Diwali Indian Restaurant

4.5
121 reviews
€30 and under
Indian
Diwali means festival of lights and this Indian eaterie returns once again to South Great Georges Street. This is a very simple no-frills Dublin restaurant that serves both lunch and dinner. Diwali gives diners a choice of three menus including an Early Bird menu.

Diwali main focus is to bring diners as much of the flavours and exotic spices to their menu from different parts of India as possible. Diwali is a relaxed Dublin restaurant bringing together a mixed management of talented and experienced staff from other successful Indian restaurants.
What 121 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, the gave my daughter a free cake when they realized it was her birthday, and gave the other 2 girls a free ice cream so they would not feel left out.
Food is always good. Love the butterfly prawn starters.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely busy buzzy restaurant with delicious food and kind and attentive staff! Great value for money.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food excellent, service excellent, ambience could be better..too brightly lit and a bit cramped but overall would definitely go back for the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Katiezig
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I've been to this restaurant many times food always good It's a bit cramped and noisy but the food and staff make up for it

MK
MartinK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian restaurant. Will come again. Thanks for a great evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Super good the restaurant! The food was good, super hot and tasty. The only thing I notice is the prices of the menu they are showing in this app, are way to low comparing with the Menu they give you over there ( difference between 7 to 10 euro)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Very busy so not the most relaxing but the food is fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As in other reviews, was quite a bit of pressure to order immediately once we had sat down. Also appeared to be little knowledge of booking but was seated straight away in fairness.

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Audwee
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service not bad although a bit scrappy. This was because it was so busy, so full, due to it being the day of Diwali. Overall it was a good experience.

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FrankO
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, highly recommend the Traditional Himalayan Curry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in a buzzing restaurant. Staff very relaxed and polite despite under pressure running a busy, busy restaurant. Food and wine outstanding.

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bebu
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Booking wasn’t honoured

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PeterN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently really tasty food with friendly attentive service at reasonable enough prices!

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LindaA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am sorry to say that we did not eat here! There was a group of very loud diners and we felt we would not have been able to enjoy our meal. We were also not greeted with any enthusiasm but seated at our table with a very curt ‘you only have the table for an hour and a half’. There was no attempt at friendliness, no warmth, no attempt to get us to stay. Very disappointing.

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AineW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Diwali many times.
Friendly service, fabulous food and a 15euro voucher off for our next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Diwali. The staff were very welcoming and in particular were very kind to our children and made them feel welcome and special. The food was, as always, delicious. Thanks for a great afternoon out!

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EddieM
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here multiple times and will be back again. The food is superb but the service is even better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great for gluten free options

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was immense, very friendly and funny. Food came out quick and was delicious. Decent value for money and they even gave me a free pint for moving table. A great bunch of lads and very attentive. Will go again.

MM
MaryM
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Such friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Probably harsh with my rating because they are doing what they can given the restrictions on indoor dining. Great food and I will definitely return, once we can sit inside.

LB
LyndaB
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really great food and the staff are great, friendly and helpful. The seating is the best they can do given the restaurant is right on George's street. I will be back soon 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience. Food was top notch. Had great early bird deals available

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best onion Bhaji’s on South George’s street

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a gorgeous meal the week before Christmas. The food was amazing, possibly the best Indian food We’ve ever had. I had a glass of wine with my meal which was a large size. Fantastic price range too. We had a complementary drink at the end of our meal. Which was a nice touch. Cant wait to go back again.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff are so good, really make you feel like your custom is important. Very nice touch, complimentary baileys at the end, gift of voucher for next visit, ice cream for kids ... all complimentary ... food very good ... overall I really enjoyed and will certainly return

EN
EN92
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food =perfect combination! felt really comfortable and safe during this uncertain time and we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas night out! A complimentary drink at the end of the meal was the cherry on top of a perfect evening!

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TanyaL
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and a great atmosphere. Staff were great and lovely to see everyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great Food, Friendly Staff and Great Value for money. Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was delicious as always and everyone made us, especially the children, feel welcome.

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SeamusA
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, friendly service, good hygiene, we will be back to visit this restaurant again.

DD
vipDublinDiner
60 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian / Nepalese food in location that’s so near Grafton St. Great value, gorgeous wine & great service. Thanks to our waiter Rana. All staff very nice. Spotlessly clean.

LM
LouiseM
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was absolutely fabulous, would highly recommend the onion bhaji.
The tv was a bit loud, didn’t bother me but it did my Mam.

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issy
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal very friendly staff and excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent meal, very nice ambience

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Rowena
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience in Diwali. The staff are so helpful and friendly they gave our group complimentary drinks and starters!
It was an ideal dining experience

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Geece
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food, nice ambience, staff were very helpful, and we were offered a gift voucher and a free side dish as an apology for not having one of the dishes we ordered. Will come back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Early bird great value for money

FAQs

Diwali Indian Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 475 0091.

Diwali Indian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.