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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, 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
vacation june 2015

hey . all i visited this place for experince veg food. i ordered dal makhani as they are served with rice. i was not impressed with the curry . but yes its not that much bad as if someone wants to have . i didn't tried any thing more may be they have much more to go . so you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
tusharanand1
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Disney with my wife and 4 kids for two weeks on a Disney dining plan. Was fed up with the food after a few days! We found this place about a 15 min drive from our Disney hotel. Food was fabulous. Chicken Tikka wasn't on the menu but was available. All the kids loved the food as well as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The lady has got ridiculous attitude issues. Yes, she doesn't have a smile on her face. There is a minimum of $15 order per person for dinner which is written on the menu. When I asked her, she said, ppl would come and order two curries, eat and then leave, so we have put that rule in place. Why order... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

hey . all i visited this place for experince veg food. i ordered dal makhani as they are served with rice. i was not impressed with the curry . but yes its not that much bad as if someone wants to have . i didn't tried any thing more may be they have much more to go . so you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I am not new to Indian food but am more used to North Indian restaurants. This restaurant is South Indian but the menu didn't specify and was not very informative. I felt that the owner merely tolerated us being there. She wasn't particularly helpful or friendly to us. At any rate, the food was just pretty good--tasty and fresh. My... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As part of our holiday to the US we were travelling across various cities. Given the fact that most of our food was bread oriented we decided to have food at Dakshin. The food was very okay but given that you have very limited choice of Indian food it was acceptable. The service levels are just okay and the attitude... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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