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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836 (Lake Buena Vista)
4078279080
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Ranked #1,216 of 3,116 Restaurants in Orlando
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Price range: $9 - $27
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Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
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.
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English first
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

it is a great place for great Indian food, my friend and me exactly here every week . the food is great and tasty , also the wait staff takes great care of us, we don't even have to order and they tend to our every need. my friend and me start our meal with cutlet and onion bhaji which... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Over priced food with smaller quantity. The food was not worth it . Worst customer service. Don't recommend it to anyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Staff was courteous , food was excellent. Chatinaad chicken and butter paneer were awesome. Will go there again during my visit.

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Frimley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good food choice, great service, friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and very authentic, not bland and devoid of spice like in some places. Friendly towards the whole family.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited Dakshin during my holidays.Hospitality of the staff greatly appreciated. Variety of dishes to pick with preferred spicy levels.Authentic Indian foods with homely taste. Refreshing & clean atmosphere.What else more to expect.Overall we as a family felt at home and definitely we are coming back. Thank you Dakshin for the wonderful experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were visiting from Atlanta and wanted to have some good Indian food. Dakshin showed up on our GPS. We ordered Chicken Biriyani, Chicken chettinad, roti, puri and curd rice. We were unsatisfied with the chicken dishes. Biriyani was sub standard and so was the chicken chettinad. The chicken pieces were hard. Biriyani is supposed to have soft chicken not... More

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cheltenham glos
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

As a curry lover I was a bit sceptical of the neon flashy signs outside advertising indian cuisine ,,however the food is more important than than surroundings. Food was fantastic ,,,can be as mild or spicy as requested,,,not swimming in oil...freshly cooked,,,,best bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon blanc I've had here in 2 weeks of suppose fine dining,,,friendly and helpful... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After staying in the World Center Marriott for a week working, I was getting pretty fed up of eating whatever was at hand. The Dakshin Indian cuisine was an excellent find!This is the second time i am dining in Dakshin. From the moment me and my friend walked in, we received a warm welcome from the Dakshin staff.The atmosphere seemed... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went to Dakshin for my wedding anniversary with my family, Nice Indian restaurant and it didn't disappoint me, the food tasted magnificent (especially the lamb biryani and chicken saagwala!), service was good. the food quality is very good, so its worth for every dollar so this is the place to go if you want to get great food. Overall... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I went to this restaurant during my visit to Orlando. I found this restaurant to be way over priced. Probably one of the most expensive indian restaurant I have been to. Check out their menu before you come. (Don't forget they automatically add gratuity! - not mentioned in the menu) This restaurant is very conveniently located right outside of Disney... More

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