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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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Hours:
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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  • 514
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  • 138
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
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  • 10
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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
Don't Miss Yamanja's if Taste is Your Thing

My wife and I truly enjoy good food and never did we think a restaurant in Aruba would have food like Yamanja's. We both had the Stuffed Pork Tenderloins and cannot say enough about how the chef prepared that dish. I think that dish sums up the ability of the chef to not only to come up with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Nickfr0mNJ
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Bel Air, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bel Air, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I truly enjoy good food and never did we think a restaurant in Aruba would have food like Yamanja's. We both had the Stuffed Pork Tenderloins and cannot say enough about how the chef prepared that dish. I think that dish sums up the ability of the chef to not only to come up with the idea... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I had strip steak and rib eye both were very tasty. Overall food was outstanding and wait staff was great. Recommend it.

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We loved Yemanja! It has become one of our very favorite restaurants! The menu is incredible with the most delicious vegetarian options! I would highly recommend it to everyone! One of the very very best on the Island!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Each year usually in March my hubby & I travel to stunning Aruba and never miss a chance to go to dinner here ! Funny thing is we end up at the same table each year!

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My mom ordered the pork loin. Very good but had spicy herb which was not described in the menu. she could not eat it and manager recognized this but did nothing to rectify problem. My halibut with truffle risotto was great. Please note they charge extra for bread and 2.50 for tap seltzer water (nickel and dime ). I think... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good service, great food Very consistent over the years. Nice people, too. Only complaint is the 'no choices' on the sides. Black beans may have a place with 'some' dishes, but not with all. Give customers a chance to mix, math or decline.

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massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for 6:45 and had to sit inside. The outside seating atmosphere is much nicer but inside is also very nice. I would suggest outside for the warm, romantic ambience. Now to the food. In a word, delicious! It was fabulously delicious. All 4 of us ordered the fish trio with a wonderful sauce and... More 

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Northport, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As a foodie it is hard to please my palate. In my opinion Chef's tasting menus are the preferable way to go. I enjoy small portions and perfectly seasoned, outstanding dishes that are artfully presented. Yemanja was not a chef's tasting menu kind of place. It was not small portions. But it still fit the fine dining profile, even for... More 

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calgary, alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Delicious and delightful. My hubby has allergies so I asked for my salad without dressing so he could try it. Came with dressing. His risotto had butter in it that made him react a bit. The taste was worth it but we would love if this and all restaurants could list every ingredient as well as accommodate for allergies. :)

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North Liberty, Iowa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food is higher end and a great way to cap off our trip. The dishes are creative and well presented so eating with your eyes is easy. Try to stay with the fish or shrimp as this is fresh but the meat and shellfish is brought in, not bad but this is an island, enjoy the fresh.

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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?