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“Great vegetarian options”

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: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
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“Great vegetarian options”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We dined here last evening after a few disappointing meals. Our oldest son is a vegetarian, it was like eating at an indian restuarant. He had multiple choices and was not sure which to order. He had a super food salad and vegetarian burger which were both delicious. Two people had onion soup which they both enjoys. My son, whose food opinion I value more than mine said the skirt steak was excellent, he would not share. My mahi mahi sauce was wonderful, fish itself was just ok. If we return to Aruba we would definitely return. Thank for a great meal.

Ps Service started slow but when she realized we wanted to eat quickly service improved

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bradley p
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“Great Place for Great Food!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Great food prepared in unique ways. With a reservation we were seated within minutes. I had pork tips which were prepared in a grilled onion/blue cheese/ bacon sauce. Delish. The blue cheese was a little strong but I guess that a good thing if you like it. Wife had seafood trio. Service was great (a young man from Guana) and very attentive. We did not have dessert but they sounded great also. Atmosphere was very authentic Aruba/South American feel. Flavor on all dishes were good.

Visited July 2014
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“An absolute must-try if in Aruba! The food is made with LOVE!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a reservation and were seated within minutes in the cozy, torch lit backyard where you could tell that the grill was on. We had the trio (grouper, mahi mahi & shrimp), shrimp with salad & rice and vegetable tempura as well as chocolate mousse for dessert. Everything was cooked, seasoned and decorated to perfection and absolutely delicious! I loved that there was a little bit of everything on the menu: fish, shrimp, steak, even multiple vegetarian options (I am the only vegetarian in the party and was very pleased). Service was professional yet warm. It was easy to tell that the food was made with love! Yemanja is phenomenal! If you don't try Yemanja when in Aruba, you're missing out!

  • Visited July 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Simply GREAT!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a wonderful meal with a group of five adults and one teen. Ma-hi Ma-hi with creole sauce was cooked to perfection, nice NY strip, wonderful salmon with a slight asian twist, ok Italian style grouper. Total tab for 6 including three bottles of sparkling water and drinks plus tip $250. Service was amazing. Very cool venue in a wood covered patio.

  • Visited July 2014
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Norcross, Georgia
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“didn't live up to the hype”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was hoping this would be a great meal based on TA reviews but unfortunately it wasn't - especially considering the price. Our waitress Doreen was great. I told her we'd like to be served promptly and she took good care of us throughout the night. I had swordfish with risotto and it was mediocre. My wife ordered a local specialty - blackened triple tail - but she didn't like it. They offered her another entree and she chose grouper which was very good. The cream bulee was very good. The manager checked on us a few times which was appreciated. Very nice people here. We would come back b/c the service was so good but for what we paid we feel like there are better options.

Visited July 2014
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