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Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha, Mumbai

ITC, the luxury hotel brand has branches in all the metro cities of the country. The hotel at Mumbai is named ITC Maratha. The building stands tall at Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai and the architecture speaks loads of opulence and grandeur. The confluence of Indian and European sensibilities is the design of ITC Maratha. The hotel has restaurants that celebrate a number of cuisines and culinary arts. One of them is Dakshin Coastal. This fine-dine restaurant specializes in South Indian cuisine.

Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha

Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha (The most authentic South Indian restaurant in Mumbai)

South India is a rich region of Indian that has an abundance of spices and flavours. And the coastline that spreads along the borders of the Indian peninsula is rich in exotic seafood. A mix of both and Dakshin Coastal gets its essence. Dishes from Chettinad, Nellore, Mangalore, Kerala, Mysore, Tanjore and much more finds place in the menu. The setting of the restaurant is very traditional with brass chandeliers, the lamp shades in the chandeliers gets its design from the temple bells of South India; natural wood furniture, silver thalis laid with banana leaves (again a South Indian tradition of an eating-plate), and other brass cutlery pieces on tables. The service is unobtrusive and commendable.

Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha

A collection of delicious South indian dishes at Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha

Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha

Chutney Stuffed Pomfret

The menu ranges from mild to fiery hot dishes. Stuffed spicy brinjal, Prawn Igroo, Neer dosa, Kori Roast, Mangalore’s Gassis, Pomfret, Home-style Kerala stew, Andhra mutton curry, Fish Curries, Kal Dosas, Idiappams, Beedas, and Coffee. The home-made pickles that are complimentary accompaniment with your meal are tongue-tickling … just the way you would like! The seafood varieties include Chutney stuffed Pomfret, Curry-leaf Marinated Squid, Lobster gassi, and Kokum Masala Crabs are a delight.

Dakshin Coastal – ITC Maratha

Badam Halwa

For those with a sweet-tooth, Dakshin Coastal offers a number of South Indian speciality desserts like Tender-coconut Elaneer Payasam, Badam Halwa and Sorrakai Payasam.

Dakshin Coastal opens bright and cheerful only for dinner. For reservations, visit BookyourTable.

Dakshin – ITC Maurya, New Delhi!

“Let’s go out for dinner” … “How about South Indian dinner?” … “I don’t want to have Idli, dosa or sambar” … Really? Is that what you think South Indian cuisine is all about? We have come a long way from the era when it was a common misconception that South Indian food consists of just idlis, dosa or sambar. And one of the places where you would get the best of South Indian offerings is Dakshin at Sheraton. Part of ITC Hotels, Sheraton is set up in the busy upmarket of Saket, Delhi.

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Dakshin – ITC Maurya, Delhi

Dakshin at Sheraton is a quaint little restaurant with an ambience that blends tradition with modernity. Brass chandelier, carpeted floors, silver thalis, brass tableware a friendly staff and a team of expert chefs are all that brings forth the rich culinary tradition of the Southern belt of our country. Dakshin takes pride in being the Times winner of the best South Indian hotel.

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Meen Varuval
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Dakshin

Andhra Kodi Biryani
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So what can you expect different at Dakshin ? The menu is an amalgamation of the rich dishes that are popular in the four South Indian sister states. Kuzhi paniyaram, meen varuval, Ghongura mamasam, Kathirikai Chops, pachakari varattiyathe, appam, veechu parotta, Veinchina Mamsam, Meen Moilee, Andhra Kodi Biryani, Kozhi Milagu Curry, Dal Thove, Kori Sukka, home-style Kerala stew, Andhra Mutton curry,  are the various dishes that are a speciality of the Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The freebies like four kinds of podis, papads, and fried gundu chillies serve as great munchies.

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Dessert selection at Dakshin
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From the dessert menu, Vathallappam and Badam Halwa are great options. Vathallappam made with coconut milk and jaggery is too delicious to miss out. Finish with a cup of filter coffee. A perfect end to a glorious South Indian meal!

Visit BookyourTable and reserve at Dakshin to experience South Indian cuisine in its ancient yet vibrant glory!