Dishing up Indian cuisine for over a decade now, this city centre curry house’s name has become synonymous with quality. One of only a few restaurants in Glasgow to specialise in South Indian cuisine, at Dakhin you’ll find dosa, an array of seafood and other flavour packed dishes from the South of India, all of which are gluten-free. Located on Candleriggs in the heart of Merchant City, Dakhin attracts crowds from all over Glasgow – booking in advance is advised.
Inside, an open plan kitchen and sleek decor combines with traditional wooden furniture, making Dakhin a little gem of a restaurant in Glasgow’s city centre, and its menu of South Indian specialities has been keeping crowds of curry loving Glaswegians coming back to it’s Candleriggs location for years. Every dish on the menu here is gluten-free, with a massive range of vegetarian options too.
Dosa is probably South India’s most famous dish, and Dakhin are masters when it comes to serving up these crepes stuffed with meat and vegetable fillings – try the mysore masala dosa coated with a spicy red chutney a filled with potatoes, onions, tomatoes and green peas. Other delicious options include the poondu milagai koli (a fiery chicken dish with garlic and crushed red chilli) and the yera biryani (a slow-cooked basmati rice dish with king prawns and coriander). For an authentic South Indian experience in Glasgow City centre, make a reservation at Dakhim.
There was a large party of us out for a double celebration. The staff were attentive bug knew when to give you space. They were great at explaining the menu where required and passionate about the food. Great experience all in. Highly recommended.
Excellent lunch with friendly and knowledgable staff. We sat on after the kitchen was closed overseen by a lovely student who allowed us to do this. Will be back.
Food excellent. Service a little slow but we weren't in a hurry so fine. If you had only an hour for lunch it would be a problem.
The only place to have a curry in Glasgow! Another fabulous meal! The Pre theatre menu is fantastic value and can not be beaten for taste! Yum yum 😊
Second visit to Dakhin. Took a couple of work colleagues who hadn't been there before and thought they would enjoy as it's not your run of the mill Indian restaurant as it specialises in South Indian cuisine. In a word: result! Nice, clean, spacious restaurant with efficient, friendly and courteous staff. Starters of spinach bhaji, fish and chicken accompanied by desiccated coconut, chutney and mint yogurt were delicious. I opted for a Sumundra Dosa for my main course - what a vision! It's a huge (but not heavy, it's very light) lentil and rice pancake filled with subtly spiced prawn and fish. Absolutely superb. A very successful evening, you can't go wrong with Dakhin.
Dakhin is a beautiful restaurant, with excellent service and exceptional Southern Indian food. The fact that the restaurant is entirely Gluten Free is wonderful for people like myself who have Coeliac Disease. Being able to relax and choose anything from the men is an amazing experience.
First visit for us. There was only one of the party had a gluten allergy so that was the main reason for booking but we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were very friendly and efficient especially the manager who took our large order without writing anything down. The food was fresh and really tasty. The food was as good as any Indian food we've had. We will definitely be back.
Really good meal at Dakhin, staff attentive and service swift. One niggle re a dish quickly resolved. Restaurant a little chilly, but not a real problem. We will be back, and recommend too.
Service was very good. Food excellent with generous portions, especially good as we all choose from the early evening set menu, good value for money at £16 for a starter, main and rice/bread cooked to a higher standard. Not the average curry house, the south Indian food on offer is something different from the norm.
Excellent service and a million miles away from the usual Indian restaurants. A must when visiting Glasgow. Booking at peak times is essential. I was glad I used quandoo to book a table for 2 only an hour ahead as when we arrived the couple in front were turned away without a booking.