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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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 41
    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
Great ambience / location and overall ambience. Food was alright

We were staying in the area with the little one (visiting the parks ofcourse). Little one has limited menu and so had to look for idly / dosa options. We "took out" from Dakshin. Food was on the pricier side was decent(nothing to write home about). Owners looked south indian. But restaurant menu... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
anup_ck
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Edison, New Jersey
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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125 reviews 125 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bradenton, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is located perfectly. Near most to downtown Disney. People who work there are good and honest. Place is fairly clean. I did have issue as we landed there at 10 and we were told they don't have anything to offer. We requested to check kitchen and see whatever they can make, as we were hungry and it was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This must rate as the most terrible indian meal i have ever eaten. We were a party of five who ordered separate dishes but all were almost inedible due to the level of salt used within each dish. Service was poor even though the restaurant was empty. Definitely one place to avoid at all cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent spicy fish fry with lamb masala.They don't serve dosa at dinner but have different south Indian curries and biriyanis. We really enjoyed it.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I live in Bradford England, which is a curry capital of the UK, so am spoilt for curries at home and I have also visited Goa 7 times, Kerala and Sri Lanka. Visited Dakshin whilst in Orlando with my family and have to say it was probably the worst curry I have ever had. We ordered a mild Korma for... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were staying in the area with the little one (visiting the parks ofcourse). Little one has limited menu and so had to look for idly / dosa options. We "took out" from Dakshin. Food was on the pricier side was decent(nothing to write home about). Owners looked south indian. But restaurant menu panned across cuisines. Lots of variety to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We wont go there and I would not post review but I like to let you know don't waste your money or good time.go somewhere else .

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped by for dinner- food was GREAT!! fyi- menu mentions tip included, but this is no longer the case, so be sure not to accidentally skip the tip.

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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

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