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Dakshin Indian Cuisine

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12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836-6724
+1 407-827-9080
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Masala Dosa which is a large crepe typically stuffed with potatoes, peas and spices, served with sambar ( a soupy dipping sauce) and coconut chutney. Unfortunately it is only served at lunch and the first time we went on Saturday they were closed and we so had our sights fixed on Dosa, we went back the next day.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the most overpriced, lowest quality Indian restaurant I have ever eaten at - anywhere. The food was bland, service slow, and overall it was a huge disappointment. And to boot it was extremely expensive for small portions. Stay away.

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dakshingm, General Manager at Dakshin Indian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about your recent dining experience at Dakshin. We at Dakshin serve expertly prepared authentic Indian food by highly trained Chefs in ornate surroundings and provide impeccable service. We only use the freshest ingredients and this makes our food seem pricey for a few of our guests. Our menu prices range between $12.95 - $27.95 and... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a Thursday evening and there was no one in the restaurant. That made us a little nervous. They seemed to have more of a take-out business. The restaurant is mid-sized and the décor is tasteful. Everything is clean and the place is sufficiently bright to view your food and the menu--unlike some places where the lighting is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a take out feast with the family on a slow Sunday evening amd was told it would be about 20-30 minutes until ready. Seemed reasonable since only two tables were occupied. Unfortunately it took just under one hour for four dishes. Once home the curry looked good without too much of the heavy oil found in many other stateside... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Nice decor, good service, but the food was not great. We ordered lamb goa and chicken tikka masala, both mild. The lamb was ok, but not that mild or that tasty. The chicken was far from mild. I sent back the pieces not on my plate. They sent back the same chicken in a milder sauce, but the chicken which... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Delicious food with excellent service. This is definitely one place I will visit again. Thank you for letting my family feel like they were in Kerala.

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Thank WinsNinu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Being a South Indian - would rate this average for taste, just average for ambience, very very over priced for the quality, average for cleanliness and below average for service. Although it's a Dakshin Restaurant -- it doesn't include Andhra , Orissa and most Tamil dishes !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The staff was very welcoming. I really enjoyed the chicken vindaloo, you would have to be vindaloony not to eat here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

They honestly should change the name to duckshin because this restaurant is so fly. This is the first indian restaurant i went to where they asked me if i had any complaints and i had naan. Seriously, its the bomb, i plan to take all my clients to Dakshin from now on.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I had the Shrimp Madras, and it tasted great! The shrimp with the gravy went so well together. The atmosphere was good too. 10/10 will come again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12541 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836-6724
  • 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
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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