Dolce Tokyo – 313 Somerset Just Got Sweeter With New Japanese Italian Café

   

313 Somerset just got sweeter with the opening of Japanese-Italian café Dolce Tokyo. And also more Japanese with surrounding shops like Lowry’s Farm and Uniqlo at Level 3 (which look like where I can get my entire wardrode from). But unlike the fashion stores, Dolce Tokyo is a completely new brand and concept, created due to the void of such cafés in town.

While the 56-seater café looks like a shoebox unit, there is actually a small kitchen behind which can prepare a range of mains and sides for a fuller dining experience. I do notice that more customers come here during off-meal times, perhaps not knowing they serve meals such as All-Day Breakfasts and Japanese casual dishes.

I thought that the strength of its kitchen lies more in the Japanese more than the Western items. Go for the Omu Curry Rice ($19) which has Japanese fried rice wrapped in a gooey bright yellow egg, served with a melt-in-your-mouth pork belly skewer and side accompaniments of salad, baby octopus and jellyfish. My afraid-to-get-fat friend was initially unconvinced of the pork belly, till she took a bite and never looked back.

The Hiyashi Chuka ($15) reminds me of the Taiwanese mee sua, and is actually cold somen topped with strips of tamagoyaki egg, sliced cucumber, sliced carrot, ginger, gammon ham and nori. The best part is when the cold goma sesame (and some secret ingredients) sauce is poured around, mixed evenly (like lo hei), and relished. Refreshing and different.

Most of the Japanese tai-tais who come in here are having some dessert of some kind. If you cannot decide between your group, take the Dessert Bento ($18.90) where you can mix and match.

We had the Shiratama with Kantan jelly, Panna Cotta with mixed berries, Abekawa mochi, green tea gelato, and cake of the day – a homemade carrot cake. The most popular item among the girls (the Ninja Girls I meant) was the wobbly Panna Cotta made with real vanilla pods instead of just essence. Look out for the dots on the dessert for its authenticity.

The most Instagram-ed dessert is likely to be Yuzu or Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake ($11.50 each), served in bird cage specially brought in from Japan because it is just more elegant.

Some may be hesitant to order any cake at that price. Then I found out it is homemade, produced in small quantities, prepared with Japanese imported yuzu fruits because they are sweeter, and at least big in size. The matcha cake is really fluffy and unique, and I loved the green tea crumble to bits, literally.

As Dolce Tokyo is still new, there could be some service lapses and items on the menu that needs some refinement. Once that is polished up, I am quite certain that we will see more of this name around. As what the Ninja Girls say collectively, the food at Dolce Tokyo is “Oishii!”.

Dolce Tokyo Giveaway!
Dolce Tokyo will be giving away 10 sets of Curry Rice with pork belly skewers & matcha latte to 10 blessed Daniel’s Food Diary readers!

All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook page of Daniel’s Food Diary and Dolce Tokyo
Step 2: SHARE this post on Facebook or RETWEET the post on twitter
Step 3: Leave a comment below to name your favourite Dolce Tokyo item

Results will be announced 3rd April.

Dolce Tokyo Cafe
313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #03-23 Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT), Tel: +65 6836 5612
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm

*The above entry is an advertorial.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

161 Responses to “Dolce Tokyo – 313 Somerset Just Got Sweeter With New Japanese Italian Café”

  1. Mei Fang
    March 27, 2013 at 4:42 am #

    My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento!

  2. Roann Goh
    March 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Favourite item is Omu Curry Rice, hope i get to try it.

  3. March 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice looks nice!! :Da

  4. Elise Tan
    March 27, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    Omu Curry Rice looks nice! <3

  5. Sonia Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    Omu Curry Ric.

  6. March 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    I would love love love to try the dessert bento set~~~!! 😀 my guy would love the Curry Rice with pork belly skewers ..he is a big jap curry rice fan!!

  7. susan song
    March 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    i love curry rice .. let me win please :) thanks!

  8. Sonia Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice

  9. Yosefina
    March 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Personally, Hiyashi Chuka must be an exquisite one for me!
    😉

    xoxo

  10. Khoo Boo Son
    March 27, 2013 at 4:47 am #

    Dessert Bento! it looks scrumptious.

