Lim Ros Thai

2126 Columbus Parkway

Benicia, CA 94510

707 296-1164


This family-owned restaurant opened about 14 months ago and they are rockin’ it! 

Who opens a restaurant during a pandemic?  Very gutsy!  Many Southampton patrons came initially just to support this new business, but now return regularly for the fresh, flavorful food.

Lim Ros Thai is located near Columbus Parkway and Rose Drive, next to Starbucks.  At the time of this review, they are providing carry out and delivery service only, but anticipating the opening of their lovely indoor dining space. The extensive menu offers a wide variety of tastiness and inspiration. Takeout is easy by phone or through the website.

Everybody’s talking about the Pineapple Fried Rice—a favorite for old and young alike.

Pad Thai, Crispy Rolls, Fried Rice Crab Omelet and Pumpkin Curry are also very popular.  Check out the menu and choose your favorites!

Gracie especially recommends the amazing Dancing Fish—Crispy white fish coated with homemade garlic sauce, crispy shallots and sesame seeds served with turmeric rice.  The rice alone is worth a return visit.  You can’t go wrong with the steamed fresh vegetables, or the Som Tum salad—shredded green papaya with  spices, vegetables, garlic, peanuts and lime dressing.  So far, I’ve been unable to leave here without an order of the Tom Kha soup—that coconut milk with lime, lemongrass, more spices and vegetables always makes me happy. Oh, wait, and then there’s the Crab Rangoon….gorgeous.

Give your taste buds a treat to celebrate the New Year!


Pixar/Disney – animated

Rated PG, 102 minutes, 2020

Directed by Peter Docter

Academy Award Winner: Best Animation, Best Original Score

Voices by Jamie Fox, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Quest Love, Angela Bassett, Daveed Diggs and others.

“Life is full of possibilities. You just need to know where to look.”

“I was born to play.”

 “I’m going to live every moment of it.”

These are popular quotes from this lovely movie that has something for everybody.  Joe Gardner is a down-on-his-luck, middle school band teacher whose life has not gone as planned.  He finally gets a break at a big jazz club, but wonders about his purpose and begins to question his existence.  He’s transported from the streets of New York City and finds himself in a magical, fantastical place trying to help a new friend find their passion. Through it all, Joe finds “soul,” and along the way he just might have discovered the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

There’s comedy, adventure and terrific music that will lift your spirits and warm your heart.  Some say this movie has inspired them to live life more fully, cherish every day, and find pleasure in surprising places.  The animation is pristine, the original jazz score is thrilling, and the laughter and tears keep coming from start to finish.  It’s fun, it’s joyful, there are shenanigans and, best of all, it encourages

us to stop and smell the coffee, or the flowers, or take a moment to look up at the stars.  The perfect movie for new beginnings.

Cinema Cat gives this movie a rare 9 ½ out of 10 Whiskers!

Soul movie art