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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Best in Dili, quality food and quality service.

My wife and I have been to Diya already a few times and each time it has been a pleasure. We go out often for dinner, but if you want a special treat in Dili, then Diya is the place to go to. Professional chefs and friendly staff and good quality of food at correct prices. They have also a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
dieripe
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Belge en Centrafrique
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was very nice and it is apparently the best "fine dining" in Dili. We walked in around lunch time and asked if a reservation was necessary for dinner that night. The staff were confused. We then found out why. It was a Saturday night and there were only 3-4 other people dining in the restaurant at 7:30pm.... More 

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Thank Adam C
Belge en Centrafrique
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Diya already a few times and each time it has been a pleasure. We go out often for dinner, but if you want a special treat in Dili, then Diya is the place to go to. Professional chefs and friendly staff and good quality of food at correct prices. They have also a... More 

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Thank dieripe
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I eat here often and highly recommend Diya to others. I usually choose the Indian food, preferring to eat vegetarian food, but there is a full selection of other cuisines/choices - chicken, fish etc. As I seek out gluten free dishes, the menu could be improved by the inclusion of the GF sign, noting that dishes are therefore not only... More 

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Thank MullSkye
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

DIYA is one of the best restaurants in Dili. Consistently good quality food and service. The $15 two course lunch and drink special is great value.

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Thank Michelle W
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Surly the best choice in town. I have not expected to discover such a quality menu which you can hardly find in Singapore. And the Sauvignon-Blanc goes well with any dish;-)

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Thank Johannes B
Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank DmitryMalov
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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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Thank nomaddeb
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 

Hue, Vietnam
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank MariadeGuerra
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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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank GOCFE
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 

Conception Bay South, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank Marget D
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 

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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?