Authentic South Indian cuisine in Glasgow

Dakhin was the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Scotland.

Set amidst the centre of Glasgow’s Merchant city district, we offer diners a vast array of speciality dishes from India’s southern region. Our unique menu of chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian preparations have become favourites amongst the discerning customer.

South Indian Takeaway in Glasgow

Famous for the unique blend of spices, lentils, and coconuts, South Indian food has long been known for its diverse taste and flavours. Come experience the delicacies of South Indian cuisine with Dakhin. We are a South Indian Restaurant in Glasgow bringing distinctive and unique dishes from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

As a conglomerate of several cultures, South Indian food is heavily influenced by regional differences, native ingredients and cooking styles. The menu at Dakhin harmonises these astringent regional tastes while making the food accessible to all. From prawns, fish, lamb and chicken to Scottish monkfish, our menu perfectly balances local produce and authentic cooking techniques.

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The Chef’s Lunch Selection

The Chef’s Lunch Selection

Choice of three courses from a set menu, or try the full Indian thali lunch.

Only £15pp

Please check availability during the festive season

Pre-Theatre Dining

Pre-Theatre Dining

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to treat yourself. Our two-course set menu is available everyday.

Only £20pp

Please check availability during the festive season

Dakhin Group Tasting

Group Tastings

Our chefs have carefully created a range of menus that perfectly capture our traditions of friendship and sharing.

From £35pp

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Thinking of eating out in an Indian restaurant in Glasgow City Centre?

Dakhin, through our glowing feedback, has been described by many as offering some of the best Indian food in Glasgow.

Our dishes are bursting with flavour – we have been serving them to countless diners since we opened our doors 17 years ago as the first truly authentic South Indian restaurant in the country. We are proud to offer a cultural experience in the heart of Merchant City where our restaurant is based, and our attentive service and quality food leads our customers to return to us time and time again.

Our Indian restaurant sits just a walk away from Buchanan Street so you can head to us and relax after a day of shopping. It is near enough to Glasgow Central Station for you to make your way here and settle in to dine within our sleek interiors. If you’re on the go, however, our take away service is also an option so you can tuck in at home. We can deliver to you too.

Importantly, our menu is completely Coeliac friendly. We have ensured that our dishes are totally gluten free and are delighted to sit amongst the selection of gluten free restaurant options in Glasgow and wider Scotland.

Gluten Free Food in Glasgow

As an authentic South Indian Restaurant in Glasgow, the menu at Dakhin has been carefully designed to suit people of all palettes and preferences. That is why every dish at Dakhin is prepared without gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame, celery, lupin, molluscs and sulphites. However, rest assured our expert chefs can bring to your plates the authentic taste of South Indian cuisine.

Our allergen-friendly menu does not compromise the authenticity of traditional dishes. Each mentioned ingredient is creatively substituted with alternatives with similar texture, taste and function. We also follow traditional cooking methods to ensure the final result transports you right back to the fields of South India.

Get in Touch

Regarding South Indian food in Glasgow, nothing can beat the diverse menu at Dakhins. With rice dominating every dish, you can expect everything from flavourful condiments to strictly vegan dishes and an expansive menu of meat-based cuisines. We also offer South Indian takeaway across Glasgow. To book a reservation, dial 0141 553 2585 or email us at