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Dakhin

#163 of 1,845 Restaurants in Glasgow
#178 of 1,990 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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City Centre
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1st Floor, 89 Candelriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
+44 141 553 2585
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Today
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Established in 2004, Dakhin was the first authentic South Indian...
Established in 2004, Dakhin was the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Scotland. Set amidst the centre of Glasgow's Merchant city district, it offers diners a vast array of speciality dishes from India's southern region. We're talking about authentic recipes using fresh natural ingredients from award-winning chefs. Food worth talking about, and a warm dining experience to savour. Dakhin proudly features within the Michelin Guide and comes highly recommended by many food critics. If you are looking for something different from your run of the mill Indian restaurant then you'd best be sure not to miss out.
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  • 150
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gluten free heaven

Everything here is Gluten Free even the delicious cheesecake dessert. The have several Gluten free breads made from rice and bean flour. The food is very good and unique from the standard Indian food

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Johnk992013
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Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Everything here is Gluten Free even the delicious cheesecake dessert. The have several Gluten free breads made from rice and bean flour. The food is very good and unique from the standard Indian food

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food form South India, friendly wait staff, but service very slow. A little pricy for me, the restaurant was chosen by a colleague on a recommendation. NOT very easily accessible by wheelchair, though there is a lift.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This isn't a typical curry house. It's not even a typical Glasgow curry house. The food was fresh and vibrant and tasted freshly cooked from high quality ingredients. The menu is diverse and the experience is fun. Highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited here for a nice dinner with my family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Would certainly recommend to go for a nice romantic meal with your partner or for taking family and friends. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Been a regular here for years, had a few disappointing visits end of last year, but pleased to say after last visit it's back to its best, great food, great service

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had never been to a South Indian restaurant before and the staff were very helpful in recommending dishes for us. The quality of food was superb and really tasty. The side dishes - crepes were a great accompaniment to our meal as well. Definitely try this place!!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

In my second visit to this city I decided to go spicy and my goodness I wasn't disappointed. This is a different restaurant from your standard curry joint, they are obviously proud to serve their regional cuisine. The menu is fairly extensive but not daunting and well laid out. I went vegetarian and it was flavoursome and very filling. Though... More 

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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The are famous for their southern Indian cuisine so expect seafood. Tons of great selection and well worth the visit We had the sea bass in banana leaf and that was just divine. Cooked to perfection. I also love the fact they are not for piling food on. It is about the taste. Well done

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Enjoyed my first meal in Dakhin recently, food VERY tasty and authentic but with a twist. Lovely setting onto merchant city, Glasgow if you get a window seat. Staff very helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Before I visited dakhin I never knew much about South Indian cuisine. Took just one visit and I already love this place. The ambience is warm and pleasing and as soon as you enter it sets your mood. The food is so full of flavours and their friendly and attentive service completed the whole experience. Will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1st Floor, 89 Candelriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 2585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 61
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business

Description

Established in 2004, Dakhin was the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Scotland. Set amidst the centre of Glasgow's Merchant city district, it offers diners a vast array of speciality dishes from India's southern region. We're talking about authentic recipes using fresh natural ingredients from award-winning chefs. Food worth talking about, and a warm dining experience to savour. Dakhin proudly features within the Michelin Guide and comes highly recommended by many food critics. If you are looking for something different from your run of the mill Indian restaurant then you'd best be sure not to miss out.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?