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Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Ttk Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+914424994101
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic South Indian Meals

Had a fantastic dinner last week with family.The service was exceptional. You are valued & pampered. Advisable to reserve in advance, can get overcrowded. Ambience is good. There is a carnatic music troup which plays soothing music. Has read a lot of reviews about this place. Have the option of set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Chennai (Madras), India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic dinner last week with family.The service was exceptional. You are valued & pampered. Advisable to reserve in advance, can get overcrowded. Ambience is good. There is a carnatic music troup which plays soothing music. Has read a lot of reviews about this place. Have the option of set thali meals or ala carte. Opted for the set... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went back to Dakshin after many months @ Park Sheraton last week with my friend and it was a rely a rich experience in terms of food, ambience and service. Opted for a thali covering many dishes in small bowls frm different states. Each of them were unique and tasty in their own way. Greeted very nicely by RAJ KUMAR.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very good south indian food served by knowledgeable and helpful staff who pretty much chose for you in the end based on our tastes and preferences. Nice ambiance and decor and live, traditional music was an added bonus. Could not fault any of the food at all, very good indeed.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat classic South Indian cuisine in a clean, classy atmosphere this is the pace for you. Surrounded by Tanjore paintings, and with soothing Classical music playing, I always enjoy coming back here. I grew up in this city and now return regularly when on holiday to eat here. Don't miss the thali, served on a banana... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

we had an amasing dinner in that restaurant. The food was very well explained and the service was also excellent. I would aleays come back. Thank you Annette and Uwe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Tasty food,quality d,homely atmosphere.................................................................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Brought my whole family to celebrate my mom's birthday ... We had a beautiful Dakshin thali , truly amazing ! We totally enjoyed every minute there . Special thanks to Thanga raj , Suresh and the Maître d ... Will definitely visit again ..

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nkrishnan, General Manager at Dakshin, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the succinctly put pointers. ‘Dakshin’ that beckons connoisseurs from peninsular India has acquired many accolades under the label of Best South Indian Cuisine. We are delighted to hear that our service and food has exceeded your expectations. Thank you once again for your review and we look forward to welcome you and your family for... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great food.lovely ambience.you get food of all four southern state which is unusual in five star hotels.

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nkrishnan, General Manager at Dakshin, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Dakshin, our signature restaurant that serves traditional cuisines from peninsular India has been recipient of multiple accolades for best South Indian Cuisine. We are delighted to know that our dishes pleased your palate and gave you another unforgettable dining experience. It was indeed a pleasure to have had you at our hotel... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Dakshin is clearly one of the best restaurants with exceptional service and nice vegetarian food. Being a north Indian, we were confused about the dishes selection but Suresh and Sharad were very helpful in that regard and provided exceptional service. Thanks Dakshin.

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nkrishnan, General Manager at Dakshin, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for such a fantastic review. Dakshin has won many accolades under the title of Best South Indian Cuisine. The restaurant sources its local ingredients from the market and the guests love coming to it for its uniqueness and the zest to revive forgotten traditions. We are grateful to note that you enjoyed our vegetarian selection. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Dakshin means south but here dakshin means taste comfort nice non veg @ seafood dishes and service was good helpfull thank you keep going....

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nkrishnan, General Manager at Dakshin, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, It's pleasure to receive your feedback. Our signature restaurant ‘Dakshin’ beckons connoisseurs from peninsular India to savour the delights of Southern India and has won various accolades which are testimony to its nature of restaurant. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our thali's which makes for a complete and fulfilling meal for our diners. We value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Ttk Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +914424994101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 72
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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