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132, TTK Road | Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+91 44 2499 4101
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good hospitality; tasty food & a lot of varities. Especially the starters made out of banana was wonderful. On the non veg side, the crab was too spicy & good. Desert out of tender coconut was the highlight

1 Thank sekarjayaram
Kalenborn, Germany
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant for southern style indian cuisine - even by Indian standards. Nice atmosphere with live music some evenings.

1 Thank Blindfish180
Waterloo, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was very traditional south Indian. The food was excellent as always. The service was wonderful. The servers were extremely knowledgeable about the food and had excellent recommendations.

1 Thank Sapna_I
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great collection of menu items from around India. The staff are very helpful with menu suggestions.

2 Thank Govi P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore Chettinad food, so I make it a point to try new restaurants whenever in Chennai. Dakshin did not disappoint, even my German friend enjoyed his dinner. Tried the prawns, fish, mutton and chicken, everything was very well prepared. Got good recommendations from the person who waited on us, so that helped.

1 Thank Tapan-Patel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two colleagues and I was impressed. The menu is very extensive and so we asked for recommendations and the very helpful waiter ensured we had a good selection of dishes to try. The lamb curry I had for main was excellent. There is traditional music played live which creates a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank the_larb
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to visit the England Cricket Team to pick up tickets in the Crowne Plaza and as the Dakshin was one of our highlighted restaurants in Chennai, we thought we would try it. We were not disappointed - the food was excellent as was the service and we had an unobtusive 3 piece Indian band playing some very nice... More 

1 Thank Snowyontour
London, UK
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191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting menu, broken down into different regions. Some very unique and unusual dishes, not seen on many menus. If you like it spicy try the deep fried prawns which were excellent. Cocktails were a bit variable, depending on who made them. Good live music, not too intrusive.

1 Thank AlanLondon_UK
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in a hotel nearby and came here for a treat. Best vegetarian thali ever. Lots of little surprises kept arriving to supplement the main dishes. Our brilliant waiter, Rajkumar and his lovely team enthusiastically introduced us to all the ingredients and their provenance.

1 Thank Michael H
Chennai (Madras), India
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198 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is vast spanning all 4 southern states. Food is well presented and all items we have tried in our numerous visits taste good.It much beyond the dosa and idly that most people are familiar with. The interiors are tastefully done in typical south style with tanjore and mysore paintings, live music etc. Dining here is quite an experience... More 

1 Thank Priya_T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 67
Indian, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132, TTK Road | Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 2499 4101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?