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Diya Restaurant

84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“discovery inn” (20 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Asian, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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!

Thank JuliBee18
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in hotel and had dinner with a fellow trekker. We both agreed it was a very nice meal admittedly at close to Australian prices with a good wine list to choose from. We were impressed.

Thank John L
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John L, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at Diya Restaurant. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"The deck Bar ” Inclusive in one package of my stay, the deck bar is I think one of the best place to relax and enjoy afternoon drink, the staff is very friendly and communicative, their beef steak is finest and they provide a free...More

Thank yayuksh_20
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear yayuksh_20, Thank you for reviewing your experience at The Deck Bar. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our complimentary happy hour and wifi whilst you wound down from a busy day. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here solo while in Dili on a work trip. I have been eating a lot of Timorese and SE Asian food and whilst there was plenty of that on the menu the European food menu was great. I had the chicken with pumpkin purée,...More

Thank Mel198232
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mel198232, Thank you for reviewing your experience at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoy the food, wine and service. Please do let us know how you go with our newest initiative of Home Delivery. We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Diya restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Dili. The food is excellent as is the selection of wines available. The staff there are very attentive and the restaurant is very well appointed with good conditioning I highly recommend Diya.

Thank Davd M
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Davd M, Thank you for reviewing your experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, wine, service and surroundings. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Not good value for money, even for Dili. Chicken makhani was bland and apart fro the cold face towel and friendly staff, you can expect just so-so Indian food.

Thank Syzygy2011
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Only slightly cheaper than western prices but amazing food by a talented chef Excellent service and ambience Well frequented by locals, expat and tourists A hidden gem!

Thank juhe119
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear juhe119, Thank you for reviewing your Diya Restaurant experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. All the best, Management

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tasty spinach raviolly with tomato souce and pinenuts well cooked and aromiatic herbs!! The dal was also vbery good.

Thank alalgar
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear alalgar, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that the Spinach Ravioli and Daal were to your liking. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 19 April 2018

I tried the signature dish Sabako Fish. It was a fish fillet with cheese and coconut milk sauce, with variety of local spices of bay leaf, pepper, and chili. The fish was accompanied by papaya leaves with its bitter taste. The additional sauce were made...More

Thank Reananda Hidaya... P
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Reananda Hidaya... P, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Ikan Saboko dish, ambiance and all that the Restaurant has to offer. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
5:00 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
  • 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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