Dakshin Indian Restaurant

David and I just came back from a delicious Indian dinner at Dakshin on 1st Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets.

I’ve eaten in many Indian restaurants before, but only vegetarian meals, this was my first experience with meat Indian. Dakshin is the only Glatt kosher Indian restaurant among the dozens here in the city.

We ordered the chicken tikka masala and the lamb vindaloo. These entrees did not come with rice; we ordered lemon rice on the side.

The food was delicious, authentic and spicy! The lamb was so tender and delicious and both of the sauces were nice and flavorful. Unfortunately, the portions were so generous that we could barely finish them and didn’t leave any room for dessert. We appreciated the complimentary rice pudding anyway.

The service was excellent, and not just for a kosher restaurant on a Saturday night. Our waiter was very attentive, he helped us choose from the menu and constantly made sure we had enough water.

Have you been to Dakshin? What did you think?

  • Queenscook

    FYI, Dakshin is not the only glatt kosher Indian place in Manhattan; Shalom Bombay, formerly only in Teaneck, now has a Manhattan branch. I haven’t been there yet, so I can’t comment on it beyond that, but the Teaneck location is excellent.nnDakshin’s Sunday buffet was nice the one time I was there.

    • steph

      is that so? i guess dakshin should take that claim off of their website!

  • Queenscook

    FYI, Dakshin is not the only glatt kosher Indian place in Manhattan; Shalom Bombay, formerly only in Teaneck, now has a Manhattan branch. I haven’t been there yet, so I can’t comment on it beyond that, but the Teaneck location is excellent.

    Dakshin’s Sunday buffet was nice the one time I was there.

    • steph

      is that so? i guess dakshin should take that claim off of their website!