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Rose's Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets

4.5

121 N Gregson St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-2233
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Photo of Jill Swain Jill Swain
Oct 16, 2019 5

My daughter moved to Durham and during the move I passed this charming place many times. In fact, I thought the name was Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets. Tonight, while out on my own, I finally stopped in and I’m so glad I did! Rose’s was busy in the kitchen at with incoming customers. I was a bit intimidated to sit alone at the bar but I was mesmerized by all the activity.And I got to talk to someone who was about to take a fencing class next door! I ordered the Autumn Vegetable Noodles and a Sparkling Rose. I was ready to deftly use chopsticks but the noodles and veggies were so hefty that I succumbed to a knife and fork. The presentation was beautiful and the flavors were a mixture of spices that were nearly addictive. Deep, hearty flavors that melded into the noodles and surrounded the taste buds with absolute delight made my evening simply delightful. The staff was kind (but rushed) and have a routine that keeps every customer attended to. Yum. Just yum.

Photo of Hans Rumble Hans Rumble
Sep 11, 2019 5

We each got one of the steamed buns. They were delicious! The dough to meat ratio was perfection -- the meat was incredibly tender and moist. Somehow the bun stayed light and fluffy with the amazing meat and sauce inside. The buns are large, but they go down quick. I would not recommend sharing these because you will want one to yourself.

Photo of Lauren N Lauren N
Sep 10, 2019 3

This place was just okay. We had a tile-fish soup and it was relatively bland. When I went, there was not a lot of non-pork options. I understand it is a pork-heavy place, but the menu online didn't match the menu in shop. The waiter didn't seem to care about our questions. There are definitely better options nearby.

Photo of Tom Viemont Tom Viemont
Oct 7, 2019 5

Rose's Noodles, Dumplings, and Sweets is one of my favorite restaurants in the Triangle. The chef puts out inventive takes on the latest street food from Asia, which are really quite excellent. His wife runs the sweet side of the business at a very high level.

Photo of Ann Vogler Ann Vogler
Aug 13, 2019 5

Amazing. Everything was either good or the best I’ve had. We got the try two salads: tomato and the eggplant. Both were so delicious. Such good flavors and fresh ingredients. We got the Chinese noodles with pork/peanuts and the panko crusted pork sandwich. The noodles were good but nothing particularly unique. The crusted pork sandwich was likely the best we ever had of it’s type. A simple but delightfully fantastic sandwich. We will come back just for that sandwich alone and to try more sandwiches. For dessert we had the rocky road ice cream sandwich and the amaretto almond crumble ice cream. Amaretto almond crumble was great but next time we may both stick with ice cream sandwiches. The rocky road ice cream sandwich had a brittle, thin cookie crust and was so delicious. I look forward to our next time here!

Photo of Paul Harvin Paul Harvin
Oct 25, 2019 5

We had the noodles and the steamed pork buns. Solid food and service. There is often a line to be seated, but it is not at all unreasonable.

Photo of Julianna Carlson Julianna Carlson
Dec 9, 2019 5

Rose’s is one of my favorite spots in Durham. It’s a cozy spot, and can definitely get crowded during the dinner rush — but the food is well worth the wait. I love the ever-changing menu, especially the belt noodles. The noodles are perfectly chewy with the right balance of spicy/savory/sweet flavors. And the pastries! Do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. I’d recommend the salted caramel macaron or an ice cream sandwich made with snickerdoodles.

Photo of Jessie Barbera Jessie Barbera
Dec 20, 2019 5

I live about half an hour away from Rose’s and was finally enticed to make the trek after weeks of following their Facebook page. Now that I’ve tried it I would hike through a snowstorm for that belt noodle broth! Everything down to the coffee and tea were above my already high expectations. We were there on a busy Friday night with two servers and still felt well taken care of. The pastries were inventive, delicious, and best of all not sickly sweet. I have zero experience cooking professionally and briefly considered begging the cooks for a job. It was seriously incredible. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!

Photo of Susan Vanschenck Susan Vanschenck
Dec 22, 2019 3

I was excited to come here, but sadly I didn't think it was very good. The service was slow, the soups we got were too salty and didn't taste great, and the ice cream was bland. The people were very friendly and there were other menu items that we maybe would like which is why I picked 3 instead of 2.

Photo of Cinnamon Frame Cinnamon Frame
Dec 29, 2019 4

Very tasty steam buns and noodles. I was very tempted by the sweets, they all looked amazing, but I didn't try any.

