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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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Connecticut
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to Aruba twice. Tried as many different restaurants as we could but this is - by far - the best. Tried to get a reservation for our last night on the Island - and couldn't and we STILL LOVE the place. Great food. Wonderful venue and great service. Do not miss this one. You will love it.

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Thank PhilipConnecticut
oranjastad, Hostess at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our restaurant so much. Sad to hear that we could not accommodate you on your last night on the island. Hopefully next time we will see you back for another great experience. Regards. Yemanja Team More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best meal on the Island! Outstanding, complex flavors. Especially great for people who have food allergies!

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Thank TinaH1150
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this local jewel for the second time in March, 2017. The menu has some very delicious entrees and everything is first class. The food is fresh, well seasoned and cannot chat it up enough for the quality of the food. I would highly recommend you visit Yemanja on your next visit to Aruba

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oranjastad, Hostess at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having such a good time at Yemanja and expressing this. We always appreciate any response so we can do our best to keep maintaining our quality and service high. Hope you will be visiting us soon again. regards. Yemanja Team More 

Marietta, Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family ate here on our recent visit to Aruba. The food is delicious. From the moment you walk in , you smell the wood fired food being prepared. I would recommend it.

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Thank vichud
oranjastad, Hostess at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for recommending us and that you had such a great time with us. Hope to see you soon back at Yemanja. Regards. Yemanja Team More 

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

We had an oustanding dinner here. I'm still thinking about the incrediable scallop appetizer I had. This is a restaurant for food lovers! Great drinks, great service and great food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From beginning to end this was positively the best restaurant experience we had on the island. A varied but not overwhelming menu. Excellent service and a beautiful place. Only true 5 star meal we found. The salads were fresh and inventive, the grouper and rack of lamb were cooked and presented beautifully. The calamari trio was the tables favorite of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How do I start. From the friendly staff who greeted us and Sat us even though we could not get a table till after 9. The bartender who we conversed the entire night with as he tended to our every request. OR to the Owner/Chef Joyce who came out to talk to us after our meal. Ok if you don't... More 

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Midland Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good, food was good, certainly pushing the edge on daring. I had the triple calamari appetizer, and the scallop shrimp appetizer as well. Both were not exactly to my liking but I'm glad I tried them, it was different. We got there without reservations, had to wait less than ten minutes at the bar for a table on... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and another couple had a fantastic meal the other night at Yemanja. This place is a must stop when in Aruba, we do. Janice, who we ask for every time is very knowledgeable and has a great personality. Jawri once again gave his special technique when pouring the beers. It was the first time for our... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wood fired grill brings out some wonderful flavors to all of meals that we had. All of the wait staff was very attentive to our table.

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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