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Diya Restaurant

Discovery Inn, Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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Ranked #4 of 40 restaurants in Dili
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
2,120 reviews 2,120 reviews
1,219 restaurant reviews
800 helpful votes 800 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After several days in Dili, I still haven't had what I would call an authentic local dish. Was taken to Diya as the so-called "best restaurant" but the choices were a smorgasbord of different tastes and cultures but nothing I would call Timorese. I didn't really come to Dili to eat Fried Camembert, Ravioli , pastas, Chicken Tandoori. The chips... More

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Dili, East Timor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Discovery Inn is one of the best hotels for stay in Timor - Leste, Staffs are very friendly and attentive, you will have a special breakfast and happy hour every day, i am missing happy hours in discovery. DIYA is one of the best restaurants for all kind of food and especially HALAL foods, don't forget to meet the chef... More

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Dili, East Timor
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After having many lunches and dinners at Diya, I have to say this is by far and large the most serious restaurant in Dili. Everything you pick from the menu is of superior quality, well presented and delivered at the right time. All this at reasonable prices, and good wine list, sometimes even complementary glass of wine. With a meal,... More

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Dear Tiho77, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you are a regular visitor and that the service, ambiance and food is at a consistently high standard. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are at Diya and welcome you to try our new weekday daily... More

israel
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Diya is hidden away inside and to the rear of the Discovery Inn Hotel in Dili. It is nicely decorated with all the trappings and table settings of a fine European restaurant. The atmosphere is calm and quiet and the good ac system keeps out the heat and humidity of the city. Service is polite and attentive. Above all the... More

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wolfman50, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent meal at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us and hope that you will be back again on your next trip to East Timor. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Located in back part of Discovery Inn, Diya has really good food, well presented in a nice setting. Best described as Asian fusion. We had chicken curry and baked ginger fish. Locals have rec it too.

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Frances J, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant and your glowing review. We hope that the chicken curry and baked ginger fish was to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back at Diya Restaurant in the near future. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Dili, East Timor
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Linen clothes and silver service @ reasonable prices. Best place for Western Food in Dili. Local wait staff attentive and pleasant. My favourite special occasion place in Dili.

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 909Anne, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant at Discovery Inn and allowing us to be a part of your special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you back, whether it be for a special occasion or a casual meal. Thank you for your ongoing patronage. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Dinner at Diya was the perfect ending to our 10-day stay in Dili. Diya offers the complete package: the food is tasty and nicely presented, the service is attentive, and the dining room is airconditioned and decorated to a good standard. We didn't find the prices unreasonable, all things considered. The South Indian fish curry was the best I'd tasted... More

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear EandELondon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Indian cuisine that we have on our menu, and the service and ambience you encountered. We hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

It would be hard to know this Restaurant existed. It's at the back of the Discovery Inn, itself just a door in the street. I happened to be staying there (my second trip to Dili) and struck up a conversation with a fellow guest in the hotel car on the way from the airport. She had been to Dili several... More

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AJEN70, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us and hope that you will be back again on your next trip to East Timor. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This well set up restaurant has a good menu and a comprehensive wine list if you feel like taking a break from the local cuisine. The staff are very friendly and the Indian chef is happy to do something extra, like a masala omelette for breakfast, even though it is not on the menu. A relaxing place to idle away... More

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Roger B, Thank you for reviewing your gastronomic experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and drinks on offer and that your needs and requests were met. We sincerely hope that you will come to Diya Restaurant again the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Dili, East Timor
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Diya is a very good restaurant for Indian food, but it is very expensive compared to other restaurants.

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Danish D, Thank you for your recent review of Diya Restaurant at Discovery Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Indian cuisine that we have on our menu and hope to welcome you back to soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

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