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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #4 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming, with a passion for tradition and excellence. Serving innovative Caribbean cuisine. Seating is either inside (air-conditioned) or outside on a cozy terrace.
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal with a group of five adults and one teen. Ma-hi Ma-hi with creole sauce was cooked to perfection, nice NY strip, wonderful salmon with a slight asian twist, ok Italian style grouper. Total tab for 6 including three bottles of sparkling water and drinks plus tip $250. Service was amazing. Very cool venue in a wood... More

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atlanta, ga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I was hoping this would be a great meal based on TA reviews but unfortunately it wasn't - especially considering the price. Our waitress Doreen was great. I told her we'd like to be served promptly and she took good care of us throughout the night. I had swordfish with risotto and it was mediocre. My wife ordered a local... More

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon Yemanja when we couldn't get into Carte Blanche or 2 Guys and a Bull. The atmosphere was fabulous and the food was near excellent. I say near excellent because of one small glitch: My husband's meal came out first and mine was a good 2 or 3 minutes (at least) later. The waitress apologized but as a... More

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Assonet
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our first night on the island and this was recommended by taxi driver Was not disappointed Our waitress was great and explained the menu well to all of us The food was really good did not disappoint any in our party Can't go wrong

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Brasilia, DF
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent food. I asked for a suggestion, and the waiter told me to go for the pork tenderloin. It was really a surprise: perfect combination of stuffed pork tenderloin, over vegetables and a nice risotto! The desert was also excellent (the banana ice cream). I will be back, for sure!

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited for a family dinner, we arrived without reservation, but we got seated immediately in a cosy dining room. Straight to the point, my main dish, seafood trio ( grouper , mahi mahi and shrimps ) was delicious , my son's tenderloin steak , juicy and tender and my wife's shrimps were good as well ( even though their size... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This is my husband's and my favorite restaurant on the island. We eat here minimum of 3 times each visit. Took my girlfriends in June and they too voted it their favorite restaurant and wished we ate there more than once. We were all celebrating our birthdays and Jennifer, the Manager made sure we received my favorite dessert the strawberry... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Friends highly recommended the restaurant. Took our three kids ages 15, 13, and 9. Bottom line, the flavors were a bit too sophisticated for the kids. Creole chicken seasoned with cinnamon. Mahi mahi seasoned with an odd red sauce. Highlight of the dinner was the dessert--molten lava chocolate cake--delicious! The food was very beautifully presented, high quality ingredients, just a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We decided to try this site for our last evening dinner, after two weeks on Aruba. We were pleasantly surprised. Flavors were outstanding, and superior presentation. We definitively will return on our next trip, next year.

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New Phila., OHio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Hidden away on a side street, Yemanja was a pleasant find. Our woodfired meals were plentiful and very tasty. Visitors card from the Marriott Surf Club got us each a very refreshing mojito. We all agreed we would go back here just wish there had been a better air flow as it got quite warm even though we were seated... More

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