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  • Ranked #3 for furniture stores in Emeryville
  • Jason K.
    "Great baby back ribs and lingonberry juice!"(3 Tips)
    Randy S.
    "Swedish meatballs or ribs with fries are my favorite."(2 Tips)
    Angel M.
    "Friday special: hot dog and soft drink for $1.00!"(3 Tips)
    Andrey K.
    "And ribs if you are lucky."(4 Tips)
166 Tips and reviews
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  • James R.
    James RinellaMay 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I have to admit that I actually do enjoy assembling Ikea furniture. In my occupation my work is intangible so seeing an actual piece of furniture come together with my own hands is very satisfying.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea McLaughlinAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bargain lunch: meatballs, and lingonberry sauce. Skip the mashed potatoes and gravy, substitute steamed veggies. Add a glass of lingonberry drink and it's pretty healthy & well under $5.00.
  • Ashwini K.
    Ashwini KumarSeptember 21, 2014
    Mad house! Staff not available on the floor or helpful. Definitely go in with a specific plan or end up browsing forever.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganOctober 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Boy those carts are hard to maneuver! Use the "tugboat" method, one of you pushes from the back and the other steers from the front. Happy shopping
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengSeptember 5, 2015
    Such high quality products at very low prices. Fun place to go, it’s a great showroom
  • Randy S.
    Randy ShineMay 27, 2012
    The food is as affordable as it can possibly get, but it's really delicious! Swedish meatballs or ribs with fries are my favorite.
  • LaLena J.
    LaLena JohnsonAugust 11, 2015
    You will NOT go wrong with delivery w/JW Logistics. Installers call before they arrive and follow up to make sure you're satisfied!
    Upvoted Mar 19
  • Joy C.
    Joy CarlettiNovember 11, 2012
    Fun game to play at IKEA Emeryville: drive in back and count the SUVs & trucks parked in the 'compact only' section. #asshats
  • TaskRabbit
    TaskRabbitDecember 20, 2011
    We love Ikea! Putting the furniture together can be a drag, though. Did you know we have expert TaskRabbits that can assemble your Ikea furniture for you (affordably)? Live smarter with TaskRabbit. Read more
  • Justin D.
    Justin Dela CruzJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Zzz. Literally the best thing you can do is to get here as close to opening as possible. Especially if you're returning something or doing furniture pick-up.
  • Zac C.
    Zac ChesterFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try spending all day living in one of the efficiency apartment demos. Napping gets a bit odd. So does peeing in the un-plumbed toilet.
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WangJune 24, 2011
    Check the item number on the tag with what you're buying! I bought cushions from a box marked $1.49. Got to checkout & was charged $3.99. When I showed them the box they said the # was different!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Help, I'm still in here and can't find my way out. I'm near the display of European influenced housewares. Send rations and an extra cart.
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AnderssonSeptember 4, 2015
    Go on a weekday during working hours to avoid the crowds!
  • James F.
    James FerrandiniFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the marzipan princess cakes in the cafe. They're actually the best thing on earth.
  • @DavidCruiseSF
    @DavidCruiseSFJanuary 9, 2012
    Just remember there is cheese at the end of this rat maze...The cinnamon buns are well worth it!
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SohnAugust 6, 2014
    The Stockholm collection is pretty dope, as are the lovbacken and Stockholm mirror.
  • Amit T.
    Amit TiwariJune 26, 2011
    The Swedish meatballs at the cafe are a great reprieve from the madness that is ikea. A must try!
  • Rosemarie M.
    Rosemarie McKeonJune 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a fresh piece of cheese pizza, hot out of oven, and a free refill drink for $2.50! At bistro
  • John C.
    John CassilloJanuary 14, 2012
    If you're looking for the world-famous cinnamon buns, head downstairs toward check-out. The ones upstairs are not the genuine article.
  • Jules M.
    Jules MillerJuly 17, 2010
    Skip the entrance where the escalator takes you to the showroom; enter through the exit, sneak through the self-checkout lanes and head straight to the As-Is section. Bargains!
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleJune 1, 2012
    Check out the all you can eat Midsummer Buffet on June 15th from 4 - 8pm. $9.99 for adults & $2.49 for kids Read more
  • Rex W.
    Rex WuiJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Park on the top of the parking structure. There is always good parking up there. People seem to be afraid of unshaded parking!
  • Yannick
    YannickJuly 22, 2012
    Plan on the website before. We bought everything so fast after that, not loosing the day!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HardySeptember 10, 2014
    Enter through the exit and go straight for the 50% off as is.
