Furniture / Home Store
Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • The experts at Village Voice and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • The Corcoran Group
    "trip on the Water Taxi to shop for furniture"(12 Tips)
    Nas B.
    "Love the coffee and Swedish meatballs."(14 Tips)
    Nate S.
    "The view from the food court is one of the best views in nyc."(20 Tips)
    Danny N.
    "delivery fee"(23 Tips)
451 Tips and reviews
  • meatballs
  • water taxi
  • scenic views
  • hot dogs
  • cinnamon rolls
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  • Travis B.
    Travis BloomAugust 22
    Take the amount of time you think you'll be there and multiply it by 5
  • Luming H.
    Luming HaoAugust 13
    a good place to find yourself
    Upvoted Sep 3
  • Angel 9.
    Angel 9July 11
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a broken down dump with surly, lazy employees. Avoid.
  • Theresa R.
    Wear your walking shoes
  • Syeda T.
    The product quality varies. The store layout is a nightmarish maze, which I can only imagine is the Swedish concept for purgatory.
  • Peter S.
    Peter ScordoFebruary 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Friday night and avoid the weekend crowd.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorFebruary 5
    Been here 10+ times
    Love to come here and get some daim cake, such a great cake
  • Shay
    ShayDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Returning takes almost 2 hours!!!!!! Crazy!!!!
  • funky f.
    funky flavorNovember 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great deals for day to day stuff. The cafeteria is a huge let down tho. The quality of food and drinks as well as employees service is very bad and it is disappointing how bad it has become.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintNovember 13, 2016
    I love Ikea but the maze and the crazy shoppers make the experience very stressful. At least the staff is courteous and the food is good. More servers behind the hot food would be so, so helpful!
  • Damion S.
    Damion StodolaSeptember 14, 2016
    If you're returning, oh boy, prepare to wait 45 mins.
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea is always great place to spend half of a day. Good parking options, nice set up of the store. We buy all furniture here
  • Alston G.
    Alston GreenAugust 7, 2016
    Good and reasonably priced items for the home .
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capAugust 7, 2016
    Never go on a weekend are you crazy
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Better to go alone and send photos to your significant other. You'll live longer.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJuly 7, 2016
    Buy your furniture here when you move into an apartment. It will be cheap but may not last as long as you'd like.
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley TorresJuly 4, 2016
    It's a nightmare on the weekends but overall, you can't go wrong with the prices.
  • Joe
    JoeJuly 2, 2016
    Swedish meatballs are classic here
  • Luke
    LukeJune 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Credit/debit only checkout lines are to the left
  • Isabel Z.
    Isabel ZhongJune 4, 2016
    Water taxi!
  • Skye W.
    Skye WestMay 27, 2016
    Furniture and decor
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanMay 25, 2016
    the chicken meatballs are meh.
  • denizdotcom
    denizdotcomApril 29, 2016
    Are you Turkish? Living in NYC? Miss your country? Go to Ikea!
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralApril 23, 2016
    Swedish meatballs
  • Akira
    AkiraApril 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea is Ikea. Love/hate relationship! I recommend going on an evening during weekdays for a smooth, stress-free experience.
  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GMarch 26, 2016
    The views are amazing here!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    The hipsters are the worst part of this store.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganFebruary 7, 2016
    If you can, go on a Friday night. Much less crowded and guaranteed good parking spot.
  • John B.
    John BachirFebruary 3, 2016
    I recommend the furniture and the meatballs.
  • Jag F.
    Jag FirerwalkerJanuary 12, 2016
    Don't ever say that you like it. There is nothing to be liked, not the cheap furniture or the ice cream or the hide and seek games. Just stay away if you want to survive
  • Katya P.
    Katya PugachevaJanuary 10, 2016
    Incredibly slow service, huge lines at the understaffed cafeteria, long furniture pickup waiting time. Also, IKEA, please add mayo to condiments downstairs for hot dogs ;)
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're using the free shuttle buses, get there a little earlier just in case
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If website said an item/furniture was in stock, call ahead to confirm... the website is not always accurate.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertNovember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    smoked salmon plate with green salad
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertNovember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    kids macaroni and cheese plate with steamed mixed vegetables
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertNovember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    bbq rib plate with a side
  • Finley B.
    Finley Bomer-LawsonNovember 17, 2015
    Love it, but always find myself spending hours here and wanting to pass out upon leaving.
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceNovember 16, 2015
    This IKEA feels more Wal-Mart-y than other IKEAs, but as always, the meatballs are 👌🏼
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaOctober 28, 2015
    Buy meatballs
  • Manu D.
    Manu DíezOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever think about coming to return stuff on a weekend afternoon. Just don't. Unless you want to spend two hours of your life, of course.
  • Hany Y.
    Hany YoussefOctober 19, 2015
    Great place, I'm in love!
  • Blue Man C.
    Blue Man City ManOctober 12, 2015
    When your done getting your home supplies, get a bite to eat!
  • New York D.
    New York Dog NannyOctober 3, 2015
    Great kids toys that dogs will also love!
  • Navid G.
    Navid GagnéSeptember 25, 2015
    Worst customer service i've ever experienced anywhere, ridiculous waiting times, and people who don't seem to care if you're there or not... terrible experience overall.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VSeptember 25, 2015
    Still one of the only places to get affordable furniture in this city, although you have to run the gauntlet that is Ikea. Don't get anything delivered, just use a cab service.