  11. 蔡玲
    March 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka for the Goma sauce

  12. Dawn
    March 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I wanna try Hiyashi Chuka! cold somen rocks!

  13. Renee Kee
    March 27, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    My fave is the dessert bento !

  14. Alexial
    March 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Teriyaki Pork Belly Skewers. The meat is really unforgettable!!!

  15. mi zi
    March 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Omu curry rice

  16. Eunice Kong
    March 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    I would love to try the Omu Curry Rice.

  17. Sara Kwee
    March 27, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    Shiratama with Kantan jelly.

  18. Keax Liao
    March 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    My favorite item has got to be the Omu Curry Rice. I love omu rice, and it would be great if I could try Dolce Tokyo’s!

    Thank you!.

    achromatism@gmail.com

  19. Pei Wen
    March 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Hiyoshi Chuka!

  20. Sara
    March 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Desert Bento Set, so i can try more sweets! ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ

  21. March 27, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake sounds divine! can't wait to try it :)

  22. Shirley
    March 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    LIKED AND SHARED. Omu curry rice!

  23. Sylvia
    March 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame cake sounds divine ! can’t wait to try it :)

  24. Jess Wong
    March 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Favorite Dolce Tokyo item – Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake! O-ishi-neh

  25. Pearly Lim
    March 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Liked and Shared. Dessert Bento is perfect for an indecisive girl like me. Nevertheless, I would love to try the curry rice *v*

  26. Toh Evon
    March 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice!

  27. Lu Siu Ching
    March 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I want to try Yuzu and Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake!

  28. Bridget Peh
    March 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I fancy the Dessert Bento, looks very captivating with many of my favourite Japanese desserts! <3

  29. KS Chen
    March 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento!

  30. Ming jing
    March 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Dessert bento! I cant resist desserts!

  31. June Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    I will try the Hiyashi Chuka! Sounds interesting ^_^

  32. Valerie Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    it will be Dessert Bento! =D

  33. sinern
    March 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    dessert bento

  34. Jacqueline Joy
    March 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    LIKED AND SHARED. Omu curry rice! yummmmyyyy…

  35. Pauline Tan
    March 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    dessert bento.. here i come 😀

  36. Tay Lucy
    March 27, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    Dessert Bento is my choice.

  37. March 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    My favorite Dolce Tokyo item would be Matcha Black Sesame & Japanese Yuzu cake!! Sinful yet irresistible..=`)

  38. Susan Teo
    March 27, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    I like Dessert Bento looks good!

  39. March 27, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    The Hiyashi Chuka looks nice and delicious.

  40. March 27, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    The Japanese green tea with goma sesame cake is my absolute favorite!

  41. Murakami Michiko Christabelle
    March 27, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Yummy food me want! :)

  42. Annabel
    March 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice!

  43. March 27, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    Dessert Bento

  44. Pei Chwen
    March 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento.

  45. Claudia Ng
    March 27, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    My favourite item would be the Panna Cotta with mixed berries! :)

  46. Bebe Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka

  47. Eddy Khoo
    March 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Omu curry rice

  48. March 27, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    GOMA BLACK SESAME CAKE :)

  49. March 27, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    I love Omu Rice~.

  50. Winston Teo
    March 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Yuzu or Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake …

  51. Leena Soh
    March 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka is yummy!!!

  52. huiling
    March 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Liked and retweeted! Favourite item has got to be Green Tea with Goma Sesame Cake for now! Would love to try more stuffs from Dolce Tokyo! Pick me please! :)

  53. Cuixia Wang
    March 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake (^.^)

  54. Ken Ho
    March 27, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I MUST have that cake…

  55. Missy Grace L
    March 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice

  56. Tan Yi Ying
    March 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    DESSERT BENTO!! I GOT A SWEET TOOTH!!! 😀 i love jap food!!! <3 <3 <3

  57. Jessie Sng
    March 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka

  58. March 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Dessert Bento ! It look so yummy to me! 😀

  59. edwin
    March 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka

  60. Jane Lee
    March 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake

  61. March 27, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    My Favourite Dolce Tokyo item is definitely Omu Curry Rice! yummy!

  62. Shenny
    March 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    My Favourite Dolce Tokyo item is definitely Omu Curry Rice! yummy!

