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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

What a pleasant surprise. Based on recommendations from friends (and taxi drivers) we had dinner at Yemanja. Food and service were both excellent, with a wonderful selection of fresh fish options. We will come back next trip for sure. Best seating is the outdoor area.

1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We have dined at Yemanja numerous times during our 10 trips to Aruba. We usually make a reservation the same day we book our trip. Outstanding food. You will NOT be disappointed.

Thank NJbikenut
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We visited Yemanja twice during our last stay and looked forward to returning. The food did not disappoint. The Grouper, Snapper & Calamari were all excellent, but unfortunately we had one of the worst servers in recent memory. Totally uninterested in what she was doing...More

1  Thank atvalle1
Reviewed November 16, 2016

If you're looking for a comfortable place to meet and talk....this is the place. It is hidden across the Protestant Church in Oranjestad. The service is good and relaxed and the food is good. The prices are also reasonable. Try it!

Thank johndith
Reviewed November 16, 2016

One of the best meals we've ever had. Great variety, attentive service, and wonderful atmosphere made for a great experience. Strongly recommend if looking for a nice dinner date while in Aruba.

Thank hirshshukla
Reviewed November 15, 2016

August 2016- We were on our yearly trip to Aruba and were looking for a new restaurant. I don`t really like to drive into town BUT IT WAS WORTH IT We were a party of 8 including a 1 and 3 yr old. We couldn`t...More

1  Thank TomQuinlan19
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Always great food, love the wines, service and love that they use fresh, healthy ingredients. I have never had a bad meal there and never hesitate to go back. The bomb is a must have!!!!

Thank Weasel63
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have always dined at Yemanja when visiting Aruba. Have never had a bad meal. However, this time the staff were a little off.

Thank ray61NJ
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We went back to Yemanja this trip having really enjoyed our first visit two years ago. I had the catch of the day special - Red Snapper with Crab cake and "Cannadian" lobster tail The lobster tail was more of a prawn - but the...More

Thank Christen H
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. The triple tail and salmon were fantastic. Unique dining experience and wonderful service. Don't be fooled by the exterior, it's a great place to eat. Make reservations though.

Thank ACTampa
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from Consultant6393 | Reviewed this property |
We went casual. The only thing I've seen regarding dress on the island was "no jeans" at restaurants.
April 20, 2017|
Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, you can make a reservation anytime. What i would recommend to do is to make it as early as possible for you to have more options in timeslots. as the longer you wait, less possibility there will be that we will have the... More
Linda F
March 20, 2017|
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Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are very close to the rennaisance. Our kitchen is open from 5.30 pm. Walk by anytime to make your reservation or give us a call at +297 588 4711. Yemanja Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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.
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