IKEA Elizabeth

Furniture / Home Store
  • Elaine N.
    "best ikea ever haha Swedish meatball!"(5 Tips)
    Mike I.
    "land across the turnpike at Newark Airport."(3 Tips)
    Caleb K.
    "3.5% tax break!"(2 Tips)
    ISSO - Columbia University
    "free shuttle bus on weekends from the Port Authority Bus Station."(2 Tips)
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  • Laura M.
    Laura MarieAugust 27, 2015
    It's my favorite place! You find such good deals! Just watch what you buy because something's are a better quality then others. I've always shopped carefully and my stuff has lasted me years and years
  • Chrîs
    ChrîsSeptember 27, 2012
    If you can go on a weekday between opening and 3 or 4 pm, then you'll avoid the lines. Come with a plan to minimize wandering. The website is your friend.
    Upvoted Nov 14
  • Jake G.
    Jake GuttormssonApril 10, 2016
    Get the ikea shopping app. You can skip the showroom and find all the locations of your flat pack items before you get to the store!
  • Melvin E.
    Melvin Echols JrJanuary 5, 2012
    We love picking out furniture and other household items we need. Sometimes they have a special where your receipt from the food court will be taken off your in-store purchases.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 9, 2014
    Ikea is one of the most efficient and organized stores around. If you don't mind building your own furniture, you really can't go wrong.
  • Deepak S.
    IKEA is where relationships go to die. That being said, this place is humongous (even by Ikea's standards), has a plethora of guilt inducing snacks and was NOT crowded on a Sat late afternoon. :-)
  • Mike I.
    Mike IrisOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Its fun to check out all of the living space set ups they have. The food is good here too. You can eat and watch the airplanes take off and land across the turnpike at Newark Airport.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EngFebruary 16, 2012
    Looking to furnish your home, IKEA has everything you will ever need! I suggest going during the week, as the weekends are usually crowded and rushed.
  • heather p.
    heather pinkMarch 24, 2012
    I have never seen so many out of control children in one spot in my whole life. Also merchandise is difficult to find w/o walking though the whole store. Obvious marketing tactic.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KreverMay 27, 2013
    These guys for everything they can to prevent you from calling directly the 908 number below and getting real help. Keep hitting "0" and you will eventually get through!
  • jamie p.
    jamie phamSeptember 1, 2010
    Swedish Meatballs <3 plus there are a lot of great deals there! Prepare to spend a whole day there if you are planning on getting everything for your room!
  • Michelle Y.
    Michelle YangAugust 29, 2012
    Home delivery line takes forever. There's only 1-2 employees manning it whether it's a weekday or weekend. Prepare to stand on line for at least 30 minutes!
  • Terence B.
    Terence BeebeMarch 5, 2016
    Great furniture at a great value. My only thing is that kids use this place as a jungle gym.
  • Torleif P.
    Torleif PerssonAugust 7, 2014
    If you can, go on a weekday to avoid the weekend madhouse.
    Upvoted Nov 14
  • Vincent C.
    Vincent CheungAugust 30, 2011
    Stop by the cafeteria if you have a chance. They recently dropped their price for the Swedish meatball plate from $3.99 to $2.99. Read more
  • Ania B.
    Ania BańczykAugust 6, 2015
    Ikea is like Ikea. Looks the same everywhere. But this one is definitely cleaner, nicer and less crowded than the one in Brooklyn.
  • Bonnie L.
    Bonnie LeungNovember 4, 2013
    Sunday before 11am was not bad at all! After that tho, oh my god I feel like Simba in the wildebeest stampede. Go early!
  • Emil H.
    Emil HNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can't fit everything you bought in one trip, you can leave the excess merchandise in one of their huge lockers for $0.25 until closing time.
  • Tausha C.
    Tausha ChambersJanuary 28
    IKEA has so many different things for your home and the prices are not that bad depending on what your looking for.
  • ISSO - Columbia University
    Although it's in Elizabeth, NJ, there is a free shuttle bus on weekends from the Port Authority Bus Station.
  • Min T.
    Min TanMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go during eat for free days! Spent $150 on a sofa and ate $50 worth of food for free!
  • Longfei X.
    Longfei XingNovember 17, 2014
    this place is getting better and better. Affordable while stylish. Their product is getting more rigid also.
  • Mike E.
    Mike EraOctober 16, 2011
    Two smoke breaks, waited in line for food, ate the food, and used the bathroom before my Full Serve headrest was ready for pick up. I didn't mind the wait, might not be the same for everyone else.
  • Sean E.
    Sean EbertSeptember 14, 2013
    2 words: SWEDISH MEATBALLS. Grab some at the frozen food section too for home ;)
  • RC
    RCMay 16
    I love Ikea, I always want to buy everything when I come here. We need more stores here in NY !
  • Oz L.
    Oz LiuDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take note of the furniture names. They're great for baby names too!!
  • Brad K.