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoSeptember 24, 2015
    Worst customer experience ever! Took two weeks to deliver my furniture. Eventually had to go and pick it up myself after waiting three hours. I guess you get what you pay for. Never again IKEA. NEVER!
  • Yelena
    YelenaSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst, but you gotta.
  • Jade C.
    Jade ChenSeptember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The good: Swedish meatballs, chocolate cake, elderflower juicebox, the free shuttle that goes from the store to the F/G at Smith & 9th. The bad: always terribly crowded; prepare to queue endlessly.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeedsSeptember 15, 2015
    It's not too bad if you go in the morning.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimSeptember 13, 2015
    this ikea is hell. at least home delivery to brooklyn is $59 flat..
  • Odalea F.
    Odalea FreireSeptember 13, 2015
    Be ready for a long waiting on the cashier ... Terrible
  • Felicia Y.
    Felicia YesariSeptember 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Returns and exchanges counter: worse than the USPS' counters. Slow, inefficient. No customer service. People wait for hours.
  • Noah A.
    Noah AcostaSeptember 2, 2015
    I love Ikea, my favorite store
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaAugust 26, 2015
    Take the fairy from pier 11. Easy, fast and fun trip.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WAugust 18, 2015
    Awesome as any ikea is
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MyhillAugust 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    New bulk candy section! $7.99/lb of sweet and sour goodness 🍬
  • Liliana B.
    Liliana BenitezAugust 16, 2015
    My personal playground. Every time I have the chance I came to visit. Love the meat balls and the chocolate.
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinAugust 13, 2015
    Terrible service. Terrible, terrible service.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Yessss. Let the hatred flow through you. You know you're going to scream at your spouse, you just don't know when. Great meatballs.
  • Fin K.
    Fin KoAugust 9, 2015
    Ikea stocks somewhat inexpensive furniture. The cafe serves meatballs where you can also enjoy the scenic views.
  • ISSO - Columbia University
    Although in Brooklyn, there is a free Water Taxi on weekends from the Wall St. Pier. Check the Brooklyn store directions (on their website) for more information!
  • 💎T
    💎TAugust 3, 2015
    Weekends are the worst here because for some reason, an influx of customers does not warrant opening any extra lanes at checkout.
  • Liz C.
    Liz CourtneyJuly 29, 2015
    Sometimes I'll just stop in for a cinnamon roll and a coffee and go sit out back by the waterfront.
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeJuly 25, 2015
    A labyrinth. I always think I'm so excited to go to IKEA and then I'm exhausted by the end of it. Ferry is free.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJuly 25, 2015
    Apart from the lingonberries (which c'mon it just tastes like cranberry sauce) I don't get what makes the Swedish meatballs any different than normal.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 22, 2015
    The meatballs are overrated
  • Joe D.
    Joe DJuly 22, 2015
    Buy what you can carry, order the rest online for delivery (which you'd have to do anyway). Über home.
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 11, 2015
    Good furniture at great prices.
  • Jean Hannah
    Jean HannahJuly 5, 2015
    No one likes IKEA.
  • Pete J.
    Pete JelliffeJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Relationship tip: If you go by yourself, you can't get into a fight
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LJune 15, 2015
    Don't get delivery from ikea. Call a car service and save a ton of money. Car service to south slope with $700 worth of stuff was $20.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoJune 14, 2015
    Furniture looks great and prices also very good. Delivery is terrible. Assembly is not bad.
  • 🍚
    🍚June 13, 2015
    Kill yourself before going here
  • Ian F.
    Ian FrancisJune 12, 2015
    A fantastic place to pick up some starter furnishings for that new apt of yours. Be prepared to spend a decent amount of time there. They are. They even have a food court.
  • सिद्धार्थ
    सिद्धार्थJune 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If ( weather = bright + sunny and Day = Sunday ) then ' Do Not make a trip to IKEA' else ( ' Long lines. Insane wait times. Frustration.')
  • Mischa
    MischaJune 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a full bedroom for 500usd and a full dinner for 15. Bc cheap and good quality can be used in the same sentence.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AuerbachMay 31, 2015
    Free ferry rides, meatballs, and good furniture!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaMay 27, 2015
    ALWAYS packed and products are often sold out (esp. things like individual shelves, curtain rods, etc.) when they open on a weekday is best. do NOT take the cars there - calling a cab saved me ⅔ cost.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonMay 9, 2015
    Hope to god the furniture you want is available in self service. If you need to go through the furniture pickup zone after paying, brace yourself for an hour or two of thumbtwiddling.
  • Ronny O.
    Ronny OemrawApril 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great store has everything you want for your home. Quite a ways from the Bronx great views of Manhattan free parking
  • Brittney K.
    Brittney KleinfelterApril 28, 2015
    The line moves fast even when it's insanely packed.
  • aurore q.
    aurore quercyApril 22, 2015
    Cafeteria with a view of the statue of liberty
  • Jorge A. G.
    Jorge A. GuzmanApril 12, 2015
    Always go to the food court first. That way you can shop for 5 hours uninterrupted.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W.March 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheer yourself up with a $1 ice cream cone because you'll be waiting to return junk for 1+ hours.
  • Nikolas S.
