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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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Munich, Germany
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Dili, East Timor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Perth, Australia
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here several times as the service and the food were great. We were given a cold towel to refresh ourselves on arrival which was lovely and a freshly cooked bread roll with butter complimentary. There is free wifi which is a little slow but all of Dili is. I definitely recommend this place for dinner.

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Thank Happy_relaxed_couple
Dili, East Timor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Possibly the best value for money in Dili as the food here is plenty, delicious and well presented. The well-conceived menu actually succeeds in striking a good balance between International and Indian cuisine. The staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The ambience is warm and relaxing, just what you need for some great conversation over a glass of... More 

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Thank CinzMar
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I'd been here few times and my visit never fails me. From service, ambiance to food was great. Menu has a lot to choose from. I greatly recommend this restaurant to those who will visit Dili.

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Thank Hazel A
Zeenat A, General Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hazel A, Thank you for reviewing your visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan Aluwihare More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I ate at Diya at least 5 times over the course of two weeks and sampled several different dishes. The service is terrific and this is a great place to enjoy a simple green salad without being worried about food safety. The Indian thali sampler is a great choice for vegetarians and I enjoyed the very unique Camembert dish. Some... More 

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Thank wodaabe
Zeenat A, General Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wodaabe, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experiences with us at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you visited us so frequently and thank you for your patronage. Thank you for your feedback regarding your dishes. We will be passing this on to the restaurant staff for ongoing quality control. We sincerely hope that you will visit... More 

Makassar, Indonesia
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

One of the Best Place to Eat in Dili. You can find Indian or western food in this restaurant. Served wines and Heineken Beer. The Price is not cheap but worth the food. Located in the Discovery Inn Hotel. We brought our guest from Europe and they are very pleased to have a dinner @ Diya.

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Thank anatsir
Zeenat A, General Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear anatsir, Thank you kindly for your recent review of Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your dining experiences with us and thank you for your ongoing patronage. We look forward to seeing you at Diya Restaurant again soon. All the best, Management More 

Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had beautiful dine in in this restaurant. Risotto is beautiful and spaghetti is also very yummy. Good variety of drinks. But price is also high. Overall, I'm still satisfied with everything they have and this is a safe place to have a fine dine in when you're in Dili.

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Thank BetsyPerth_Australia
Zeenat A, General Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BetsyPerth_Australia, Thank you kindly for your recent review of Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us, particularly the pasta dishes we have on offer. We sincerely hope to see you at Diya Restaurant again soon. All the best, Management More 

Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Good menu and wine list, the service was great and no need to worry about cleanliness. Locals say that this is the place to go.

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Thank Antechinus747
Zeenat A, General Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Antechinus747, Thank you kindly for your recent review of Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you at Diya Restaurant again soon. All the best, Management More 

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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
European, Indian, International, Asian
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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