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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Just wow. I can't even. We keep "a list" of the best places we've eaten and this place blew our minds. It made the list! They began the night with fluffy artisan bread served with an olive tapenade and a garlic butter. Both were phenomenal. Nothing makes this Italian happier than fresh bread :) I'm not an adventurous eater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was hands down the best place we ate in Aruba! What a great menu & atmosphere! We both had seafood and it was authentic and delicious. Love love!

Thank Sarah T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner with the wife. I had the stuffed pork tenderloin and my wife had the shrimp creole. Both were excellent. The sides were good with a special mention of the mashed spuds. Yummy.

Thank Victor A
Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food. Everything was superb from appetizers to dessert. NYC quality. Triple tail, surf and turf, swordfish kabobs, fatoush salad- wonderfully prepared. This gem is in downtown but has a lovely outdoor area. Don't waste your time at the popular fish restaurant on the island. Yemanja is far superior. Service was delightful as well.

Thank pamsup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is kinda hidden. It's on the side of the building in the back. Beautifully decorated place. Clean and hip. We ate on the patio. We ordered the roasted tomato soup to start. Beware it comes in a huge bowl. It's so delicious and when you eat it with the lovely hunk of bread they serve, even sharing It... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located behind The Renaissance in Oranjestad this gem continues to serve superb food, wine, and great desserts. A menu to please all palates, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere that defies the location.

Thank Albert P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right in the very heart of Oranjestadt the Yemanja is a relaxed yet chic place to eat. There are some outdoor tables in the little garden which are lovely, but the bar is great too. Food is fab, cocktails and beers delicious.

Thank Abigail G
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh fish is way to go here. Excellent preparations, high quality food. Had new waiter who was trying...just not good yet. Ambiance of place is not high end. Great liquor selection. Was out of two of the three "featured" wines.

Thank shawno360
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends and all of us have very distinct likes. The food was well prepared and very tasty

Thank Mikevac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing taste in all the food that I have tried, from the potato truffle soup, carpaccio, picanha, and do not miss the truffle risotto! Their espresso martini is also super nice! The restaurant is not big, so make sure to make a reservation!

Thank Marilinda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?