    Brad KioskiJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to go to get food and watch airplanes and get cool Swedish stuff and the chocolate bars too
  • Sagar H.
    Sagar HatekarApril 4, 2012
    Extremely slow, dull and unco-operative staff at the checkout. But otherwise, a great place to get THE best furniture. I got a sofa-bed, tv stand, and a shoe rack from here. Food sucks!
  • Jackey L.
    Jackey LSeptember 6, 2016
    Food court is good, try meat ball and smoke salmon.
  • Pursarth T.
    Pursarth TuladharApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure your box is not damaged. If it is, there's a high likelihood that the furniture inside is damaged. Save yourself a trip back to the returns section with it's long wait times.
  • Luis
    LuisNovember 18, 2013
    Meatballs and fries and a yogurt ice cream ....
  • Wendy F.
    My new dresser is gorgeous from here
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinMarch 24, 2015
    Pretty typical Ikea with a labyrinthine showroom floor. Decently nice staff, though.
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JonesJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are only buying accessories, don't go to the showroom, enter through the exit near the loading dock.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MendezOctober 4, 2011
    Soft drinks have absolutely NO carbonation! I asked if they could change the canister and they said no - it's a known problem with their setup. Enjoy drinking syrup water :-(
  • Elizabeth nayoung K.
    Free shuttle at #5 port authority bus terminal for every 30min (only weekend)
  • XM
    XMNovember 16, 2013
    3.5% sales tax break as opposed the regular 7% NJ tax.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PaschDecember 23, 2011
    Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot.
  • Pete C.
    Pete CFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early on the weekend if you're ordering kitchen cabinets
  • JMS
    JMSJanuary 28, 2012
    If u make it through this furniture maze there is cheese at the end in the ikea cafe.
  • Juls
    JulsJanuary 12, 2013
    Ohhh Elizabeth. You know you're there when there's more pee around the bathroom than in the toilets. Worth the 3.5%tax? Probably.
  • Wendy F.
    Love the Hemnes collection, solid wood!
  • Ken T.
    Ken TaylorMarch 10, 2012
    Breakfast and view of planes landing at Newark for under $2.00!
  • Katia C.
    Katia ConceicaoSeptember 30, 2015
    LOVE the IKEA!
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn GMay 7, 2012
    Eat at the cafe. Try the meatballs!
  • seth h.
    seth hochmanJuly 10, 2011
    I went in for a $40 patio set and dropped almost $500 for stuff we really didn't need. How does that always happen??? At least the meatballs rock.
  • Patryce C.
    Patryce CritzDecember 23, 2015
    How do you not love Ikea. I just hate you have to walk through a full maze of the store to get out.
  • Oldemort Y.
    Oldemort YSeptember 10, 2011
    Yummy meatballs. Not as busy as I thought it would be on a saturday afternoon.
  • Joanne
    JoanneMarch 27
    Go during the week if you can
  • angularism
    angularismAugust 14, 2010
    get stoned before IKEA its hellish otherwise. pizza rocks. with dingleberry soda.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best IKEA. 3.5% sales tax. #FTW
  • Think C.
    Think ChadApril 17, 2013
    Their multi teir hangers are dope!
  • Monika D.
    Monika D.August 21, 2011
    Sign up for the Ikea Family Card and get free frozen yogurt!
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NgoMarch 9, 2015
    best ikea ever haha Swedish meatball!
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LuAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids must be potty trained ( no diapers or pull ups) to gain access to the ballroom
  • Bobbi W.
    Bobbi WhiteJune 8, 2013
    Best Store Beautiful buys .... I love the Store
  • Cristo L.
    Cristo LeonOctober 3, 2015
    The cafeteria is a great place to eat
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn GMay 7, 2012
    Make sure you have all of the boxes you need for your furniture before you check out. Nobody will double check for you.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MannelFebruary 2, 2013
    Bring your patience!
  • Tiana R.
    Tiana RoblesNovember 29, 2011
    AVOID WEEKENDS! Weekday day shopping is easy breezy and less attitude from store associates.
  • NYCAviation
    NYCAviationSeptember 21, 2010
    Nice view of Newark Airport traffic from the parking lot, but you might get kicked out by Ikea staff and/or hassled by the police. Read more
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KovachNovember 20, 2010
    Try the vegetarian crepes with spinach and cheese!
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DiazFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a madhouse on Sundays, empty during weekday mornings
  • Andrew
    AndrewSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Family friendly parking is for people with kids with them, not that you are with your wife.
  • Michelle Y.
    Michelle YenNovember 14, 2013
    Lock your car and keep your alarms on. Got my car stolen from the parking lot!!!!
  • DJ C.
    DJ CSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chocolate overlord cake
  • Kelvin C.
    Kelvin ChicoJanuary 5, 2010
    Best time to go is during the week. The weekends are usually a mob scene.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fist pump as much as possible. Don't worry, you won't be alone.
  • David K.
    David KottonJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot dogs, 2 for $1.00... Enough said!
