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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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 not great

We did a takeout on one of the nights we were in Orlando. The ambiance was non-existent but I did not care as I was carrying out. The service interaction was good, no issues. The food was good. I would not say it was great but it was decent and I would definitely try it again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Vijay C
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Boston
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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did a takeout on one of the nights we were in Orlando. The ambiance was non-existent but I did not care as I was carrying out. The service interaction was good, no issues. The food was good. I would not say it was great but it was decent and I would definitely try it again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Service is so-so because the guy serving us was literally licking his finger after serving gravy dish... That's scary We added for medium spicy and got a really spicy biryani... Way too spicy for us and they gave sour cream in place of raita. When we asked for extra curd the lady ( may be owner) was angry ..food is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have dined at Dakshin on three occasions and have enjoyed every visit. The restaurant is located in the Crossroads plaza just outside of downtown Disney. The food is a little on the pricey side (most dishes are between $10 and $15 for lunch) but the quality of the food is worth the cost. On my most recent visit I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent Indian food. Good variety of food and dishes. Prompt and genuinely good service! I will recommend highly to one and all who visit Orlando to try this restaurant.

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Pune
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34 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Dakshin is an Indian Cuisine restaurant located at shopping centre area at Park way / Beuna Vista. It offers host of south Indian and North Indian food variety. We ordered mix of vegeterian and non vegetrian items along with lemon rice. The portion of each of them were large and food was also good. We specially like the Lemon rice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I am an Indian Chef and love travelling to different part of the world, trying all sorts of restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of food served by Dakshin, and equally disappointed by why others have rated it lower than 4, perhaps they haven't tasted genuine Indian food. Their lunch deals are best as well as their... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As a chef of Indian cuisine I'm always a little wary of indian restaurants outside of India. My experiences in the UK have often been grim. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and authenticity of the food at Dakshin. We ate there twice, first a tasy dinner of Kori Gassi Chicken with rice and dal. This was delicious,... More 

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Atlanta, GA USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were looking forward to some dosa for dinner, but when we got there and looked at the menu, they only had dosa for lunch. The food we had was still very good.

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Clermont, Florida
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stopped by this week for a quick lunch and got there just after opening at 11:30 am; there was one other table and one more entered while I was eating. The server who seated me was polite and friendly. She quickly brought water and took my order. I ordered the lunch Lamb Korma which came with Sambar, dosa, rice... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Dakshin has friendly and quick service, decent decor, and has been an excellent place for fine dining of Indian food. The consistency has always been the same and all I can say is excellent. We don't come as often as we like because of the distance to our home but we would for sure if it was closer.

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Additional Information about Dakshin Indian Cuisine

Address: 12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836
Phone Number: +1 407-827-9080
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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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