  63. March 27, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Omu curry rice! Looks so delicious..:)
    samnlk@hotmail.com

  64. elaine
    March 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  65. Sharen Yap
    March 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Would like to try Hiyashi Chuka. Look so refreshing to have it in a hot weather like SG

  66. March 27, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Omu curry rice n dessert bento! Jasmineyhy@hotmail.com

  67. Jasmine
    March 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Omu curry rice n dessert bento! Sorry for being greedy! I like these two:)

  68. Quek ch
    March 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  69. March 27, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Omu curry rice o-ishi~.

  70. March 27, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Omu curry rice o-ishi~.

  71. esther
    March 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Goma Black Sesame Cake :)

  72. MenMen A
    March 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice <3
    The hunt for SG's best Curry Rice is on! :)

  73. Wilda Kua
    March 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice! Big fan of curry and egg, plus the picture looks good and tempting.

  74. HL Chua
    March 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Yuzu Cake. It’s not too sweet and the flavor is really good.

  75. Bojia Wang
    March 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Definitely the DESSERT BENTO!! It’s innovative and great for indecisive minds when it comes to choosing what to eat

  76. March 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    DESSERT BENTO HAND DOWN, WHOO.

  77. March 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    My favourite is the dessert bento because i can choose all my favourite dessert at one go!

  78. Qi Yan
    March 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    My favourite is the dessert bento as i like being able to choose and enjoy the desserts i fancy at one go! 😀

  79. March 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    DESSERT BENTO LOOKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD <3

  80. Vanesse
    March 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Matcha with Goma Cake looks divine ^^

  81. Wen Hao
    March 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice!

  82. Wen Hao
    March 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice

  83. Denise Tan
    March 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    The Hiyashi Chuka

  84. Pan Wenbin
    March 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    dessert bento

  85. Justin Chong
    March 28, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    So many favourites to choose from! I guess the one which really entices me the most would be the Omu Curry Rice. I believe it would be a very pleasurable experience dining there and be able to reminisce the Japan memories, food and culture :)

  86. Stephen
    March 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Love the Omu Curry Rice!

  87. March 28, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    love the Omu Curry Rice.

  88. March 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Liked and Shared and Retweeted already! =)
    Mad love for most of their items! If i must only choose one it has to be the Unagi Toji! Yummilicious! wld love to have the voucher to make my hard day at work a better one!. give me plz…. **big shiny innocent eyes” =P

  89. March 28, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Hiyashi Chuka!

  90. Koh Cherlene
    March 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Oishiii Omuuuu Curry Rice!
    Liked and Shared!!

  91. Jia Yin
    March 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Hiyashi chuka!

  92. Carrie Mae
    March 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Love the Mixed Berries Panna Cotta! 😀

  93. Alex Toh
    March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice….I luv CURRY!

  94. Kamen Chiang
    March 29, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Omu curry rice!!

  95. Cheryl
    March 29, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Dessert bento for sure!

  96. Elizabeth Lee
    March 29, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    can’t wait to try this out!

  97. YW
    March 29, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Omu curry rice .. Hope it tastes as great as it looks

  98. March 29, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Matcha Latte!

  99. Jason
    March 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Matcha Latte

  100. Cynthia Hng
    March 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Would love to try the yuzu cake!

  101. Rosemarry
    March 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice! All time fav!!

  102. johnson
    March 30, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    The Hiyashi Chuka

  103. Ying Xin
    March 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Omu Rice!! soaked in a whole bowl of fragrant and delicious curry, mmmm…

  104. Joyce Lye
    March 30, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Hiyashi Chuka looks delicious! I'm going to make a trip to Dolce Tokyo!

  105. March 30, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Hiyashi Chuka~ Cause the sesame sauce looks tasty!

    & your panna cotta looks good too!

    (Liked & Shared on my wall :) ).

  106. March 30, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    All the cakes!

  107. chin oi lin
    March 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Goma Black Sesame Cake

  108. Hong Jingting
    March 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Dessert Bento!

  109. Cece Ann
    March 31, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake looks delish! 😀

  110. Oscar Chee
    March 31, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    Dessert Bento will surely sweeten my day!

  111. Meiqi
    March 31, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    dessert bento! its so unique <3

  112. March 31, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Omu Curry Rice.

  113. Siew Gek
    March 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice!

  114. March 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  115. March 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  116. March 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  117. March 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice.