    Nikolas SchrieferMarch 29, 2015
    #lunch #watertaxi
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasMarch 29, 2015
    IKEA survival tip: ear buds + Talking Heads
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyMarch 21, 2015
    Come early or on a weekday, if you can.
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaMarch 18, 2015
    If coming from Manhattan, just the subway and one of the buses and you'll be in and out in no time. Of course, it depends how much time you spend inside the store...
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾March 8, 2015
    Great housewares and furniture for cheap! Can be busy so be patient.
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatMarch 8, 2015
    Swedish meatballs with fries instead of mashed potatoes. Ask for gravy on all of it. Don't come here on a weekend.
  • Shirlene W.
    Shirlene W. HenryMarch 8, 2015
    Ghetto people shouldn't be allowed to a great place like this.
  • Obi M.
    Obi MbanefoMarch 7, 2015
    Use Keasy.co for stress-free delivery & assembly. They're WAY better than standing in the home delivery line & then waiting hours 4 the delivery company. They pick u up from the store with your stuff!
  • Tara M.
    Tara MacIntyreFebruary 23, 2015
    Swedish meatballs!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CarrionFebruary 16, 2015
    Hot dogs for 50 cents!
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentFebruary 14, 2015
    Great except the people
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeFebruary 13, 2015
    Save yourself and go during the week. Gather your pennies for a glorious hot dog
  • Fazeela M.
    Fazeela MohammedFebruary 7, 2015
    Friday is the best night to shop.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJanuary 31, 2015
    99 cent breakfast and free coffee before 10am! In addition to some nice city views from the restaurant
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerJanuary 28, 2015
    Surprisingly amazing views of Manhattan.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ContiJanuary 25, 2015
    Survive. http://media20.giphy.com/media/6PfMYkTXxpG2Q/giphy.gif?w=320
  • Angela H.
    Angela HumJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Swedish meatballs aren't as good anymore, go for the chicken tenders instead.
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    For 82¢ (inc. Tax) you can enjoy unlimited coffee in the café, with a great view of Manhattan & the Statue of Liberty.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YangJanuary 11, 2015
    If you like to walk really really slowly, you will love IKEA.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngJanuary 3, 2015
    Shuttle from borough hall
  • RC
    RCDecember 29, 2014
    After a long bout with ikea, I've learned: only go to ikea for small items. You pay less up front for large furniture, but you'll make up for it in installation fees & unforeseen headaches.
  • RC
    RCDecember 24, 2014
    You pay less money up front but pay for it in the end. Get real furniture.
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaNovember 30, 2014
    Select your items on their website first and take the list with you when you come. Join IKEA Family for furniture and restaurant discounts. Free coffee or tea with membership.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Save your energy to give the armed police guard at the exit your biggest smile. Seems appropriate to shoot at someone trying to steal a particle board shelf & Allen keys, right?
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteNovember 17, 2014
    The view from the food court is one of the best views in nyc.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There's wifi under the "IKEA WiFi" network name! You have to register after you connect, but it works and since the store is a giant cellular dead spot, it's your only shot at a signal.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisOctober 29, 2014
    Shop during the week. It's a crazy house on the weekends. After shopping have dinner at nearby Brooklyn Crab.
  • Ian K.
    Ian KornOctober 18, 2014
    Get ready to wait in line(s) for literal hours, especially if you show up on a weekend and want home delivery. Have somebody hold your spot while you get cheap, delicious hot dogs or cinnamon rolls.
  • Emma C.
    Emma CramerOctober 14, 2014
    FYI: there's a shuttle every 20 minutes from Borough Hall. Seems like they expanded shuttle hrs to daily from 11a-10p
  • Roman B.
    Roman BedinerOctober 12, 2014
    Avoid Sundays like a plague.
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonOctober 10, 2014
    Go midweek and spare everyone else the trouble b
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 9, 2014
    Don't forget to get dollar ice cream and 50 cent hotdogs on your way out.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 5, 2014
    Checkout lines are long.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanOctober 4, 2014
    Get here early (10am) and beat the rush. Highly recommend coming via car (zip car parking available). Otherwise they offer a car service there which isn't too expensive.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteOctober 2, 2014
    NO. Run away!
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonSeptember 28, 2014
    Put a leash on your child.
  • Nas B.
    Nas BenaliSeptember 28, 2014
    Love the coffee and Swedish meatballs. They gotta upgrade their shopping list system. If ur having things delivered, get all codes from the showrooms & give'em to staff to process before u check out.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 28, 2014
    Bring a friend and have them wait in line while you do your shopping.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    We sometimes bring our daughter here just to play and jump on furniture
  • Erika S.
    Erika SpencerSeptember 24, 2014
    Worst service ever. They yell at me when I try to pick up my delivery item myself, fail to deliver a part of it, and tell me i need to go back to the store for it after a 2 hour phone call. Stay away!
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongSeptember 22, 2014
    Cheap food. If you can come on an off day - this place gets way too crazy
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The lines on the weekend will make you go crazy.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LathropSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Checkout aisle 2 is always the fastest.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AttarSeptember 11, 2014
    This place is hell on earth
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra MSeptember 11, 2014
    why do I spend so much here?
  • Peachy N.
    Peachy NarvasaSeptember 10, 2014
    Love this place!!!
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelSeptember 9, 2014
    Uber it back to the city! So convenient!
