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Vijayan Ramasamy is a head chef at Dhakshin. Vijayan was born in small town in the state of Tamilnadu, India.

He was born and grew up in a traditional agricultural family from South India. He had an opportunity to taste some of the fresh produce from the farm, especially all kind of vegetables. He was a passionate boy to eat various authentic and traditaional food and learnt receipes from his mother and grand mother.

Vijayan successfully completed diploma in hotel management in 1996. He then joined as a chef-de-party trainee at ITC Sheraton in Chennai, where he had opportunity to work in a signature restaurant called “Dakshin”, Then he was appointed as a chef, where he started his professional career.

In 2000, he moved to Australia and worked in a reputed Indian restaurant for 3 years. Then he moved to London for 3 years and worked in one Michelin star restaurant called “Tamarind” as a sous chef, which gave an opportunity to learn lot of techniques and skills. He is also proud for opportunity that he had to work for outdoor events at various historical venues located all over greater London. He then migrated back to Australia in 2006, worked in award winning restaurants & has a total experience of 19 years worldwide.

It was great excitement and dream come true that he has opened Dhakshin – Authentic South Indian Restaurant. This was an inspiration from where he learnt his basics in professional food industry. His passion and influence of regional culinary skills, drives to create innovate receipes, which brings delicious palate dish on the table to customers.

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Testimonials

hooleydooley61
Have been here once before and loved it. Introduced friends to it and everybody raved. Close to public transport and parking. The staff are friendly and the food is some of the best Indian I have experienced.
Hooleydooley61
avatar076
True to the name, Dhakshin (or South) offers good Masala Dosas that are a special delicacy of South India. The main course was not great, but wasn’t disappointing. Friendly staff. Overall, a good place for close-to-home Indian food.
Wasim Raja
avatar074
I had the fish curry that was spiced just right with a very generous barramundi fillet. I got a free small pancake starter. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. I’m going back for a second night in a row.
Peter C
amanda-f
We have been fans of Indian cuisine for 30 years, but the lamb dish at the Dhakshin was the best we have ever tasted! The service was also positively excellent. We were treated to free complimentary entree and desert.
Paul Szilard
serina
Excellent value for money and top quality food! You don’t get tiny serves of food- the dishes are all substantial in size and are full of flavour. The food is not greasy or bland- each dish has its own unique blend of spices that makes it delicious!
Serena Dias

Contact

CONTACT INFO:

Dhakshin Restaurant,
320 Pacific Highway,
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
P-02-8068-5882,0410-025-800
E-reservations@dhakshin.com.au

BUSINESS HOURS:

Lunch: Sun – Sat 12pm to 3pm
Dinner: Sun – Thu 6pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat 6pm to 10:30pm

(Fully Licensed & BYO Wine Only)