Most Popular Restaurants in East Timor

East Timor (/ˌiːst ˈtiːmɔːr/ ( listen)) or Timor-Leste (/tiˈmɔːr ˈlɛʃteɪ/; Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste), is a sovereign state in Maritime Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island surrounded by Indonesian West Timor. Australia is the country's southern neighbor, separated by the Timor Sea. The country's size is about 15,410 km (5,400 sq mi).

1. Diya Restaurant

84 Rua 30 de Agosto, Dili East Timor +670 331 1111 http://www.discoveryinntimorleste.com Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Free Wifi European, Asian, International
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Diya Restaurant

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 chef

Reviewed By Pu3 - Shah Alam

Excellent Food with Intimate Atmosphere

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 pudding was outstanding - creamy, barely sweet, with a satisfying crunch of nuts sprinkled on top.I would recommend this restaurant more for date nights and business meetings rather than meals with small children. The wait staff are sweet-natured and obliging. 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

2. Agora Food Studio

Enter via small street between Castaway Bar Dive Timor Lorosae and Letefoho Specialty Roaster, Dili East Timor +670 7785 9912 http://www.timorlestefoodlab.com Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Table Service
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Agora Food Studio

We are located on the top floor of the LELI building (Lorosae English Language Institute). Stair-access-only to our restaurant, with the bathrooms on the ground floor. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Reviewed By scubachild59 - Ko Samui, Thailand

A breath of fresh air in dreary Dili

Lovely food, lovely staff enchanting atmosphere. Great choice of hot and cold drinks that you won't find elsewhere in Dili. I feel lucky to have had the chance to visit this place. What a shame no internet or I would have stayed longer.

3. Diza

Dili 0000 East Timor +670 7808 9877 Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service Seafood, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

Diza

Reviewed By Sernic - Darwin, Australia

No longer exists ...

The restaurant Diza as it was known no longer exists, we went there yesterday after reading some great reviews... the restaurant is now called Cara Vela... whilst when walking in the place looks nice and has great views, the staff were no longer attentive as reviews of the previous property had suggested ( they were too busy hiding behind counter doing each other’s hair and make up..) when wanting to order something we had to bang our salt and pepper shakers to get any attention... we ordered a gin and tonic which had no gin ( pretty sure it was water) then tried a cocktail which was also terrible and contained no alcohol... We were really looking forward to the octopus but decided given the experience so far that it wasn’t worth staying for and we left... very disappointing experience..

4. Caz Bar & Restaurant

Area Branca, Dili East Timor +670 7723 3961 http://www.facebook.com/Caz-Bar-Restaurant-116672655095097/ Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout Bar
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Caz Bar & Restaurant

Reviewed By Sue S

Breakfast on the beach

Run by an Aussie, this is a must for anyone yearning after an Aussie breakfast, which is when I visited, using the tables set up on the beach. Service was good, if slow. Clearly a popular venue at night, the food was very good. Make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy a swim and sit in the shade of the trees on the sand if visiting in the morning

5. Black Rock Restaurant

Caimeo Beach Road, Liquica East Timor +670 7798 8305 http://caimeobeach.com Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service Pizza, International
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Black Rock Restaurant

Black Rock Restaurant is at Caimeo Beach in Liquica about 27 kilometers from Dili, Timor Leste. The restaurant is part of Caimeo Beach Resort. Caimeo Beach is a pebble beach with palms and clear blue water. The climate is tropical with all year swimming.

Reviewed By raroberto - Coppell, Texas

Beautiful view of the city with interesting men

This is a simple place with a complex menu. One can have breakfast, lunch or dinner and never intersect flavors.On can also choose Asian, European or local dishes. I had steamed Maui-mani with rice and vegetables. It was excellent. As appetizers, we ate chorizo on a fresh baked bread that was incredible for both its flavor and simplicity.You’re going to have to fight construction as you head north from the city. But it’s worth it.Hi Raroberto,Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our menu.I think there may be an error in the heading translation and it should read “. Beautiful view of ocean with interesting menu”. Hope you can come to our restaurant again and that the road is better next time.Best wishes,Tanz .

6. Castaway Bar

Avenida de Portugal Motadel, Dili East Timor +670 7723 5449 Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service American, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Australian
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 220 reviews

Castaway Bar

Reviewed By Fruchle - Perth, Australia

Great food, great live music!