  • Kristina C.
    Kristina CruzDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to check out the restaurant upstairs! Great food for a VERY good price.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis SteckelSeptember 20, 2014
    Watch amateur couples break up and "successful" couples slowly realize that this is what it has finally come too. Also, there are tons of pregnant woman, so if that's your thing...
  • 👍 Josh D.
    👍 Josh DMarch 31, 2015
    Look up the bin # of what you want, on their website before you go then skip the showroom.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DiazJune 21, 2010
    Get the cinammon rolls! And never leave without checking the as-is section. Great deals to be found there.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichOctober 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always crazy place but the people are really nice, which helps make up for it.
  • Annie T.
    Annie TengDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the pencil and paper. Snap a photo of the price tag with your phone. Thisty? Mix the lingonberry juice and Sierra Mist for a refreshing concoction!
  • Lach T.
    Lach TaylorJune 9, 2013
    Bring your seasickness meds. The showroom floor bounces. Petty strange for a concrete slab floor.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenMay 30, 2015
    Just come for the meatballs. And ribs if you are lucky.
  • Sherilynn M.
    Sherilynn MacaleMay 23, 2011
    The floor has arrows to help progress you through the confusing layout, haha. You're welcome.
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard ReyesDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Check online to see if your items are in stock
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaJuly 23, 2014
    Kids eat free on Tuesdays!
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MarieJanuary 13
    Affordable furniture. Fun to walk around in and easy to put together at home. Great place!
  • Thea V.
    Thea VanGuilderMarch 4, 2011
    Most of the furniture is OK, but you find a gem here and there :). Also, too many choices make your head spin.
  • Ty J.
    Ty JonesAugust 18, 2012
    They have "light" jazz on Saturdays. There is also WAY too many people.
  • Tony H.
    Tony HannidesMarch 22, 2013
    The carts are fun to spin! 4-Wheel Drive!
  • Andre L.
    Andre LFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Have an Android phone with the latest Google Maps? Fire it up in-store for a map/locator of where you are...
  • Jessa C.
    Jessa ClarkJanuary 2, 2013
    If you look confused/helpless enough someone will help you in the self serve section.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HarrisDecember 18, 2011
    Join the IKEA Family Club and get free coffee or tea every day.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 2, 2014
    Use the shortcuts, they're lifesavers.
  • Joyce W.
    Joyce WoolhetherMarch 9, 2013
    What a zoo on the weekend ... Wow! Lucky we were just looking and getting a free bag. :) for special today...
  • Jonno N.
    Jonno NortonOctober 23, 2011
    Don't worry about the floor shaking all the time; it's not an earthquake, and somehow it's actually normal.
  • Suzanne T.
    Suzanne The MatchmakerNovember 21, 2012
    Seriously Ikea, when there are over 25 ppl waiting to return something you may want to have more than 2 ppl working!!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 14, 2014
    Like a giant play structure for adults. Lots of time can be lost here.
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioSeptember 8, 2015
    Free meals with furniture purchase on IKEA Family day.
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey CooperNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best quick meals both upstairs and downstairs
  • Kas S.
    Kas S.February 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't always come to Ikea, but when I do I lose my whole day. Stay single my friends
  • Erika M.
    Erika MMarch 25, 2013
    The frozen Swedish pancakes with lingonberry preserves rock!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GoslinerAugust 13, 2014
    Avoid the garage at all costs and if you know what you want, enter directly into the exit for the warehouse
  • Elliot L.
    Elliot LeeFebruary 13, 2013
    Bring your own bag. All they have is twine and large paper.
  • Joey P.
    Joey PiscitelliJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love to get the meatballs and hide them in different places,
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMarch 7, 2015
    All these food for $7.94? Love BYOF day! 😉😍😋
  • Nessa Mae C.
    Nessa Mae C.August 1, 2011
    The amount of items is overwhelming! My parents and I never get out of here within an hour...EVER!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseApril 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try mixing the lingonberry juice with the soda.
  • Aspen M.
    Aspen MayerAugust 13, 2010
    Stuffed salmon filet and lingonberry drink is the best possible combination.
  • Gus C.
    Gus ClassJune 10, 2012
    Save some time and avoid the maze by entering through the exit.
  • Turtle T.
    Turtle TortugaJune 8, 2012
    Drop a crumb trail behind you; to be sure to find your way out!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SongSeptember 6, 2014
    Don't get the chocolate cake. It's pudding/a lie.
