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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

Lake Buena Vista
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12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836
+1 407-827-9080
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fredericton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I have vacationed in Orlando for a number of years. We love Indian food so tried a lot of restaurants. Once we ate at Dakshin Indian Cuisine we continue to go back several times on each visit to the city. We enjoy the South India dishes and find the service is almost always very good.

Thank cvmcp
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this Indian restaurant after seeing the long queue in another restautant next door. The curries we ordered malabar lamb masala and chicken chettinad were good. They came fiery hot as we requested. However, the chicken tikka was the worst I have ever eaten. Its definitely not the tikka I have eaten all my life which is grilled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place to change the north Indian taste buds to get something south Indian. Had limited variety during dinner. So I say lunch might have been better. No dosa during dinner. We ordered idli sambhar, vada sambhar and biryani. Also dum aloo and parota. Their spice level is high for a medium so be careful while ordering.... More 

Thank surbhi v
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We visit Orlando frequently and were lucky to find Dakshin on one of our very early trips. This restaurant is an absolute GEM, the menu is unique and the service is great. If I had to make a recommendation, it would be the Chicken Chettinad, but every dish we have tried was done 'right'. Glad to see that there are... More 

Thank Bernard L
Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The ambience engulfs you as you enter through the rustic opulent doors of Dakshin and it only gets better as you are treated to some of the best service and of course, the most authentic Indian cuisine you will ever experience - Guaranteed. Authentic, starting with the very aroma of the food to the rich and savory taste. My recommendation... More 

Thank mal_dco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Wow I've never tasted so delicious food. I am a frequent traveler, I have travelled many countries. Dakshin serves the best food. The lamb Shakuti and Chicken tikka masala , chicken Madras are must try dishes!!

Thank Krishna R
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I am from Bangalore and during my visit in Orlando I had all 5 days dinner at Dakshin. Food is tasty, Authentic and friendly owner & staff. Recommend a sure visit if in Orlando.

Thank pratibhakhanapur
Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food was good. Dal tadka was good, tawa rotis were authentic. do not have tandoor rotis. Mango lassi was nice, but the masala lassi / buttermilk was way too strong. With only one person ( lady) managing the restaurant it was well managed. Veg Biryani was more of a tawa pulao rather than a biryani. raita, onion tokku was... More 

Thank TomnJerry
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I am currently in Orlando and just back from a cruise. Went to Dakshin after my return for Indian food. Firstly, keeping a grim face is not professional. Dakshin host must know that. We ordered for chicken biriyani, lamb biriyani, mango lassi & masala lassi. Food was tasting very bad. It is way too highly priced for the quality they... More 

Thank Gayathri Devi K
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Pathetic service. Single lady to take order, serve and cleaning and that too with lots of attitude.Food is average. Worst part : 15% gratuity tax already added in bill

Thank Arun G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $27
Vegetarian, Indian, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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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