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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jakarta
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little place - very cozy and homey feeling. Food was good and price is reasonable. Recommended to try.

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Thank ekawatyl
Evesham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying at the Discovery Inn, so it was great to have a restaurant like this on my doorstep. I ate here everyday, often for lunch too, each time the staff were very welcoming and friendly, and the food was great every time. Whether you're staying at the hotel, or nearby, definitely give this place a visit!

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

Dear DanFreeman, Thank you for reviewing your visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our culinary offerings and that you visited us frequently during your stay at Discovery Inn. We hope to see you again soon, the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Management More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Dili, now serving delicious Timorese food ! I love everything in the menu, excellent meal and drink serving by nice waitress (probably the best waitress in town).

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

Dear Monalisa R, Thank you for your review of Diya Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoy our À la carte offerings and now, our Inspired Chef Timorese menu. We sincerely hope to see you again soon. All the best, Management More 

New York, New York, United States
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over a two week work stay in Dili, I ate here 5 times. I kept coming back as the food was great, the staff gracious, and the atmosphere lovely. My favorite is the Indian food (fish curries are wondrous), but also really liked their "western" affair as well. I cannot recommend more!

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

Dear SeanSouthey, Thank you for your visits to Diya Restaurant during your recent two-week stay in Dili. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our food so much that you came regularly. We sincerely hope to see you again the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Management More 

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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diya is indeed a hidden gem in Dili. My first visit was last week and the food were amazingly good. Chicken grill & mushroom risotto was the champ! Oh ya also the choco fondant cake which was to die for. Will i come back? Absolutely!!

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

Dear Francisca K, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

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 Mytripistop
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 January 5, 2017

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 December 21, 2016

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

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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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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