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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #5 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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Long Beach, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was recommended by the caretaker of our Hotel ... and we were not disappointed! Great food, nice ambiance, and I love the tiki torch lamps. My GF had a very tasty skirt steak and my fish was cooked very well and tasted great. It was nice to know that you can get good service, a great meal, and nice... More

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Canton, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good service and great food! We went in without reservation , the grilled swordfish was awesome, the yoga salad was ok.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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234 reviews 234 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant with a very nice outside area did not live up to our expectations and the quite high Trip Advisor score. After having been seated our personal waitress introduced herself, but after that, we only saw her once? In total 3 different people served us. That’s weird! The entrees were of average quality and taste, but certainly too expensive... More

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allentown,pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We dined here last evening after a few disappointing meals. Our oldest son is a vegetarian, it was like eating at an indian restuarant. He had multiple choices and was not sure which to order. He had a super food salad and vegetarian burger which were both delicious. Two people had onion soup which they both enjoys. My son, whose... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food prepared in unique ways. With a reservation we were seated within minutes. I had pork tips which were prepared in a grilled onion/blue cheese/ bacon sauce. Delish. The blue cheese was a little strong but I guess that a good thing if you like it. Wife had seafood trio. Service was great (a young man from Guana) and... More

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a reservation and were seated within minutes in the cozy, torch lit backyard where you could tell that the grill was on. We had the trio (grouper, mahi mahi & shrimp), shrimp with salad & rice and vegetable tempura as well as chocolate mousse for dessert. Everything was cooked, seasoned and decorated to perfection and absolutely delicious! I... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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