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Dakshin Glatt Kosher
Posted by Roky on 05/12/2011
This place is great. It's kind of a dive but the food is so delicious!! Everything I've tried is good, especially the Tikki masala and chicken nonbread. It's so weird that they charge for rice and it's a bit pricey. I like delivering it's always fresh and tasty.
Posted by Kurt on 01/12/2011
Even during Saturday night dinners with a jam-packed restaurant, the waiters are always, well, waiting on hand and foot for their customers. I never have to remind someone to fill up my water and the staff takes my orders with a smile. You can tell they are proud to be working where they are. Finally at some Manhattan restaurant, I don't mind tipping the recommended amount. This is probably also because Dakshin's food releases my endorphins like no other. Truly, try it out. Especially if a lack of Kosher Indian options had prevented you from it earlier.
Posted by Keyshia on 01/08/2011
So I come here because I can get dishes that waiters at other Indian restaurants would not even know existed. For example: Kondapur Chicken: This is chicken cooked with coconut, people! After too much tikka masala at other Indian places, I was ready for this change. And it kept that Indian flair that I had (obviously) come for. The coconut flavor is by no means overpowering--its a great accent! Hydrabadi Baghare Baigan: This looks so exotic! Its purple baby eggplants overflowing with the most flavorful stuffing. Chicken Asparagus & Mushroom Soup: What resembled soup most in Indian restaurants would be daal. Not at Dakshin where soups like Chicken Asparagus and Mushroom insert themselves so seamlessly into this Indian menu.
Posted by Anne B. on 07/27/2010
I was always a person who loved trying new cuisines and being that I can only have Kosher I was really excited to try Dakshin. The food is definitely above par when compared to the other Glatt Kosher restaurants on the UES. The flavors are sharp and spicy, but not hot. They are attentive with water service and the atmosphere is lovely. The Lamb Saag is really good and they have really tasty rice. I have had my sushi, thai, italian, burger, greek, sandwich, chicken, south american, and chinese kosher restaurants carved in stone but never an indian place. i am happy I finally found this place.
Posted by anonymous on 07/26/2010
After seeing the reviews, I gladly went to the restaurant. Couple of times I ordered delivery from Dakshin and the food was excellent. The service was nice and very attentive. Our waiter was an extremely friendly. We tried chicken biriyani, lamp pepper fry and chicken chetinad - all delicious. My friend and I could hardly finish our food. We enjoyed the bottle of wine that was paired for Indian spicy food. The wine service is very attentive. The portions are big. We were so full we did not ask for dessert but the waiter gave us complimentary dessert. Overall, I really do love this place. I am glad I went there regardless. Definitely worth the money.
Posted by Ashley Ferber on 06/22/2010
I recently came back from a trip to Israel and had Kosher Indian food at the Jerusalem Hilton Hotel, it was delicious. I heard about Dakshin ii in NYC and had to check it out. The service is excellent, the food is delicious and more importantly, the curries are not overly oily or spicy but just right (FYI - Their tandoori dishes are to die for) . It's a lot better than what I had in Jerusalem, I'll keep coming back to this place. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous on 06/10/2010
This used to be my neighborhood 'cheap Indian'... I don't know how correlated it was to changing the recipes to 'Glatt Kosher' or the new management, but the food quality at this place has dropped steadily over the last couple years (it was best when it was called 'Pongal') - even the basmati rice has declined. Simultaneously, the prices seem to have increased, making this formerly good restaurant pretty mediocre. Now if I want Indian i'll just pay slightly more and get a great meal at Yuva on 58th (or Dawat, but not Chola).