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Dhakshin

Average price $45
8.3/10
251 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.3/10
based on 251 reviews
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Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.2/10
Setting :7.7/10
  1. Joshua  J.
    Joshua J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely fantastic food - far exceeded all of our expectations. Will be coming back here as soon as possible! Plus they had local beers on the menu. Quick friendly service. A genuine 10/10 dining experience.

  2. Serene O.
    Serene O.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Our favourite Indian restaurant. Everything is so delicious. The goat, smoked eggplant, barramundi curry etc. Totally recommend if you want some genuine tasty food. Naan and pulao rice also delicious

  3. Praveen k.
    Praveen k.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    It's one of the best restaurant , but very less vegetarian options,they should serve veg biryani in future

  4. Geetika A.
    Geetika A.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The food is good , bit pricey for the ambience.We saw few cockraoches near the wall and the waiter were really casual about it.Also the Ac was not working well when we went and the place was fully packed. We went with a big group and felt really uncomfortable due to the ac. We tried a lot of things, fried okra and fried meatballs and kuzhi paniyaram was really good.Even the chicken chettinad and barramundi fish with appam was good. But we would expect better serivce for the price we paid.Nearly 40$ per person even after the 30% fork discount

  5. Georgia H.
    Georgia H.
    • one review
    8/10

    Food was authentic and delicious. The presentation was beautiful. Service was slow and the restaurant was near empty but I think they were allowing us time as we were dining as friends.

  6. Fernando A.
    Fernando A.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great food! All the curries, naan, dosa and entrees were very tasty. Seems like a very traditional South Indian restaurant, with great variety of meat and vegetarian options.

  7. Vaish S.
    Vaish S.
    • 12 reviews
    8.5/10

    Dhakshin is always our favourite restaurant. Best South Indian food in Sydney. A bit expensive but worth the taste. The chef makes his unique style of food which drives us to Dhakshin. Starting from a kid to a older person everyone has options to eat. Best place for a friends catch up and a family dine in.

  8. Nicki H.
    Nicki H.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    What a great find! At 7.00 on a Wednesday night, we were the only ones in the place, until a couple of tables came in at 9.30. I can't imagine why. I'm vegan and there were enough options to keep me happy, and plenty for the vegetarians as well as omnivores. The dosai are perfect and the eggplant was a highlight for all. Service was helpful. Decor is pleasant. Will definitely go back

  9. Sian D.
    Sian D.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Great food and service. The prawn dish was great (however remember that seafood is not included in the fork festival deal). Would suggest some light music in the background to help with atmosphere.

  10. Greg P.
    Greg P.
    • one review
    10/10

    I was surprised to find a South Indian restaurant of such quality a mere 50m from our hotel. We only ordered three entrees to share and were still fun. The Gobi Manchurian was the highlight. It was good that we booked because the place was pumping.

  11. Justeen D.
    Justeen D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food and value for money. I'm definitely a repeat customer.

  12. Jo W.
    Jo W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food as usual! Thank you.

  13. Michael K.
    Michael K.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    The restaurant is noisy and the food seemed average. The staff were friendly. Not everything on the rather old menu was available. There are numerous other restaurants to choose from nearby.

  14. Sandra W.
    Sandra W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious South Indian cuisine, we have been on many occasions and the food is always yummy. The staff were happy to create a new dish "butter paneer" for my children.

  15. Christina F.
    Christina F.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food was great but food service slower than expected. We weren’t in a hurry tonight so we didn’t mind the wait. We’ll go again - it was great to see the place was busy tonight and the service staff apologetic.

  16. Malaury m.
    Malaury m.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food and staff. Good choice and taste. We can’t wait to come back. pity that the accompaniments must be taken in addition considering the price

  17. Richard J.
    Richard J.
    • one review
    10/10

    great food and service..........................................................................................................................................

  18. Josie M.
    Josie M.
    • 8 reviews
    7.5/10

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was nice , fish curry excellent. Atmosphere was friendly and decor in keeping with Indian rest

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7.75/10

    Good service. Authentic

  20. Rahul B.
    Rahul B.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    This is a great restaurant with a focus on South Indian food with some options common with the North Indian foods (even though it's called 'Dhakshin', meaning 'South'). Always love to go there.

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How to get to the restaurant

320 Pacific Highway, 2065, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Crows Nest, Lower North Shore, St Leonards

About the restaurant

India comes to Crows Nest.

Ready for a trip to India without the airfare? Then fasten your seatbelts and head to Dhakshin. This intimate Indian restaurant in takes its customers on an exciting culinary journey. The menu features colourful and aromatic southern-Indian dishes that have been given a gourmet twist. If you’re there with a large group go for one of the sharing platters (the tandoori platter is our favourite), and if you’re a crazy spice fiend the beef vindaloo is seriously good. Come with mates, your family or even a date - Dhakshin can cater for all.

Best Dish: nawabi lamb khorma.

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