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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We returned to Yemanja for our annual dinner and once again it was excellent. A wide variety of local and worldwide fish choices, as well as many meat choices all cooked over a wood fired grill. Although I didn't like the choices available for the local grouper (sauces seemed too heavy sounding for my taste) so I went with tuna... More 

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Benbrook, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a table for 9 waiting for us as we strolled from the cruise terminal over to Yemanja Woodfired Grill at our stop in Aruba. Our awesome server was Elliana. As a whole, the staff handled our large group expertly, without a problem. I ordered the fish chowder to start and it was wonderful. It was very savory and... More 

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wilmington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten at some of the best restaurants in many parts of the world. This is a "can't miss" if you are in Aruba. All four of us in our party agreed on this. Book earlier as they fill up quickly. Seafood combo, superfood salad, carpaccio bombe, ahi tuna poke, grilled portobello stuff where all excellent. You will not... More 

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Monpazier, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our best meal in Aruba here. Not expensive ($26 - $45) for well cooked, well-presented food by well-trained staff. Wine ridiculously expensive, even by Aruba standards. e.g. Bogle Chardonnay, retails in the US for around $8. Price here - $45!!!!

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice ambiance ! Nice staff, great food, great vibe !! Menu consists of fish, vegan, meats mostly on woodfire. Awesome woodfire baked bread with tapenade and garlic butter. Could eat only this.. Good variety of beers cocktails wine (glass&bottle). Extensive menu with not the average choices. Many vegatarian/vegan options as well. Best to reserve even on weekdays !... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All four of us were blown away by the originality of the food offerings and they were quick to accommodate any special diets or food allergies. The grouper filets encircling Boursin cheese were outstanding as was the rolled pork loin. Service was extraordinary: there as soon as you needed something but never intrusive. We'll go back here every time we... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Aruba twice and each time we make it a point to eat at this restaurant. The menu is varied, many healthy items. This trip I had the pork tenderloin, it was delicious!! The other person in my party had the Mahi Mahi, it too was great. The drinks are good as well. We chose the outside... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yemanja is always my go to place if I want to have a relaxing evening and enjoy amazing food. Their location is stunning and has a very nice ambiance. What I like the most about Yemanja is that they are very consistent with their menu. Anything you order from the menu is delicious. Food presentation is also very nice and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No doubt about it the food here is top notch. We sampled many dishes and everything was prepared really well. Steaks are in the top 3 I've had in the last 12 months. The appetizers were amazing. Bread was toasted waaaaay too much and became extremely hard. My one little niggling thought was the staff seems to make rash judgement... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really nice. The food was very good and the service aswell. There is a nice atmosphere and the background music is excellent! Recommend for family dinners or for a romantic dinner for couples.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
Description
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?