IKEA Restaurant Hot
Selangor, Malaysia 47800
IKEA Restaurant is situated right in the heart of IKEA store which serves a resting place for you and your family to indulge your taste buds with traditional Swedish dishes and daily specials at very appetizing prices. Vegetarian dishes, and even meals for children are available as well.
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The queue worth queuing
The IKEA restaurant is a nightmare during meal times. The snaking long queue that goes all the way to the children’s toys area seems too ridiculous sometimes. BUT, IKEA’s food, especially the meatballs, is worth queueing for.
My favourite IKEA dishes are the chicken wings and the meatballs. The chicken wings rank quite high up in my list of best fried chicken. It is crispy on the outside, fried and perfectly seasoned. The meat on the inside is soft and juicy, the two important qualities every good fried chicken must have. The wings are extremely tasty and addictive, you’ll definitely crave for more than one. The IKEA meatballs are also a must-try if you want top-notch gourmet meatballs. The are fat round balls of delicious, soft and chewy meat. They come with potato which is kinda average, but there’s not much you can do with a potato I guess.
If there is one thing I must say, IKEA restaurant is definitely worth the queue. The environment is extremely family-friendly, and there is also a play area in the middle of the restaurants for young children. The food is at affordable prices, and there is also further discount if you are an IKEA member.
Eating at a furniture outlet
I have heard (and been surprised) many times at the number of people I know who requested me to eat a meal at Ikea. To me it seemed unfathomable how a furniture giant could also have a restaurant that serves delicious food. Nevertheless I decided to give it a try one day and I was glad I did! The restaurant is themed similarly to the essence of Ikea, that is the simplistic design of furniture placed all around to make a cozy atmosphere. Their specialty is their meatballs that is served with a generous amount of gravy and I must say, are some of the greatest meatballs I have ever consumed. I have since brought many more friends over to the dark side and introduced them to Ikea's restaurant. They were as baffled as I once was.
IKEA (whose pronunciation no one can ever on), used to be the place with the magical meatballs. However, I feel that it has lost a little of its magic over the years.
One of the greatest disappointments to me would be the fact that they changed the meatball recipe. They supposedly use “better” quality meat now, but what is a meat ball if it isn’t even able to sustain the shape of a ball? I do still look forward to having their cheap hotdogs every time I go there, and their ice cream has been a recent delightful find of mine.
Food aside, I think that the quality of the furniture sold is pretty decent for those prices, though many might find it a hassle having to assemble their own furniture.
Upper-class Food at Low Prices
IKEA is a place people go to buy furnitures and alike. Don't worry, the restaurant doesn't force you to eat their furniture. Instead, they design the restaurant it in a manner where their items and furniture are used in a simple, yet ideal manner. I have been here numerous amount of times for their swedish meatballs and Daim cake.
At RM10, you will get 10 pieces of meatballs along with french fries, gravy and jam. As a Malaysian, you'd probably as weird as I did as we are not used to eating salty food with sweet toppings. But believe me, they go as well as peanut butter on a cream cracker. The gravy is somewhat reminiscent of KFC's whipped potato gravy, except thicker. The french fries taste...like what you'd get in any fast food restaurant.
Overall, this place is definitely going to make you come back for more but you're going to have to be patient as it tends to have a massive crowd queueing up for food.
No more Daim cake??
Everyone goes to IKEA for meatballs. I wouldn't stress any more on that because it is already famously known for it. And I do love it! But I got to mention about their shrimp sandwhich and also their awesome Daim cake!
Recently I went to IKEA's restaurant and ordered 4x15 meatballs for 5 of my friends. We went crazyy with the meatballs cause we were so hungry! My other friend came specifically for the sweet Daim cake, only to find out that they do not serve them anymore. We asked the cashier lady and she said they stopped serving it for at least half a year already. What??
