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TTK Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+914424994101
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ambiance and authenticity in abundance

Dakshin, definitely a destination not to be missed when in Chennai. The ambiance is beautifully created through the decor and the authentic live music which is subtle and non-intrusive. The service is as exquisite as the food which is perfectly prepared and a real treat. The chef is a real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Dakshin, definitely a destination not to be missed when in Chennai. The ambiance is beautifully created through the decor and the authentic live music which is subtle and non-intrusive. The service is as exquisite as the food which is perfectly prepared and a real treat. The chef is a real master of his art.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing food and truly a cultural experience also a great service culture they almost force feed you. The chef take care of what we like and what we avoid and loved the green glass for the vegetarian for whom of course they have the most amazing stuff

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dakshin gives you authentic south indian food. Ambience of the place is quite ok and the background music goes well the architectural style of the place. We had sea food thali and veg thali. Veg thali was pretty normal like any other mess thali. Regular curries and chutneys with few good addons like iddiyapam and appam. Deserts were deliciously well... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited this place with a friend to give him a top class South Indian food experience. This restaurant is no more with Sheraton . The place looks very ordinary as they have not made any changes for last ten years. Napkin and table cloth were torn and very old. No creativity in menu.now the food . It is as good... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Dakshin has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Chennai for South Indian food. Specially ask for the Mysore masala dosa with Malaga pudi. It is one of my all time favorite. The doses are soft and the chat I always fresh. The sambar is always freshly prepared too and customized to taste

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Though I am not a fan of spicy or hot food I have to recognize that the quality of the food and the service were impeccable.The live folk music was a plus. For dessert we had a combination of hot an cold (ice cream) dishes that were excellent. It is worth going to the restaurant even if you are not... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My first "Dakshin" visit is a more than two Decade ago from 1993 and it was a compliment to some Fabulous South Indian Cuisine. From the days of Adyar Gate to Park Sheraton the Taste buds have also undergone so much of evolutionary changes in this place.It still retains some part of the "Traditional Ambiance with Temple Architecture and "Thematic... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have been a regular visitor to chennai but had cited Dakshin only recently. A must visit place to try out some exotic cuisines from the four South Indian states.......

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The best to showcase the cuisine of the southern states. Faultless service and consistency in taste make this restaurant worth visiting again

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I loved the South Indian food here. The best part are the chutneys,which is very fresh and yummy . Love everything out here, especially the desserts and south Indian coffee , the best u can have in Chennai . Been here couple of times but offlately I guess their main course especially the sambar and rasam is no longer that... More 

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Additional Information about Dakshin

Address: TTK Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
Phone Number: +914424994101
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
Average Prices: USD 22 - 70
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: TTK Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +914424994101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 70
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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