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Rosa's Thai Cardiff

Sun-Thurs 12-10.30pm
Fri-Sat 12-11pm

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The best Thai food in Cardiff

Rosa’s Thai restaurant in Cardiff was our very first restaurant to open in Wales. Located in the heart of the city centre and open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy authentic Thai food in the bustling atmosphere of Church Street.

Our first Rosa’s Thai in Cardiff spreads over two floors with a basement level perfect for private events and parties up to 40 guests. Situated in the heart of Cardiff and a short walk from key attractions like the Museum of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, St John the Baptist Church, and the Principality Stadium, you’ll have plenty of time to grab comforting Thai stir-fry or curry ahead of a show, during a break from museum visits, or even a quick bite during your workday.

Rosa's Thai Grilled Pork Skewers served on a pale green plate

Our menu is filled with authentic Thai dishes and spices ranging from ‘Thai spicy’ like the famous Papaya Salad to completely mild (but still packed full of flavour like our Massaman Curry). If you’re meat-free, you’ll love our veggie and vegan menu, and there are gluten-free and halal options available too.

When you’re in the mood for a lighter meal that still packs a punch, you might like our Tom Yum Soup. With a warming hit of chilli, Thailand’s best-loved soup balances the sharpness of lime with sweet tomatoes, coconut milk, mushrooms, aromatic herbs, topped with our homemade roasted chilli oil. Try it with Asian mushrooms, Chicken or King Prawns for a satisfying and warming meal.

Young boy and girl eating from the Kids' Menu at Rosa's Thai

If you’re in the city or seeing in a show at the nearby venue with your children, you’ll be glad to know we cater for their smaller appetites with a menu designed just for kids. They can customise their own meal with chicken satay skewers, crispy prawns or veggie spring rolls, and each meal comes with some fun activities to keep them entertained while you enjoy your meal.

Students, we got you too! Enjoy 15% off your total food bill from Monday  to Thursday, just bring your valid student card and we’ll do the rest.

Rosa's Thai table set with celebratory meal and cocktails

If you’re looking to host a private party in Cardiff, we’ve got you covered. Our private dining room in the basement floor can host up to 40 guests. We have a Party Menu that’s fit for a Thai-style feast starting from £22.95 per person – all dishes are served on a sharing platter so everyone gets to try a bit of everything.  And if you’re looking for a space to host a Christmas party we also serve a festive feast menu in November-December every year.

We try our very best to accommodate walk-in diners but can get quite busy during the weekends, so we recommend making the reservation online ahead of time. And remember, if you’d rather stay at home when you try our made to order Thai food, you can drop by to pick up a meal or get it delivered straight to your door.

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What our customers say about us

