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“World Class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #3 of 167 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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.
1 review
“World Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I have traveled all over the world, and Yemanja is a visual and tasty delight across the board! What a fabulous wine list (Modest, but well defined with quality and good price). You must try the Beef Carpaccio Bombe, the Goat Cheese Pastry, and any of the steaks, or seafood. Never mind the fabulous side dishes: the grilled veggie stir fry has a flavor that is so deep and scrumptios! You can't go wrong on anything here.

We were so taken aback by everything that Yemanja offered, that we chose to ate they 3 out of the 6 days we were in Aruba. I can not wait until we are back again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The grouper with goat cheese was great. The beef tips and the flank were also very good. Over all a great experience. will go back again

Visited April 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“BEST MEAL!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We are self proclaimed foodies. This was by far, one of the best meals on our trip. My wife had the pork with risotto and I had the borsin stuffed grouper marinated in white wine sauce. Our waitress, Laura, was fantastic. If we had more time we would have definately gone back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went to Yemanja our last night in Aruba. It was exellent. The food and service was perfect. It was a great way to end our amazing vacation. We would definately go back when we visit Aruba in the future.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Liquid smoke and slow service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on other reviews....I just don't see it. My wife and I had the strip steak and duck; the waiter said the wood smoke would be great. Can't believe it, but I am sure they used liquid smoke; the smoke was so overpowering, it was almost inedible. On top of the poor food quality, the service was incredible slow. Not sure why, because the restaurant was only half full. The meal was also overpriced for the experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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