About Dhakshin


Vanakkam, Swagata, Swagatam, Suswagatam, Namaste !

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.

Dhakshin 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.

Dhakshin offers 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...


Our Chef


Vijayan Ramasamy is a head chef at Dhakshin. 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 traditaional food and learnt receipes 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 – Authentic South Indian Restaurant. 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 receipes, which brings delicious palate dish on the table to customers.

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Lunch : Sun - Sat 12pm to 3pm       Dinner : Sun - Thu 6pm to 10pm       Fri & Sat 6pm to 10.30pm       (Fully Licenced & BYO Wine only)

Events & Catering


Outdoor Catering Undertaken

Gift Voucher


Dhakshin Gift Vouchers are available on request to share the perfect dining experience to your Family and Friends.

Just fill-in the form here and we will call you to organise credit card payment. We can mail the Gift Vouchers directly you or your loved ones.


Terms & Conditions

  • Gift Vouchers are valid for a period of 3 months from date of purchase, and bookings must be made within this period. Gift Vouchers are for one use only.
  • Reservations using a gift voucher must be made through phone only & strictly subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Acceptance of the gift voucher as payment is subject to final verification by the management
  • Gift Vouchers may not be redeemed for cash. No credit or change will be given on the unused portion of the Voucher.
  • Gift Vouchers are not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed, photocopied or altered in any way.
  • Dhakshin reserve the right to revise any terms, conditions & policies at any time .

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Contact Us


Dhakshin Restaurant,

320 Pacific Highway,
Crows Nest,
NSW 2065.
P-02-8068-5882, 0410-025-800.