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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yemanja was delectable! I can not say enough about the food, wine and ambience. The grouper was cooked to perfection and full of island flavor. It truly is hospitality done right!

Thank Valerie W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've gone to Yemanja many times, returning every time we go to Aruba. The menu is unique and always offers something new. Typically we order one of the specials so I can't really recommend any one dish. Salads are always great and my husband usually has a soup. I love the scallops or one of the fresh fish specials. Prices... More 

Thank ChicaLou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am local and I always like to eat out at excellent restaurant this is one of them. Normally eating late I always try to eat light and the best lamb chop on the island is this restaurant

Thank Carlos V G
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yemanja has been our new must do restaurant in Aruba, food is always delicious from soup to nuts! I am a huge fan of their potato soup, cannot leave the island without it! Go, it will be memorable!

Thank kimmy08682015
Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met a friend at the restaurant. It was our first time there. There is a nice bar and two different dining areas. We started with a calamari trio appetizer where the calamari was prepared three different ways. It was delicious! I had the Herb Crusted Sea Bass over risotto. It too was truly delicious! My husband had the pork chop... More 

Thank Susanne B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Yemanja's for the first time this year and really enjoyed ourselves! The restaurant is in the downtown area and is worth the trip from the high rises! We started with salads and the calamari trio. All of us tried a different meat dish as we love the taste on a woodfired grill - and we were not... More 

Thank SusieQ6533
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding restaurant! Went for our anniversary and everything here was amazing. The fish was fresh and delicious. Our service was top notch. Price was perfect just what we expected. Great drink menu too. We are here our first night in Aruba and it set the bar for the rest of the trip. Would absolutely return on our next visit! A+++++

Thank Jason S
Central Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Finally got back to Yemanja this trip and very glad we did. The meal my wife and I enjoyed did not disappoint.The stuffed pork tenderloin choice was delicious,as was our opening salad as well as our delicious desert to finish. Our server was efficient and very gregarious. A great choice for dinning if you are in town.

Thank dickandjane71
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the food at this restaurant. They have a kids' menu which helps to keep down the cost. I had the best fish soup on my life. The staff was friendly. I would definitively go back there.

Thank Ivana G
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent diner With very Good fish menu on the grill. Very Nice Place to be. Personal was Nice and service minded. Everything was clean and Well maintained.

Thank marinus_margaret

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