Photo of Ivy W Ivy W
Jan 30, 2020 5

I love Roses! I don’t live in Durham, but whenever I come to town, I eat at Roses. I am obsessed with their ramen and sweets. I always plan to try another restaurant when I come into town, I’ve heard Durham has some great places. But I always go back to Roses. There food is so delicious and high quality. All the employees are so warm and friendly. Just going for their baked good would be worth the trip alone! There have been days I only came to Durham just to eat at Roses, then head straight home.

Photo of Scott Goldschmidt Scott Goldschmidt
Feb 5, 2020 5

I've only ever come here because I've had cravings for their vegetarian noodle bowl. It's SOOOO GOOD! Spicy and flavorful, but not overpowering. To-go service has been quick and the staff there are very friendly.

Photo of Zachary Andrade Zachary Andrade
Apr 11, 2019 5

This is truly amazing food. I highly recommend the belt noodles. Also, the best ever ice cream sandwiches you could ever imagine. I love that they are also very careful about nut allergies. All deserts really are amazing there, but the ice cream sandwiches are divine.

Photo of Tad Goetcheus Tad Goetcheus
Apr 19, 2019 5

Phenomenal food and bakery products -- can't miss choice for food. A little wait for food but well worth it. I am impatient as they come and based on aroma, look at all the plates and baked goods, I waited 25 minutes for seat (my fault as it was busy Saturday and right at lunch)-- couldn't have been more satisfied

Photo of Erin McGrady Erin McGrady
Apr 8, 2019 3

We stopped at Rose's noodles on a Friday, early evening. The place was moderately busy. We opted to sit at the bar and later wished we had opted for a table so we could have had a more intimate experience. The ramen was pretty good. Nothing overwhelming about the flavor but it was still solid. There was a healthy portion of noodles. The broth, we thought, could have used a little more flavor. Caroline asked for some chili oil to add to it and said it helped but it took a while to get. All said, we'd try it again if we were passing through.

Photo of Maram Tizon Maram Tizon
Jun 14, 2019 4

Great food. I love their ice cream sandwiches. They have different flavors.

Photo of Ruchi Doshi Ruchi Doshi
Apr 7, 2019 5

Excellent food! We tried the rice porridge, savory Chinese doughnuts, and dumplings. Everything was delicious and me, my husband, and kid devoured the food. We will definitely be back - the pastries looked amazing and we want to try them!

Photo of Abby Franklin Abby Franklin
Jun 20, 2019 5

It sat in front of me, tantalizing. Its cookie crust shimmered with sugar, the red strawberry ice cream glistening in the light. I bit into it eagerly, and was amazing by the beautiful sensation of perfectly tart and sweet strawberry sorbet. The cookie crunched and mixed with the ice cream, creating a swirling array of sweet and tangy flavors. This place is great, they make awesome ice cream sandwiches!

Photo of Jess Whang Jess Whang
Jun 20, 2019 5

Literally the best ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is really soft and smooth, and there is so much bright flavor packed into every bite. I especially like the strawberry ice cream, because you can really taste the freshness of the strawberries (there are even small seeds!). The cookie part of the ice cream sandwich is so crunchy and lightly covered in sugar. It really complements the flavor of the ice cream by adding a textural element that makes the whole experience wonderful! Please try one (or many) when you come.

Photo of paul brusco paul brusco
Jun 20, 2019 5

Today I tried to Rocky road ice cream sandwich which is very soothing on a hot summer day. The texture and quality of the ice cream is excellent, and the cookie/crust outer layer isn’t too crunchy but isn’t too soft either that sandwich will fall apart, it is just the right amount in between. The marshmallows and almonds inside the ice cream add flavor to this already very tasty dessert item. This is not your average ice cream sandwich, it is a 9 out of 10.

Photo of Jordan Mittleman Jordan Mittleman
Jun 20, 2019 5

The ice cream sandwiches have an exceptional taste to them and provide an exemplary balance of sweetness between the ice cream and saltiness from the cookie. Unlike the majority of ice cream sandwiches that I have consumed in my life, these do not crumble and create a mess. Most bites create a clean break that does not cause parts of the sandwich to fall on the ground. I could also pick out the distinct flavors from the ice cream coupled with the less noticeable taste from the cookie. What's more is that every bite induced the same amount of flavor. A truly delightful experience/ice cream sandwich that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a sweet, savory dessert.

Photo of Laura Samone Laura Samone
Jul 3, 2019 5

Really good customer service and food. Not really wild on their dessert section. But their almond cookies were great. I got the dumplings and the duck soup. Ooo it was good