So we went down to the food store section to maybe purchase the whole cake instead. But guess what? They stopped selling that too! We were all so disappointed at the news, we went to the nearby cafe and had some RM1 IKEA ice cream. At least THAT was good.
A pit stop in the middle of shopping
Whenever I went to IKEA, I never failed to pay a visit to its cafe. The food are more or less the same every time, but still I never get a bore out of it. The meatballs, which I assume is everybody's favorite, are definitely a hit and should I say, the trademark? Yes, whenever we think of meatballs, IKEA will pop up in our minds.
Well, apart from meatballs, I do love their salmon and sickeningly sweet Daim cake. But what I love the most about this cafe is its surrounding and ambience. I also love the fact that they made the food counter to resemble the western's school cafeteria, a nice experience altogether. Definitely a fun for the young ones to be able to choose their own food.
Do stop by their cafe whenever you're in IKEA. It's always full most of the time so finding a place is a headache. Just be patient, though.
meatballs all the way.
A meal at IKEA restaurant and a stroll in IKEA, definitely worth your time. IKEA restaurant is a must go place if you ever go to IKEA. Well, maybe that's because i live quite far from IKEA. A few things that are a must try which are: meatballs, chicken wings, the salmon is quite alright and if you want to go for dessert, then the Daim cake.
Personally, i think all the food is great but it's also depends on your budget since they aren't very cheap either. But i have to emphasize it again, the meatballs are a must try but don't eat too much cause it gets a little bit stuffy at the end. The gravy is the best and when you mix it up with the meatballs, it's wonderful.
Also, another word of advice, the place is really crowded, if you go there with a friend, make sure your friend goes to find a place to sit while you take an order. I'm not joking when i say it's crowded. You don't want to linger around looking for a seat while pushing your trolley of food around. Oh, there's actually trolleys to let you put your food and the food are self service. Quite cool, right? So, don't forget to check it out when you're in IKEA.
One of IKEA most famous dishes is the beef meatballs, come with the servings of 5, 10 or 15 meatballs.
They were served with cream sauce and lingonberry jam. I thought it was raspberry at first, but only to know it was lingonberry, very likely to raspberry and not as sweet as strawberry. Unlike what we had seen on the menu, they lumped everything in a plate together with fries. I know it looked awful right? It was so neat and clean. The meatballs were coated with cream sauce and lingonberry jam. Cream sauce was tasty and a taste of little sour and sweet of the jam made a slight twist in flavour. What a perfect combination. Moreover the meat was so dense.
Here is another point to prove that IKEA is good at doing business. We can go to the cold storage available in IKEA to get all the raw ingredients to cook it ourselves at home.
Must Try Meatballs!
I'm not a fan of shopping malls' food courts for obvious reasons- but surprisingly, IKEA Restaurant serves delicious food; unusually for a restaurant owned by a shopping establishment.
They only serve very limited choices on their menu although they've expanded the choices over the last few years to include muffins and soup. My favorite, and most people's, is probably the IKEA Meatballs- beefballs, to be exact, topped generously with delicious brown sauce with fries for sides. The price doesn't burn a hole through your wallet, either.
The salmon and chicken dishes are good too, but the soup's lacking in thickness and flavor. The soft drinks are bottomless, and feel free to help yourself to utensils and napkins- because at IKEA restaurant, there's no waiter, the most you have are people who'll clean up your table after you leave your plates there (although they encourage you to clear and clean the plates).
So, no service, reasonable price, and good food. Do drop by whenever you're there.
Try out their cheese cake
Usual stopover if you shop in IKEA. You will notice everything is self service and personally I like the idea as I can take my time to think what I want for my tea break. I tried the meatballs, not as good as I expected. I expect the meatballs to be juicy and big, end up I get 10 small and dry meat balls. I would recommend trying their Cheese Cake and Apple Pie. Then treat yourself with a cup of coffee or tea. Nothing too fancy to describe, the restaurant is just as comfortable as what they show case in the gallery.