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Dakshin

Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Ttk Road | Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+914424994101
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Ranked #2 of 2,144 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $75
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Warren, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Dakshin is unquestionably the best South Indian restaurant in the city. We've been regulars here for the past 2 decades and if anything has changed it's only for the better. Even after my move to the US I never fail to have dinner here every time I visit. Whereas other 5 star South Indian restaurants equate the word South Indian... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Everything about our meal at Dakshin was fantastic. The menu comprises of dishes from the different regions of South India and each was delightful and flavourful and interesting. The chutneys/ accompaniments were also great. The service was top notch and the staff patiently explained to us the various dishes. The ambience is refined with live musicians playing their instruments. A... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is simply one of the best South Indian restaurants in town. Must try if you don't mind splurging a Bit. Abdul Hameed took care of us and he guided us very well with the menu options. They had the Iyer special - small adai & mango dosa, in the live counter. With the chutneys & jaggery/butter it was a... More

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Chennai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A must for those visiting Chennai. Traditional South Indian food delicately spiced and served with such care made the experience a treat. The myriad chutneys were a treat. The banana dosa and the five banana ice cream were of master chef standards. Kudos to our server Mr Reuben who took care to explain the finer details and preguessed our seconds... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

No wonder this restaurant is rated #1 in Chennai. Went here with my wife and our two mothers for dinner. We all had the South Indian thalis. While they were not cheap (I think the vegetarian thali was about Rs. 1400 and the non-veg a bit more), the food was fabulous! There were at least 15-20 items altogether, each super... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved everything about his restaurant. The chicken coconut curry was to die for. The breads where outstanding. I just wish it was in London.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best restaurant for S Indian food especially the meats and fish - the Kerala stew, the Andhra mutton curry, the appams, the Meen Moillee, The Chicken Chetinad, the many freshly ground chutneys all make for a great meal. The ambience and service and the whole set up make for a great experience

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Salies-de-Bearn, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We came here in order to enjoy excellent Indian food. This place was recommended by the reception at the regency Hyatt. A big thanks for advising so well Our expectations were fully met. Music was nice, restaurant is remarkably clean Long story short: a must

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

To know about food in South India and the different flavours, cuisines one has to visit Dakshin. I was not aware of the same till i came to Chennai,till than it was only confined to Dosa and Idli, after visiting Dakshin i was introduced to the various delicacies from the four states of South and it was a sheer Gourmet... More

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Syracuse NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Everyone kept telling me this was the best place to eat in Chennai, so I finally tried it on my last night in the city. I wish I had tried it sooner! The setting is very peaceful with people playing music and for the ladies, jasmine for your hair. The waiters are great - when ordering they asked what we... More

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