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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, 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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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
I was in heaven!

This is a outstanding restaurant, perhaps one of the best places I've been to in the last 5 years or so. Service was spotless, timely and knowledgeable. The food was incredible and the wine list just perfect. This restaurant is a must if you come to Aruba.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a outstanding restaurant, perhaps one of the best places I've been to in the last 5 years or so. Service was spotless, timely and knowledgeable. The food was incredible and the wine list just perfect. This restaurant is a must if you come to Aruba.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We sat on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The highlight was the Filo Dough with Goat Cheese Salad which we shared as an appetizer. It was amazing. So decadent and interesting. Really interesting flavor combinations. I also endorse the Herb Crusted Chilean Sea Bass. Careful of the Grouper Fillet. It's amazing but almost too cheesy if that's possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When I travel I like to go where the locals go. This restaurant was recommended by a local. I'm so glad we ventured off the beaten path. Our wonderful experience began with Doreen, next the bread, the wine, the decor, THE FOOD! By far the best vegetarian meal I've ever eaten!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Last Friday we had something to celebrate so Yemanya it was! One of our favorite restaurants on the Island. The menu is creative and the quality of the food is excellent. Although a bit on the heavy side but very very tasty. Just dont order an appetizer plus an entree, its a lot of food. The service is also always... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Hadn't been to Yemanja for a couple of years as our last experience wasn't good. That has all changed. Food and service were excellent. The manager Job is the former manager from Madame Janette and the combination of his guidance and menu changes is a definite winner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Yemanja is one of the best. Our go-to. We have been to a few new 'great new restaurants' and they pale to Yemanja Woodfired Gill.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very nice Restaurant, located very Close to the bus stop in Oranjestad. The bread to start with was the best we had on the Island and then al the rest was awesome. Also for vegetarians a place to go, the Veggie Burger was very good! Definitely a reccommendation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is definitely my husband’s favorite place for steak and I absolutely the Duck breast. These were the reasons we visited again since last year we felt the service was off, and we were unimpressed with the manager’s attitude. We had the same waiter as last year but with a year under his belt, he did a great job. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food - EXCELLENT!! You must hit this place when visiting Aruba. Not sure how we missed this place after going to Aruba for more than 10 years. Service - FANTASTIC!! Waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Atmosphere - GREAT!! Relaxed, nice deco! Inside and Outside seating.. Manager - AWESOME!! Great with directions for us "challenged" Americans 😊. Went out of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fantastic food and service. This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Aruba! We had the grouper and the halibut--both were wonderful. Wait staff was friendly and attentive, as was the manager.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?