  • WillMSan
    WillMSanSeptember 7, 2014
    The custom service at this location is terrible. It's constantly understaffed and one can expect long waits on checkout, furniture pickup, customer service/returns or home delivery.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BAugust 20, 2014
    Come see how New Yorkers can ruin something awesome and Swedish.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HealyAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early for a cheap breakfast and get your shopping done before the crowds descend.
  • Hanna Johanna K.
    Hanna Johanna KoborAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    same day delivery $49.00 in Brooklyn!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruceAugust 17, 2014
    Free ferry from Wall Street on weekends, but get there before noon if you don't want to wait for an hour
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToAugust 7, 2014
    Check the ikea site to make sure your item is in stock and head straight down to the warehouse to pick it up.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here via ferry, provided for free by IKEA on weekends, from Pier 11 at Wall St. Sails by Lower Manhattan with views of Governors Island and The Statue of Liberty.
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OrlickJune 6, 2014
    If you can get in and out of here in under 2 hours you are a god.
  • Vallyn M.
    Vallyn MurphyMay 25, 2014
    The most beautiful Shakespearian sonnet couldn't articulate what a pain in the ass this IKEA is to travel to.
  • Lizzie A.
    Lizzie Andrews WrightApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Staff are unfailingly unhelpful.
  • V
    VApril 26, 2014
    Hell on earth ..! Rude staff and watch out for the toilet roll dispenser bashing your noggin in whilst your taking a pee
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CaseApril 18, 2014
    Check-out staff have no personality and poor customer service. The ending of the experience brings down the high of the experience. #fail
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SApril 13, 2014
    From hipsters to Hasids and everywhere in between, this Ikea truly is the melting pot of America. (™)
  • Diane E.
    Diane EsonMarch 31, 2014
    The staff here has the worst attitudes. I would recommend going on a weeknight, even then it's still like blah! But I still love the IKEA brand.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MoeMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave your kids in Smaland and pretend you are single again and living in one of the fancy display apartments
  • Joy A.
    Joy AndersonMarch 29, 2014
    Mac and cheese so good for babies!
  • Racked
    RackedMarch 20, 2014
    You can literally buy whatever you need to furnish your apartment, you can do it for cheap, and making it to the end of the maze is the ultimate litmus test of a solid roommate relationship. Read more
  • San
    SanMarch 10, 2014
    Returns take hours
  • Coble G.
    Coble GirlsFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There is an express lane by lane 26 if you have 5 items or less.
  • JC M.
    JC Martinez-SifreJanuary 27, 2014
    I find it near impossible to direct my stream away from that bumblebee in the men's urinal's porcelain.
  • Stefan B.
    Stefan BorsjeJanuary 25, 2014
    Have some Köttbullar!
  • Michele
    MicheleJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The bad place for any kind husband in the world :)
  • Octane
    OctaneJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you value your sanity, NEVER come here on a weekend.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BuckleyDecember 17, 2013
    Handybook.com will assemble your furniture in all 5 boroughs (aka lower your stress and make life a little easier). They also have guaranteed next day availability. I used code "IKEABK20" & saved $20! Read more
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PaceDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    10am on the weekdays, $2.99 breakfast.. Empty, calm and quiet.. Perfect shopping experience.
  • Jim R.
    Jim ReganNovember 8, 2013
    Friday night is the time to come!!
  • Racked
    RackedNovember 4, 2013
    A no-brainer, and an awesome way to kill an entire afternoon in Red Hook—depending of course on how exciting you find Scandinavian home goods and Swedish meatballs.
  • Errol T.
    Errol ThompsonOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the meatballs. Enjoy the spectacular views from the restaurant.
  • Guilherme I.
    Guilherme IrberOctober 29, 2013
    B61 bus every 5min. Much faster than IKEA free buses
  • Guilherme I.
    Guilherme IrberOctober 29, 2013
    No change for $100 bills. I think they dont use money in Sweden...
  • Micah H.
    Micah HalseyOctober 20, 2013
    Don't even think about returning something. You'll be here all day.
  • @RealOctave O.
    @RealOctave OctaveOctober 15, 2013
    The people that work here hate their job. I didn't employ you.. if you don't like it leave dammit don't take it out on us
  • Tania L.
    Tania LiliOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hell on earth.
  • Somnath S.
    Somnath SureshOctober 5, 2013
    Take the free Ikea shuttle that will drop you at Borough Hall subway. Much nicer and convenient!
  • Somnath S.
    Somnath SureshOctober 5, 2013
    You can only carry items that fit in the IKEA blue bag on the water taxi.
  • Larry
    LarrySeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cell reception dead zone.
  • alissa s.
    alissa sSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    sunday evenings = crowded hot mess
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SeilerSeptember 19, 2013
    Don't shop here. It's not worth the low prices. Seriously....go somewhere else. They mess up everything you could possibly imagine.
  • Madelena
    MadelenaSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't come here during lunch break. There are no staff available at the cashier til 1:30pm.
  • Madelena
    MadelenaSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The worst Ikea in the world with the most unhelpful, lazy and unfriendly staff. I've been to many Ikeas around the world to prove that.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Understaffed and rude personnel. the worst ikea I've been. Restaurant feels like a prison kitchen. The returns are like waiting at the DMV (no sorter than a 1 hr wait). Go to Long Island if you can.
