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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

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Lake Buena Vista
Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan
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12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836
+1 407-827-9080
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: First of its kind in Orlando, India's innovative cuisine, the very name...
First of its kind in Orlando, India's innovative cuisine, the very name 'Dakshin' evokes opulence in taste and decor.

Dakshin introduces you to a cuisine from the southern part of India stretching from the rugged coastlines of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to the sun-drenched beaches of Goa and Mumbai on India's western coast. As spectacular and surprising as the country sides are, so are the cuisines of its many communities, which were confined by and large to family kitchens, until Dakshin, the restaurant, captured and showcased them.

Created from a wealth of local spices, red chillies, coconut, pepper and spices of the coast, the cuisines of the Tamilians of Tamil Nadu, the Malayalees of Kerala, the Bunts of Mangalore, the Portuguese of Goa and the East Indians of Mumbai, are a delight to the taste buds.
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  • 58
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service.Average food

Went to try out Dakshin Indian food since it was close to the hotel. The Paratha was extra greasy. The Makhini paneer sauce was not up to par. The lentils/dal was average. If given a choice I would not visit this place again. Needs a lot of improvement in the curries and sauces.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Miami, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dakshin was recommended by the manager of a luggage store in one of Orlando's outlet malls. He is from New Delhi, India. Claims it is one of only two good Indian restaurants in Orlando. Right on with this one. Excellent food and service. I was honored by the server who told one of the owners I was the first American... More 

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Thank ZorroFL
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to try out Dakshin Indian food since it was close to the hotel. The Paratha was extra greasy. The Makhini paneer sauce was not up to par. The lentils/dal was average. If given a choice I would not visit this place again. Needs a lot of improvement in the curries and sauces.

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Thank NDDN
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food don't have good. Only people who never had indian food before can bear it . No flavor . coconut chutney and sambar is worst

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Thank Tr G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant during December 2015. To our great surprise Nan, which I think is most important along with curry, was missing from the menu. We were required to order some kind of paratha, which was not good. Chicken biryani was also not good and so was the curry. The service was too slow, although there were only two... More 

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Thank Atul A
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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169 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was good with food and quick service. We were party of 8 and we didnt have to wait and received everything on time and timely manner. We loved their daal makhni. This place was right there when we wanted something close to our hotel and didnt want to drive around. OVER ALL A+

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Thank Foodie12155
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A few friends and I, happened to come across Dakshin! My wife and I decided to treat our friends as they never had Indian dishes before . I can tell you, Absolutely great!! The Lamb Shakuti was to die for, and we ordered 3 different biryanis. Shrimp, lamb & chicken! ! All had a different style , a different taste!... More 

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Thank Thatgroovyguy65
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went there after checking in phone their south Indian menu. But after reaching there they told they ONLY have a "special holiday menu" which has only few curries and chapatti. No south indian food. The curries was really spicy (we ordered mild spice level). It was really expensive for that quality of food.

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Thank kamuthu
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were a little skeptical after being to Punjab kitchen ( which was a horrible experience .Sorry but had to mention it) about having Indian food from Orlando. But to our pleasant surprise it turned out to be really good. I will not go for best but it was delicious. You get almost a whole thali for just 10 something... More 

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Thank Soumya M
BinuThachil, Manager at Dakshin Indian Cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Soumya M, Thank you very much for your feed back after your recent visit in Dakshin Indian Cuisine at orlando, it is really appreciated and thankful to spent time for us, we would be very glad to have you with us soon again, Greeting from Dakshin to your family. More 

Chicago, IL
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133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

High price, average food and poor serv ice makes it a bad choice. High spice levels even though we had specified medium.

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Thank Karjanmed
Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I am localite here who loves to experiment delicacies from different restaurants. Dakshin impressed me with their service and taste. Being Vegetarian, I was surprised by the variety of a dishes in Vegetarian. Paneer makhani, Malai Kofta and vegetarian platters were my favorite. Also try the fresh mango lassi and Dakshin special Kufi. Overall, I always had a great experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
  • Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 407-827-9080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

First of its kind in Orlando, India's innovative cuisine, the very name 'Dakshin' evokes opulence in taste and decor.

Dakshin introduces you to a cuisine from the southern part of India stretching from the rugged coastlines of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to the sun-drenched beaches of Goa and Mumbai on India's western coast. As spectacular and surprising as the country sides are, so are the cuisines of its many communities, which were confined by and large to family kitchens, until Dakshin, the restaurant, captured and showcased them.

Created from a wealth of local spices, red chillies, coconut, pepper and spices of the coast, the cuisines of the Tamilians of Tamil Nadu, the Malayalees of Kerala, the Bunts of Mangalore, the Portuguese of Goa and the East Indians of Mumbai, are a delight to the taste buds.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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