301 reviews

1st Floor, G1 1NP

Merchant City, Glasgow

Cuisine: Indian

About Dakhin

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    2nd Visit.....and will be back again very soon!

    This is the 2nd visit from my husband and I. The food is amazing and so tasty, the restaurant is very safe and the staff are very friendly. We will be back very soon x
    Samantha Nelson Rennie - dined in restaurant 29/04/2021
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    First visit certainly not the last

    Sadly due to the current covid situation my husband and I were the only ones in the restaurant the lunchtime we visited. It was a belated wedding anniversary meals to ourselves after yet another lockdown! The food was beautiful and tasty, just the right size portion, excellent table service and a very safe and clean environment. We will be heading back as soon as we are able to.
    Samantha Nelson Rennie - dined in restaurant 15/12/2020

Unique Indian restaurant in Merchant City

Part of Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City, Dakhin is a restaurant specialising in South Indian cooking rather than generic Indian dishes. The sister restaurant to the nearby Dhabba which serves northern Indian specialities, Dakhin is located on an airy first floor space, and has an open plan kitchen for guests to watch their choices come to life.

Dakhin was the first southern Indian restaurant, not just in Glasgow but the whole of Scotland, to dedicate itself to unique, regional specialities, which sets it apart from most of its peers.

Southern Indian specialities

As befits Glasgow’s first southern Indian restaurant, Dakhin specialises in dosas, which are thin rice and lentil pancakes, typical of the area. Cooked on a griddle, dosas come in various thicknesses and are filled with ingredients such as spicy minced lamb, chicken and Mysore masala – a mixture of potatoes, tomatoes, onions and green peas flavoured with spices, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

A variation on the theme are idli and wada, rice cakes and lentil doughnuts which come doused in pickles, chutneys and herbs. Slightly more familiar are Dakhin’s lamb, chicken, seafood and poultry curries, infused with the distinctive southern Indian flavours of coconut, black pepper and mustard seeds.

Vegetarians are particularly well catered for, with dishes such as their batata keerai soung, fried cubes of potatoes and shredded spinach cooked together in a southern Indian sweet and sour sauce. One of Glasgow’s most innovative Indian restaurants, Dakhin also caters for gluten free guests, as South Indian breads are more likely to be made from rice flour rather than wheat flour.

Close to city centre, rail & bus links

Located on Candleriggs in Merchant City, Dakhin is not far from both Argyle and High Street, both of which have rail stations nearby. Queen Street and Central rail stations are a short 10 minute walk away, and bus stops and taxi ranks are easily accessible from the restaurant, meaning diners are not short of options for travel home after an enjoyable meal in Dakhin.

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Cooking demo: Glasgow's Dakhin Restaurant Makes Paper Dosa

Dakhin Restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City shows us how they make the impressive Paper Dosa, a long, thin and crispy bread spanning two to three feet.

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