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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, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Diya maintains the usual high standards

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Andre C
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
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
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
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

Dili, East Timor
1 review
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
Reviewer
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
Contributor
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 

1 review
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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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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