Dakshin - Indian Cuisine, Orlando, Florida: "One of the Worst, Beware of Tips charged with bill" Orlando Restaurant Tip by Roca2006

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What seemed like a nice quiet evening turned out to be a nightmare for my husband and I. When we got to Dakshin, we waited for an hour for a table at 6:00 in the evening, when people just started arriving. There were barely 4 tables that were full and some 6 other that were empty, but no one showed us to any! Then finally when we got the table after an hour and haf of waiting, the menu was exhorbitantly priced for vegetarian food! On the waiter's recommendation we ordered the south indian thali which was not on the menu but was priced at $15 ea (which was the cheapest?). We thought, the restaurant looked good, had a decent menu, so may be the quality of food would justify the price inspite of the poor service. But, unfortunately when the food arrived the rice was dry, the bread had hardened like it was 2 days old and the waiter was rude to my request for rasam which was absent from the South Indian Thali!!!!
We realised the blunder we made and decided to wrap it up and asked for the bill and to our horror it came with a 15% tip added to it! I was furious and asked to talk to the owner, who just like the restaurant was dressed and dolled up, but was one of the most uncouth, unsophisticated, uncivilised, class less lady!!! Who decided to go at us right from the first word in an aggressive, cheap demanding manner. Claiming the tip added was their restaurant policy mentioned in the menu (ofcourse in fine letters). On expressing it was extortion and not gratuity any longer given the pathetic service, she just asked us to get out!!! The horror on our face reflected on others too, that were still waiting for their food!!!
A couple of them walked out with us and we all decided never to go back again. The ones that had stayed back were families with kids that were getting antsy.
So please be forewarned that this place was a nightmare and you will only regret it if you go there!

Favorite Dish: None!

Address: 12541 State Road 535, Orlando, 32836
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 1
Theme: Indian

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  • Written Jan 9, 2006
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