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleJuly 22, 2011
    Eat for Free this weekend! Deduct your restaurant purchase from your store purchase of $100 or more.
  • Juliano D.
    Juliano DellameaSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    According to legend, the meatballs are made of those who couldn't find the exit.
  • Cat O.
    Cat OshiroFebruary 12, 2012
    Mad house on the weekends but the meatballs make it better :)
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the $1 ice cream on your way out - its totally worth it!
  • Andy V.
    Andy VomSteegApril 6, 2012
    If you know what you want go through the exit door.
  • R. RetreatHmNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy swedish goodies! Great nordic xmas decorations!
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Mostly I come here to people watch and lay on mattresses that I'm not going to buy.
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsOctober 13, 2015
    A special kind of demon designed the floor plan for this place
  • Pamela R.
    Pamela RouseJune 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Omg blueberry vanilla swirl frozen yogurt available here!
  • Toby M.
    Toby MorningAugust 23, 2012
    Come right at opening to avoid lines and crowds
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    At the top of the escalator turn left twice. Secret passage to downstairs!
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Only come on weekdays or as soon as they open on the weekends. Weekend afternoons are literally the worst, don't do it.
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleSeptember 8, 2011
    This Saturday get the NORDBY bed tray for only $4.99 was $7.99
  • Justin K.
    Justin KamimotoMay 12, 2014
    Don't come an hour within closing. The employees will start telling you they are closed and to "please get out"
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WarrenNovember 19, 2015
    Pick out your furniture online first to make your trip much faster.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 2, 2014
    Avoid it like the plague. Their showroom is like a rat maze, you spend way too much time building low quality furniture and the return dept move like molasses in Decmeber.
  • Angel M.
    Angel MaxAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Friday special: hot dog and soft drink for $1.00!
  • Larry
    LarryJune 17, 2012
    Come hungry. $0.50 hot dogs and $1 ice cream cones!
  • Momo L.
    Momo LCApril 8, 2012
    Gotta get ice cream with a cinnabun roll
  • Mario F.
    Mario FloresFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Monday special (penne pasta )suck, sauce taste like water and the pasta need a little salt
  • Jojo L.
    Jojo LamJanuary 5, 2012
    Sign up for the IKEA Family. (I got $10 off one of the rugs.)
  • Wayne
    WayneSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    What else can you say... It's IKEA!!
  • Pietro R.
    Pietro RampazzoJanuary 4, 2016
    Now I can say IKEA is the same everywhere! Ha ha ha
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine ScottJanuary 3, 2012
    Food is a great way to prepare for the glory that is IKEA
  • Er O.
    Er O.August 8, 2011
    Go on Sunday afternoons to see cute chicks
  • Kidhack
    KidhackJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Returns are actually quite painless! 10 minutes in n out.
  • Denied
    DeniedMarch 21, 2011
    IKEA on Sunday is the best form of birth control ever.
  • Tori R.
    Tori RandolphJuly 7, 2010
    Never, I repeat, NEVER throw away your receipt. You can't exchange, get IKEA credit or return without one, even if you have the card you bought it with. Strict!
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy RigotOctober 21, 2013
    Everything is nice as in Ikeas worldwide... but people at the home delivery section are plain awful. Rudest and worst service I ever got, for real.
  • Yoongi T.
    Yoongi TomDecember 6, 2011
    Try the elderflower drink for a dollar
  • Sara T.
    Sara TangNovember 18, 2015
    the wait is long. try to avoid weekend.
  • Maurice D.
    Maurice De CastroMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free breakfast every monday before 11am
  • Bjorn T.
    Bjorn TiplingJanuary 2, 2011
    Stuff bought here never seems to last very long. Except the blue shopping bags they sell, they last forever.
  • Renee P.
    Renee PeltonMarch 1, 2012
    Go to your left at the top of the escalator to escape the maze of shopping hell.
  • Bernard T.
    Bernard The GreatJuly 3, 2011
    Food is decent. Try the salmon dish. IKEA covers restaurant bill when you spend over $100 in-store.
  • Lionel C.
    Lionel CortezJanuary 16, 2012
    Playing hide and seek with your friends here is awesome.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 6, 2016
    Lots of chairs to sit in. 🛋🛏
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie SwingAugust 24, 2011
    Here's a tip DO NOT expect the greatest customer service from the ghetto employees when paying for both home items and food. Horrible customer service at both counters. CSR Training FAIL!
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