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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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long island
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great restaurant. The wood fired grill brings out the best flavors in fish and meat! This was our best dinner in Aruba. Gracious and unhurried service, and the best cinnamon gelato anywhere A must stop in Aruba.

Thank jamesbro49
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful ambiance. Conveniently located in town center. Great drinks, service, and interesting menu. Awesome salad! Did not have a reservation( recommended), but enjoyed eating at the bar.

Thank Diane D
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our last dinner on the island and we really wish we’d gone earlier so we could have eaten there a second time. What a delicious meal. We had BBQ Grouper and Veggies in Caribbean Creole Sauce. Both were amazing! The menu is one that you won’t find anywhere else which is a refreshing change when you’re dining at... More 

1 Thank Tina C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a reservation but when we arrived we realized that our concierge messed up the seating time. We waited around 40 minutes and got a table for nine people. The food was great, and no one regretted waiting so long. I enjoyed the goat cheese salad as my appetizer. For my main course, I ordered Picanha, served with homemade... More 

1 Thank bigstarru
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant. Several vegetarian options (hard to find in Aruba). A nice splurge for our last night on Aruba. The place is popular and crowded. My only negative was the seating was right by the main entrance so we kept getting bumped into. They should rearrange the seating (even if it means losing a table) so this doesn't happen. Distracting... More 

Thank Amy H
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made early reservations for 6 p.m. 5 people. Sat at the bar for a while first. Get service (bartender) and great selection. Bar prices reasonable. Moved to our table which was on the terrace and plenty nice. All food was outstanding as was service. Prices reasonable.

Thank Bill R
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a memorable and delicious dining experience. The ambiance is casual and kitschy carribean but the food was excellent.

1 Thank Spartan10017
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food tasted great. We had a good waitress who introduced herself and gave a great service. But the one who brought the food mixed up the pecaña and tenderloin at first but corrected himself. The pecaña should've been medium but we received medium rare but ate it just like that instead of waiting it to be grilled/fried to medium.... More 

Thank Vanessa L
Orange, CT
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although they did not have our reservation when we arrived (our concierge was to have made the reservation) They were happy to accommodate us. We sat at the bar for a drink while we waited for a table to become free. I had the red sangria which was the only thing I wish was better. From the bartender to our... More 

Thank Renee_knows_best
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not booked so had to wait twenty minutes for a table. This is not a criticism, merely an observation of how busy the restaurant was, and quite rightly so. Whilst we were Waite propping up at the bar, it gave us a chance to observe the chefs at work at the wood fired grill. Very impressive. The ambience... More 

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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, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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?