  • Sara D.
    Sara DabbsSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't hesitate to ask the salespeople for the best route to what you're looking for. They know all the shortcuts and saved me so much time!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HarrisSeptember 7, 2013
    There aren't enough meatballs in this world to make up for the hours of your life you will inevitably lose in the nightmare that is this store.
  • Yesenia R.
    Yesenia RuizSeptember 3, 2013
    Bathroom smells baaaad
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GriggsSeptember 2, 2013
    THE worst and nastiest Ikea I've ever seen. Be sure to hose yourself down when you leave.
  • Claire
    ClaireSeptember 1, 2013
    I do believe I've found hell on earth.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SiverioSeptember 1, 2013
    Returns & Exchange is worse than the longest line at the DMV. I firmly believe this is actually hell.
  • Cassie K.
    Cassie KetrickSeptember 1, 2013
    Take the water taxi from pier 11 at south ferry for free on the weekends! Comes about every 15 minutes!
  • Whitney K.
    Whitney KanAugust 26, 2013
    3 words: Free ferry rides.
  • Louis B.
    Louis BoniniAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Another family game night. Check out the Ikea Brooklyn events calendar. See you next month
  • Q
    QAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you come here on the weekends... Godspeed, you brave (or moronic) soul.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CAugust 5, 2013
    Great shopping, inexcusably slow check out.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JaffeAugust 2, 2013
    Younger kids love to run around the showroom, but be prepared to wait in half hour lines at the checkouts. Best to let one person stay in the showrooms with the kids while the other checks out.
  • Christy
    ChristyJuly 28, 2013
    Water taxi doesn't hold enough people and apparently you can just ride it back and forth for fun! I can't believe i had to wait an hour to get on!!
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea V.July 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Some people must seriously flip their lid here...so much so that they have an NYPD cop stationed at checkout.
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea V.July 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So you pick out your items. Then you have an associate do a "pick and ship" sheet. Then you go to the home delivery desk. Then you checkout. Then you stand in another home delivery line. KILL ME NOW.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyJuly 27, 2013
    Tourists take the ferry here and don't get off...making actual ikea customers wait for an hour. It's not a ferry tour.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free meatballs on 5th check in.
  • Gary G H.
    Gary G HowellJuly 13, 2013
    Spend $150 on furniture and your brunch/lunch/dinner is FREE! Blew our mind too - but just had a near $40 meal for nothing. Nice work IKEA! I don't speak your silly language - but I do like free food!
  • Darrin Benjamin M.
    If you get a short chubby black dude with a 70s fro, glasses and a bad attitude. Tell him I said hi Mofo
  • Arch S.
    Arch StantonJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you buy the right thing first time round. Returns process here is pathetic. Needs to improve on a 45 minute wait time
  • Lara Z.
    Lara ZJuly 2, 2013
    Don't neglect the food market. Hazelnut candy bars for only $0.99!! You've earned it for making it out alive.
  • Louis B.
    Louis BoniniJune 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Family game night. Check Ikea's website for the next one.
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try turning a shadowbox picture frame into a living wall using moss and succulents. IKEA also sells cylindrical- and hurricane-style glassware.
  • Lou F.
    Lou FoxJune 23, 2013
    Great fun for kids and parents -,spin your kid around in a shopping cart
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoJune 9, 2013
    IKEA is very similar to being in a relationship. Looks like great fun on the Internet, but once you're 'there' all you want to do is get out.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilliamsJune 1, 2013
    Welcome to hell.
  • Jack S.
    Jack ShepherdMay 25, 2013
    Get in a fight with your SO.
  • rintendo
    rintendoMay 24, 2013
    Everyone that works in home delivery is useless, slow, and dumb. Might as well rent a huge van and deliver your own stuff. Forgot to charge me for two items..charged a duplicate item. Morons.
  • Igor
    IgorMay 22, 2013
    The scariest moment of my life happened at Ikea, but in their defense I was 5.
  • Lars-Erik O.
    Lars-Erik OlsonMay 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a view of the Statue of Liberty from the restaurant windows.
  • Shana C.
    Shana CarpMay 19, 2013
    All hail the Norse goddess of furniture and meatballs.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When you're done buying items you can't pronounce, grab you're lunch to-go and head to Erie Basin Park directly behind Ikea. Well kept lawn and great views of the water.
  • David H.
    David HuMay 7, 2013
    If you make it out of the showroom alive, you will be rewarded with restrooms, meatballs, and Swedish lingonberry.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MolanphyMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Think long and hard about the endless wait here before you buy something requiring pickup. Told us 15 mins, took closer to 40. Badly understaffed.
  • Jones C.
    Jones ChanMay 4, 2013
    They're currently renovated, so expect things to be deshelved and not where you expect them to be.
  • Jayson R.
    Jayson RodriguezApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's two different shuttles leaving Ikea with different drop off points. Make sure you ask the driver if you're on the correct bus.
  • Jerry A.
    Jerry AlmazanApril 11, 2013
    Public transportation to & from here only runs after 2pm. Mon-Fri
  • Ally G.
    Ally GarciaApril 6, 2013
    Great soundtrack!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CoopersteinMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheapest breakfast in NYC. The coffee wasn't burnt either.
  • Neil D.
    Neil DugganMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not too late, you can still escape
  • cameron
    cameronMarch 18, 2013
    never order anything online. just buy it at the store.
