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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #4 of 154 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Yemanja last month and the good was DELICIOUS! The waiter was pleasant, but did take a while to check on us and move along to the next course. Space is tight, so don't expect to have a quiet romantic dinner in a corner. Also, the wood fire grill smell does get into your clothes a bit.... More

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Noord, Aruba
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I took my husband here tonight to celebrate his 45th birthday. I requested a nice table and explained we were locals visiting for a birthday celebration and expected some sort of attention to ensure a nice night (in addition to a nice table). When we arrived, we could pick out of multiple 2-person tables, but none of which were "special."... More

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Glen Dale, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Yemanja was recommended by friends and we are grateful that we tried it. It is in Oranjastad near the Renaissance but it still took us awhile to find it. The garden patio is lovely, the service attentive but not intrusive, and the food was very good. My husband ordered a "chef's favorite" (CF), grouper filet. It was served with Boursin... More

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our food was delicious. As an appetizer, we ordered the trio of squid. Each was cooked differently and tasted delicious. As our main entrée we ordered the Grouper filled with Boursin cheese, and the beef fillets with truffle butter. Both were delicious and both dishes were served with 2 large slices, perfect to split. This proved to be an exceptional... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mine and my wife's favorite restaurant during our first (but not last) trip to Aruba. Not TOO high and everything was great...bread, apps, entree and dessert.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We usually visit Yemanja a couple of times with each stay in Aruba. This time however it was the final stop on an cruise that hit five islands in seven days. It was well worth the wait and never a disappointment. As soon as we made the cruise reservation I made the reservation for dinner. My wife had her favorite... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Yemanja was really great...to the point that we went twice in our trip. First, big portions...I was expecting the small dainty portions you get in a higher end restaurant with higher prices...I was pleasantly surprised to get a big portion of fish and sides. For $28, the Swordfish with truffle risotto was amazing and almost too much to finish...but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't have looked at this place given it's name and the fact I'm vegetarian. My partner found it and I'm glad he did. We sat inside, the service was attentive and friendly. The food was fabulous - salads were tasty and colourful. I had the veggie burger, which was great. My partner had the trio of squid and short... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wow! This restaurant was suggested by a good friend who lives on the One Happy Island and we went there with an open mind. We were so impressed we went back (!) 2 days later to try the other dishes on the menu which we almost never do. Tremendous rib eye with chimichurri sauce. 3x Squids was exceptional. If you... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

While, I've only been to Aruba twice, I've eaten out more than enough times to know this restaurant is one of the best. Not only in Aruba, but comparable to some of the best meals I;ve had in the states. We ordered the tuna tartar, skirt steak, and snapper. The skirt steak was as tender as you can cook it.... 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: Brazilian, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse

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