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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“triple tail” (65 reviews)
“truffle risotto” (40 reviews)
“picanha” (32 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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11 - 20 of 1,893 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good service, very friendly and helpful staff...and they make the best beef carpaccio ever.

Thank Yajaira C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was unique and delicious, big portions, great drinks and dessert. Awesome array of vegan options and also friendly to nut, dairy and gluten allergies. Would love to go back. Fabulous service.

Thank RonBonChon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished our dinner and it was wonderful. The food was fresh, flavorful, and thoughtful. A treat for our tastebuds! We had the calamari trio, French onion soup, the truffle soup, the stuffed pork, and the seafood medley. All were great! The home made bread...More

Thank Elyse W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have have tried to visit Yemanja since we found it a few years ago and we are rarely disappointed. The atmosphere is fun and the menu is unlike anything on the island. This year, my wife and I shared a wedge...More

Thank Dave_from_Tampa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite not being on the water (my preference), this place remains in my top five restaurants for Aruba (Food wise - I'd say top 2). We shared the tomato soup. Hubby had the parrot fish, I had the Boursin stuffed Grouper - which is stated...More

Thank DonnaAruba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calamari trio was delightful and the Picanha was the best we ever tried. Recommend reservations as this place is downtown close to all the shopping. Service was top notch!

Thank bucktown1910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very high end restaurant downtown recommended by our hotel. Great atmosphere for couples for a non beach restaurant. Starter- calamari trio - a very nice presentation while 3 different tastes fun to share. Entrees Grilled Seafood medley very nice plenty of seafood. Stuffed pork...More

Thank bobretired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a Friday at 8pm for our family of 4. Once we arrived we were told that kids under 12 could not eat there after 7pm and we were turned away to a great disappointment. The hostess said they could not make any...More

1  Thank Acireale
oranjastad, Hostess at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are very sorry that we had to implement a kids policy. But we also have to honor our guests complaints and unfortunately there have been too many. I hope we could still greet you at Yemanja for a quiet night out with your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always have dinner at Yemanja on our trips to Aruba. Our group has several vegetarians and they always find a number of great options. Yemanja also has excellent meat and fish entrees.l One minor irritant is the charge to get a refill on the...More

Thank jjdblzg52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server suggested the Grilled seafood medley. I was a bit leery because there was fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels,maned calamari and since everything cooks for different amounts of time I figured at best 1 or 2 would be cooked ok and the rest would probably...More

Thank jeff1208
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Questions & Answers
18 November 2017|
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Response from Consultant6393 | Reviewed this property |
We went casual. The only thing I've seen regarding dress on the island was "no jeans" at restaurants.
20 April 2017|
Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, you can make a reservation anytime. What i would recommend to do is to make it as early as possible for you to have more options in timeslots. as the longer you wait, less possibility there will be that we will have the... More
Linda F
20 March 2017|
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Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are very close to the rennaisance. Our kitchen is open from 5.30 pm. Walk by anytime to make your reservation or give us a call at +297 588 4711. Yemanja Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
  • E-mail
Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming with a passion for tradition and excellence. Serving international food with strong Caribbean influences prepared on our 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. Both inside & outside seating are non-smoking.
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