  • Eunice N.
    Eunice NtiamoahMarch 16, 2013
    The water taxi saved my life.
  • bill m.
    bill m.March 16, 2013
    You NEVER want to go backwards here
  • FUDK
    FUDKMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm never having kids.
  • John C.
    John CockrellMarch 9, 2013
    The comfort of modern Scandinavian social values meets soul crushing reality of mass production.
  • Mel G.
    Mel GibbsonMarch 4, 2013
    Make sure you have patience when dealing with these so-called customer service reps!
  • Shalini
    ShaliniMarch 3, 2013
    Get a seat by the window in the food court. You can see the Statue of Liberty from there.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrahamMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can come here and: 1) Get out of here in under 90 minutes and 2) Not get in at least 1 fight w/your significant other, YOU WIN!!!
  • Alan K.
    Alan KoenigFebruary 17, 2013
    Shuttle bus was half hour late and the driver bug-scratching nuts. Beware.
  • Maine M.
    Maine MenFebruary 17, 2013
    hit MAINE MEN up in twitter for rad deals on pick up, delivery, and assembly of you IKEA haul.
  • Antoinette D.
    Antoinette DonoFebruary 10, 2013
    This place sucks.!!!!!!!!! Thinks out of stock and no one knows it . Not even the compute!!!
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FranzenFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea Brooklyn, the worst customer service on the planet. They make you come all the way here, for them to royally suck.
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander McQuilkinJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    OH: "I'm about to stick four cigarettes in my mouth and light em right now." Pretty much sums up the mood
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hell on earth on Sundays.
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherJanuary 20, 2013
    makes the US post office feel like it's operated by the Swiss
  • Paula S.
    Paula S.January 20, 2013
    Do NOT come here on a Saturday night!!! EVER!!!
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
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  • Ali H.
    Ali HarrisJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you make your list prior to entering. 99 cents here, $5 there and when you finally get to the check out line, you are $500 poorer than expected.
  • Nisey
    NiseyDecember 30, 2012
    The hot dogs r .50cent and they r good but small
  • Stefano B.
    Stefano BiaggioniDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Of you have to return even a single piece, be there at the very opening, otherwise you are TRAPPED!! Only one clerk working at the "return & exchange" in the morning... I fail to understand the logic!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew M.December 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unreasonably slow checkout lines mean you will most likely miss the ferry (40 minute wait except for weekend midday)
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUDecember 5, 2012
    Essential NYU: Buy your furniture here when you move into an apartment. It will be cheap but may not last as long as you'd like.
  • chi hiu
    chi hiuNovember 11, 2012
    They have the worst customer service. Waited in line for returns forever, my no was on for a few secs. Got there just when she rang another no & she threatened me to go back n get a new no. Ridiculous
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncNovember 8, 2012
    The best candles.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HuddlestonOctober 7, 2012
    Make sure to give your water taxi receipt at check-out for $5 reimbursement. Unless you go on the weekend, in which case it's free.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyOctober 2, 2012
    The only way to survive this ordeal is to walk in with irrational confidence. Otherwise you end up like the poor woman in this picture.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you see someone buying large multiples of one thing don't line up behind them. They are likely buying for a tax exempt business and those papers take a long time to process.
  • Ying W.
    Ying WangSeptember 23, 2012
    Free twine!!!!
  • K. Danae P.
    K. Danae PauliSeptember 21, 2012
    The staff have clearly never been taught service with a smile (or even a greeting) and the management has not been taught how to manage a supply chain because they always seem to be out of stock.
  • Fil Z.
    Fil ZSeptember 17, 2012
    the ferry from wall st is awesome, but they won't let you bring bigger boxes on it. plan ahead and rent a van if you're buying larger items
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia CepedaSeptember 16, 2012
    Dont ever go on a Sunday. It's a madhouse
  • Liz C.
    Liz CourtneySeptember 16, 2012
    Experience authentic Brooklyn street food at the Snap food truck. Artisanal hot dogs, grass fed burgers & hand-cut fries. Here in Red Hook at 100 Sullivan St at Van Brunt. Open 6-10p Mon, Wed, Fri.
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  • DJ Greg Perez
    DJ Greg PerezSeptember 2, 2012
    Swiss meatballs; can't get them anywhere else. Only at IKEA. Then sit by the glass window n enjoy the food and the view
  • Nazgul K.
    Nazgul KemelbekAugust 31, 2012
    Forego their delivery service and just get a car service right outside. Car service can accommodate large pieces of furniture too. Much cheaper and faster!
  • Carpingo N.
    Carpingo NYCAugust 23, 2012
    Too much to lug on the ferry, taxi or subway? Here's a hint: You can rent a car with us by the hour for all your IKEA Trips. We have bigger SUVs too, for your larger desired items.
  • Megha D.
    Megha DesaiAugust 16, 2012
    Worst experience ever. Seriously. How does this place stay open with this type of service (and by that I mean none what so ever), attitudes and chaos. Never again will I go to Ikea. Never.
  • JJ S.
    JJ SeredayAugust 11, 2012
    Nothing better than catching all the shortcuts and leaving with a cone of ice cream.
  • Village V.
    Village VoiceAugust 8, 2012
    Perhaps not the first place you might think to dine but the Swedish Meatballs are a hit at $3.99.