  118. March 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice.

  119. March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  120. March 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Dessert Bento

  121. Chloe Guo
    April 1, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Hiyashi Chuka :))

  122. April 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Dessert Bento!!!

  123. Jessica Kee
    April 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Definitely Omu curry rice!

  124. SC Quek
    April 2, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    Omu Curry Rice!! I love curry!

  125. Lorraine Soh
    April 2, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    the mouthwatering omu carry rice please~~~

  126. April 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Dessert Bento!!! Would love to trythe different variety of desserts available!

  127. April 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Dessert Bento!

  128. Mame
    April 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Omu Curry Rice! nomnomnom

  129. April 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka~!

  130. sheng en
    April 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    simply love JAP!!! <3

  131. derek yee
    April 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Dessert Bento!

  132. April 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  133. April 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  134. April 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  135. April 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    My favourite has got to be the Matcha Green Tea with Goma Sesame Cream.trust me I absolute cannot resisnt anything with green tea in it from pancakes to ice cream to drinks.Matcha just needs to have that bittersweet taste and Dolce Tokyo in my opinion embodies it all really well.plus its genius that they paired it with black sesame cause usually matcha is matched with red bean but this makes it a refreshing twist thats really good cause ots light too (wonderful chiffon like texture) would love to be picked but in case I dont then everyone really,this place is a must try :)

  136. Sophia Ang
    April 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake looks delicious!

  137. Elaine Chang
    April 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    A sweet girl like me would love to try Dessert bento!

    Twitter: @Elaine4059
    FB name: Elaine Chang

  138. April 2, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    I love ALL the sweet and savory dishes!! Be it the omu curry rice or the dessert bento, I love them all! 😛 My favourite(st) would have to be the dessert bento for the child in me!

  139. April 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Definitely <3 the melt-in-the-mouth Omu Curry Rice!!!! :)

  140. Jerylene Xu
    April 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Dessert bento!

  141. Chua Jia Ni
    April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Yuzu with Goma Black seasame cake!

  142. Chua Jia Ni
    April 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Would like to try the Yuzu with Goma Black Sesame cake!

  143. Jerylene Xu
    April 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Dessert Bento!

  144. April 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Oiishi! I love to try Hiyashi Chuka and Dessrt Bento.

  145. Jenny Choo
    April 3, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    I’d love to savor Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake!

  146. Jerylene
    April 3, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Dessert bento!

  147. Jacky Choi
    April 3, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    I would like to try The Omu Curry Rice!

  148. Veralynn Tan
    April 3, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    I would like to try The Dessert Bento!

  149. Chin Ming
    April 3, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Omu Curry Rice

  150. Yeo Claire
    April 3, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    My favourite dish at DOLCE TOKYO is OMU CURRY RICE!

  151. April 3, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Liked and Shared. Dessert Bento and omu curry rice are my favourite. Yummie!

  152. Regina Ng
    April 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    My favorite choice would be the Dessert Bento,nothing beats starting or ending a meal on a sweet note ^.^

  153. Tommy Leung
    April 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Dessert BENTO!!!!!

  154. RuiRui Lim
    April 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Hiyashi Chuka! I've never tried it actually, but it looks like something refreshing and worth a go!

  155. Irene Soh
    April 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    My fav is the Hiyashi Chuka.

    liked and shared on fb.

  156. Alvin Lek
    April 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I want the omu curry rice, like now ~.~

  157. April 4, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    Omu curry rice looks great!

  158. admin
    April 8, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Congrats to Samantha Loh, Greta Chandra, Charmaine Yang, Keax Liao, Amelia Kathy, Alvin Sim, Aichaku, Dawn 87, Shenny, Jasmine Yeo. You have each won for yourself an Omy curry rice with matcha latte set from Dolce Tokyo. Please email DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address. Yeah!

  159. April 29, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    Unfourtunately the last time I was there stood there for 5 mins and I just had to walk away cause no apparent staff was working there lol.

  160. April 29, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    Unfourtunately the last time I was there stood there for 5 mins and I just had to walk away cause no apparent staff was working there lol.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. 20 Totally New Cafes In Singapore! Enough To Keep You Awake Till September Ends - DanielFoodDiary.com - September 4, 2014

    […] Café Edition Bread & Hearth, Burpz Café & Bakery, Charlyn’s Milk Bar, Coffeemin, Dolce Tokyo, Farm to Table, Fart Tartz, Fish Tale Café, JAB Brewers, Niche Boulangerie, Noir Art Speciality […]

Leave a Reply