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Reviewed April 16, 2019

The food was good and the service superb. The Dosa quality was excellent but the potato masala was meh...they need to figure out the exact recipe. Rest food ordered was good.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Dakshin had a Pongal special event and the Lunch Buffet was served on a banana leaf. It was bit crowded. It was different experience esp taking the kids and they probably do not recall that style of serving (Banana leaf and walking around and serving...food like indian function / marriages). Overall food has been great at a nominal price Enjoyed except the crowd and their preparedness to deal with the crowd.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

the food quality and quantity is good with perfect taste. the ambiance is also good. Only the service has to be improved.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the vicinity for South Indian food. They serve generous portions of authentic flavors from the South. Their buffets are amazing with variety of vegetarian options, unlimited thin crisp dosas which is totally worth every $. For buffets, they have...soups and appetizers, South Indian delicacies, few North Indian dishes and couple Indo-Chinese items....and not to forget some amazing desserts!! Their Veg. Dum Biryani is definitely a must-have. The owner and his staff is very friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

the taste and price of the food is good. Service and ambience is also good. But the side dishes and essential items along with the food are missing, which is a worry.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Dakshin is very close to Patel Brothers an Indian grocery stores in Schaumburg, IL. I should say that restaurant is a South Indian cuisine but Indo-Chinese is also great. Comes back to south food ! i tried Pongal, Dosa, Vada, Idly .... very natively taste...feel like you are in one of the best restaurants in Chennai or B'lore. Even friedrice was perfect. my favorite was Madras Coffee. it was Awesome. when we went two evenings in a row there wasnt much crowed. orders were served fast. Staff were helpful. I strongly believe if any one from South Ind or wants to taste south this is the place in Schaumburg. And most Importantly not too expensive like other Indian restaurants in this area. Keep good work Dakshin. Dont compromise on quality. Will come back for Madras Coffee.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

It was an awesome South Indian dinner buffet on Friday. You can also order hot plain and masala dosas along with variety of South Indian dishes like Tandoori chicken, Shrimp curry, Goat masala and lot of vegetable curries. Rosemilk and Rasamalai was also available. Buffet...cost was $12.5 including taxMore

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here today it was one of best South Indian lunches Staff was courteous and prompt to give service Prices were reasonable

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

It was the second time we used Dakshin for a Grad party. We are quite satisfied with their services. Their quantities are too sumptuous so I would recommend cutting the amount by 20% in order to avoid wastage. Except, if you are ordering vadaas and...samosas!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

So ordered Chicken Tikka Masala and Biriyani at the Schaumburg location, was told to pick up in 30 minutes. Drove through rain and fog to reach the place, only to be told that there is no such order in the system. The manager, arrogant and...pompous in his white shirt, tells me that I must have called the order in at a different location. When I show him the number that I called (which was the correct one), he deigned to go into the kitchen. Comes back to tell me that the person who took the order is new, and they dont serve Tikka Masala at this location (despite it being on the menu on their website). He condescendingly tells me that I can have the the Butter Chicken, which is basically the same as the tikka masala (Serves me right for ordering 'north' Indian food from a 'south' Indian joint), and he can give that to me instead, but the wait would be another 30 minutes. No sign of the Biriyani either. I am fuming by now, exacerbated by the attitude of the arrogant manager. I decline his offer for the lookalike tikka masala, and as I turn to walk out of the door, I tell him that this is going onto social media. He smirks and tells me "Do whatever you feel like, we dont care" (maybe not the exact words, but you get the idea). I ask the waiter for the name of this epitome of customer service, and the guy rushes in to say its John Smith (or may be John Cena, i couldnt understand his thick fresh off the boat south of Vindhayas accent). His name is Raj btw, the waiter had mentioned it before John rushed in. As I left the the restaurant, I could hear him yelling at the waiter and the poor newbie who had taken the order. 4 patrons who sat eating there, smiled weakly at me, and shrugged a shrug I had not seen since I left India (you know the shrug, the "what can we do' one). I have been in Schaumburg for 6 years, and eat out at least once a week (this was probably my tenth visit to this Dakshin). Never have I seen such utter lack of caring, and this total disregard for the paying customer. If the owners are even slightly bothered about their reputation, they should do something about Raj, he is no SRK for sureMore

Date of visit: January 2016
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  • Dakshin Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4