In ancient Sanskrit, Dhakshin means south. Dhakshin invite you to travel on an exceptional food journey which opens a world of vibrant colors and healthy food combining with luscious textures and exotic aromas that make the cuisine come alive.
The South Indian restaurant was established in 2014, with one simple goal is to treat our guests with extraordinary hospitality and warmth, serve the best authentic south Indian recipes created from locally produced ingredients which translates to a modern gourmet experience to consider with the specific requirements such as vegan, gluten-free & halal options.
This Famous restaurant of Sydney offers Delicious, traditional and home style dishes from various south Indian regions like Chettinadu, Tanjore, Kongunadu, Udupi, Mangolorean, Nizam of Hyderabad, Deccan region, Maplah and Southern coastal region. Dhakshin also extends, classic dishes from the rest of India, as well as Tandoori flavours from the North west frontier and much more...
Vijayan Ramasamy is a head chef at Dhakshin - Traditional south Indian restaurant. Vijayan was born in small town in the state of Tamilnadu, India.
He was born and grew up in a traditional agricultural family from South India. He had an opportunity to taste some of the fresh produce from the farm, especially all kind of vegetables. He was a passionate boy to eat various authentic and traditional food and learnt recipes from his mother and grand mother.
Vijayan successfully completed diploma in hotel management in 1996. He then joined as a chef-de-party trainee at ITC Sheraton in Chennai, where he had opportunity to work in a signature restaurant called “Dakshin”, Then he was appointed as a chef, where he started his professional career.
In 2000, he moved to Australia and worked in a reputed Indian restaurant for 3 years. Then he moved to London for 3 years and worked in one Michelin star restaurant called “Tamarind” as a sous chef, which gave an opportunity to learn lot of techniques and skills. He is also proud for opportunity that he had to work for outdoor events at various historical venues located all over greater London. He then migrated back to Australia in 2006, worked in award winning restaurants & has a total experience of 22 years worldwide.
It was great excitement and dream come true that he has opened Dhakshin – Traditional & Authentic South Indian Restaurant in Crows nest, NSW. This was an inspiration from where he learnt his basics in professional food industry. His passion and influence of regional culinary skills, drives to create innovate recipes, which brings delicious palate dish on the table to customers.
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Best South Indian food in Sydney!
Nice and tidy. Great south indian food
Unique cuisine and a wonderful variety to choose from.
Delicious South Indian cuisine. If you're heading here for dinner, make sure you skip lunch!
Genuine Indian flavor and great service. Good selection of beer and wine. What more can you ask for? Happy happy.
Outstanding restaurant, genuine traditional South Indian food. Very tasty, excellent quality with fantastic hosts.. highly recommended
If you like an authentic Indian experience you’ve got to visit this place. Their spices are grounded at home and the amount of effort in their dishes is evident when you see and taste it.
Great variety of veg and non veg food with options for South Indian and other Indian food. Good portion sizes and great taste and service. The price is somewhat steep but worth it for the quality.
Good food and without reservation, got a street view table . Must say "Great Service" 😊. As I wanted to try authentic south indian food, the staff recommended to go for "masala dosa" which was great 😍😍😍and also I tried onion cheese kulcha, just loved it. Our server was very kind to us. Though the prices were abit high, the food and services are worth it. And those little choclates at the end😍. I don't regret choosing this authentic restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant to all of you.
Honestly one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to in Sydney. The menu is modern, full of flavour and is suitable for a nice evening out. The service over two visits were attentive and couldn't be faulted. The wait staff were very familiar with the menu and provided great recommendations. I found The food goes far beyond the usual Indian fare. It is well presented, balanced and reasonably priced. I would def recommend having a few entrees as some of these were the highlights. Haven't been in a while but always look forward to coming back. Two thumbs up addition to crows nest