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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing food and atmosphere!
1. Amazing food and atmosphere!
"Was recommended several times and definitely lived up to all the hype!"
Lynn M
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2. Hidden Gem in Aruba
2. Hidden Gem in Aruba
"Every dish was well thought out and beautifully presented."
HJH74
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3. Best food on the Island
3. Best food on the Island
"Their menu is incredible and extensive"
Hannah H
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About
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 7 pm. We continue to welcome reservations for all guests, in the hours prior
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Had dinner there the other night because we hadn't been here in awhile. We started with the filo dough with goat cheese and the beef carpaccio bombe, both of which were really good. My wife followed up with the spinach and pumpkin ravioli and I...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Stu C
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This has become my favorite restaurant in Aruba - we went twice this past visit! They have incredible food for everyone, and especially for those looking for healthier options or those with dietary restrictions. I am gluten and dairy free and Yemanja has dozens of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great dinner we had last night! The power bowl is delicious and my swordfish kebab was so tender and flavorful. The waitstaff is very attentive. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank ck46
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just finished our first meal here and we loved yet. The food was excellent all around but what out it over the top was the service. We didn’t have a reservation so we sat at the bar and the two bar tenders were amazing....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Ambassador595956
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like to consume whatever the local/fresh market is when traveling, skip this place. All fish is frozen for consistency "because we can't count on catching enough of what we need" as our waiter explained. The prices here were outrageous. I had the absolute...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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FoodieAruba, Owner at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Dianne, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. It is just unfortunate that while you have not tried any of our main courses you now review them on TripAdvisor and compare them to other establishments. We have full understanding if you may find the price...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation excellent food and service. We will be bad on next trip to Aruba. we have heard a lot about the Restaurant but never visited, best steak on the island.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank ironmike247
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here and still great! Food is amazing, highly recommend. Make a reservation in advance. This is in our top 3 restaurants in Aruba.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank terry s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fish dishes! Chicken too. Soups scrumptious. Delightful staff! You must go there and enjoy the flavors. Worth a taxicab ride from the high rise area. Go! Make reservations! You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank jerseyshoregolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Best in Aruba, Food, Service, Value and Ambiance are all great. service was excellent as was the food. good wine list and very good wines at fair prices. this place is consistently one of the top restaurants in Aruba. go there and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

All fives for the food! Creative, delicious and huge portions! Arguably the best fish choices on the island - I can't speak to the taste of the meat but it looked amazing as it arrived to the tables next to us. The grouper filet filled...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Jane L
October 29, 2018|
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Response from paulmL9147ER | Reviewed this property |
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December 17, 2017|
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Response from FranB55 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited. Take a cab.
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peterr482
December 17, 2017|
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Response from stuartm779 | Reviewed this property |
yes but not easy to find street spots. try the parking lot at the pier. and then a short walk
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