  • K
    KJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I could spend weeks here!
  • Ken G.
    Ken GriggsSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    a great place to get items up to 60 percent off
  • Sean G.
    Sean GarrettJune 28, 2015
    Affordable stuff, but when shopping on the weekend it's where dreams go to die.
  • Xavier E.
    Xavier EstevezSeptember 25, 2011
    Park in the family friendly spaces. I won't judge you.
  • Madison P.
    Madison PurguyFebruary 2, 2016
    Beautiful and well organized
  • Susan S.
    Susan SuarezAugust 22, 2013
    There are shortcuts through the marketplace. Learn them.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MacFarlaneFebruary 24, 2013
    Stood on line for close to an hour. Sooo not worth the wait!!!
  • Alexis R.
    Alexis Roemer-BensonNovember 28, 2011
    Printed out stock bin online, went thru back door an hour before they close. delivery 2morrow. only 20 minutes and avoids the maze.
  • Caleb K.
    Caleb KJuly 21, 2011
    3.5% tax break!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BauserDecember 19, 2009
    Get meatballs in the cafe and watch the planes landing at EWR next door.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AdamsonJune 22, 2015
    Swedish meatballs closest to our Farmor
  • Sweet Day B.
    Sweet Day BuffetApril 9, 2013
    Princesses cake is the best
  • Kris P.
    Kris PurcellAugust 14, 2010
    Don't forget to get the extra meatballs for $1 -- bargain!
  • Sean R.
    Sean Ransom SmithJanuary 8, 2012
    Skip the meatballs and get the lobster.
  • Kylyan Sajidah M.
    Kylyan Sajidah Mu'MinMarch 18, 2012
    Use ur debit card and get 1% back
  • Justin E.
    Justin EschertJanuary 2, 2012
    Feel free to run people over with the crappy shopping carts that are impossible to control
  • Mark N.
    Mark NappiNovember 30, 2013
    This would either be the greatest place or worst place on Earth to do hallucinogens I'm not sure which.
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RivadeneiraFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    So funny how the people try to drive their carts!
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'BrienApril 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Extra points if you can fall asleep on the beds!
  • Ken G.
    Ken GriggsSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's cool to check in at the check out!
  • Carly D.
    Carly DiPasqualeSeptember 1, 2014
    Soo big and too many people
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea is Swedish for, "disposable"
  • Hong
    HongJune 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    August is the best time to see new products and inspirations
  • Belinda D.
    Belinda DelaramaAugust 18, 2013
    Breakfast r great !
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LabaySeptember 28, 2014
    Tunnel 2 towers 5k today for Steven sillier foundation
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CruzJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go during the day LESS commotion. :)
  • Arys D.
    Arys DanielaOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    In case you didn't know, (I sure didn't) Ikea credit cards are no longer accepted as of May.
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FarleyFebruary 26, 2016
    It's an experience!
  • aholecop ..
    aholecop .July 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop leaving your gps units stuck to your windshield. Somebody might take it.
  • Polina S.
    Polina SlavinOctober 16, 2011
    Did you that IKEA was started by a former Nazi? Now you know.
  • Ken G.
    Ken GriggsSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    it's cool to check in at the checkout
  • Robin G.
    Robin GoldsteinOctober 10, 2011
    Kitchen sale! 20% off til 11/27/11
  • Madhumanti S.
    Madhumanti SarkarFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never eat here!! I got severe food poisoning immediately after consuming their food. So did my friend and husband. We are all suffering from vomiting and diarrhea at the moment.
  • Terry
    TerryFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I always see about 7 to 10 pregnant women everytime I come here.
  • Margie M.
    Margie MMarch 22, 2012
    Don't look up at the hideously dirty dusty ceiling.
  • Rudy A.
    Rudy ANovember 6, 2011
    Get the Swedish meatballs
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelSeptember 1, 2014
    Beware! Unleashed tiny humans everywhere!
  • Damoun Y.
    Damoun YasharSeptember 3, 2012
    Returns are brutal
  • Diana F.
    Diana FarleyApril 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
  • Eric R.
    Eric RoznerFebruary 19, 2012
    Welcome to the 9th circle of hell.
  • Larry
    LarryJanuary 20, 2013
    Never again. Even got off the food line. 10 minutes to find the exit. Macy's, I hope you are still open!!
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando GonzalezJune 10, 2011
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SpiritoFebruary 26, 2011
    What a nightmare!
  • Emily V.
    Emily ViethJuly 16, 2012
    Employees are extremely rude!
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos ScheideggerMarch 6, 2010
    Avoid the delivery service line on weekends at all costs...
  • maurice c.
    maurice cruzJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • S. L.
    S. L.September 5, 2013
    This is the worst place on earth.
  • Mario C.
    Mario CastroMarch 19, 2009
  • Katia C.
    Katia ConceicaoSeptember 30, 2015
    AMO a IKEA! Excelentes precos!
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