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  • Ranked #3 for furniture stores in Emeryville
  • Jeff H.
    "Join the IKEA Family Club and get free coffee or tea every day."(4 Tips)
    Jason K.
    "Great baby back ribs and lingonberry juice!"(3 Tips)
    Randy S.
    "Swedish meatballs or ribs with fries are my favorite."(2 Tips)
    Aspen M.
    "salmon filet and lingonberry drink"(2 Tips)
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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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Karen K.
    Karen KJune 2
    I like having an IKEA in proximity, but they are out of items I want, 70% of the time. Avoid going on the weekend if you can!
    Upvoted Oct 20
  • 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
    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.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonMay 5
    Been here 5+ times
    The most dedicated people arrive at 10am and know exactly what to get. I wish I were that dedicated so I just spend my time hating everything.
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AnderssonSeptember 4, 2015
    Go on a weekday during working hours to avoid the crowds!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 👍 Josh D.
    👍 Josh DMarch 31, 2015
    Look up the bin # of what you want, on their website before you go then skip the showroom.
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SohnAugust 6, 2014
    The Stockholm collection is pretty dope, as are the lovbacken and Stockholm mirror.
  • @DavidCruiseSF
    @DavidCruiseSFJanuary 9, 2012
    Just remember there is cheese at the end of this rat maze...The cinnamon buns are well worth it!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Turtle T.
    Turtle TortugaJune 8, 2012
    Drop a crumb trail behind you; to be sure to find your way out!
  • 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 10+ times
    Park on the top of the parking structure. There is always good parking up there. People seem to be afraid of unshaded parking!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HardySeptember 10, 2014
    Enter through the exit and go straight for the 50% off as is.
  • Yannick
    YannickJuly 22, 2012
    Plan on the website before. We bought everything so fast after that, not loosing the day!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard ReyesDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Check online to see if your items are in stock
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MarieJanuary 13
    Affordable furniture. Fun to walk around in and easy to put together at home. Great place!
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenMay 30, 2015
    Just come for the meatballs. And ribs if you are lucky.
  • 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!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaJuly 23, 2014
    Kids eat free on Tuesdays!
  • Sherilynn M.
    Sherilynn MacaleMay 23, 2011
    The floor has arrows to help progress you through the confusing layout, haha. You're welcome.
  • Lach T.
    Lach TaylorJune 9, 2013
    Bring your seasickness meds. The showroom floor bounces. Petty strange for a concrete slab floor.
  • 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.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 2, 2014
    Use the shortcuts, they're lifesavers.
  • Ty J.
    Ty JonesAugust 18, 2012
    They have "light" jazz on Saturdays. There is also WAY too many people.
  • 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...
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 14, 2014
    Like a giant play structure for adults. Lots of time can be lost here.
  • Tony H.
    Tony HannidesMarch 22, 2013
    The carts are fun to spin! 4-Wheel Drive!
  • Jessa C.
    Jessa ClarkJanuary 2, 2013
    If you look confused/helpless enough someone will help you in the self serve section.
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioSeptember 8, 2015
    Free meals with furniture purchase on IKEA Family day.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HarrisDecember 18, 2011
    Join the IKEA Family Club and get free coffee or tea every day.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Erika M.
    Erika MMarch 25, 2013
    The frozen Swedish pancakes with lingonberry preserves rock!
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey CooperNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best quick meals both upstairs and downstairs
  • 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,
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanMay 9
    Been here 5+ times
    The salmon fillet was so good & cost $6! Add 2 pieces of cornbread for $1
  • 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
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMarch 7, 2015
    All these food for $7.94? Love BYOF day! 😉😍😋
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SongSeptember 6, 2014
    Don't get the chocolate cake. It's pudding/a lie.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseApril 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try mixing the lingonberry juice with the soda.
  • Gus C.
    Gus ClassJune 10, 2012
    Save some time and avoid the maze by entering through the exit.
  • Aspen M.
    Aspen MayerAugust 13, 2010
    Stuffed salmon filet and lingonberry drink is the best possible combination.
  • 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.
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the $1 ice cream on your way out - its totally worth it!
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleJuly 22, 2011
    Eat for Free this weekend! Deduct your restaurant purchase from your store purchase of $100 or more.