  • Cliff C.
    Cliff C.August 5, 2012
    Such a big restaurant. Seems like they try to sell furniture on the side though.
  • Ali B.
    Ali BriggsAugust 5, 2012
    Grab a seat by the window of the cafeteria!
  • James G.
    James G.August 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
  • Kiboo
    KibooJuly 13, 2012
    There's no better way to furnish a new dorm room or apartment - especially if you're going for cheap.
  • Simon C.
    Simon CousinsJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid spare parts & returns dept if you can, as personnel here are consistently surly and rarely motivated to help.
  • Ben N.
    Ben NiedelmanJuly 4, 2012
    Worst customer service EVER. Avoid the pain, shop somewhere else!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJuly 2, 2012
    Home shopping isn't as much of a chore with surprisingly goodSwedish meat balls for only $3.99 - ranked number 7 on RobertSietsema's top 10 incredibly cheap eats in NYC!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PineroJune 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cafe has great views. Grab a snack and a window seat.
  • Octane
    OctaneJune 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to shop as long as you don't need anyone to help you. If you need help, you're fucked. Absolute WORST customer service.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanJune 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For a delivery fee + 40 they'll gather everything you want and bring it to your home! Awesome for BIG trips...
  • James G.
    James G.June 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Come with a game plan to get in and get out. Allow yourself ample time and have an actually idea of what you want. Plus don't over do it on the lifting. Work smart and not harder.
  • Laura S.
    Laura StroupJune 15, 2012
    Bring a flask and make someone else drive home. Meatballs and a 1/2 sprite, 1/2 ligonberry juice are your only comfort when realizing you are too cheap or too poor to buy furniture elsewhere.
  • sarah s.
    sarah stoneJune 15, 2012
    Water taxi waited literally 30sec before leaving wouldnt let us board & were rly rude. Ppl in store were rude & 2 expensive 4 shit quality
  • Liz C.
    Liz Creane RooneyMay 27, 2012
    Very organized place
  • Grant H.
    Grant HutchinsMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Give money to a large Swedish corporation in exchange for mass-produced home goods and flat-pack furniture.
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RedmanMay 22, 2012
    People lose all civility. Animals.
  • justen f.
    justen fMay 20, 2012
    Really an awful place to buy something. Check out lines are long, products are sold intentionally for you to have to come back. Avoid.
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MMay 7, 2012
    They're prices are all listed wrong from what scans. And when you show them the price markdown that was advertise your still told your wrong.
  • David B.
    David BrudenellMay 4, 2012
    "Ikea is the place where relationships go to die"
  • Sam R.
    Sam RosenbergMay 1, 2012
    More hot sauce.
  • Janie S.
    Janie SmithApril 28, 2012
    Excellent customer service... The customers shopping on the other hand, not so friendly. This is not Black Friday!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FogartyApril 21, 2012
    Demand a consultation with their artisan furniture makers.
  • Jason V.
    Jason VolkmanApril 20, 2012
    returns clerks are more interested in hitting on people returning items than actually providing customer service...
  • Jason V.
    Jason VolkmanApril 20, 2012
    don't believe the price sheets. items often aren't under their matching description sheet, leading to unpleasant surprises at checkout.
  • Douglas F.
    Douglas FreshApril 15, 2012
    Try the cheap breakfast, best bang for your buck
  • Olessya K.
    Olessya KuzApril 8, 2012
    Dumbest, rudest, slowest, most ignorant staff I have ever had to deal with in my life!
  • Chad R.
    Chad RancourtApril 8, 2012
    Take a picture of the ferry schedule so you can time your trip back to Manhattan.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlaineApril 7, 2012
    Park underground for ease to leave!
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrazianoApril 5, 2012
    They need to hire way more people here.. u kidding me?
  • Bradford H.
    Bradford HowApril 1, 2012
    Free coffee before 10 at the restaurant.
  • Eny R.
    Eny RamosMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Starting in April big sofa event...gift cards will be given after u buy a sofa..u can use that card for the next purchase.. Come check it o
  • Mariya K.
    Mariya KorobkovaMarch 18, 2012
    Customer service is none existent...always out of the popular items if u can make a trip out to long island it's is definitely worth it
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FantauzziMarch 10, 2012
    Great prices at the food court but the servers throw the food on your plate like your a f'ing prisoner! If you don't like your job then quit !!!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideMarch 9, 2012
    Underneath the gloss it's all carnage, murder, & mayhem.
  • Damian C.
    Damian ClaytonMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the free shuttle from borough hall it's like a 10min ride
  • Austin D.
    Austin DillFebruary 18, 2012
    Save yourself the wait and pour some bleach in your eyes. Dealing with these people feels just like it.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KrzeminskiFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for Swedish Druids!
  • James G.
    James G.January 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Always allow yourself enough time to look around, test things out, ask questions and to gather all items from your shopping list.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PatrickJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Right now escalators are not working and soda machines are DOA.
  • Sajid F.
    Sajid F.January 22, 2012
    checkout the view of Red Hook from the bedding area windows.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 18, 2012
    A slice of plain pizza at Ikea doesn't come with a lovable Swedish name, but there's also no assembly required, and when you're buying something at Ikea, that's a huge bonus. Read more
  • Greg T.
    Greg ThomasJanuary 16, 2012
    Worse than death
  • Xristo M.
