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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Amazing taste in all the food that I have tried, from the potato truffle soup, carpaccio, picanha, and do not miss the truffle risotto! Their espresso martini is also super nice! The restaurant is not big, so make sure to make a reservation!

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Thank Marilinda C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great location. Has a diverse menu, vegetarian, nut free, gluten-free international cuisine. They were very accommodating to my seafood allergies. I had the Mahi Mahi with plantain chutney and I'm still savoring it. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. The is a must stop and try

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Thank N L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We heard about this restaurant from another couple and could not recommend it more! The food was so well-presented and tasted even better. I started with the wood-grilled vegetable salad (very big- I suggest splitting) and my husband got the ahi tuna poke. Then I had the surf and turf skillet and my husband had the stuffed pork tenderloin. We... More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Our friends recommended this restaurant . We came in a group of 8. The food was really good. Everyone's dish was excellent.

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Thank Inna G
Morristown, New Jersey
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was our first visit to Yemanja but we will definitely be back on future visits. We ate in the back, in an outdoor enclosed area which was very appealing and comfortable. To be honest, the menu startled us at first and we thought we had mistakenly come to a "health food " restaurant but we quickly realized that the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Again we were a party of 10. Service was great. Server knew the menu, and was able to answer questions. Food was Excellent. They make a great Sangria. All meals came out at the same time.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Regular dinner spot on our visits to Aruba, and Yemanja does not disappoint. While the location is in Oranjestad doesn't have the scenery of other places on the island, the food quality and variation is some of the best available. They offer many gluten-free and allergen-free options - and the Raw Vegan Snickers Bar desert is amazing.

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1 Thank Edward M
Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate & recognize a special occasion, look elsewhere! There are so many awesome restaurants on the island that this place needs to step it up. I booked an evening reservation for a romantic spot outside (after all, the show a pic of the green/blue light ambiance) to celebrate our honeymoon. We were... More 

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Spring, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Yemanja offers something a little different in Oranjestad. The menu skews a little healthier and more eclectic. Zuccini was awesome and service was great.

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1 Thank Robert V
Webster, New York
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Our first and last time here. It came recommened by a freind but then again this friend loves KFC. We started with watered down drinks. Not a good start so we dived into the triple calamari and for $16 you would expect fresh. This was processed and frozen. 5 pieces of frozen over fried and bread crumbs, over boiled in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
Description
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?