discovered anew cuisine that was tasty and healthy in good portion s. Would definitely recommend. Loved it!

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I was alone because my daughter was on a college visit. It was my first trip to an Afghan restaurant. The waiter and waitress, Becca, were awesome. They gave good recommendations. I loved it and she picks Indiana so that I can go back

Thank xxxxxx13903
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I had dinner here on Saturday night with my sister and senior in college. The food is very high quality and delicious. Our service was excellent. Great value for the price. Happy to have made this choice as the food is unique.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 8 February 2018

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 22 January 2018

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
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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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