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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #4 of 96 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
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
grand rapids, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We ate here our last night on the island based on the recommendation of the chef at carte blanche. It was delicious, reasonably priced, and had a unique menu. The only problem was, we ate here the night after dining at Carte Blanche(outstanding). For the price ($170) for four of us, it was second to none on the island though.... More

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

...you definitely need to eat here. It's a 3 minute walk from there hotel and is literally right behind the Renaissance. My fiancee has the mahi mahi and it was delicious and I had picanha and it was excellent. We generally don't eat bread, but don't pass on the bread brought to the table. It's freshly made and incredible.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the top restaurants in Aruba. They also have some off-menu specials, like the applepie flavoured moonshine.

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Astoria, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

After many, many trips to Aruba, I finally made it to Yemanja! The vegetarian friendly menu caught my eye and there were so many dishes to choose from. The truffle risotto was fantastic, the salads were fresh and tasty and the chef's special veggie burger was delicious. The place is so cute and the service was great. (Thanks, Doreen!) The... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Every time I visit Aruba I go to have dinner at Yemanja. The service is so nice, the food is delicate and good portions. the price is fair and the wine list is not bad.. they could improve a little the wine list, but you will find options to pair your food. I would recommend the sea bass and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A restaurant must go on the island. With an amazing ambiance, and of course an beautiful Chef. Food was excellent. We had the stuffed cheese fish, which was absolutely heaven. Make sure you end it with their dessert!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We are long time visitors to Aruba, but we had never made it to Yemanja until this August! It was fantastic! The bread they give you to start was delish! They kept the water coming but never asked us if we wanted a drink...strange, but we enjoyed our Balashi cocktails! The guys tried the calamari trio as an app and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You will love this restaurant. The food is phenomenal. It's a little pricey but we thought worth it. Will definitely be back on our next visit.

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navarre, fl
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Food was off the hook again. This is our third visit to Yemanja and although the manager we liked is no longer there, the food is still awesome and the service is also. I had the duck breast. Ok, you are thinking why not the seafood or steak. I had it before, and let me tell you something, it was... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We selected this place based on the Trip Advisor rating and reviews. The food is very heavy so bring your appetite. Also it has outdoor garden seating and the flies were a bit of an issue. Not sure if it is the time of year or that it rained earlier that morning. If this is an issue, sit inside. They... More

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