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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great restaurant in Aruba

This was a really enjoyable dining experience -- good food and lots of it! Great vegetarian options. Friendly wait staff. They did put us in the back room with our two year old, which I always find a bit annoying, but it was fine. They had nice fish paintings on the window for her to enjoy. ;) we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jande_9
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Arlington, VA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Arlington, VA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was a really enjoyable dining experience -- good food and lots of it! Great vegetarian options. Friendly wait staff. They did put us in the back room with our two year old, which I always find a bit annoying, but it was fine. They had nice fish paintings on the window for her to enjoy. ;) we would definitely... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Ate there with my wife on our recent vacation to Aruba. Our food was incredibly delicious and flavorful. Atmosphere was nice and the service was not left wanting. Would definitely return.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed both the seafood trio and the grouper filet. The main dishes were sever with four shared sides: white rice, mashed potatoes, mixed steamed veggies, and black beans. For dessert we tried the crime brûlée and the dark chocolate mousse. We would definitely eat here again!

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

First of all, make sure you make your reservation a few days in advance, we barely got a table when we made a reservation the same day. To keep it short, the service is very good, no complains at all. Food was delicious and healthy, on the menu you can see if it is gluten free etc. Extensive wine list... More 

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New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The grilled scallop salad and blackened triple tail were delicious, but the ribeye was a poor cut and lacked seasoning. I would definitely come back, but not for the ribeye. The service was excellent and a little slow, but everything is slower in Aruba so I wasn't bothered.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Food was great. Unique atmosphere. Small scale restaurant. High prices. Service is really lacking and does not match prices. Not enough wait staff. We are seated after 15 minute wait, and handed menus. A few minutes later someone comes over to deliver food? Not our food. 15 minutes goes by and the order taker comes over and says "are you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went there with my wife while vacationoing in Aruba. Quality of food very good: the creamy fish chowder was excellent, and the Mahi Mahi was grilled to perfection. Had a little misunderstanding with the reservation, but the manager promptly fixed it and in a reasonable time we had our table. The team of young Dutch waiters is friendly and fast,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Thanks for a great meal. Lots of nice vegetarian options! The three fish entree was excellent and it comes with a lot of sides!

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Yemanja for the past three years and look forward to it. While the service was fine this year, we were really disappointed in the recent menu changes. Our favorite items were no longer offered. No more short ribs entrée or delicious yogurt-based dessert called the 'hangup". Without these items, there really wasn't much on the... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Although, well known throughout Oranjestad, if you are not familiar with the area, it can be tricky to get to. but MAKE IT HAPPEN!! go in early or later for dinner and will be pleasantly surprised by the decor and impeccable service. Each dish is a small work of art and the portions are perfectly suited for a full meal.... 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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?