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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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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in for dinner again this trip. Was here last year and in previous years. Large, tasty portions. Service wasn't as good as in the past, but still efficient. Again, I had the Grouper Italiano (not remembering I had it last year) and my wife had the Carpaccio Ball. Both were good. Prices are par for the course for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate here with our family and had a variety of meal choices. Every one was terrific. Lamb, grouper, tuna, mahi, calamari, shrimp, they were all wonderful. Our service was great as well. Very extensive menu with very healthy options including vegan. I would really recommend reservations as we were just able to sneak in early with a party of 5.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wife had the Mahi, I had the stuffed pork loin. Both were great. Also had the truffel potato soup, best I have ever tasted, Banana gelato for dessert. All Great and service to match. Make reservations and leave early. Hard to find parking close by

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The outdoor seating areas are very pleasant. There is a nice wine selection. The salmon has an unusual presentation inside a banana leaf. But that enhances the flavor. A very good choice. Another good choice is the ahi tuna. It comes with 4 side dishes in 4 little bowls. Another interesting presentation of an excellent entree. The portions are large... More 

Thank joe-chicago-23
Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes, restaurants get it right. This is one of them. Don't miss it when on the island. Their featured wines were well thought out as well.

Thank grumpyvern
Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've eaten there several times and the food is consistently wonderful. Just be prepared to drop a few bucks. You get what you pay for. I would not recommend bringing children to this restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed Yemanja. The downtown setting seemed odd, but once you get there...it's great. The outside is decorated in such a way that you can forget where you are (and the inside looked well appointed also). Service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. I had the surf & turf skillet, which was wonderful. My wife and daughters all... More 

Thank Dick B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We started with the Ahi Tuna pole appetizer and the Pad Thai - enough to feed 4 ! On to the entrees of Sea Bass ( excellent ) and the Blackened Triple Tail - ordering the two of these and sharing was like a spicy and mild mix of flavors that complimented each other . Highly recommend !

Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on our first night in Aruba. We have been going to Aruba for many years and have never been here before. Our friends kept telling us go you won't be disappointed. That was an understatement. The food was delicious, presented beautifully. My wife has the Skirt Steak which might have been the most flavorful tenderest piece of... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Aruba many times but have never eaten at Yemanja. We are glad we did as it became one of our top restaurants on the island. The flavor of each dish had awesome complexities. Most dishes feature a local flavor or twist that creates a unique taste. My fish was excellent and my wife's beef was cooked... 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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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?