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Diya Restaurant

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84 Rua 30 de Agosto, 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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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I went there I had a terrible experience with food and service. The second time it was better but we were a group of more then 10. So I believe I have to go there once more to make sure.

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Thank SUCVtrip
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SUCVtrip, Thank you for reviewing your second visit to Diya Restaurant. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with your large group. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back and hope to give you an even better experience. All the best, Management More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Diya restaurant inside the Discovery Inn offered a broad range of eastern and western dishes, giving it one of the better menu selections in Dili. The ambiance is quite relaxed and the staff pleasant. It was a nice way to wrap up the day and relax. One of my better culinary experiences in Dili.

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Thank aguna83
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear aguna83, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent dining experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all facets of your visits and sincerely hope to see you again soon. All the best, Management More 

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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovery is expensive, but serves up French based cuisine with good cutlery, linen and stemware. The menu does not change often, but you can eat your way through it without ever getting a dud meal. Service can be a little slow at times, but that's OK too. One of the places to play spot-the-celebrity, Timor style. The lunch time special... More 

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Thank Bob Q
sydney
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I didn't enjoy the food as much as diza. It had less local dishes than I was expecting. But the food was fine- a lot of Indian dishes and pastas. The wine list was small but excellent and inexpensive.

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Thank deemon
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear deemon, Thank you kindly for reviewing your visit to Diya restaurant. We are pleased that the food, which is Indian and European was to your satisfaction. If you are interested in Timorese cuisine, please keep an eye out for our upcoming Inspired Chef Timorese menu which we will be having for a limited time only. We welcome you to... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Great venue, great food, great service. It's on the upper end of the price range for Timor but it's always worth it.

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Thank Scott W
Munich, Germany
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

One of the best, and more expensive, restaurants in Dili. Staff was warm and helpful. I went here for dinner (and breakfast), and had the place to myself (in April). Good mix of Indian, Western and local dishes. The food was heavenly!

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Thank Marcel L
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marcel L, Thank you for your visits to Diya restaurant and for reviewing your visits. We sincerely appreciate the positive feedback that you have provided. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management More 

Dili, East Timor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Simply amazing!!! I was delighted what I got after placing my order. The Arabian Mezze was simply put the best dish I have had in Timor-Leste. I am an expat living in Dili for over 2 years and when I say the best I have tried all other restaurants and almost all the dishes are int he menu in Diya... More 

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Thank Abeed32
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Abeed32, Thank you for your wonderful review regarding our Thursday Happy Hour promotion. We are so pleased that you enjoy it and hope that you will come and try our other Happy Hour offerings, or even our standard menu either on the Deck or in Diya Restaurant soon. All the best, Management More 

Zamboanga City, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Located near the historic district next to the governors palace and university. This is the best place to launch any city adventure. The place got the best airconditioned rooms. The pasta meals at the restaurant are good but the desserts were spectacular.

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Thank cesarjeffrey
Dili, East Timor
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff and service. Food is always great. Good value for money... and you can get value meals at lunch time, making it great for business lunches.

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Thank 333tbc
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 333tbc, Thank you kindly for your positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoy your dining experiences at Diya Restaurant, especially the Inspired Chef Menu. We are soon to be launching our Timorese Inspired Chef Menu and hope that you will enjoy this just as much. We look forward to welcoming you to Diya Restaurant again soon. All... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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354 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Very nice food at the Discovery. The indoor restaurant downstairs lacks a little atmosphere, but the menu can be used for the upstairs open air bar. Choice range of food, well presented, and good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
  • Location: Asia  >  East Timor  >  Dili District  >  Dili
  • Phone Number: +670 331 1111

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