  • Cat O.
    Cat OshiroFebruary 12, 2012
    Mad house on the weekends but the meatballs make it better :)
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsOctober 13, 2015
    A special kind of demon designed the floor plan for this place
  • 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.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeJuly 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up for IKEA Family for coupons and deals
  • R. RetreatHmNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy swedish goodies! Great nordic xmas decorations!
  • Pamela R.
    Pamela RouseJune 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Omg blueberry vanilla swirl frozen yogurt available here!
  • Andy V.
    Andy VomSteegApril 6, 2012
    If you know what you want go through the exit door.
  • 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.
  • Toby M.
    Toby MorningAugust 23, 2012
    Come right at opening to avoid lines and crowds
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleSeptember 8, 2011
    This Saturday get the NORDBY bed tray for only $4.99 was $7.99
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WarrenNovember 19, 2015
    Pick out your furniture online first to make your trip much faster.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    At the top of the escalator turn left twice. Secret passage to downstairs!
  • 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!
  • Pietro R.
    Pietro RampazzoJanuary 4, 2016
    Now I can say IKEA is the same everywhere! Ha ha ha
  • Momo L.
    Momo LCApril 8, 2012
    Gotta get ice cream with a cinnabun roll
  • 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"
  • Jojo L.
    Jojo LamJanuary 5, 2012
    Sign up for the IKEA Family. (I got $10 off one of the rugs.)
  • 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
  • Kidhack
    KidhackJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Returns are actually quite painless! 10 minutes in n out.
  • Wayne
    WayneSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    What else can you say... It's IKEA!!
  • Er O.
    Er O.August 8, 2011
    Go on Sunday afternoons to see cute chicks
  • Sara T.
    Sara TangNovember 18, 2015
    the wait is long. try to avoid weekend.
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine ScottJanuary 3, 2012
    Food is a great way to prepare for the glory that is IKEA
  • 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
  • Denied
    DeniedMarch 21, 2011
    IKEA on Sunday is the best form of birth control ever.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 6, 2016
    Lots of chairs to sit in. 🛋🛏
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Maurice D.
    Maurice De CastroMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free breakfast every monday before 11am
  • Renee P.
    Renee PeltonMarch 1, 2012
    Go to your left at the top of the escalator to escape the maze of shopping hell.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandJuly 6, 2015
    A whole new world.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 7, 2016
    Disinterested staff, messy layout, poor quality products--why is ikea so popular?
  • 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!
  • Linda T.
    Linda TaoJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the frozen yogurt looks like McD soft serve but tastes like cool whhhip. blaarrrfffggh.
  • Lionel C.
    Lionel CortezJanuary 16, 2012
    Playing hide and seek with your friends here is awesome.
  • 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.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WanDecember 4, 2016
    there is soft serve
  • Leo
    LeoMay 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Dont remove the tags, just write the info down. They give you paper and pencils
  • Sunny K.
    Sunny KimNovember 13, 2011
    Stay far away from the baby back ribs at all cost! You have been warned.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganFebruary 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They have bulk candy
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    You will get lost for hours in here
  • Kerry J.
    Kerry JeanneAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh how I despise ikea...
  • Nisha M.
    Nisha MenezesNovember 22, 2014
    Free coffee with ikea card
  • Wynne K.
    Wynne KweeOctober 9, 2011
    Love the pear cider here.
  • Ramekon O.
    Ramekon O'ArwistersMarch 16, 2013
    It's too easy to get lost in Ikea.
  • Connor J.
    Connor JamesDecember 9, 2012
    Meatballs, meatballs everywhere.
  • IKEA Emeryville
    IKEA EmeryvilleAugust 16, 2011
    Kid's eat free everyday during the month of August!
  • Sophie P.
    Sophie PMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Never have what you want in stock here...
  • Jules M.
    Jules MillerApril 11, 2010
    What is up with the tilted walkway? Always hard to push a cart of stuff out of the store to the parking lot.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KFebruary 15, 2010
    Great baby back ribs and lingonberry juice!
  • Stacy O.
    Stacy O'ConnellMarch 28, 2011
    Shockingly great fries in the cafe.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtMarch 22, 2015
    Just as crazy and annoying as every other IKEA.
