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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading such great reviews, I was very disappointed with this place. We made a reservation (which you need to do), be advised that you can sit outside or inside, but if you sit inside you'll be pretty much outside. The food was lackluster for the price and the service was below average. Our waitress had no intentions of wanting... More 

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the trip if you're not staying downtown. We've been going since they opened several years ago and we're always pleasantly surprised that it remains as good as we remember. Whether you are looking for meat or seafood you won't be disappointed. Job the host and sommelier is excellent and has pointed us to some delicious wines. Janice is lovely... More 

1 Thank diBiella51
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and interesting atmosphere. The only reason I rated this a 4 instead of 5 is that my wife didn't really like it as much as I did (mostly she didn't like the spice on the food). If you like a Caribbean spice to your food, then this place is great! Had the lava cake for dessert- we highly... More 

1 Thank John H
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I noticed this restaurant the first day we were here. We finally went after a few hours of shopping and touring in Oranjestad. It was a wonderful respite from the walking and shops. The atmosphere had a tropical feel to it, was dark enough to be romantic but not dark enough to prohibit a casual special family or business dinner... More 

1 Thank J F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ambiance, romantic. Good situated in the center of orajestad. Nice food from apetizer to desert.

Thank Caridad Q
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

....we stumbled into Yemanja and it was a lucky guess. It's kinda deceiving from the outside and very large and nicely decorated once you get inside. It was not very busy so the service was excellent. The food was great but I thought the wine was a little pricey. $12 for a glass of Pinto Gris steered me to a... More 

Thank Ken G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here after a local said it was their favorite for local cuisine. It was excellent, one of the best meals we had on the island except for the dessert. I ordered the banana gelato, and for some reason it was served with plantains that were not cooked all the way through so they were very hard... More 

1 Thank LoneTraveling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant that cares about their guests. The smell of the wood fire grill when you walk in is amazing. The first question we were asked after being seated was if there were any food allergies that the restaurant need to know about. Honestly I have never been asked that question by any other restaurant's staff before. If there are... More 

1 Thank Alaska_Traveler01
Ingleside, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some of the best seafood I have ever eaten. Just downright delicious! We tried every kind of fish they had. My favorite was the snapper. They have this really cool salad meal that is crazy good. Make sure someone in your group tries it. You get to pick whichever fish you like to put in it. The service... More 

1 Thank Luke S
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great value! Small restaurant located next to The Renaissance Hotel. Service was good and people were friendly. If you are looking for a different restaurant to try out, add this one to your list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?