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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my third time at Yemanja, and it will definitely not be my last. I've always had the grouper, in my opinion, it's to die for. I recommend the caesar salad and the tomato soup as well. These are my top 3 for sure. Highly recommend Yemanja to everyone.

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Thank Tamarah C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here. The soups were good. Entrees were tasty and he potions were more than enough. Blackened Triple Tail was good but the truffle risotto stole the show. Potato truffle soup was also amazing. French onion soup as good. Wedge salad was gigantic. Portobello steak dish WS really good as well. Wine selection is limited but... More 

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Thank Jacob N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stop here every time we go to Aruba. There are many great places to eat, but this is one of our favorites.

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Thank Craig D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The menu is amazing and was difficult to decide what to get. I chose the portobello mushroom for an appetizer and it was delicious and could have been a meal in itself. I then had the grouper Italiano which was the best fish I have ever had.

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Thank fugihunter
long island
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great restaurant. The wood fired grill brings out the best flavors in fish and meat! This was our best dinner in Aruba. Gracious and unhurried service, and the best cinnamon gelato anywhere A must stop in Aruba.

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Thank jamesbro49
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful ambiance. Conveniently located in town center. Great drinks, service, and interesting menu. Awesome salad! Did not have a reservation( recommended), but enjoyed eating at the bar.

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Thank Diane D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our last dinner on the island and we really wish we’d gone earlier so we could have eaten there a second time. What a delicious meal. We had BBQ Grouper and Veggies in Caribbean Creole Sauce. Both were amazing! The menu is one that you won’t find anywhere else which is a refreshing change when you’re dining at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made a reservation but when we arrived we realized that our concierge messed up the seating time. We waited around 40 minutes and got a table for nine people. The food was great, and no one regretted waiting so long. I enjoyed the goat cheese salad as my appetizer. For my main course, I ordered Picanha, served with homemade... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant. Several vegetarian options (hard to find in Aruba). A nice splurge for our last night on Aruba. The place is popular and crowded. My only negative was the seating was right by the main entrance so we kept getting bumped into. They should rearrange the seating (even if it means losing a table) so this doesn't happen. Distracting... More 

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Thank Amy H
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made early reservations for 6 p.m. 5 people. Sat at the bar for a while first. Get service (bartender) and great selection. Bar prices reasonable. Moved to our table which was on the terrace and plenty nice. All food was outstanding as was service. Prices reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
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?