Peterowsky
20:14 21 Nov 22
Came in out of interest and was immediately greeted by professional and polite SammieOrdered the drunken noodles with beef as well as Chicken patties, and the food was ready very quickly.The presentation of the food and the smell were both incredible. It was absolutely perfect for me, as a big fan of spicy foods. The portion size was quite significant as well, went from really hungry to really full.Can't wait to come back.
Georgina S.
14:06 19 Nov 22
i had a home delivery, it was really quick, food hot, delivery man polite and friendly. the food was delicious . Well done Rosa's cafe.
Green Fly 2.
16:08 16 Nov 22
Des plats très savoureux et un service super rapide !
Veronika K.
14:36 13 Nov 22
Delicious food, we'll definitely return soon!
paul B.
14:32 10 Nov 22
Really tasty food and very friendly staff.
Nim V.
17:28 09 Nov 22
Went for a late lunch with a friend and we ordered Chicken Satay , Thai Calamari and Pad Thai (both of us ordered the same thing and yeah we hella basic for that (: )The food came quick and hot; everything was delicious and we had a good time.But what really made our experience delightful was, Hoi. He greeted us with the biggest smile and was super nice throughout.Made it feel like a true Thai experience for us, so warm and friendly ✨ thank you Hoi, see you soon again!
Mike R.
23:55 08 Nov 22
Very tasty and very spicy too - just how I like it. Nice food, I think the manager (guessing she was) of this place came across a bit bossy but it didn't spoil my experience. Very fresh food too
Haoran W.
17:57 06 Nov 22
Sammir’s service are great
Andrew E.
22:52 02 Nov 22
Food was delicious and staff were lovely! Definitely will return.
Elizabeth S.
20:15 28 Oct 22
Great food (recommend the classic pad Thai and red curry, very yummy). Sweetcorn patties were really nice as well.Staff were very friendly, we didn't wait long for anything and plenty of staff available for ordering drinks or anything we needed.
Andrea M.
20:27 26 Oct 22
Hoi was a great host and looked after us so well. Great food, excellent drinks, lovely evening!
Lydia S.
20:27 26 Oct 22
Hoi was lovely and accommodating. The service was excellent and we had a lovely dinner with friends
Paul M.
15:27 24 Oct 22
Very nice food and the usual friendly Thai welcome
PapaPev
14:10 23 Oct 22
Came for lunch before rugby. Buay restaurant but were quickly seated without a booking. Food came out fresh and in good time. Good experience.
Carrie L.
13:15 23 Oct 22
Nice place for family to enjoy our weekend with great services
Alexandra W.
15:53 22 Oct 22
10/10. Amazing service and stunning authentic food. I had the drunken noodles... soo good!
Rob W.
19:17 21 Oct 22
Great food, served quickly. Sammie was our waitress, really friendly service
Mark M.
11:08 20 Oct 22
Great food, quick service and friendly staff
Ines
17:36 16 Oct 22
Lovely flavours!Had the veggie platter, followed by king prawn Pad Thai and king prawn Gaeng Penang!Fabulous portions, and lovely service.Don’t have the bubbles tea if you don’t like over sweet drinks!
Coco S
14:38 16 Oct 22
A lovely lunch in the centre of Cardiff! A little on the expensive side but worth it.
David A.
19:45 15 Oct 22
excellent service from Sammie and delicious food, we will be back, thank you!
Tony O.
07:46 10 Oct 22
Great place, excellent food and good service will definitely go back.
Az H.
23:21 08 Oct 22
everything was okay except thr tomyam soup needs some improvement
Denise T.
03:30 06 Oct 22
Delicious food and super quick service with friendly staff
Clare L.
20:53 03 Oct 22
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal here.
Clare W.
15:34 03 Oct 22
Very nice lunch, freshly made pad thai, delicious!
Andreas W.
18:44 01 Oct 22
Sehr freundliche Bedienung. Das Essen war sehr schnell da und schmeckte sehr gut.
Jenna B.
11:53 10 Sep 22
Really good food in the centre of Cardiff. The Thai green curry is delicious if you like spicy food. I've visited twice in the last month, and will definitely visit again soon.
Kristian H.
09:34 10 Sep 22
Delicious curry, great drinks, and very good service by Sammie! Definitely coming back!
Mike C.
19:49 03 Sep 22
Best Thai outside Thailand! We had the green curry and it was amazing. The fresh spring rolls were great and the massamum had the softest beef. Felt transported back to Thailand. We've always been for Bangkok cafe but this place is now our firmly our favourite in Cardiff. Only down side was the satay chicken was slightly on the small side for a portion will definitely return in future. Thanks
Monica W
21:14 30 Aug 22
Delicious pad thai and drinks at reasonable prices, friendly staff, clean though loud interior, clean washrooms
Yukai Z.
19:25 29 Aug 22
Great food and service. The marinated barbecue pork was really delicious.
