Yemanja Woodfired Grill

8,8 based on 286 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Caribbean, Steakhouse
Main Course:
$28.00 - $40.00
is:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
   
Meals:
Dinner
Serves:
Vegetarian
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Free WiFi
Menu(s): Dinner

Restaurant Information

Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat2
Aruba
Tel: (+297) 588 4711
Opening Hours:
Daily open Kitchen hours 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed on Sundays
Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Aruba-s only wood-fired grill restaurant! Beautifully situated in downtown Oranjestad, behind the Renaissance Hotel. Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming, with a passion for tradition and excellence. Seating is either inside (air-conditioned) or outside on a cozy terrace. Serving innovative Caribbean cuisine. Locally-caught fish, shrimp, prime cuts of beef, lamb, pork, duck and poultry are all prepared over a wood fire using mesquite and hickory. Also our appetizers & salads are a real treat! The result is succulent, tender and flavorful dishes that only wood-fire grilling can produce.
We hope we may welcome you soon here in Yemanja.
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Great food and gluten free friendly!

Jul 27, 2012 - posted by
My wife and I ate here twice during our two week vacation and enjoyed it very much each time. I especially liked that they had a separate gluten free menu for me and served me gluten free bread.

Entrees we had included scallops, steak, tuna steak, and mahi mahi. They were served with black beans, white rice, garlic mashed potatoes, and tasty mixed vegetables. The sides are served family style.

We also had mixed drinks. We did not order starters or desert. Total bill for the two of us was $80-$90 plus tip which is not included on bill.

Servers were very friendly. The atmosphere was nice. I think this is a nice restaurant for adults and older children.

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Best on aruba

Jul 14, 2012 - posted by
This is the best restaurant on Aruba - and it isn't even close to being a contest. MJ's had their time, but nothing on the island compares to Yemanja. I've been coming to the island for over 20 years, and lived there for 4. Is it child-friendly? No idea. I don't want a screaming child next to me anyway.
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1st visit and will return

Jun 27, 2012 - posted by
Arrived early for a 7pm. Reservation and whas seated wherever we wanted by Marieke. She was very attentive along with all of the others. Wife was impressed with the Gluten free menu and very pleased with the only GF bread. Only place that offered her bread. Her tenderloin cooked to perfection and very tender. My Mahi Creole style was delicious. Very pleased to see vegetables,mashed potatoes and rice for both of us. Dessert was Creme Brule and they did not add Grand Marnier (didn't know it had gluten). 1st time visit after being told to go there on previous visits by Tesh at Kay's Fine Jewelry. Will return on next visit and recommend to others.
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Great Gluten Free Dinner!

Jun 20, 2012 - posted by
This was a second visit to Yemanja Woodfired Grill and we had a fantastic meal! The restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had a great gluten free menu. I was even presented with my own gluten free hot roll with olive spread. We all had fish dishes and the grouper was to die for. Worth every penny and a beautiful downtown setting.
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You most visit and enjoy

Jun 4, 2012 - posted by
We love this restaurant, every time we visit the Island we go for dinner at least twice in a month. They have great fish and meat. The wine list needs more improvement... more choices
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Excellent Dining Experience

May 28, 2012 - posted by
We have dined at Yemanja over a dozen times. Our last trip here in September the experience was it always has been .... excellent all around. From the food to the service to the ambiance we are never disappointed. If you are staying in the high rise area take a cab and go to Oranjestad for dinner - you won't be sorry.
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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

May 12, 2012 - posted by
Went back to Yemanja Woodfired Grill for another great dinner. Service was great as well as the food. We make a visit to this restaurant every time we are in Aruba.
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Mar 31, 2012 - posted by
We've ben coming here since it opened and always look forward to it every year. We always start with the Beef Carpaccio Bombe and it is "The Bomb". My wife had the tuna topped with wasabi butter and I had the Grouper Italiano. Both were superb! I always love the four sides that come with every meal. Black beans, mashed potatoes, basmati rice, and grilled veggies. If you haven't tried this place, it's a must! Make reservations for outdoor seating when you do
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Mar 27, 2012 - posted by
Normally visit this wonderful restaurant 2 or 3 time during our Aruba vacation. One of the best in Aruba.See you in May.
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Mar 18, 2012 - posted by
Despite the fact that the food at YEMANJA generally remains good, the community presentation of accompanying dishes continues to seem tacky to us. Addiitonally, we went here twice this year and found consistency from one visit to the next to be quite lacking and any effort to try to get consistency was futile. One day we were able to modify a dish by changing a sauce and the next it wasas if we were talking to a wall. Though we will continue to patronize this place (and encourage other to do so as well), until given reason not to, we will only be visiting it once a year - there are too many other equally good competitors.
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