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Diya Restaurant

84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Dili over the 2018 Christmas holidays to experience the diving and Timor-Leste. We visited many restaurants but Diya was by far the best quality and service. The attention to detail was the best we experienced by far and it was demonstrated by our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LivingnowPlus
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LivingnowPlus, Thank you kindly for your review of Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, ambience and service that you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 9 December 2018

We ordered a delivery 2 weeks ago, it was okay we did not wait for too long, food quantity was not much (Kind of too little for the price) but the taste was great. The price is slightly more expensive than an average meal in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rubychen2200
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear rubychen2200, Thank you kindly for your review of Diya Restaurant delivery service. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and minimal wait time. Thank you for your additional feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again to take away or dine in...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

The food is good and service unobtrusive. The menu is a mix of Australian and Indian, with a couple of Timorese mainstays. We had mostly Indian food, but judging from the rest of the clientele, they probably do western cuisine very well. The Indian rice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pu3
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Pu3, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experience at Diya Restaurant at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the south Asian cuisine. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The food is just so good at Diya Restaurant. The servers are also very friendly and offer great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wander45125335766
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Dear Wander45125335766, Thank you kindly for reviewing your visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 27 October 2018

I've eaten here a few times now - and every time the food & service was very very good. On my most recent visit - I was suggested to try their Indian range from the menu - which I did - it blew me away...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David F
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear David F, Thank you for reviewing your visits to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoy the food, particularly out South Asian cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Located at the Discovery Inn hotel, restaurant Diya offers a host of main courses (Western and Asian) and a limited selection of appetizers and desserts. I dined here twice and was very satisfied. The friendly staff spoke English, the dining room was beautiful and quiet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ffay005
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear ffay005, Thank you kindly for your review of Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, ambience and service that you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Fine Dining Atmosphere. Great for romantic dinner of business meetings. Serves European, South Asian, Vegetarian and Local Cuisine. Delivers food to your doorstep. Generous Serving with 7 combo meals. My favorite meal package is their Combo 1 with pumpkin soup, mixed green salad, grilled salmon,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mickey-Archie
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Mickey-Archie, Thank you for reviewing your dining experiences with Diya Restaurant - both on site and our new delivery service. We are so pleased that you enjoy a variety of our offerings and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We had dinner her twice on our last two nights in Dili. The food is amazing. The Goan style curries are absolutely out of this world. I tried the Chicken, Fish & Goat curries. The tenderloin steak is also very good. The wine list is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arcadiandreams
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Arcadiandreams, Thank you for reviewing your dining experiences at Diya restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed offerings from our Pakistani and European menus. Thank you also for your feedback regarding our winelist, the service and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken confit with pumpkin puree and spinach with mushrooms ($16). It was divine. Sent back the bad wine and replaced it with a solid G&T ($5). Will be going back to work through the menu!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julia S
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear JuliBee18, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and our sincerest apologies that the wine was not to your liking. We are evaluating the wine in question and thank you for bringing...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here with great food. The local dishes were fresh and the curry really tasty. Service was very attentive and extremely polite. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates quality food

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen M
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Karen M, Thank you for reviewing your Lunch experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Management.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 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
  • E-mail
Description
No visit to Dili is complete without dining at Diya, the Discovery Inn’s acclaimed in-house restaurant. Since opening in 2007, Diya has become a veritable institution on the Dili dining scene. In a refined and intimate atmosphere Diya’s international chefs offer a dynamic menu, Featuring the best of European cordon bleu and sub-continental cuisine. A full bar and cellar stocked with the finest wines from Australia, New Zealand, France, Chile, Italy & Portugal completes your Diya dining experience. Diya restaurant can cater for special parties on request and vegetarian dining options are also available. Be it a business breakfast, a leisurely lunch or a celebratory dinner, dining at Diya is always a memorable experience. As the restaurant is extremely popular, advance bookings are recommended. Diya Restaurant is also the headquarters for the Discovery Inn’s renowned catering service
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