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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

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Lake Buena Vista
Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Lunch

My family stopped by lunch and we really enjoyed the hospitality and the food served at this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Patelkbp
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family stopped by lunch and we really enjoyed the hospitality and the food served at this restaurant.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very nice to have an awesome lunch at Dakshin, after a wonderful Disney tour. The ambience and service is too good. And the food exactly matches with Indian taste. I feel this is one of the few restaurants in Orlando where you can get authentic Indian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were roaming around downtown disney when we sort of bumped here. Awesome ambience, good service and equally good food.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a very, very good restaurant near Downtown Disney. The food is consistently tasty and the cooks will match the dishes to your palette (e.g. Spicy, mild, etc.). The chicken chettinad is one of my favorites here. Service can be a bit slow, but is responsive if you make eye contact with a server. A welcome non-chain and healthy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

last week we had dinner at dakshin , it was splendid , we had chicken biryani and fish fry , the fish fry was really good like home cooked food, biryani was little spicy but the taste was good, as a starater we had samosa , it was scrumptious, we will back next month when we visit disney , the... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For the price on the menu, they did not have the quality in it. Calicut porota was no were close + the curries we ordered(Shrimp Chettinad & Kori Gassi) were not that great. The only thing that was ok, was wada + samabar.

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fantastic Indian restaurant!!. Great location, close to Disney downtown. We visit Dakshin every time we go to Disney world, Orlando. This restaurant is beautiful, trendy, crisp and the most attentive staff ever. This is as authentic as it gets for Indian food. The array of food was pretty amazing. Overall, a great experience and would highly recommend. Worth visiting if... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place lacks basic professionalism and courtesy to treat customers and this reflects in its food and service. On a week trip to orlando we tried to visit this place many times but it was either not opened or did not have menu items. The one time we were able to order food ended up to be an expensive and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This is the worst food that I have ever eaten in my life. We waited an hour to get undercooked, no salt fried fish. It is not the taste, but the quality of food attracts the customers. We will never go there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had an excellent dinner on Christmas Eve at Dakshin. We waited 20 mins to get a table but the food was amazing. Fish fry with tadka dhal. We really enjoyed it. We will be definetely back. And will bring in our friends and family too !!!!

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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, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?