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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836 (Lake Buena Vista)
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Ranked #1,201 of 3,101 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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43% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
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
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
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Although this review is dated January 2014, I ate here in May 2012, and my review pertains to that that visit. I was in town on business and one of my colleagues took me for dinner here. I must admit I remember not being all that impressed with the look of the outside of the building nor the decor inside.... More

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Orlando, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

nice dinner and very good staffs with excellent and homely indian food. Surely will be back soon for a party

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you are fed-up of eating junk food and looking for some Indian food, you must visit this restaurant. Be it south Indian idli, dosa or north Indian Paratha and chicken tikka masala, you will love the food. Staff is very friendly and informative. It is located at central place where there are many other restaurants and supremarket.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of Indian food, but this place was amazing.The food was distinct, flavored rather than hot n spicy.Lovely atmosphere, will go back again soon!

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