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All 118 Oranjestad Restaurants

Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #4 of 118 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
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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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Forest Park, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We hadn't visited Yemanja in years. We have no idea why and are adding it back to our annual dining list for Aruba. Both my husband and I had a chef special at the recommendation of our server. Both meals were delicious! We also had wonderful service. Highly recommend. We won't skip another year.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went here for dinner on our recent visit, and were pleasantly surprised by the innovative men and delicious food. We shared the "superfood salad" - with kale, blueberries and almonds, our fish dinner, and the delicious vegan "snickers" bar for dessert. The restaurant was open air, but not noisy, and the service was engaged but not intrusive.

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Pennington, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had the stuffed pork tenderloin which was excellent and creatively inspired. My husband had the skirt steak which was tender however it was overly salty and dominated by the teriyaki sauce. A lighter hand would have helped that dish. Still, we would definitely eat here again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant was wonderful! The atmosphere was perfect - quiet music, dim lighting, tables close but not too close together. The bonus is that they are super Gluten free friendly! From the made in house (daily) gluten free bread to the delicious entrees and amazing deserts - they have a plan! We were very impressed with our server - she... More

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