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“Awesome Vegetarian-Friendly Food, Great Service”

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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, 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.
Astoria, New York
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“Awesome Vegetarian-Friendly Food, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

After many, many trips to Aruba, I finally made it to Yemanja! The vegetarian friendly menu caught my eye and there were so many dishes to choose from. The truffle risotto was fantastic, the salads were fresh and tasty and the chef's special veggie burger was delicious. The place is so cute and the service was great. (Thanks, Doreen!) The prices were more than fair and I highly recommend the yogurt dessert. We bought the sampler and the yogurt treat stood out among the rest. I can't wait to go back again next year!!

  • Visited August 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“ONE OF MY FAVORITES”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Every time I visit Aruba I go to have dinner at Yemanja. The service is so nice, the food is delicate and good portions. the price is fair and the wine list is not bad.. they could improve a little the wine list, but you will find options to pair your food. I would recommend the sea bass and the Churrasco!!

Visited August 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“An amazing dine expierence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

A restaurant must go on the island. With an amazing ambiance, and of course an beautiful Chef. Food was excellent. We had the stuffed cheese fish, which was absolutely heaven. Make sure you end it with their dessert!

  • Visited February 2014
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Glad we FINALLY tried it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

We are long time visitors to Aruba, but we had never made it to Yemanja until this August! It was fantastic! The bread they give you to start was delish! They kept the water coming but never asked us if we wanted a drink...strange, but we enjoyed our Balashi cocktails! The guys tried the calamari trio as an app and enjoyed it. They both had the seafood trio, shrimp and two types of fish and there were no complaints. Us girls had the steak tips, smothered in mushrooms, bacon, Carmelized onions, and blue cheese - sooooo good! (I'm going to make this at home) We did not save room for dessert, so they called us a cab and off we went. We sat outside and had a couple of flies early in the meal, but they would not keep us from going again!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Awesome Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

You will love this restaurant. The food is phenomenal. It's a little pricey but we thought worth it. Will definitely be back on our next visit.

Visited August 2014
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