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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

After eating at restaurants around the world, Yemanja is one of the best when considering food, ambience, service, and price. The elegance of each dish and the care with which each is prepared and presented is on a par with much higher priced places in major cities. The ambience is fun rather than stuffy. I had rare tuna. Others had... More 

Thank MattS.24
Stockholm, Sweden
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The food was really excellent! We visited the restaurant a couple of times during our vacation. First time we had cocktails to go with the food, they were as well - perfect. The second time they were not as good, it must have been a new bartender. The kids meal were also very good. Most of the time there is... More 

Thank annica s
Annapolis, Maryland
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great dinner at Yemanja! While some things did not sparkle as they did in the past, they still deserve a high recommendation. Only disappointments were a reduced beef/meat menu and very limited supply of bread (which was apparently toasted or warmed under fire leaving it dry), We will return to see if it was simply an off night.

Thank wagiera
Oranjestad, Aruba
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yemanja It is hard to see from the main street, but this place is a really good restaurant and interestingly decorated. We were invited by friends who couldn’t understand we had never been here before. We were happy they did. It was a nice experience for most. I enjoyed it even though my meal was not what I had hoped... More 

Thank Marcel N
Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our friends wedge salad came from salad heaven. My roasted tomato soup was the best ever. Entrees (pork chop, surf & turf, grilled seafood medley and the grouper Italiano) were all flawlessly prepared. Only hiccup is something I see all too often on restaurant wine lists. One of my favorite California wineries is Honig Vineyards and I always order a... More 

Thank bourbonpeddler
New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here and were both a bit disappointed in our dishes, especially considering the high rating on TripAdvisor. The Chilean sea bass was delicious but surrounded with salty prosciutto that overpowered the fish. My husband's pork tenderloin was well prepared. Both plates included nicely made vegetables and risotto that was quite heavy. We probably won't... More 

Thank ProfPauletteNewYork
Nixa, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad I read previous reviews on TA before my trip to Aruba. Great advice to go to Yemanja and order the trio of calamari appetizer. The most tender and flavorful calamari ever. Prepared three ways, each one delicious. The triple tail with risotto was one of my favorite dishes, probably top five! Even before appetizers, they serve wonderful bread with... More 

Thank hatty74
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my third time at Yemanja, and it will definitely not be my last. I've always had the grouper, in my opinion, it's to die for. I recommend the caesar salad and the tomato soup as well. These are my top 3 for sure. Highly recommend Yemanja to everyone.

Thank Tamarah C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here. The soups were good. Entrees were tasty and he potions were more than enough. Blackened Triple Tail was good but the truffle risotto stole the show. Potato truffle soup was also amazing. French onion soup as good. Wedge salad was gigantic. Portobello steak dish WS really good as well. Wine selection is limited but... More 

Thank Jacob N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop here every time we go to Aruba. There are many great places to eat, but this is one of our favorites.

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?