  • Kas S.
    Kas S.August 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come with your gf unless you plan on losing your whole day :(
  • James T.
    James TSeptember 19, 2015
    Spousal arguments 😀
  • Sherwin S.
    Sherwin ShershotJuly 3, 2015
    49 cent pots. Score!
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChaiJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    free ice cream :D
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ProctorNovember 10, 2012
    Worst IKEA restaurant ever. No condiments, no Swedish Pancakes... They need to take a lesson from the Portland, OR location!
  • Navneet G.
    Navneet GrewalMarch 6, 2012
    $0.99 pasta on Mondays.
  • Mary C.
    Mary C.April 2, 2012
    50cent hotdogs!
  • Xochitl C.
    Xochitl CAugust 31, 2011
    Worst customer service ever! Makes me embarrassed to be in the same age group as these employees. Insulting/being rude is NOT cute, kids.
  • eternal
    eternalAugust 20, 2014
    The meatballs are average at best.
  • Peter A.
    Peter AllenNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT get the Chicken Strips. No goooood.
  • Da G.
    Da GeJanuary 17, 2012
    Cheap and good
  • George F.
    George FosseliusDecember 21, 2011
    Get the meatballs
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰December 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 non-fat vanilla cones
  • colazionearoma
    colazionearomaJuly 4, 2015
    buy some furniture.
  • Vanessa
    VanessaMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat the horseshit.
  • Milton C.
    Milton CaiMarch 11, 2012
    Breakfast is not bad.
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitJanuary 22, 2013
    Avoid the meatballs.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrownMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Why does Ikea shake?
  • Luigi C.
    Luigi CusanoSeptember 7, 2011 free on Tuesday
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueMarch 21, 2016
  • Tori R.
    Tori RandolphJuly 7, 2010
    Get the meatball lunch! Yum.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BubboOctober 27, 2010
    AS-IS department FTW.
  • Sean G.
    Sean GustiloMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Weapon free enviornment
  • Scuba S.
    Scuba SteveJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    @ScubaSteveRadio on @MTV & @Star1013
  • Rach B.
    Rach BeeOctober 5, 2015
    Store is good but the customers are rude!!
  • Monica D.
    Monica DahlNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Never been here? Don't bother bringing your giant cart upstairs...
  • Ceara W.
    Ceara W.December 29, 2010
    Self checkout is slower than the regular line
  • Gary L.
    Gary LoJuly 14, 2013
    Employees here are hood
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PalmerAugust 18
    I just want to leave! How the hell do I get out of here?
  • Darwin S.
    Darwin SayoMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat free day!
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChenJanuary 15, 2011
    Only one I've seen in east bday
  • Joanne R.
    Joanne RacelisAugust 4, 2013
    Super slow return attendants
  • Mark T.
    Mark T.February 27, 2011
    The return line is HELL!! Consider this place 'all sales final'
  • Paul A.
    Paul AdamsJune 6, 2012
    Don't go at 8:40pm cause they close down earlier than the posted times. What a scam, never shopping there again!
  • James R.
    James RinellaSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's move in
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 19, 2012
    Don't eat here if you can manage (1 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sam
    SamAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid at all costs on the weekend. No joke.
  • George S.
    George SylvainJune 18, 2012
    Don't come here sober.
  • Doug D.
    Doug DaltonJanuary 31, 2010
    Never, I repeat, never, come on a weekend
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerFebruary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I kissed mooflyfoof here, and got a bookcase.
  • Sheila K.
    Sheila K.February 5, 2011
    Don't get lost.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MorrillJune 5, 2010
    There is only one exit, don't go the wrong way
  • darren k.
    darren kitchenJune 2, 2010
    Mmmm. Sveedesh fish
  • André L.
    André LuceroNovember 15, 2009
    measure twice, buy once.
  • Violet B.
    Violet BlueFebruary 1, 2010
    I kissed dotBen here.
  • a A.
    a AApril 25, 2010
    Always crowded
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ColeFebruary 26, 2010
    I kissed Nancy here.
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino CoutureJune 6, 2009
    bought too much stuff for the apartment
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