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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%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (27 reviews)
“lamb” (31 reviews)
“eggplant” (19 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3910
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at Samira's and found the food excellent quality and at a very good price. I can recommend the kebab combo, it included two appetizers, lentil soup, the kebabs, two vegetables, and pilaf. You can't beat the value for $20.

Thank Georgia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a nice surprise for a little town.... The Baba Ganouj was almost fluffly. The lamb kabobs were terrifically tender, with deliciously seasoned rice alongside. Those two items would have been enough for two people (I took a bunch back home to my...More

Thank DorkySwede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming vintage buildings, friendly service, white tablecloths. Delicious Afghani food - recommend the Chicken Manto. Generous entree with rice, pickled eggplant appetizer, bread, and soup or salad - $16 before drink, tax, and tip. Just lovely!

Thank herestoadventures
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I recently ate at Samira for the first time, despite having kids at IU for 7 years. The Mediterranean food is outstanding - lamb was very tender. Salmon, shrimp and chicken skewers were very generous with the amount of meat that was included in the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I love this restaurant. It's a lovely restaurant in the heart of beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, located on the courthouse square. The food is always delicious and the service very good. Whether you're a vegetarian (like my husband) or a meat-lover, Samira has something for everyone....More

Thank ticajane
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a frequent visitor to Bloomington, but I never even realized this place existed, let alone have eaten there. Thank goodness for Trip Advisor reviews, which steered is here tonight. Everything was tasty, from the complimentary eggplant starter to the baklava for dessert. I had...More

Thank mrkelley23
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Several friends raved about this place so when we were visiting our son, we had to check it out. Certainly weren't disappointed! We had a reservation and were quickly seated in the back away from the door / cold as we asked. Great tasting and...More

Thank Mr D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If people think Afghani food is limited to milk and garbanzo beans, they'll be greatly surprised at the Samira. I recommend the lamb kabobs any way you want 'em. I've never known a diner who went to the Samira and went away unhappy

Thank Jeremiahjj
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Serving Afghan recipes Samira's Restaurant has an awesome, tasty, (and reasonable) lunch buffet. They serve an appetizer of flat bread with a smooth humus. With a couple of rice options for a base then there is chicken, dishes with meatballs, okra, bean, zuccini, salads, fresh...More

Thank CalTiskilwa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Afghani restaurant with a good variety of traditional dishes. Try them at lunch for a satisfying and well-priced buffet.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Lorrie E
Can I dress up? Sequin dress and heels?
1 February 2017|
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Response from WA2world | Reviewed this property |
Sure; why not.
I would like to make a reservation for Sept. 26th @ 6pm. My name is Judy Jackson from Indpls. IN. I will be in town for he Lotus Festival. I am excited to try Afghan food. Can you send me an e-mail confirmation of the reservations. Thanks, jj
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
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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