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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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“picanha” (31 reviews)
17:30 - 22:30All hours
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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11 - 20 of 1,805 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! First time here and all we can say is try it!! We started off with the French onion soup and then I had the sea bass and my husband had the seafood medley!!! This is a must!!!

2  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Yemanja due to the good reviews at TripAdvisor. At the arrival, the place didn't seem "that nice, specially with the surroundings. But, as our meal came, we're amazed. We had the Fill Dough with Goat Cheese Salad, and it comes with a...More

2  Thank Waldao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic setting. Staff delightful. The Superfood Salad is worth dreaming about until our next trip to Aruba. We discovered Yemanja last year (not on the hotels recommended list at the Marriott but far superior to any place they recommended to us in the past 20years)....More

2  Thank SuzeeG2B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to this restaurant twice, amazing food and service. They have an air conditioned bit or an outside bit which can get quite warm but it's lovely either way! A must go!!

2  Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you enter the restaurant, around the corner from the Renaissance, you are hit by the smell of the woodfire grill. The food does not disappoint. On multiple occasions we have found the service to be very spotty, however the dinner compensates for...More

1  Thank drdavidg22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet setting off street and very unassuming. We choose this place based on their vegetarian options and it did not disappoint. The staff is friendly and very attentive. I highly recommend this place. They will go as far as bring the chef out to discuss...More

1  Thank Shimmy212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant last year and made it a point to have dinner here again. It was that good. Believe me! The food is excellent and suited to all diets.

1  Thank MsChinita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time. Yes so good we went again. Wedge salad was the best my wife ever had. I enjoyed my salad, I ordered differently, very much. My wife had grouper with boursine cheese for entree. I had blackened Mahi. Sides of veggies, black beans, rice...More

1  Thank apackerfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here for dinner last night and we really enjoyed it. Our waitress, Ali, couldn't have been nicer! She was so lovely from start to finish and offered us help when choosing what to order. If service like Ali's was offered...More

1  Thank Rachael O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our last dinner before returning home. It was the finest and was a great way to end our trip. We've been dining here since Chef Joyce opened her restaurant and we've never been disappointed. She was in attendance the night we dined with...More

1  Thank diBiella51
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Questions & Answers
20 April 2017|
Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, you can make a reservation anytime. What i would recommend to do is to make it as early as possible for you to have more options in timeslots. as the longer you wait, less possibility there will be that we will have the... More
Linda F
20 March 2017|
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Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are very close to the rennaisance. Our kitchen is open from 5.30 pm. Walk by anytime to make your reservation or give us a call at +297 588 4711. Yemanja Team
12 January 2017|
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Response from oranjastad | Property representative |
No we are open for dinner only, start serving at 5:30pm till 10:30pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • 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.
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