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“Excellent service & food”

Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Ranked #2 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service & food”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our first night on Aruba and the food and service was excellent. A few evenings later we went back, had different staff and selected different dishes. The service and quality of food was just as excellent. Truly a place that prides itself on quality. Staff are wonderfully attentive and helpful. Food is superb. Would not hesitate to recommend a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Boston
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“The food and the service were superb!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We went to Aruba for the first time this year and happened to pick this restaurant when our other reservations fell through. It turned out to be the best meal that we had during our entire stay! It was so good that we went again and would have kept going if we did not have plane tickets to leave.
We all ate fish and vegetarian meals, opting to taste many courses and sharing everything. The fish entrees were unusual, full of interesting flavors that merged to become amazing. One dish with quinoa was so interesting that we all tasted it to try and figure out what some of the ingredients were! We were not able to find out the chefs secrets but we all enjoyed the process.

The setting was comfortable, breezy and open. The server was amazing, he knew every single dish, asked us what kind of tastes we were looking for and was able to make dishes specific to our requests. He was right every time! He was engaging, funny and beyond well informed.

I hope to go to Aruba again and will go to Yemanja many times to try everything! We are experienced food snobs and rate this restaurant and service one of the best we have ever had. Thank you Yemanja!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Marcia L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

My family absolutely loved this restaurant. There was something for everyone. I am the only vegetarian in the house and was pleased to see the options available (not just a veggie plate or pasta). I had the stuffed portobello mushroom which was outstanding! The steak lovers in our family were so pleased with how the steak was prepared and seasoned. In addition, the service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and provided good suggestions for drinks and entrees. We will definitely come back to this restaurant on our next visit!

  • Visited June 2014
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North east England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Steaks and huge portions”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We arrived early for our 7pm table but as they were quiet we were seated straight away. Not a large menu but if you like steaks this is the place to go.

I had a rib eye which was so tender and juicy, wife had the Tuna steak and she said it was one of the best she has ever had. Our BIL had the T rex steak and this was again wonderful. All came with side dishes of garlic mash, stir fry veg, rice and beans, more than enough to feed 4 let alone 3.

Highly recommend a visit to Yemanja Woodfired Grill.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Continues to be Great!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Yemaja Wood Fired Grill - this is our go to place on arrival night every year in Aruba. We absolutely love this place..siting outside, beautiful breeze, pretty atmosphere, always nice wait staff. Went there again this trip and couldn't be more happy. We shared an unusual salad as an appetizer, Quinona Salad which was light and refreshing with lots of things and pomegranate seeds..it was delicious ($14). As an entree my husband had Pan Fried Snapper with pesto risotto, with glazed green asparagus. He absolutely loved it ($28). I had Grouper Italiano which was absolutely fantastic,with parmesan/gouda, tomato, arugula and white wine ($27). I hope this restaurant stays around for as long as we have our time share!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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