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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Pearl River, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Off the beaten path, great service and fantastic food. My wife and try different places every year but make sure we return to Yemanja. Make sure you cal for a reservation as they fill up quickly

Thank edconhd77
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've returned here several times in the last few years and enjoy the flavors, the range of choices, the attention to details on the plate and the venue which allows you to forget you are in the center of town. Make sure to enjoy an evening by choosing Yemana for dinner.

Thank MattKauf
Grand Junction
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing dinner experience. We made the reservations online, which was super simple. Arrived a little early and were seated right away. The service was phenomenal. The sangrias were excellent. The Ahi Tuna Tar Tar and Cold Thai salad were beyond amazing. The surf and turf, catch of the day and triple tail fish were all amazing. Ended the... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Aruba 20+ times and this is by far our favorite restaurant on the island. When we come for 11 days we usually visit Yemanja for three dinners. The restaurant manager (Job) is always very friendly and accommodating (even when we don't have a reservation) and recognizes us when we show up year after year. There is... More 

Thank Lisa B
Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for dinner again this trip. Was here last year and in previous years. Large, tasty portions. Service wasn't as good as in the past, but still efficient. Again, I had the Grouper Italiano (not remembering I had it last year) and my wife had the Carpaccio Ball. Both were good. Prices are par for the course for the... More 

Thank Stu C
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here with our family and had a variety of meal choices. Every one was terrific. Lamb, grouper, tuna, mahi, calamari, shrimp, they were all wonderful. Our service was great as well. Very extensive menu with very healthy options including vegan. I would really recommend reservations as we were just able to sneak in early with a party of 5.

Thank Casmeri
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wife had the Mahi, I had the stuffed pork loin. Both were great. Also had the truffel potato soup, best I have ever tasted, Banana gelato for dessert. All Great and service to match. Make reservations and leave early. Hard to find parking close by

Thank Rick B
Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The outdoor seating areas are very pleasant. There is a nice wine selection. The salmon has an unusual presentation inside a banana leaf. But that enhances the flavor. A very good choice. Another good choice is the ahi tuna. It comes with 4 side dishes in 4 little bowls. Another interesting presentation of an excellent entree. The portions are large... More 

Thank joe-chicago-23
Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes, restaurants get it right. This is one of them. Don't miss it when on the island. Their featured wines were well thought out as well.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've eaten there several times and the food is consistently wonderful. Just be prepared to drop a few bucks. You get what you pay for. I would not recommend bringing children to this restaurant.

Thank newyorker1781

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming, with a passion for tradition and excellence. Serving comfort food with a twist prepared over wood fired grill. Also, offering healthy foods with an extensive vegetarian menu and catering to all your dietary needs, such as vegan and gluten-free. Seating is either inside (air-conditioned) or outside on a cozy terrace.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?