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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Thank Corinna B
Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Variety and layering of ingredients, preparations, along with choices of all kinds of foods makes this restaurant Hands Down- one of the best on the planet. The dinner was like finding a new best friend. I can't say enough about it.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice evening - we were a late addition but accommodated with grace. Food was terrific and the service was exceptional. All in all a great evening.

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Marlboro, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a good dinner and nice restaurant. Has a little bit of a quirky flair to the menu if you ask me but we found meals we liked. Two folks in our party loved the blackened triple tail and two folks were just so-so about their meals. That doesn't mean they tasted poor, just means that it was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on the island this afternoon and had no idea where to go for dinner. We stumbled upon Yemanja using the trip advisor app and couldn't be more thrilled with our choice. 3 hours later we are still here. The food is unreal - the potato truffle soup is heaven, the truffle risotto is out of this world and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yemanja is one of our go to places while in Aruba. It never disappoints. Great food and service. Actually made a reservation for my 2nd week after the 1st weeks meal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to Yemanja on this visit to Aruba. I was craving their Mediterranean veggie burger (I am NOT a vegetarian). I wish I could recreate the flavor now...it is undescribably delicious! Others had the tomato soup, shrimp, salad with chicken...all yummy! For dessert, we shared the chocolate lava cake which perfectly topped off our meal! The next day, we talked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is excellent! Great seafood soup. Fish is prepared perfectly. Service is over the top excellent! This is a definite must to go !!!

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome restaurant behind the Renaissance Hotel. Reservations are a must due to its popularity. Menu has unique items and everything we had was incredible! The goat cheese filo and ahi tuna poke appetizers were an awesome start. Our mains, triple tail fish and mahi mahi, was made to perfection. Service was very good. Dining was in a semi-outdoor courtyard with... More 

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