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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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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are going to be in Oranjestad it is worth stopping in for dinner. The food was very good. All 4 of us enjoyed our entrees. The atmosphere was not anything spectacular but that didn't take away from the experience. Overall a great mid range price ($25-35pp entree) restaurant.

Thank Jonathan C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here specifically for the vegan options. Superb service and the food was out of this world. We took a picture of each plate!! Spoke to the chef to compliment him about this being the best meal we had on the island! Will recommend and return.

Thank Vivalagen
Dallas, Tx.
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been visiting Aruba for nearly 15 years. We've tried many great (and not so great) restaurants. This year, we decided we had heard some good things about Yenamja so we went. Well, are we glad we did!!!! It's in the downtown area and so it's not something you do for the atmosphere per se. We took a taxi... More 

Thank cjcsmt
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are family of 4 with a 13 and 9 year old. The menu is extremely varied with gluten free, vegetarian options etc available. Also a great kids menu (<12 years). The cocktails were fab, and every single dish we had was just gorgeous. There is a lovely atmosphere sitting outside. The best meal we have had in the Caribbean... More 

Thank Maria I
Campbell, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rez at 20:30 this evening. Started off promising because our starters and cocktails were great. Ordered the Mediterranean quinoa salad, and grilled scallop and shrimp starter. Had cocktails, even our two teens ordered mocktales. We thought we were in for the meal of our trip. Entrées were THE BEST ever. My grouper fillet was like heaven on a plate. Me... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had high expectations for this place. First of all, the food here was amazing, but them again there is amazing food all over this island. Now for the bad service. It took some time before anyone acknowledged us at our table. Our server, Morella, seemed to be running around and didn't provide service to match the service that this... More 

Thank Adrian L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I smelled this restaurant while walking around after the Bon Bini festival. I was rather intrigued and stopped in to make a reservation for later in the week. It was a fabulous outdoor atmosphere and the food was spectacular. I highly recommend the veggie burger and chocolate molten cake! Both were very fresh and delicious! This is an absolute must... More 

Thank Renee B
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurant around 08:30 PM. I ordered a Tuna. It was medium backed and tasted very tastefull. It was only a bit small for the price. The service was great and the order came fairly. I highly recommend to eat here. -BartK

Thank Tommy d
Glenshaw, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

perfect for everyone - great meat and fish selections and they were even able to accommodate a picky eater like me. They had one of the best vegetarian meals I've ever had

Thank Chelsea K
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Said simply.. this was the best food we had while in Aruba. Great fish, healthy options, etc. Best baked potato and great desert. My family sat in the outdoor covered courtyard which was charming but depending on the hour you visit it may be too hot for some. Excellent meal.

Thank We-love-great-beaches

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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, Vegan, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?