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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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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 48
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  • 19
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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
One of the most amazing meals on the island!

Our bartender Jose suggested this place and it was worth every cent! The drinks, food and wait staff are all amazing and a VERY short walk from the Renaissance hotel. We did not leave there hungry either!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Joe G
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our bartender Jose suggested this place and it was worth every cent! The drinks, food and wait staff are all amazing and a VERY short walk from the Renaissance hotel. We did not leave there hungry either!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My favorite part of visiting Aruba is always eating at Yemanja. I get cravings for the sauces in their meals when I am home in the US. I wish I could think of a dish to say you should avoid, but it's one of the places where you can go with your heart and you will always love the meal... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is excellent on service and food quality. We tried many upscale restaurants during our stay in Aruba but this is the best. The food was fresh and hot. You must also try their Mojito. Just excellent.

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a highlight dinner from my trip. The food and drinks were exceptional. I sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the chef at the grill.

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Duck was two whole breasts with a lovely sauce and grouper filet stuffed with cheese and a white sauce was delicious too. Both came with mash rice beans and stir fry veg Then I had the snickers bar dessert which was nuts and caramel topped with dated and chocolate to form a bar which was yummy! Was only small though... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent! Our group tried the grouper and picanha both were excellent. To top it off we split the desert of chocolate molten lava cake. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the choices they offer.

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Stuart, Florida
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Go as fast as you can to Yemanja Grill. The best food in Aruba. Hands down!!! The chef's combinations are amazing and Shazim our waiter was awesome! For Vegans and Vegetarians, you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE. They have so many wonderful choices that you will want to go repeatedly like I do. They even have a VEGAN and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is not by chance that Yemanja is #3 restaurants to visit in Oranjestad according to Tripadvisor. We have enjoyed both, the food and setting, immensely. The restaurant wasn't full at the time of our visit and we have received ample attention by out waiter. The food was delicious - French Onion Soup and Tuna Tartar (beautifully executed) to start;... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant is great! Easily the best we've gone to in Aruba so far. The food is delicious: we had the seafood cream soup, swordfish, mahi mahi, and grouper truffle. The seafood soup was especially superb! Our waiter, Shisan (I believe that's the spelling), was wonderful! He was extremely attentive, and even called us a taxi after we were done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The food here is fantastic. Everything we ate, from the fresh baked bread they bring you when you are seated, to our desserts were all incredible. Truffle sauce that was served with the tenderloin was unbelievable! The staff were all very friendly, but the service was lacking,very slow and forgetful. Regardless of service though I would still eat here if... More 

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?