About Dakshin Indian Cuisine

Dakshin Indian Cuisine, located in Orlando, Florida, serves a wide variety of classic Indian dishes. Every meal is prepared with authentic Indian spices and the finest and freshest ingredients available. Start out your meal at Dakshin Indian Cuisine with an order of fish cutlets or onion bhajia.

Each item on the Dakshin Indian Cuisine’s menu is denoted with what region the dish is specific to, making the experience educational and authentic. Try an order of allepey fish curry or the chicken madras. Each item can be modified for spice tolerance so everyone in the family is sure to find something to enjoy.

12541 SR 535
Orlando, FL 32836
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 827-9080

Website:
http://www.dakshin-indianrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We do special caterings for: Wedding Receptions, Sweet 16's, Birthday Parties, Graduations, Rehearsal Dinners or any "Just because Occasions"

Best Catering prices in Town!
5 Items for $13.99 (Minimum 100 people count)

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Dakshin Indian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

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3.7

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3.2

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3.3

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Bad atmosphere. Ok service. Really bad food. Too bad, the people who waited on me seemed to have no clue how bad it all was.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Service was slow, but attentive. We did have a large group though. Very tasty South Indian dishes, fresh and a decent level of spice.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2016

We wanted to try some Indian food, but were not sure what to order. We both like the spices and smell of the food, but were not familiar with ordering. We enjoy it on buffets when traveling, but were not comfortable with Indian terminology. The wait staff was most helpful, they encouraged us to try a few things that they enjoy (spicy hot chutney) and it was great. The food was high quality, well prepared and certainly worthy of a return trip. If you like authentic Indian food, this is definitely the place. Close to Disney Springs near Gooding's Grocery Store.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2016

If your English and u like your currys ,wait till u get home

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

It was rather deserted. It was a Saturday evening at 8pm. We were one party of 3 out of 3 parties in the restaurant at the time. It started quite well, the server provided us some good insights into the menu and the portion sizes. The food arrived in an appropriate amount of time and the portion sizes were good. The taste of the dishes were not very extraordinary. Simply ordinary really. The server asked two of our party if they would like more iced tea. Upon affirmation, she then asked them to hold on to their straws while she took the glasses away to get them refilled. Then another server came back with a small pitcher of iced tea, but now we had no glasses. Hold on to the straws?? Never had that happen.

At the end, the check arrived. It already contained a 15% tip. The server did not tell us this, and it was buried beneath the tax line. In a tourist area like Orlando, it is normal for their to be taxes and sometimes tourism tax, but it was odd to see in a restaurant like this the tip already there, but NOT be told about it. Our server then proceeded to tell us that she does not get any of the tip and the owner keeps it all, so we should keep that in mind.

All quite odd.

We will not be returning.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2016

Food was delicious, but service was initially a little slow as only one server was bombarded by 7 tables. Once our order was taken things picked up. Also, additional staff emerged from the back and everything started to smooth out for all tables.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2015

This restaurant is consistently delicious. I love Indian food and the three meals I have had there are some of the best I have ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 24, 2015

They wouldn't customize menu for little kids. Food was ok and pricy.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2014

I would have liked it a bit spicier. I ordered a chicken tikka massala and it was pretty mild. I am used to this dish being medium but then I've had a number of curries all over the world. This is probably designed for the American and tourist palate.

I still thought it was very flavorful though. Next time I will get a spicier dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2014

The menu was very diverse - South Indian and North Indian and the food was great tasting. We were very happy to have found it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 10, 2013

We struggled with Disney/Orlando traffic, calling the restaurant to let them know we would be late. When we arrived, the staff were gracious and polite! The food was very tasty and the service very nice, too. We were 4 persons and we ordered 2 chicken dishes, 1 fish dish and a veggie option. All were enjoyable. The waiter was helpful and gave suggestions, most of which we took. I wish the location were easier to navigate; they are away from the busy street, which is nice, but getting through the intersection and into the location is difficult when traffice is heavy. I would suggest leaving a bit extra time for travel. All in all, we enjoyed the evening very much despite the traffic challenges and would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Excellent food. Varied and delicious dishes from southern India.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2013

We always go with a group, and order a wide variety of dishes to share. The food is delicious. The spice level is good. The kitchen can be slow and the service as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2013

While on a business trip in Orlando, I came across this gem. I was pleasantly surprised and highly recommend this authentic Indian restaurant in central Florida.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2013

I don't really know where to start - This is quite probably the worst Indian restaurant I have ever been in either in the USA or UK. The two young people who are running it did their best but the food is a joke, just don't go there!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2012

We had a fantastic Southern Indian meal at Dakshin last week. Our server was very knowledgable and helpful with choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 10, 2012

For a starter we went with the Onion Bhajia which was very good.
For my entree I chose the Malabar Lamb Biryani. The only negative thing that I have to say about this dish is that I question whether the meat was truly lamb or mutton. If it was lamb it was perhaps over cooked a bit. The spice level was absolutely perfect.
My wife ordered the Tikhut Kombdichi Curry. It was not bad but it was not fantastic either. She had asked for spicy but it was rather thin and unimpressive. The chicken and accompanying basmati rice were good yet unimpressive.
Together with our meal we shared the Garlic Calicut Porota which was very tasty and went well with our entrees.
We would recommend Dakshin for visitors of Orlando.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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