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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Nassau, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every year and this visit was as good as all others. Drinks and food were superb as always. Somewhat disappointed about the half hour wait for a table even with a confirmed reservation. Once seated the food more than made up for the wait. We suggested a first time visitor couple try Yemanja and they raved... More 

Thank John S
North Babylon, New York
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I on our 2nd visit to Aruba wanted to visit some restaurants that we haven't visited yet in Aruba. Yemanja is one of those restaurants. My uncle recommended Yemanja to us and we weren't disappointed. I called for a reservation at about 6pm on the day we wanted to eat there. Now if you know anything about... More 

Thank Greg B
Chesterton, Indiana
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295 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Oranjestad area, do yourself a favor and dine at Yemanja (mermaid). Located near the Renaissance Mall, this restaurant can handle allergies, gluten or dairy challenges. And the food is awesome. Started w a goat cheese salad which was rich and large enough to split. I enjoyed grilled shrimp and my friend enjoyed seafood platter. Great... More 

1 Thank Marie A
Colorado Springs
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786 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet little place off a main street just a few blocks from the port--an easy 5 minute walk. We just happened on the restaurant--it was busy but after about 10 minutes at the bar, they managed to seat us without a reservation (suggest you get reservations...). Cozy courtyard seating with a most attentive staff. When we had questions about local... More 

Thank MaryKop
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loved his chicken and side dishes. They didn't have fish that day. I asked for vegetables and the girls looked at me as I was crazy!! I had the salad which was old. Not many options for vegan and vegetarians.

Thank Raheela B
oranjastad, Hostess at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, responded to this review

Hi Raheela, Strange to hear this since we have 11 different Fish dishes on our menu. We have different options in vegetarian/vegan dishes. We have several choices in salads. Are you sure this comment is meant for Yemanja? Regards. Yemanja Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First let me tell you that my girlfriend and I have both been in the restaurant business for 15 years. We went to Yemanja on one of our last days in Aruba and it was amazing. Nothing I ate in Aruba was better that the lamb I had that night. You can taste the wood, and smoke on the meat.... More 

Thank misterdrewc
Kissimmee, Florida
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have great food!!! I had the surf and turf. Granted there are only 3 pieces of shrimp but it did taste amazing! The location was easy to find. Service was very good as well!

Thank Amandabunsee
New Windsor, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this while walking around Oranjestad and decided to try it for dinnner and we were not disappointed. The staff was wonderful and the selections on the menu made it difficult to choose! My husband had the surf and turf and said it was the best steak he has had!

Thank rrashford
Lincolnshire, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took four to dinner at Yemanja at the recommendation of the concierge from Playa Linda. She was right on........best meal of the vacation.

Thank hpgolding
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unassuming little building houses a wonderful restaurant with a top notch kitchen. We ooohed and awwwed over every dish. Potato truffle soup, creamy fish stew, salad with grouper, escargot, bbq mahi, all amazing. Don't skip dessert! A lot of thought goes into dessert flavors and presentation. Try the banana tart tatin. Our server, Gracia, was lovely, and her service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 4711
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?