Yemanja Woodfired Grill

8,8 based on 287 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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Deliciousness

Nov 12, 2022 - posted by
This was our 1st time dining here & it wont be our last,I think we found our new favorite restaurant, everything from checking to leaving was nothing short of superior
Thank you & we look forward to multiple visits next year

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Mario, Lori & Rhonda
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Deliciousness

Nov 12, 2022 - posted by
This was our 1st time dining here & it wont be our last,I think we found our new favorite restaurant, everything from checking to leaving was nothing short of superior
Thank you & we look forward to multiple visits next year

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Mario, Lori & Rhonda
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Love this place!!! Great service, great food

Jul 20, 2021 - posted by
Love this place!!! Great service, great food and Menu....Even the music was great. We were able to get a a reservation because there was a cancelation....It was so good we went back a second time and were able eat at the bar.
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Great food

May 19, 2018 - posted by
What a wonderful evening at Yemanja Woodfired Grill. Our waitress Ali was very attentive, the food was beautiful to the eyes, nose and taste buds. The unique combinations of flavors used shows the great passion and dedication to details that Owner/ Exec Chef Joyce de Cuba-Husken puts into the dining experience. The best food I had during my stay in Aruba this time and in past times. Loved it!!!!
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Our last visit 11/2015

Aug 17, 2016 - posted by
Everything was just perfect. We had a wonderful meal under the stars.
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Great Food, Terrible Service

Apr 1, 2016 - posted by
My wife & I made a reservation for outside seating @ 6:30 and arrived by 6:15. Upon our arrival the hostess tried to seat us at an inside table. We explained that we requested an outside table. Keep in mind we were the only 2 there at the time. The hostess handed us off to one of the servers and she attempted to seat us in a doorway. We requested a table for two in a more desirable location. Major attitude by the server @ this point. We witnessed the same poor attitude towards other patrons throughout our meal. We typically visit Yemanja 2-3 times during our stay, but we didn't return due to the poor attitude of the staff. The meal was outstanding and we will try Yemanja again next year. Hopefully the service drastically improves or it will be our last visit.
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Fabulous, time after time

Nov 8, 2015 - posted by
I can't figure out why this restaurant isn't a consistent top 10! Baffled. We visit Aruba twice a year and this is one of our top four favorites on the entire island after years and years of delicious meals. This chef operates this grill with such precision and the food is soooooo spectacular, it is an amazing thing that more visitors to Aruba don't have this dining experience. Well worth the cab ride if you are in the high rise, and an easy restaurant to access if your in low rise, don't be intimidated that it is in town, this is a restaurant well worth the visit. Our daughter is your biggest fan, won her over with the Lobster Cappuccino. We look forward to visiting each and every time we are in Aruba! See you soon! Restaurant was only given an 8 for children and wheelchair access, because we haven't had to use that feature at Yemanja!
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Shame on The Owner Chef

Dec 5, 2014 - posted by
Dined at Yamanja this evening.
In the past 6 years never had a bad meal.
This evening my wife ordered the grouper Italiano
It was very good.
I ordered the Salmon it was terrible.
Thie salmon was either not fresh or more than likely mishandeled.(refrigeration)
I did not eat it and told the waitress it was really bad.
I sent it back and out came a message from the Chef Owner I was wrong.
I was highly insulted and will never refer or return.
I did not ask for her opinion or ask for the Salmon to be taken off the bill.
She was totally off base and reacted unprofessionally..
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Great meal

Jul 1, 2014 - posted by
Tried for the first time Yemanja. Had awesome meals and great service. Decided to select the wines that were paired witht the dishes (Halibut and Chilean Sea Bass). Whole experience was one of the best on the island this trip. Seems they may be planning to move or expand as we were asked whether we'd continue to come to the restaurant if they moved. Sure would.
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This is what I'm taking about!

Apr 5, 2014 - posted by
What an awesome meal! Probably our best dinner this week. Excellent table service. Great portions. Reasonably priced. I wish we discovered this place earlier in our trip. 12oz steak with more sides than u could possibly eat. $39. The fillo with goat cheese was sweet and very delicious. Most entres in the high $20 to mid $30 range. $15 cork fee if you byob.

It's a small restaurant with only about 15 tables. Right behind the renaissance downtown. Very cosy and tastefully decorated.

If you're looking for a quiet dinner for 2-4, I highly recommend. Enjoy!!
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