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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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“triple tail” (73 reviews)
“truffle risotto” (44 reviews)
“superfood salad” (31 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Yemanja Woodfired Grill
1. Amazing food and atmosphere!
"Was recommended several times and definitely lived up to all the hype!"
Lynn M
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2. Hidden Gem in Aruba
"Every dish was well thought out and beautifully presented."
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3. Best food on the Island
"Their menu is incredible and extensive"
Hannah H
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a our first visit to Yemanja. We will definitely come back on our next visit. I highly recommend the "Fill Dough with Goat Cheese" appetizer. For my main course I had the stuffed grouper, which was excellent. My wife had the surf and...More

Thank Art N
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing. It was by far the best food we had in Aruba and rivals some of the best restaurants I've been to anywhere. They could accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, which is how we landed there,...More

1  Thank perry227
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A group of us, 5 girls, decided to go to eat here tonight. We walk up to the restaurant and the decor looks inviting, we notice there are about 8-10 tables still available. As soon as we walk up to the hostess station she looks...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place gets busy for a reason. The inside is decorated very nicely. Bartender was great. Food is cooked over wood fire and is very good. Will definitely return here. Make sure you get reservations!

Thank greyparrotowner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was great, food was amazing! Cocktails very fresh and unique. Very fresh fish and cooked very well (not dry). Cannot wait to go back again!!

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband I had a fabulous meal here! My husband said it was the best lamb he had ever had. I had the turf and surf and it was amazing! We loved it so much we canceled a future reservation at a different restaurant so...More

Thank nikij6925
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the best me I had in Aruba! Arrived right as they were opening and we were not disappointed. Great food and experience. Will definitely go again.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time at Yemanja made un understand why it's so hard to get a reservation! One of the best on the island from amazing drinks to freshly made dishes to an out of this world Melon sorbet!

Thank Sha24Jon4Vanny3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for my daughter's birthday! Absolutely fantastic in all respects - food, customer service, atmosphere. Will definitely go there again!

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on Friday night, should have eaten inside because it was very humid and hardly any breeze. My shrimp dish was very good but my husband had the special which was black grouper with broccolini and mashed potatoes. He said it was very salty...More

Thank MarianneP712
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Questions & Answers
peter r
18 December 2017|
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Response from FranB55 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited. Take a cab.
peter r
18 December 2017|
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Response from stuart m | Reviewed this property |
yes but not easy to find street spots. try the parking lot at the pier. and then a short walk
19 November 2017|
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Response from NonnaB21 | Reviewed this property |
Casual no dress code
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 有泊車位, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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. Yemanja’s Kids Policy: In order to accommodate our guests who are seeking a quiet and relaxing night out in the later hours, Yemanja no longer accept reservations for children under the age of 6 after 7 pm. We continue to welcome reservations for all guests, in the hours prior to 7 pm. As of 7:01pm we no longer seat guests with kids under the age of 6. Children till the age of 12 can order from our regular menu at smaller portions and with 35% off the menu price.
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