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Dil Restaurant

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Plot 153 Ibex Road | Kabulonga/Ibex hills, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
260211262391
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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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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
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5 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Lusaka, Zambia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for good Indian food and definitely found it here! Been to a couple Indian restaurants in Lusaka but found DIL is the best. If ever you are in the Ibex Hill area, you should pay them a visit. Excellent value for your hard earned money. Try the chef special...

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Thank Gaffie D
Zambia
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I had lunch here with a friend and was very surprised at what a lovely spot it was, we ate by the pool and how good the food was. I only tried the Paneer with spinach sauce and nan, but I am looking forward to going back and trying more items.

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Thank Barbara Y
Lusaka, Zambia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I order from here every few weeks and I have eaten here for years. I now always make the same order, as I have a favourite meal but everything on the menu is worth trying.

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Thank Patmwisha
Denver, Colorado
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Good northern Indian curries and tandoori, no south Indian on the menu. Huge space, would be great for large groups. $6-10 meals

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Thank eleeg
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and tasty food !! Older establishment but recently renovated. Chef Ali is awesome and always suggests perfect dishes !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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: 260211262391
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?