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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #3 of 158 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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 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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Dallas, Texas
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449 reviews 449 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was recommended by locals as their favorite. Has indoor and outdoor seating with wood fire grill for meats & seafood. A bit expensive but a nice dinner overall, tuna tartare & steaks with chimichurri sauce were good.

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

WE heard this was one of the top restaurants on the Island. Although the people were friendly the service was horrific. We waited forever for both our appetizers and main course. The waiter did apologize that they were overwhelmed with the party of 14 that was dining that night. But we all know that is a poor excuse. We mostly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic selection, preparation, and presentation of meal. Ambiance once inside channels Texas more than the Caribbean, especially the patio.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Continues to be a 2 stop restaurant over our stay every year Order a special because they're always superb Don't think about it or ask anyone JUST GO!! Excellent from start to finish

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We found Yemanja in 2013 and it is now on our list of must places to have dinner while staying in Aruba. The service, the presentation, and the food were better this year than we remember. I am a big fan of Grouper, so I try and only eat Grouper in Aruba because it is always so fresh. Yemanja prepares... More 

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St. Kitts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We travel to Aruba every December and look forward to Jemanja. It never disappoints. Attentive waiter was very personable. French onion soup served in a very large bowl (larger than previous years) and very tasty. Stuffed grouper with cheese was a winner, very filling and can be shared. Grouper Italiano was also a hit. Steak was soft and tasty. All... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was recommended and we weren't disappointed. Two of us had the Yemanja salad. One of us added grilled salmon-- a very generous piece and well prepared-- medium rare-- as I as. The other added grilled chicken-- good but not as nice as mine. The grouper Italiano was the third dish-- a lovely preparation. One complaint-- dark

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new jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a friend. I felt the food was average at best. The service was good. There are so many better restaurants in Aruba in my opinion. I will not return.

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Mahopac, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were a party of 8, the service was awesome and the food excellent. The scallop dish was delicious as was the lamb and pork tips. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Will definitely be back:)!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews 270 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wow. We went to this place based on reviews and it being so close to our hotel. Wow wow wow. What an experience. I don't know what some of these less than stellar reviews are talking about. I can't imagine anyone not loving this place. Yes u need reservations but they can accommodate people at bar for dinner too. Staff... More 

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Additional Information about Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 588 4711
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian

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