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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 yesterday

I have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions and always had a fine meal. This time I ordered Tuma rare and what I received was a piece of fish that was grey in color and not very edible. My wife had the same problem as...More

Thank add4bux
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious. The wait staff was awesome. We were a party of four and all of us said we would definitely visit again.

Thank matilda905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I️ can’t express how great this place was. Everything looks and tastes fantastic. I️ had the waiter choose between the seabass, salmon, and tuna. He chose the Tuna and it was unbelievable. My wife had the vegetarian bowl with chicken and she also raved about...More

Thank MikeSki55
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yemanja offers sophisticated Caribbean fare in downtown Oranjestad. The dimly lit patio and dining rooms are very warm and welcoming. The service is very good. There are many small plates, both hot and cold. The entree selections are plentiful. Definitely recommend the crab stuffed shrimp...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is hands down one of the best restaurants in Aruba. Great food, cocktails and romantic ambiance. You cant go wrong. We had a wonderful time!

Thank ccorrea72
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was extremely good. Prices are high (and in US$ on the menu). Cocktails are strong. Wine recommendations with every entree.

Thank Martinili
Reviewed 5 days ago

Third time a yemanja, food and service is always excellent. I love that they have a different take on their preparation of the the fish choices you find all over the island. We tried the soup and sea bass this time both excellent. Also had...More

Thank frag81
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, be sure to have a reservation. We didn't. Our fault. Waited about 30 minutes at bar. Just one bartender who was only focused on making drinks for waiters, not waiting guests. Because of no reservation (again, our fault) we got seated outside (closed area...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seafood selections are excellent,black bean dishes are good,quantity of food served with an entree is very good.Eat here every year when we go to Aruba.Restaurant is a short walk from the Oranjestad marina parking lot,right next to the Renaissance...nice wine selection,wait stafff are good at...More

Thank knobbie50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go here!!! Amazing HEALTHY FRESH options. Too many to decide. Short walk from Renaissance or cruise port area. ADORABLE decor, like eating in a romantic little jungle. Extremely intimate (ie small too so get reservations). I only took off one star because service was...More

Thank ski_bum5423
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2017|
Response from knobbie50 | Reviewed this property |
No,there isn’t.
20 April 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
21 March 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
US$15 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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