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Dil Restaurant

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Plot 153 Ibex Road | Kabulonga/Ibex hills, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
+260 21 1262391
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and great service. Manager in charge is very helpful (Shahid) and provides great recommendations for good party menu. Definitely worth going to !!!!

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Thank Nisha K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered a bunch of dishes and shared month the group and it was good. There are alcoves for groups. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu.

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Thank smjpds
Lusaka, Zambia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still the best restaurant for me in Lusaka. Great rustic laid back dining. The food is amazing! Ask the chef to make his special and get ready to enjoy great dishes.

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Thank Gaffie D
Somerset West, South Africa
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have eaten here on two occasions since moving to Zambia. Both times the food was fantastic, and really good value for money! The breyani especially was delicious! If you are looking for wholesome, comfort food, do not miss Dil in Ibex Hill!

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Thank Danie_27081987
Zambia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Been here twice and their food had been consistently great. Tried different kinds of curries but one with mutton was my favorite. It can be overwhelming to go through their menu. There's a LOT to choose from. I mean a LOT! No photos, so you've got to read the descriptions on each dish to make your choices. The serving portions... More 

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Thank Sofia Ann S
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

This place offered a good variety of dishes (both vegetarian and meat). The curries were tasty and the naan was delicious. The restaurants had a nice open layout with plenty of space between tables. I will note that we had one group of loud expats sitting next to us and we couldn't have a conversation over the top of them... More 

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Thank ultigal20
Lusaka, Zambia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have been eating at the Dil for at least 17 years or more and have never been disappointed. The Indian Cuisine is always something to look forward to. Very tasty and the service is excellent. Very good value for money as well.

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Thank Shantall567
Lusaka, Zambia
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166 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

I believe they're by the same owner, but Royal Dil at Arcades is much better. Better ambience, service, and most importantly, better food.

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Thank CheapianoZam
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

I felt like eating food at my home. The inside of this restaurant was clean. I dined by the poolside listening to relaxing music.The staff was great and attentive. The food was unbelievable. Try the non alcoholic mango drink which is delicious.Today i tried the vegetable dishes with my wife. Perfect place for all vegetarians.

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Thank JAYPRAKASH P
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Had Dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. dined out with my husband who equally enjoyed his meal. The food was hearty and cooked with love. We opted for the waiter's choice of a chicken curry (cant remember the actual name of the dish) and a prawn curry. The food was kept hot all the time by the burning charcoal... More 

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Thank Mwepu80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 153 Ibex Road | Kabulonga/Ibex hills, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
  • Phone Number: +260 21 1262391
Description
Zambia's favorite Indian Restaurant since 1993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?