The food is good, mostly western. The live music is fun. The non-live music is often too loud and not great. Happy hour drink prices are fantastic! Good location too - right near other restaurants and over a good dive shop!

7. Rolls N Bowls

Avenida Presidente Nicolau Labato, Colmera, Vera Cruz Grand Diocesse Dili, Block A no. 6, Dili East Timor +670 7796 0909 http://www.facebook.com/rollsnbowlstl Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service Asian, Vietnamese, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Rolls N Bowls

Welcome to Rolls n Bowls! Our eatery aims to deliver good quality and tasty Asian food which focuses heavily on the Vietnamese dishes. Some of our customer's favourite are Pho Bo and Vietnamese Salad. Pho is gently cooked for 16+ hours straight with bone

Reviewed By reanhidayat - Indonesia

Best Vietnamese Cuisine in Dili

It offers wide-range of Vietnamese food like pho (rice noodles), roll (vegetable roll), banh mi (sandwich). Quite poplar restaurant in Dili, especially during lunch time when I could catch multilingual conversation within the air. Good place to spend your afternoon time as well, great ambience during that time. The Vietnamese drip is the best light coffee in town.

8. Panorama Restaurant

Comoro Rd Timor Plaza Hotel, Dili East Timor +670 331 3288 http://www.timorplazahotel.com Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Panorama Restaurant

Reviewed By francesca082 - 'Sydney, Australia

Calm and fine to dine at Panorama

There's a pleasant atmosphere of subdued but busy worklife here. Food and attentiveness from both skilled and trainee staff are great. The feeling of a comfy lookout tower is achieved. The restaurant is mostly quiet enough to hear your friends at your table, and cool enough to feel unflustered by the tropic heat. There are daily specials which are affordable and delicious. On one night, Saturday? Friday? the Skylounge below hosts crowds and a band. Snacks and drinks available also.Lively talk and shouts of beer at the bar and 'obrigada, mana!' can be heard, but it's for the convivial times of your stay.

9. naris restaurant

Rua Pantai Kelapa, Dili East Timor +670 7301 6484 Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service Asian, Korean
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

naris restaurant

Reviewed By Evelyn K - Singapore, Singapore

Authentic korean food

Been here thrice and each time the food does not disappoint. It is a outdoor seating with a indoor air-conditioned room for big group about 10 people, The menu spread is plentiful! Ordered samgyupsal, bulgogi, dakbokum (spicy chicken stew), kimchi jijgae, bibibab, seafood noodles

10. Osteria Italiana Dili

Avenida de Portugal, Dili East Timor +670 7830 3939 Dinner, Lunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Table Service Italian, European, Pizza
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Osteria Italiana Dili

Reviewed By reanhidayat - Indonesia

Best Italian in Dili

Have visited Osteria Italiana twice for dinner. The restaurant gives an authentic taste of Italian food, very professional staff. A quite expensive for Timor-Leste restaurant though. Located in Avenida de Portugal which is the best area for great restaurants in Dil. Nice ambiance.

Share :

Feature News

The 10 Best Things to Do in East Timor, East Timor

East Timor (/ˌiːst ˈtiːmɔːr/ ( listen)) or Timor-Leste (/tiˈmɔːr ˈlɛʃteɪ/; Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste), is a sovereign state in Maritime Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island surrounded by Indonesian West Timor. Australia is the country's southern neighbor, separated by the Timor Sea. The country's size is about 15,410 km (5,400 sq mi).

The 10 Best Things to Do in Dili, Dili District

Having endured 20 years of struggle for independence from Indonesia, East Timor's coastal capital, Dili, has made remarkable strides toward reconstruction after innumerable damages and losses. Its former Portuguese colonial flavor can still be found in remaining villas and churches along the waterfront, as well as the 65-foot statue of Jesus overlooking the coast, reminiscent of Cristo Redentor in Rio Di Janeiro. The waterfront parks and white sand beaches are popular for diving and relaxing.

Most Popular Restaurants in Dili

Having endured 20 years of struggle for independence from Indonesia, East Timor's coastal capital, Dili, has made remarkable strides toward reconstruction after innumerable damages and losses. Its former Portuguese colonial flavor can still be found in remaining villas and churches along the waterfront, as well as the 65-foot statue of Jesus overlooking the coast, reminiscent of Cristo Redentor in Rio Di Janeiro. The waterfront parks and white sand beaches are popular for diving and relaxing.