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Diya Restaurant

84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 1111
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“fish curries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is teh best in Dili for sure. A nice fushion kitchen with Indian influences and beautiful plating makes this restaurant the best in Dili. It doesn't come cheap but when you ahve the chanceit's worth. Upstairs there is a nice bar for pre...More

Thank zimof1
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear zimof1, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at Diya restaurant. We pride ourselves for consistently being the best dining-experience that Dili has had to offer for the 10 years. Thank you also for suggesting a pre-dinner visit to The Deck bar! A perfect...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel adjacent to the restaurant and was recommended by the staff here. In fact they provide room service to the hotel. The menu has a wide selection of Indian and Western dishes with a leaning to Italian dishes. The portion size was...More

Thank James D
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear James D, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experience at Diya restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and that the portions sizes and flavour was to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We went for a dine to celebrate a birthday, and as usual had a fantastic meal. Great service, great food and great value for money. One of my favorite restaurant in town 😊More

Thank Ratna S
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Ratna S, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the dishes and service offered and thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

At first, I didn't expect too much for having any great culinary experiences in Dili. I stayed in Discovery Inn, and this restaurant locates inside this hotel. The restaurant is not big at size. But when I entered the room, its warm atmosphere really surprised...More

Thank Angal Z
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Angal Z, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experiences at Diya Restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the dishes, the service and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nice place, nice food, little complicated to find, it is hidden in a corridor in the back of Gloria Jeans.More

Thank MariaSuarezdelCarmen
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear MariaSuarezdelCarmen, Thank you kindly for your review of Diya Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant and food. Our sincerest apologies for the difficulty in finding the location. We are always happy to give our guests directions when they call us on...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

It does not appeal to everyone. but most of their food or dessert are really high quality. I've been here several times for some important meetings or dinner, always they offered a great service and made me happy.

Thank Bomi K
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Bomi K, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experiences with us. We thank you for your ongoing patronage and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Fish on Tuesday option was great especially ,even the chicken with broccoli was great, we will come back here everyday to try their daily lunch special.

Thank ameriza lyn p
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear ameriza lyn p, Thank you kindly for reviewing your dining experience at Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Daily Lunch Specials. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to experience them all. All the best, Management

Reviewed 27 August 2017

This Indian restaurant is tucked away behind some hotel (Discovery Inn), and outside the city center, too. And that's a shame really, as this place serves amazing Indian dishes. Sure, the place isn't cheap, but nothing in Timor Leste is, but in this case it's...More

Thank Importviking
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Importviking, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Chicken Makhani dish and naan. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We so impressed with Diya as we not expecting much at first but what we received is beyond our expectations service was excellence and details and Indian food we reckon as the best in town, very recommended!

Thank Chefheaven
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Chefheaven, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our subcontinental menu and service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is my third dine in and i always impressed with the quality service and food was a heaven . I will coming back fir sure

Thank Firman F
DiscoveryInnTL, Guest Relations Manager at Diya Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Firman F, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Diya restaurant. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your experiences with us and have returned several times. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Management

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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