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All 45 Dili Restaurants

Diya Restaurant

Discovery Inn, Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Dili
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Darwin Australia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Dili, East Timor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Diya delivers quality food and service time and again. A perfect place for lunch/dinner meetings, or a peaceful meal anytime. With Indian and continental cuisine, there's something for everyone. The palate cleanser between courses is a nice touch, as is the small sweet treat at the end of the meal. Great coffee too - as it should be, this is... More 

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

Dear Shane R, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of Diya Restauant and for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the menu and atmosphere. Thank you also for your suggestion. I will pass it on to the appropriate department to review. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was my first encounter with a restaurant in Dili providing a fine dining experience that has kept me talking about it. The tables all presented beautifully as were all the plates we were presented with. I loved the added pleasure of having a pea soup shot before my meal and the sorbet palate cleanser between courses was a very... More 

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

Dear greatarm4u, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit, particularly the amuse bouche and palate cleanser. We are also very proud of our desserts on offer and believe our chocolate fondant to be Dili's best kept secret! We look forward to... More 

Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food is always amazing, service consistent and efficient. If I travel to Timor I must have dinner at Diya restaurant otherwise my memories from Dili is not the same. I just recently had dinner there and I still surprised with the lovely flavours of the dishes and quality of the ingredients.

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

Dear Katia R, Thank you kindly for your review and for your patronage at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that dining with us is part of your Timor-Leste experience and that you enjoy coming back again and again. We sincerely look forward to seeing you next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

Santiago, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

One thing I like most with Diya Restaurant is it's breakfast buffet beacause of it's wide variety of foods to choose from. Among these are fried crispy bacon, omelet egg, vegetable pie, beef wellington with caramelized onion, mushroom lasagna etc. I like all the breads and pastries too which according to their chef are all homemade and freshly baked everyday.... More 

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

Dear Lorenzo M, 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 know that you enjoyed your breakfast buffet and happy hour experiences with us at Diya Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Dili. All the... More 

Dili
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Dinner for three on a Saturday night in Dili... excellent service as ever and reliably good food. The little surprises make the difference - fab pea soup shots (yes) to start, sorbet before dessert and great choc balls to finish. Lovely!

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

Dear Atauro, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the signature features that our restaurant has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited Diya in September on our first ever visit to Dili. The restaurant is an absolute delight! From the cozy ambiance, top-notch service, to the fine selection of wines and carefully crafted menu, this place takes pride in giving its customers a great dining experience. We ordered the traditional Indian Pakistani dishes and they were bursting with flavour, fresh... More 

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

Dear Sama A, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dining experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are very delighted to know that you enjoyed the South-Asian cuisine on offer. Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Diya Restaurant the next time you are in Dili. All the best,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We are resident in Dili since Nov. 2013. Upon arrival in Dili, we have been told by Hotel GM that this was the best restaurant in Dili, so we tried the same week. Since then, we are dining at Diya once a week. Quality of food is always excellent, both for european and asian kitchen, service is excellent and we... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andre C, Thank you for reviewing your visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with us, particularly the meals and service on offer. Thank you for your suggestion to review the menu. We will certainly take this feedback on board. We sincerely thank you for your patronage and look forward... More 

Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great food, great service and a good selection of wine. A perfect setting for an enjoyable meal. One of the best restaurants in Dili. Definitely worth a visit if you are there.

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

Dear kapur2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your compliments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We hope to see you when you are in Dili next. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I visited Dili for work this week. As a foodie from San Francisco, and a world traveler, I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't find great food here. Diya far exceed my expectations. It is lovely with helpful, friendly staff. To get to the restaurant you first walk through a lovely garden. The restaurant itself is peaceful and tastefully... More 

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

Dear suemidwife, Thank you for choosing to dine at Diya Restaurant. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences in our restaurant. We are so pleased that you find our staff friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed the food. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward for your return. All the best, Zeenat... 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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