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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Rare fine dining in Dili

As close as it can get to fine dining in Dili, East Timor. Nice small green patio, nice balcony, good south Asian (ie modern Indian-style) food, good bar, happy hours

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
DmitryMalov
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As close as it can get to fine dining in Dili, East Timor. Nice small green patio, nice balcony, good south Asian (ie modern Indian-style) food, good bar, happy hours

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

Dear DmitryMalov, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you had a positive experience with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back again. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Enjoyed the restaurant a couple of times with friends, food very tasty, serving sizes great. Service good as well.

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

Dear nomaddeb, Thank you for reviewing your recent visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you had multiple positive experiences with us and enjoyed the food and service on offer. We sincerely hope to see you again soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Dili, East Timor
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a restaurant with wonderful service and fantastic food, very refined and where everything is considered especially and with great refinement. For example, the pina colada they offer is fantastic and unique.

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

Dear MariadeGuerra, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you had a positive experience with us. We also love the Pina Coladas on offer and glad you enjoyed them too. We sincerely hope to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I had heard a lot about this place, with mixed opinion. Mostly about the price for what you get. We started with a pre-dinner visit to The Deck Bar upstairs which was during happy hour and were greeted by friendly staff and cold drinks. At Diya we were seated by friendly staff and offered drinks. After being provided menus I... More 

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

Dear GOCFE, Thank you for your detailed review of your recent visit to Discovery Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed Happy Hour at the Deck, followed by a positive experience at Diya Restaurant and that our staff were able to assist you with your optical needs. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I didn't write a review of this restaurant last year because I really didn't enjoy my experience. A colleague talked me into trying it again this year - and what a surprise! The bar upstairs is welcoming, with Happy Hour specials and friendly staff, and the restaurant has added an "Under $10" list to their menu. The food is excellent!... More 

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

Dear Margot D, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant and we are so pleased you have visited us again despite your experience in the past. We hope that you will come back and visit us again to try our various specials and a la carte offerings and enjoy the ambience at the revamped Deck Bar. All... More 

Dili, East Timor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went there with my family. We enjoyed great Asian food matched with fine wine. Service was prompt and professional. Great evening had by all.

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

Dear big-grah-grah, Thank you for reviewing your family dinner visit to Diya restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed all elements of your stay and sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 12 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?