Yemanja Woodfired Grill

8,8 based on 284 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

Feb 18, 2013 - posted by
We were at Yamanja twice in December.
Restaurant is one of our favorites on the Island.
The grouper is the best on the Island.
We also had the Duck Breast and the Mahi Mahi excellent.
Great food, excellent service.

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Great time!!

Feb 2, 2013 - posted by
This is our 3rd time in Aruba and our FIRST time at this restaurant and it WON"T be our last.....The waiter name Juan Carlos was PHENOMENAL....we were NOT rushed at all, he was extremely attentive to us, and the food was made to perfection as ordered.....the price is very reasonable and we highly recommend including this restaurant as one of your dinner!!!
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Mesquite downtown

Jan 21, 2013 - posted by
Good but not great! Mesquite aromas and flavors abound. Scallops done very nicely, but short ribs not quite a home run. Competent wait staff. Nice ambiance, easy to find downtown with adequate parking.
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Disapointed

Jan 12, 2013 - posted by
We go to this restaurant every year, and, unfortunately, this is the first time we were disappointed. Waiters were a few and rather slow and occasionally confused. Our favorite tuna tartar was a shadow of itself and consisted mostly of seaweed. Appetizers and main course portions became much much smaller. Fish was overcooked. For five of us the sides we got were three tiny cups - rice (too salty to eat), beans and something veggie-like. We walked away hungry, took a cab to Windows on Aruba for mood-lifting deserts and port.
I doubt we are coming back to the Grill.
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Must try

Dec 14, 2012 - posted by
Great tasting food, beautiful presentation, and friendly staff. Recommendations include, the beef carpaccio or parma salad. Followed by the tenderloin (simply melts in your mouth) or surf & turf. Lastly, the crème brulee or hot meets cold. This restaurant is a must on your vacation. Parking space can be a problem, go early.
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Grouper Fillet

Sep 30, 2012 - posted by
The grouper fillet is by far the best meal I have ever had! It has a creamy richness that melts in your mouth. It was the perfect suggestion made by our waiter, thanks for a great evening.
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Yum!

Aug 20, 2012 - posted by
From the moment we arrived until the last spoonful of dessert, our experience here was thoroughly enjoyable. We especially appreciated the vegetarian options and friendly service. Our meals were tasty and beautifully presented. We would recommend this restaurant and suggest the potato soup and the hot and cold walnut ice cream and espresso dessert.
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Nice evening

Jul 28, 2012 - posted by
We had a very nice evening and dinner at this restaurant. It was a treat night for our son who got very good grades at school and it was worth it. Thank you guys, for making our night special!
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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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