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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming, with a passion for tradition and...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Found this gem on tripadvisor. It was an excellent choice. We had tuna steak and grouper along with the chefs choice appetizer of three types of calamari. It was delicious. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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NYC
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Found this gem on tripadvisor. It was an excellent choice. We had tuna steak and grouper along with the chefs choice appetizer of three types of calamari. It was delicious. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place was heaven for me, as I have celiac's disease and cannot under any circumstances eat gluten. Great menu selection of items, all freshly prepared with the finest ingredients. We enjoyed the sea scallops and the chilean sea bass. Also loved their dessert menu! We even came back another night on the way home from dinner just to have... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Saw the great reviews on TRIPADVISOR and saw that the menu had a lot of GF items/dishes, so we went for dinner on our 1st night in Aruba. WOW! We both had the Grilled Seafood Trio which consisted of MahiMahi,Grouper & Shrimp with a Bell Pepper Coconut Sauce & Homade Red and Green Pica. DELISH! The waiter was great and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We tried this on the reviews it got here in TripAdvisor and its well worth it. The food was terrific. We started off with appetizers and they were a hit. I had the escargot and my wife had the Greek salad. Both were excellent. For dinner I had the roast duck breast and my wife had the grilled salmon and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the guys who run Carte Blanche. We would never have gone there had they not given us such a good recommendation. Very small, but quaint, relaxing atmosphere. The food is excellent! Our favorite is the stuffed grouper. All entres are served with a variety of sides and the Mango Mojitos are the best!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Been to Aruba many times and have never dined here until our last visit. My husband ordered the Grouper with Boursin that others rave about. It was not suitable for his palate. He should have ordered something from the wood burning fire. I had the most delicious salad and a fish prepared and served over risotto and interesting sauces. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I would eat here every night if I could. This was my second time here (the first being last year), and the food was even better. We had ordered the tuna tartar, picanha, and triple tail. The tartar was excellent with a sort of wasabi foam(which I think is a whipped cream). The fish was perfectly cooked with a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner with husband and our 3-year old last night. We were attracted by the creative vegetarian options. Really nice ambience, indoor/outdoor, not too quiet or too loud. Really great menu, lots of options. Bread with garlic butter and tapenade as soon as you sit, and they served our son his pasta immediately which is smart. The goat... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! After a 45 min ride due to some big protest and getting lost, we arrived with a fantastic greeting from the manager and host. Food was amazing! We started with the quinoa salad which was delish! I had the swordfish and my husband had the halibut. The kids each had a shrimp dish. The drinks and food and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After a day of ATVing, our tour guide from Rancho Notorious recommended this amazing restaurant. The food was unbelievable--I had a fish special and my fiancé had stuffed grouper. We shared the quinoa salad appetizer which was the perfect starter. Drinks were delicious and the waiter was attentive and helpful with recommendations. We decided to stay for dessert since the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?