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“Spectacular dining”

Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Ranked #2 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Janesville, Wisconsin
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“Spectacular dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Food was superb beginning even with the bread and the spreads. The spices and sauces were succulent and made the entrees and appetizer. Unfortunately no room for desert. The place was packed for a midweek offseason night so justifiably popular for a small establishment. Probably best to make reservations.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Great little place in Oranjestad. Food was great, and the creme brûlée was amazing. Staff was friendly (even without reservations), and the service very good. Highly recommend.

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Jaburibari, Paradera, Aruba
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“One of the best dining experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The food was fantastic! Delicious seafood soup, fantastic meats, and great service make this a recommended choice.

Visited April 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Speechless.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Everything that I love is here. We ate here three times in seven days! Consistent food, service and love from chef to dining room attendant. Bartender was conversational and other servers were as well.

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great good, great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

My husband chose Yemanja based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor. We saw that it was right behind the Renaissance Marina hotel, so it was easy to get to. Our waitresses were pretty good, at certain times in the evening were hard to get though. I ordered a cocktail, we ordered the seafood chowder (delicious) and I got a fish dish as a main while my husband got the chilean sea bass, both very good. Nice ambiance, really enjoyed the outdoor seating. Nothing really to complain about during our dinner. Nothing really stood out to us though. When we come back to Aruba, we may come to this restaurant again.

  • Visited August 2012
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