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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is amazing and was difficult to decide what to get. I chose the portobello mushroom for an appetizer and it was delicious and could have been a meal in itself. I then had the grouper Italiano which was the best fish I have ever had.

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Thank fugihunter
long island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great restaurant. The wood fired grill brings out the best flavors in fish and meat! This was our best dinner in Aruba. Gracious and unhurried service, and the best cinnamon gelato anywhere A must stop in Aruba.

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Thank jamesbro49
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delightful ambiance. Conveniently located in town center. Great drinks, service, and interesting menu. Awesome salad! Did not have a reservation( recommended), but enjoyed eating at the bar.

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Thank Diane D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last dinner on the island and we really wish we’d gone earlier so we could have eaten there a second time. What a delicious meal. We had BBQ Grouper and Veggies in Caribbean Creole Sauce. Both were amazing! The menu is one that you won’t find anywhere else which is a refreshing change when you’re dining at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation but when we arrived we realized that our concierge messed up the seating time. We waited around 40 minutes and got a table for nine people. The food was great, and no one regretted waiting so long. I enjoyed the goat cheese salad as my appetizer. For my main course, I ordered Picanha, served with homemade... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Several vegetarian options (hard to find in Aruba). A nice splurge for our last night on Aruba. The place is popular and crowded. My only negative was the seating was right by the main entrance so we kept getting bumped into. They should rearrange the seating (even if it means losing a table) so this doesn't happen. Distracting... More 

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Thank Amy H
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made early reservations for 6 p.m. 5 people. Sat at the bar for a while first. Get service (bartender) and great selection. Bar prices reasonable. Moved to our table which was on the terrace and plenty nice. All food was outstanding as was service. Prices reasonable.

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Thank Bill R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a memorable and delicious dining experience. The ambiance is casual and kitschy carribean but the food was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food tasted great. We had a good waitress who introduced herself and gave a great service. But the one who brought the food mixed up the pecaña and tenderloin at first but corrected himself. The pecaña should've been medium but we received medium rare but ate it just like that instead of waiting it to be grilled/fried to medium.... More 

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Orange, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they did not have our reservation when we arrived (our concierge was to have made the reservation) They were happy to accommodate us. We sat at the bar for a drink while we waited for a table to become free. I had the red sangria which was the only thing I wish was better. From the bartender to our... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?