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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Continues to impress!

When we take friends to a restaurant that we love, we are always a bit nervous that it will disappoint. Not Yemanja! It was as wonderful as we remembered and our friends adored it too. Our reservation was honored and our drink orders taken promptly. The rest of the service was excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Laraine8
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Laraine8
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

When we take friends to a restaurant that we love, we are always a bit nervous that it will disappoint. Not Yemanja! It was as wonderful as we remembered and our friends adored it too. Our reservation was honored and our drink orders taken promptly. The rest of the service was excellent, too. The Greek salad to start with was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Food was amazing, service was good and we found it reasonably priced. We ordered the brie dish, scallops, and triple tail - all of which were delicious. We would definitely return!

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Small and super good food and service. Outstanding tuna and shrimp plus wonderful drinks and wine list. Well worth walking the 3 blocks from the beach!!

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Kenton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Yemanja twice while we were in Aruba. The creole pork chop is to die for. Most places struggle with pork chops, usually overcooked. These were spot on ! Excellent French Onion Soup as well.

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Londonderry
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24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were both happy with our meals and the service was great. She had the duck and she said it was the best she ever had. I had the sea bass and it melted in your mouth. We both finished it off with the chocolate lava cake and we were not disapointed.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Yemanja is a fantastic meal and experience. The ambience is spectacular. the food is also spot on. Anything from their wood fired frill is great. The snickers bar dessert is truly amazing and they also have a very nice and reasonably priced wine list. Its in a back alley so do not be deterred by the dead end street. Its... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Were there with friends and family, everything was great, the service, food and atmosphere. Had a juice and tasteful rib eye, family had tenderloin and friends had a vegetarian food. Yemanja is located in the heart of Oranjestad. A little difficult to find parking space near by but is worth the visit.

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WH, CT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent choice for dinner. We started with the Tuna tartar, it was delicious and the presentation was very nice as well. My wife had the triple tail which she said was the best fish she had on our 10 day trip. I had the grouper Italiano which was excellent as well. The service was great and the... More 

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West River Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Located in downtown Oranjastad, this place is a must! We go there every year and have never been disappointed. Make reservations as this place gets very crowded. Well worth the wait, the food, service and atmosphere is superb. You will not be disappointed.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this restaurant while downtown and decided to give it a try. The wait was 15 min for a table but we were able to get seats(3) at the bar, where we decided to have our dinner. Two of us had the grouper Italiano and the third had the grouper with boursin cheese. We all loved our fish.... 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, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?