South Indian


Home of grandma’s cooking: farm-to-table, root-to-stem, back-to-basics

The Story

The name “dakshin” (Sanskrit for South <or> Southern) was inspired by my family's cultural diversity and gastronomical experience in their journey across the four key southern states of India resulting in some of the most delectable dishes from across the regions. Our canteen meets you at the crossroads of this journey- the San Fransisco sense of culinary adventure and the South Indian soul.

“dakshin" is the culmination of our journey: from our origins in Karnataka to my grandfather's foray into the industry in Andhra Pradesh; through my mother's early years in Kerala to my father's success in Tamil Nadu. For over five decades our family has been carefully crafting dishes with recipes and quality ingredients from their adopted communities across South India.

2127 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Call: 415.400.4906

Hours of operation
Sunday11:00am - 9:30pm
Monday4:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday4:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday11:30am - 9:30pm
Thursday11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday11:00am - 10:00pm