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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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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Yemanja twice during our last stay and looked forward to returning. The food did not disappoint. The Grouper, Snapper & Calamari were all excellent, but unfortunately we had one of the worst servers in recent memory. Totally uninterested in what she was doing and could not speak to any of the dishes on the menu. This was a... More 

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Aruba
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a comfortable place to meet and talk....this is the place. It is hidden across the Protestant Church in Oranjestad. The service is good and relaxed and the food is good. The prices are also reasonable. Try it!

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Thank johndith
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals we've ever had. Great variety, attentive service, and wonderful atmosphere made for a great experience. Strongly recommend if looking for a nice dinner date while in Aruba.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

August 2016- We were on our yearly trip to Aruba and were looking for a new restaurant. I don`t really like to drive into town BUT IT WAS WORTH IT We were a party of 8 including a 1 and 3 yr old. We couldn`t have been treated better. The service was excellent and food plentiful and delicious. A very... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food, love the wines, service and love that they use fresh, healthy ingredients. I have never had a bad meal there and never hesitate to go back. The bomb is a must have!!!!

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Thank Weasel63
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always dined at Yemanja when visiting Aruba. Have never had a bad meal. However, this time the staff were a little off.

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Thank ray61NJ
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to Yemanja this trip having really enjoyed our first visit two years ago. I had the catch of the day special - Red Snapper with Crab cake and "Cannadian" lobster tail The lobster tail was more of a prawn - but the presentation was beautiful and the potatoes/broccoli that were served under the fish was great. My... More 

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Thank Christen H
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. The triple tail and salmon were fantastic. Unique dining experience and wonderful service. Don't be fooled by the exterior, it's a great place to eat. Make reservations though.

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Thank ACTampa
Gastonia, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Mike and the rest of the crew for a great dinner. My husband had the skirt steak and thought it was excellent. His potato and mushroom soup was rich and delicious! I had the Triple Tail as well as the Shrimp and Scallop appetizer. Everything was just top notch; the staff, the food, the service and the festive... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of the best meals of the week at Yemanja. I had the Picacho and my wife the pork tender loin. The Molton lava cake was to die for add the topper. Would definitely recommend.

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