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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the second time eating here. Another great meal. I highly recommend eating here. We all enjoyed our meals. My wife and son had the stuffed pork tenderloin and beef tips/shrimp. They loved it. I had the power salad with grouper. The salad was huge and perfect. The grouper was good too. They have a good kids menu too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a very good experience. Easy location, excellent food, and great gluten free options for her. Recommend.

Thank MTBtraveler67
Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been going to Yemanja for years. It has been great, sometimes ok, and sometimes no so good. But they have changed their menu to include some super healthy dishes and kept many of their great seafood items and others, too. WOW! We were really thrilled with our dinner from start to finish. We were a party of 5... More 

Thank George-from-Mass
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to yemanja restaurant twice now and had the pleasure of being served by Gracia - I was very impressed with her professoinalism and her amazing memory of our order - we had a very large table and she brought everything we ordered and deliered it exactly to everyone correctly - all without takng notes

Thank Jamie Jo A
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned to Yemanja for our annual dinner and once again it was excellent. A wide variety of local and worldwide fish choices, as well as many meat choices all cooked over a wood fired grill. Although I didn't like the choices available for the local grouper (sauces seemed too heavy sounding for my taste) so I went with tuna... More 

Thank OrangeYellowJacket
Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was actually looking for another place when I wandered by this restaurant and decided to stop in. I sat at the bar since I didn't have a reservation and the bartenders took good care of me. I had a fish chowder that was great followed by barbecue mahi-mahi which was also very good. As usual, I ate too much... More 

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Benbrook, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a table for 9 waiting for us as we strolled from the cruise terminal over to Yemanja Woodfired Grill at our stop in Aruba. Our awesome server was Elliana. As a whole, the staff handled our large group expertly, without a problem. I ordered the fish chowder to start and it was wonderful. It was very savory and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reservations a few days in advance is a must. Excellent service and scrumptious meal. Prices are on the high end .Presentation of food and flavor was outstanding . Very much worth the money!

Thank Phyllis R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at some of the best restaurants in many parts of the world. This is a "can't miss" if you are in Aruba. All four of us in our party agreed on this. Book earlier as they fill up quickly. Seafood combo, superfood salad, carpaccio bombe, ahi tuna poke, grilled portobello stuff where all excellent. You will not... More 

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Monpazier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our best meal in Aruba here. Not expensive ($26 - $45) for well cooked, well-presented food by well-trained staff. Wine ridiculously expensive, even by Aruba standards. e.g. Bogle Chardonnay, retails in the US for around $8. Price here - $45!!!!


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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?