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Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming with a passion for tradition and excellence. Serving international food with strong Caribbean influences prepared on our 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. Both inside & outside seating are non-smoking. Yemanja’s Kids Policy: In order to accommodate our guests who are seeking a quiet and relaxing night out in the later hours, Yemanja no longer accept reservations for children under the age of 6 after 6:30pm. We continue to welcome reservations for all guests, in the hours
PRICE RANGE
$40 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing food and experience. Our appetizer and entrees were delicious and we really enjoyed the peach cobbler cheesecake. Service was excellent

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

staff needs to be aware of celiac and cross contamination or could be a bad experience for some of us who food issues

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Excellent menu, need to go back to fully experience all the options because there are so many good options. Read the menu carefully because the way the items are described are accurate as far as items included but doesn’t really give you...a sense of presentation/ what the focus of the plate is going to be. That said even though we were surprised the food was very enjoyable and exceeded expectations. Service was decent, you may need to get their attention from time to time snd be sure to tell them in advance if you have any dietary restrictions so they can be prepared. If you’re not cool with stray dogs and cats don’t sit on the outermost tables in the outdoor section. They weren’t very disruptive or intrusive but something to consider.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arrogance displayed by the staff upon the first call to reserve was a total turn off! So i did not go there this trip. i went in January, and stayed notwithstanding the SAME display of supreme arrogance because i was already there ! Instead,...i called Wilhelmina - which is pretty close - and the initial phone call was very inviting and excellent, and was surpassed only by our incredibly positive experience - at Wilhelmina of course.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night. Food and service was excellent. I had Lamb. My wife had beef kebab. Both were well presented and delicious. We have made a new reservation for Friday.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was friendly when we arrived and seated promptly outside. We ordered the shrimp sampler dish for an appetizer and we enjoyed it. But when our main dishes came out so did a swarm of flies! Not one or two but like 10 and a...stray dog as well who sat right next to me begging for food and bless his heart but he smelled terrible! The waiter went to get us a candle for the flies(so this must happen often) in the mean time we were non stop waving our hands so the flies wouldn’t land on our food. When he made it back I asked him to be moved inside. He was gone for a few minutes which seemed like eternity when you food is being attacked by flies, but he did find us a place inside. I gave this restaurant a 3 because my husband enjoyed his steak and his loaded potato item but the fish I had with a reddish sauce was not good. Very disappointed. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and had a wonderful meal. Very good service and excellent food. Try the unicorn fish special if they have it! We will be back on our next visit to Aruba.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yemanja Wood Fired Grill- Aruba (Thursday 5/4) In general this restaurant is very unique and has a very interesting menu with various food options that you won't find elsewhere if you love fine dining and food this is recommended. Wife enjoyed the "Filo Dough with...Goat Cheese" starter and "Ribeye Steak" for main dish. She loved the Goat Cheese appetizer. She said that the Ribeye Steak was probably the best she has ever had in her life. I had the"Caribbean Calamari & Octopus" and "Stuffed Pork Tenderloin" main dish. I was disappointed with the "Calamari and Octopus" starter since the octopus was very rubbery and hard to chew and I had to remove a couple of pieces from my mouth. The Calamari was ok but nothing special. Pork Tenderloin was very nicely prepared and presented. However nothing exceptional. I obviously did not order the best dishes on the menu. We ended the meal by sharing the Chocolate Molton Lava Cake- Took a while to get prepared, but definitely wonderfull desert. Service was good and attentive. However, I felt a bit "rushed" in making my drink and menu ordering choices.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 19, 2023

Reservations for five. No large tables outside, so we enjoyed indoor dining. Menu is varied and each of us has something different. Salmon, Skirt Steak, Pork Tenderloin, Steak. All spectacular. Lamb appetizer was delicious. Server was attentive. Wine was good. We always make time for...at least one meal at Yemanja.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 19, 2023 via mobile

This was a truly enjoyable meal and evening. Sitting outside was a pleasure, appetizers, and main courses were delicious and plentiful and the service was laid-back enough so we were well attended but not rushed. I had the onion soup, which was terrific and steak,...which was tender and flavorful. My wife had a terrific greek salad and Branzino. Definitely a new favorite.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 13, 2023

What a hidden gem!! Fantastic service and amazing food. They have the best French Onion Soup I've ever had. Their skirt steak is delicious. Make reservations. It's a small busy restaurant. I highly recommend trying this place. We will go back!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2023 via mobile

The staff/servers were very friendly. I had Juvien for our server. She was understood of my celiac disease and knew what I could and couldn’t have. She also was very aware of cross contamination. I had the Mahi Mahi & crispy garlic butter shrimp. It...was fabulous. My husband had the ribeye steak and chorizo which he really enjoyed. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 9, 2023

the atmosphere was pleasant and they did take us without a reservation. my husband lives in aruba parttime. I ordered the ribeye steak. for $54.00 it was horrible. 1/4" thick and so overcooked. even my husband was disappointed. we went there with friends 5 yrs...ago. has definitely gone down hill.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2023

Yemanja is the Aruba go-to for fabulous, unique, and so savory good gourmet dining. we've been there during many visits to Aruba and it is truly remarkable for all kinds of specialty dinners ... the menu offers so many choices. This visit we split the...Lamb Dumpling appetizer and each enjoyed a Yemanja fish entry - Mahi Mahi & Crispy Shrimp + Triple Tail on creamy risotto ... both entries are excellent ! Two cappuccinos closed out our evening ... desserts at Yemanja are wonderful ... Tonight we passed on our favorites ... Beach Day tomorrow ...More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 27, 2023

We sat in the outside covered patio area and the view was very pretty. Our waitress was very nice and or service was very good. I ordered the Tomahawk pork chop and it was excellent and more than I could even eat. We shared a...Greek salad and 5 types of shrimp appetizer and both were very good. I would definitely return to this restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Also, this restaurant is wonderful! The food is excellent and the service is good (although keep in mind Aruba dining is generally a slower experience than in the US)
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YEMANJA WOODFIRED GRILL, Oranjestad - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Yemanja Woodfired Grill offers takeout services.

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Yemanja Woodfired Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5