Review of South Indian Restaurant Merchant City Glasgow

People make Glasgow and the people of Glasgow love Indian food. Glaswegians love Indian food so much that there is an abundance of Indian restaurants and takeaways available at every Glasgow locale. In a market with such extensive competition, how can one establishment stand out amongst the rest and win enough of the custom to excel? Dakhin is a South Indian restaurant in Merchant City Glasgow that promises to bring a dining experience that is unlike any other in the region. Read on to find out how this is achieved.

Close up for tomato curry Dish at Indian Restaurant Glasgow Merchant City

Originality and Authenticity

Naturally, not all delicacies and dishes from specific regions or countries can be enjoyed to the same extent by outsider nations. Although Glasgow certainly has a hankering for Indian food, over the years the Indian food in Glasgow has been revised and simplified down to suit the palettes of the inhabitants. Today a typical Glaswegian Indian menu will contain the following staples plus perhaps a few speciality dishes unique to each establishment:

  • Pakora (chicken and veggie)
  • Spicy Onions
  • Poppadoms
  • Korma
  • Masala
  • Tikka Masala
  • Dansak
  • Bhuna
  • Madras
  • Naan Bread

All of these (plus many others not listed) are all time favourites in Scotland and although the recipe or cooking method may vary slightly between restaurants, if you walk into any Indian sit-in or takeaway you are guaranteed to have these options available. Alternatively, Dakhin serves authentic South Indian cuisine which differs to the Scottish classics in many ways.

Taste of South Indian Cuisine

South Indian food is predominantly rice based, with coconut, lentils and South Indian spices creating a distinctive taste that easily differentiated from all the other Indian regions. If you are craving food that is subtly spicy, nourishing yet light and you enjoy all of the above ingredients then you are sure to love South Indian cuisine. Dakhin serves dishes of chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian preparations, offering customers a rich variety in meal choice.

Close Up of Spices on Teaspoons at Indian Restaurant Merchant City Glasgow

First Authentic South Indian Restaurant Merchant City Glasgow

Dakhin was the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Scotland, opening in the busy metropolitan area of Glasgow’s Merchant City. This relaxed restaurant with open plan kitchen and interior offers passers-by a refreshing rest stop from the hustle and bustle of the city centre streets as well as a unique taste of Indian food like they have never experienced before. Not only are the dishes a little different from Scotland’s typical Indian comfort food but they are also fully inclusive for those with special dietary requirements such as gluten intolerance, celiac disease and vegetarianism. Dakhin is a 100% gluten free restaurant and that includes the deserts and the homemade breads, therefore everything on the menu is safe to eat. The menu also highlights specific, possible allergens contained in each dish such as egg and nuts. Not many restaurants in Glasgow host fully gluten free kitchens, leaving diners suffering from celiac disease uncertain if cross contamination has occurred. Dakhin successfully offers an inclusive and original Indian dining experience for Glaswegians and visitors to the city that are looking for something tasty, filling and refreshing.