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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“triple tail” (74 reviews)
“truffle risotto” (45 reviews)
“superfood salad” (31 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Yemanja Woodfired Grill
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
"Every dish was well thought out and beautifully presented."
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3. Best food on the Island
"Their menu is incredible and extensive"
Hannah H
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit Yemanja every time we are in Aruba which is at least once a year. The food is delicious, creatively prepared and beautifully presented. Highly recommend the tenderloin with the truffle gravy. Literally melts in your mouth and is cooked to perfection. My husband...More

Thank travelgrrl01
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing. It was by far the best food we had in Aruba and rivals some of the best restaurants I've been to anywhere. They could accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, which is how we landed there,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is truly amazing, fine dining as it should be! It is a little pricy but well worth it. The cuisine is creative, perfectly seasoned, and beautifully presented. Menu is extensive, and I especially like the “Healthy” selections in every category. They too are...More

Thank Trek36094
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for almost a decade. I have lived on the island for almost 25 years and can honestly say this is in my top 3 of places to eat on the island. No such thing as an average meal here!...More

Thank tracey s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. A bit hard too find off the Main Street but worth finding. We stayed quite a long time and did not feel rushed

Thank 906terrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking to splurge one night on vacay, this is your place! I had the steak with shrimp and it was to die for, it was all I could think about for the rest of the trip!

Thank ashleigh154
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this restaurant however the menu was so expensive if you are on a budget I would not recommend here. However, the staff greeting you were so friendly it built up my expectations unfortunately my food took ages and although...More

Thank LauraFayB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant has been here for several years. Not sure how we have missed it in the past! Unique and delicious food, great service, super atmosphere. shared calamari 3 ways. blackened tail fish and crab stuffed parrot fish for entrees. can eat inside in AC or...More

Thank Ray E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, a must book, we went on a Saturday night. I had the skirt steak with a nice array of vegetables over it, my partner had the Mahi mahi. We both had a different gin based cocktail with the meal which were both...More

Thank JimUtd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with wife, daughter,son and daughter in law. Had reservation, and were taken to table right away. Nice atmosphere for wife’s birthday. ANDREA was our waitress and made sure we all had a good time. 5 different meals, all were excellent. Deserts very...More

Thank Jfmipak
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October 29, 2018|
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Response from paulmL9147ER | Reviewed this property |
5 minutes
peter r
December 17, 2017|
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Response from FranB55 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited. Take a cab.
peter r
December 17, 2017|
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Response from stuart m | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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 to 7 pm. As of 7:01pm we no longer seat guests with kids under the age of 6. Children till the age of 12 can order from our regular menu at smaller portions and with 35% off the menu price.
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