Eating & Drinking

Explore the flavours of TimorLeste

When it comes to dining out, Dili has a wide range of restaurants to choose from, reflecting the many different influences from around the world. You can find everything from Chinese and Portuguese to Indian and Thai cuisine, as well as Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Brazilian options. These range from upmarket establishments to more casual eateries. Many of the restaurants have beautiful views out over the water, where you can enjoy the sunset.

In the evening, food stalls grill fresh seafood along the beachfront, which can be enjoyed with a cold drink while taking in the stunning views. Outside of the capital, in the districts, larger guesthouses usually provide meals in-house, and there are other small restaurants, mostly of the ‘warung’ style. Along the coastal roads, grilled fish stalls are also readily available.

Cafes, Takeaways, Restaurants, Clubs & Bars