Luciana F F C.
15:01 29 Aug 22
Very polite staff , specially Alisha! Great food and fair price. We really enjoyed our lunch time. Such pleasure to be chosen the Rosa’s Thai.
Ricki S.
14:52 24 Aug 22
Quite pricey for what it is
Tiffany Y.
14:34 20 Aug 22
Hoi and Sammy were such wonderful waiters/waitresses. Service from them was amazing and the food was great too!
Claudia De A.
11:46 19 Aug 22
Amazing food and super lovely staffs!
AMY S.
20:29 18 Aug 22
Sammie served us and was really friendly and knowledgable
JK K.
21:15 12 Aug 22
Fine dinning with friendly staff !!!
Gwen M.
07:58 10 Aug 22
Popped in for dinner at Rosa’s Thai as I am always thrilled to see another Asian twist to the already blossoming Cardiff food scene.What made the meal was eating with people who insist on putting it all in the middle and trying a bit of everything - sorry Smithy, keep your bhunas, I just love sharing food!!We shared:🇹🇭 Sharing Platter: Chicken Satay skewers, homemade spring rolls, juicy pork skewers, Thai spiced calamari and a bundle of crisp Thai prawn crackers!🇹🇭 Chicken Pad Thai with coconut sugar and roasted peanuts.🇹🇭 Rosa’s house Red Thai Curry with king prawns and bamboo shoots.🇹🇭 Massaman Curry with slow cooked beef and potatoes.🇹🇭 Pad Priew Wan: Thai sweet and sour chicken with a fiery pineapple sauce.🇹🇭 Coconut rice - obvs. because, what else?Super friendly staff, warm decor with lots of seats both upstairs and downstairs. Great for big parties, hot dates and catch ups with friends. Also super child friendly with a kiddies menu - did I mention they also sell boba tea?
James O.
18:57 08 Aug 22
Food and service were excellent. Really enjoyed the Penang, plus we had a free starter through the website as it was our first booking. Only slight criticism was that a 15% service charge was added on (for a table of 2) without asking - always something that annoys me a bit
Martha R.
20:35 01 Aug 22
Kevin was our server and he was great. Super attentive and friendly. Amazing food!!!
Joyce E.
20:34 01 Aug 22
Excellent food and excellent service from Kevin! Thank you
Manuj U.
07:32 01 Aug 22
Staff was ok, but we had to ask for additional plates and paper napkin.Taste was fine but portion for chicken panang was small and tofu for vegan versions of curry was extremely chewy.But again taste of different curries was good (could have been spicier/hotter).
brandon C.
19:21 30 Jul 22
good food and staffs.
Martyn C.
18:39 30 Jul 22
My first time ordering from Rosa's - very tasty & lovely to see so many Vegan and Vegetarian options. Will be ordering again!
Wu C.
20:48 29 Jul 22
Enjoyed a perfect lunch here! Thanks to Hoi for his hospitality, he introduced me and my friend to a delicious meal and made the dining experience even better.
Minji L.
12:59 25 Jul 22
Really nice customer service. Food was okay. Nice and spacious interior with extra seating downstairs.
Dylan G.
19:56 21 Jul 22
A very nice little restaurant/cafe tucked away from tourists, with mice ambience, friendly and quick service. The food was very tasty, we had a selection of starters, such as satay, and spring rolls which were a light start to am range of different curried and noodles, which had ranging spices and tasted very authentic. All in all a very good meal.
David P.
19:25 20 Jul 22
Sammie was an amazing host. Luckily the food matched the service! Will be back 👍
Angela
19:23 20 Jul 22
Lovely spot we happened upon, with great pad thai and great service. Very clean and welcoming.
Vaishnav D.
15:14 20 Jul 22
Food was good. Service was good. Overall good experience.
Matthew B.
19:48 18 Jul 22
Superb service. Gluten free and vegan options.
Peter R.
10:00 18 Jul 22
Jedlo ok.
Dr Nitin M.
17:42 17 Jul 22
Great Thai food at Cardiff city centre. Sammie was so hospitable and accommodating even when we wanted to change our seat, she did it with smile !
frillyes
21:20 16 Jul 22
the food was really nice !! and the waiter sammie was really kind:)
Chenyang L.
12:42 13 Jul 22
Great food and fantastic service by Hoi
沈啸禹
11:54 29 Jun 22
The food is tasty, and the staff are very nice.I’m enjoy my meal so much.
Laura W.
10:53 29 Jun 22
Really lovely food and quick sevice too!
Chris J.
11:58 28 Jun 22
Great place to eat and really awesome food (maybe because we were eager for something Thai to eat😜). Everything was cooked to perfection and very enjoyable. One thing to note is that they add service charge but since the whole industry is trying to recover after the pandemic I decided to pay it. Let me just repeat myself again - the food was really great!
Annie and Emily F.
19:18 24 Jun 22
Very delicious food, would definitely return! Super speedy and efficient service from our server Sammy too :)
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