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Rose's Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets


121 N Gregson St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-2233
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Rose's menu of East Asian-inspired dishes and housemade pastries is perfect for an afternoon or evening with friends. Order a few steaming noodle bowls and some veggies and dumplings to share, and save room for dessert. Seriously, the miso gingersnap ice cream sandwich tops quite a few lists and has been included in numerous national magazine articles about Durham. Hungry for brunch? Rose’s has you covered there as well.

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Photo of Gregory S. Gregory S.
Dec 10, 2023 5

Very popular spot not only do they have delicious japanese dishes (disclaimer definitely not traditional but still yummy) but has a whole window case of sweets so it can get crowded with people sitting down on the high top chairs and people looking into the display case. Good place to share dishes and a good quality for the 10 minute wait. Not a lot of seats so call ahead or come early.

Photo of Rosario Alvarado Rosario Alvarado
Dec 9, 2023 5

For the longest time I’ve been trying to understand restaurant ramen lovers, and I’ve been to more than a couple of places (in VA and NC), and always leave thinking “that was okay”, but I was still on the search for a really good ramen spot. I can’t remember the name of the ramen I had here, but I know it had pork belly, mushrooms, an egg and some nori on top. Whatever it was called it was INCREDIBLE; it was very tasty, is the best way I could describe it. I was telling my husband how this is the new place I would take my out of state friends and family to in the future so they can try all of the yummy food. I also had the pork bun and a spicy smashed tofu and rice plate as an appetizer and also very tasty. You’ve just got to try this place, I highly recommend!

Photo of I. M. I. M.
Nov 18, 2023 5

We had the hand made belt noodles with meat and they were sooo good. The portion size is pretty filling but not super big which was good. All the pastries looked to die for but we got some macarons, a cream puff pastry & the mochi roll. They all tasted great, and not sickly sweet either. I would definitely recommend Rose's for a casual treat or a lunch date! We went for lunch and it was decently full but with a little space inside & outside. By the time we left the lunch rush had died down a little bit so it was pretty empty.

Photo of Paquita P Paquita P
Nov 2, 2023 5

Rose's is a short walk from the Durham Amtrak Station. I went there after a train ride to get lunch. Service was great. I arrived after 1. The staff did not rush me thru my meal, and I was able to take my time. Most of the indoor seating is high top tables or bar seating for those that may have mobility concerns. The lunch special of half katsu sandwich with a choice of salad was perfect. I got the crispy broccoli salad. The special also comes with a glass of iced jasmine tea. The sandwich was fried perfectly. The salad had great flavor and the little crunchy seasme pieces was pops of sweetness. I decided to end the meal with a burnt honeycomb ice cream sandwich on homemade gingersnap cookies. Fabulous end to a lunch.

Photo of Bryan dls Bryan dls
Sep 23, 2023 4

The steamed bun is okay, there is no specific taste that characterizes it. The belt noodles reminds me of hand pulled ones with identical texture and firmness; yet it still tastes great.

Photo of Mei Croner Mei Croner
Sep 20, 2023 5

Roses is one of the loveliest restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. The food is delicious and high quality ingredients with creative flavors. I can’t recommend it enough.

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Aug 20, 2023 4

Honestly, worth the trip just for the golden belt noodles! But careful, they do have a kick! I love the location and it was pretty easy to get parking and a table, but definitely not a spot that is set up for a party larger than 6 (though they did a great job!) We will be back for a less-rushed date night soon!

Photo of Monica Iravedra Monica Iravedra
Aug 19, 2023 5

Amazing food and pastries! Menu changes weekly, but the tomato ramen was top notch :)

Photo of Joanne Lager Joanne Lager
Aug 19, 2023 5

This place was amazing! I sat at the bar and enjoyed overlooking the kitchen. It’s clear that they cook most of the food from scratch with fresh ingredients. I asked the waitress what she would recommend without dairy or gluten and she suggested the summer veggie noodle bowl (with rice noodles). It was delicious- fresh tomatoes and green beans and just the right amount of a spicy, crunchy sauce. It’s a small place, but clean and comfortable with some outdoor seating. I would go out of my way to eat here again and highly recommend. Prices were very reasonable given the high quality of the food. Oh, and while I didn’t partake, the bakery items looked and smelled delicious.

Photo of Lisa & Wes Williams Lisa & Wes Williams
Aug 16, 2023 5

Small local restaurant that fits in well with the local community. The handmade belt noodles with the spicy pork belly sauce is perfect for my taste.. Some may find it a bit too spicy but for me just right! Lots of deserts to choose from, all were excellent. The service was quick and friendly, they let us move two tables together when another of our friends dropped in half way through our lunch. Can’t wait to go back!

Photo of Claudia Amand Claudia Amand
Jul 20, 2023 5

WOW. This place blew me away! The noodles are 100% fresh and you can tell they’re made in-house. It’s small so if you’re with a group make sure you call ahead. And the macarons were incredible as well. I got the spicy miso ramen and one of each macaron to go. The ramen had an intense flavor but it was not overwhelming - it was salivating. You know when your jaw starts getting that weird sensation? The smell alone was super satisfying.