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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, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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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  • 230
    Very good
  • 60
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  • 20
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A bit out of the way, but worth the visit!!

Thought this place had great food and the service was great. It's a little out of the way, but was well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
NJHippieChick
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New York/New Jersey
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New York/New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought this place had great food and the service was great. It's a little out of the way, but was well worth it.

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Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, great service, try the Tuna and the Filet Mignon! The staff was attentive but not annoyingly so. The recommendations received by our waitress were wonderful. The lava cake is a great way to wrap up your dinner. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every visit to Aruba must include a trip to Yemanja. Last night I ordered the seared tuna steak which was prepared to perfection, and my husband ordered the rib eye steak that was more tough than tender. He normally orders a fish dish which is never disappointing. Our leftovers are always enjoyed the next day EXCEPT for last night when... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found that the food quality increased slightly with a streamlined menu. They still have the same annoying system of providing their selected sides which a pretty bad. Even the rice was crunchy. Do yourself a favor and order the fries. It will make up for the poor impression of the sides.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tonight we had the best meal in Aruba so far! Shazim was our waiter and he delivered big time with dirty martinis and blue cheese stuffed olives. They even had Titos vodka. EVERYTHING we had from the bread to the dessert was perfect. Rarely can I say that. Yemanja you should all be proud of what you have achieved in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice food, selection for everyone( meat, fish, vegetarian, gluten free). had french onion soup( it was very good, little heavy on broth). Steak was melting in my mouth

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fish with the boursin was excellent. Appetizers were very good. Seems to be consistent as we were there before and the food was equally as good as our last visit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful and the service great Well worth the trip into town We had an early dinner after a great day of jewelry shopping

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were accommodated without a reservation. My daughter-in-law is a vegetarian and was very pleased with her veggie burger. I had the most delicious grouper and my son and my husband had exceptional steaks. The service was great.

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Cape Porpoise, ME
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A welcome change from the normal seafood/steak/chicken routine to have some creative, interesting vegetarian options. Of course, Yemanja also has those meat choices, and they're very good from what we've heard. The kids menu isn't extensive, but the grouper and mashed potatoes were a hit with our 8 and 3 year olds who usually wouldn't go near restaurant fish. We'll... 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: Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan, Mediterranean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions

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?