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Diya Restaurant

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Discovery Inn, Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service and atmosphere

Air conditioned, very clean, off street so no traffic noise. Staff were very professional. Both drink and food menus offered good variety. I had pesto/mozzarella chicken with roast veg, husband had chicken pumpkin pene. Both meals were well presented good size and delicious! Roast veg eggplant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Deeandrea
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English first
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Air conditioned, very clean, off street so no traffic noise. Staff were very professional. Both drink and food menus offered good variety. I had pesto/mozzarella chicken with roast veg, husband had chicken pumpkin pene. Both meals were well presented good size and delicious! Roast veg eggplant zucchini tomato capsicum was delicious both sauces were great. Also had chips with tasty... More 

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

Dear Deeandrea, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Diya Restaurant on Trip Advisor and for your detailed review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service that you have received and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's a small restaurant but the food I tried was so good. I tried the fish and rice cooked with coconut. Also tried their spicy noodle in chicken broth, but not so good for me. Service was great.

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

Dear bennysiahu, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with us, particularly the meals and service on offer. We thank you for your feedback regarding the soup and have taken this on board in order to strive for continual improvement. We sincerely hope that you will... More 

Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had goat curry after recommendation and was so flavoursome. Nice restaurant and service was excellent

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

Dear Suttond, Thank you for your positive feedback about your dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your meal with us and sincerely look forward to you visiting us again in the near future. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Darwin, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dili turned out to be an odd Asian destination in terms of food. It's not like Thailand or Bali where you have a ton of food places all in particular areas with plenty of local content. Here the local content is a little harder to find if you don't have your own transport. But there's quite a few easy to... More 

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

Dear Alex G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We appreciate you giving such a detailed review and we are so pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with us, particularly the meals and service on offer. We always aim to go beyond our guest's expectation and improve our quality of foods... More 

Dili, East Timor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visit this restaurant on regular basis for both business meetings and social gatherings. Every visit has been pleasant experience for me. Food is excellent and chef specials are sublime. Their service is great and very consistent, too. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal in Dili.

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

Dear dyc778, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Diya Restaurant on Trip Advisor and thank you for your on-going patronage. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service that you have received and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Darwin, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great little restaurant in the old commercial district of Dili. I think it was part of the Discovery Inn. The food was excellent, the beer was cold and the service was great.

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

Dear Chris H, Thank you for writing about your positive dining experiences at Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and service that was on offer. We sincerely look forward to you dining with us again sometime in the near future. Regards, Zeenat Awan More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Back from vacations to Sydney, we had our first 2015 diner in Dili at Diya. My wife had the Makhani chicken, her favourite, and compared to the one she had in a famous Indian restaurant in Sydney, she's still rating Diya's Makhani chicken #1. I had the salmon filet, which remains #1 in Dili as well. Excellent and very Professional... More 

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

Dear AndreC, Thank you very much for your ongoing patronage and for writing another glowing review of your experience at Diya. We are pleased that you continue to dine with us. Offering our guest consistently delicious food paired with excellent service are our main goals. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to Diya again soon.... More 

Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times for business meeting and totally satisfied with the food as all was prepared and served in very good combination.Quality and the taste was over our expectations.we loved this place very much and strongly recommend it to anybody who looking for a fine dinning restaurant in Dili at reasonable price.

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

Dear chae I, Thank you for reviewing your dining experiences at Diya Restaurant and for your patronage over the years. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your meals with us and sincerely look forward to you visiting us again in the future. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had dinner at Diya. This was higher priced then other restaurants in Dili but we had a very enjoyable meal. It is a pretty restaurant, slightly upscale for the area and the service was very good.

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

Dear Cathy W, Thank you for your positive feedback about your dining experience at Diya. Offering our guest a meal to remember and excellent service is something we pride ourselves on. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Dili and thank you again for your kind words. Best, Zeenat Awan More 

Darwin Australia
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

attended as part of large business function, room was beautifully decorated for Christmas, we had a prearranged set lunch only complaint was way to much food. The garlic soup was amazing as was the mushroom risotto that accompanied the beef dish, we had approx 30 guests and not one complaint.

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

Dear StewyNT Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your lunch at Diya Restaurant and that the guests at the business function left satisfied with their meals. We thank you for choosing Diya Restaurant to hold your function and sincerely look forward to seeing you... More 

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Additional Information about Diya Restaurant

Address: Discovery Inn, Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor, Dili, East Timor
Phone Number: +670 331 1111
Location: Asia  >  East Timor  >  Dili District  >  Dili
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Discovery Inn, Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor, Dili, East Timor
  • Location: Asia  >  East Timor  >  Dili District  >  Dili
  • Phone Number: +670 331 1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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