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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Best meal on the island!

We just got back from here, absolutely the best! It's tucked a block back from main road in town. Our meal was outstanding. I had grilled shrimp with a green and red pica sauce. My husband had the grouper filet, we couldn't get enough. The creamy potato soup and truffle risotto, delicious! Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just got back from here, absolutely the best! It's tucked a block back from main road in town. Our meal was outstanding. I had grilled shrimp with a green and red pica sauce. My husband had the grouper filet, we couldn't get enough. The creamy potato soup and truffle risotto, delicious! Our waitress Doreen made the dinner exceptional, she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The food was great, very nice lamb chops and very nice fish "Italian style" The seasoning was great, with basil and tomatoes. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Food is delicious, service is great! Make sure to specify outdoor or indoor table. We prefer the outside tables and atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was our second year visiting Aruba and second trip to Yemanja and all I can say is WOW this restaurant puts others to shame. The tuna tartare was amazing and so was the swordfish. Hope to be back gain soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Aruba happens to have a lot of great restaurants. After almost 10 years of visiting the island, Yemanja is in the top 3 for us. The seabass is so amazingly delicious. Each dish here is uniquely created with a variety of flavors that simply melt in your mouth. It can be a bit challenging to find downtown behind the parliament... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife, two 20+ year old sons, and I went here on the advice of TripAdvisor folks and it was a great meal enjoyed by all! Everyone in the party kept telling me that I had to also jump in here and rank this excellent establishment! One of my sons had (woodfired) steak while the other had the fresh catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had our first dinner for our first time in Aruba here! After this I can assure that the stick was pretty high for the rest of the restaurants for beating Yemanja!. Excellent food, sweet and great service, lovely atmosphere! Thanks so much for such a wonderful welcome! See you tomorrow for our farewell! Don't miss the red Tuna, ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Yemanja is and excellent restaurant in Aruba. It's very easy to find after an afternoon of shopping or a day of fishing. The wine list is extensive and the cocktails were made to perfection- not overpowering with alcohol yet not weak. My wife and I had an enjoyable waitress. Service was prompt and her recommendations were useful. The food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A few locals suggested we try Yemanja and it turned out to be a great suggestion. Nice setting and good service. Portions were good sized and included sides were all very good (and made for a lot of food!). My husband had the triple tail which was delicious and I had some grouper goat cheese thing the waitress suggested. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We are family of four with the following mix - one die hard carnivore, one die hard carb addict, one borderline vegetarian, and one picky omnivore. We aren't easy to please. We all LOVED our dinners. The superfood salad is delicious, surf and turf perfectly cooked, and kids portions are generous. We will be back. Two thumbs up!

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

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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