    Xristo MJanuary 14, 2012
    You'll never NOT see "This place is swarming! +4"
  • ilona l.
    ilona lyubashevskyJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    want to move in there
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KovalyovJanuary 8, 2012
    Get the meatballs! There's a free bus going to 4th Avenue
  • Irene
    IreneJanuary 7, 2012
    The swedish meatballs are really good in the cafe on the second floor
  • Min C.
    Min ChengJanuary 6, 2012
    Walking here from the train station is hell, look up the brooklyn bus map beforehand.
  • James G.
    James G.January 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Hope on the Ikea shuttle service to & from downtown.
  • James G.
    James G.January 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a healthy and delicious meal :-)
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 2, 2012
    This place is simultaneously inspiring and infuriating!
  • Peter
    PeterJanuary 2, 2012
    This place is simultaneously inspiring and infuriating
  • Allie
    AllieJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free water taxi on the weekends every 40 mins! Spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty & NYC's skyline.
  • Janet G.
    Janet GonzalezDecember 18, 2011
    I love stuff!!!
  • Morgan C.
    Morgan CDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect a minimum of an hour wait...usually longer. This place is mayhem and AVOID IF POSSIBLE!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McKinneyNovember 26, 2011
    If you have a choice go during a weekday. Otherwise be ready to dodge small children and huge carts.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MilanoNovember 19, 2011
    Use the free paper rulers and make a headband!
  • J C.
    J CYNovember 19, 2011
    Need a vehicle if ur planing on making a big shopping trip
  • Peggy S.
    Peggy SuNovember 16, 2011
    Sign up for IKEA family for discounts and free cup of coffee
  • Gman
    GmanNovember 12, 2011
    Horrible experience. Both with staff, queue, exit. Shuttle bus doesn't turn off engine while waiting. And you wait a very long time before it leaves
  • steven g.
    steven gindiNovember 6, 2011
    Avoid Ikea on a Sunday weekdays are better
  • Jason P.
    Jason PattersonNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit in the evenings during the workweek for the least hectic experience.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoOctober 30, 2011
    This place is terrible on weekends. Recommend going during the week.
  • Joel L.
    Joel LoweOctober 30, 2011
    Look!! They added a vending machine near the 2-hour waiting area at returns and furniture pickup!! I'd appreciate a bed and a TV.
  • Nic G.
    Nic GOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a popular location for people that need furniture.
  • Avi M.
    Avi MuchnickOctober 27, 2011
    There is a family of Roma nomads living in the children's bedrooms showcase. Ask them to play you a song if you encounter them and make sure to give them privacy if they are having family time.
  • Matt
    MattOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the weekend crowds and catch the early water taxi at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Richard C.
    Richard CorderoOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    As Is is where it's at!!!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SemideyOctober 15, 2011
  • Jh T.
    Jh TerryOctober 14, 2011
    Nice vertical blind system, I'm going to install this in my living room I hope the instructions are clear :)
  • rouzbeh84
    rouzbeh84October 14, 2011
    These workers are rude as hell but after talking to 4 of them I spoke to a manager I got what was needed. Never give up!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeibowitzOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting a bed frame be sure to pick up the SKORVA midbeam. They don't advertise this and if you forget it, it means another trip to hell, I mean Ikea.
  • Sam A.
    Sam AOctober 1, 2011
    If you're hear early (before 10), coffee is free :)
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkSeptember 28, 2011
    Whether you like it or not, no matter how prepared you are, you're going to be stuck in this Swedish labyrinth from hell for a minimum of an hour. It's inevitable. Just man up & deal w/ it.
  • chris p.
    chris parkSeptember 28, 2011
    Good chicken tenders
  • eatwords d.
    eatwords drinkstarsSeptember 23, 2011
    As is is wonderful...
  • Roomster
    RoomsterSeptember 22, 2011
    Ikea is Sweden's precious gift to the world. The prices are great, the furniture fun and colorful...this is the perfect place to get lost and find what you need! And the Cinnamon Rolls are delicious!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew ApostolaSeptember 20, 2011
    It's $99 to move your shit to Manhattan, don't bother renting a car.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.September 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smaller than nearby Ikeas in NJ but lines move quickly and not as crowded. Weekdays are quiet - schedule your trip then!
  • Kristin E.
    Kristin ESeptember 13, 2011
    Love everything you buy here because returning it is an absolute pain..takes an entire evening
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianSeptember 12, 2011
    To file a formal complaint because of the terrible customer service, call headquarters 1-800-434-4532 ask for "escalations complaint in store experience"
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KreickSeptember 11, 2011
    Expect to wait. And wait. And wait.
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GavinSeptember 11, 2011
    Try the furniture
  • Randy N.
    Randy NealeSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get your kitchen and appliances here! They are the highest quality at the lowest prices in NYC!
  • Justin I.
    Justin IsoSeptember 3, 2011
    When buying a mattress, go the day it's back in stock. The good ones sell out fast. Call to see if they're available and when the next shipment is!
  • Ardit B.
    Ardit BashoAugust 23, 2011
    Hot chicks walking aimlessly around, pretending they know what they are looking for
  • Anni A.
    Anni AAugust 21, 2011
    The good assortment of food is upstairs! Don't be fooled like I was.
  • Cathy
    CathyAugust 21, 2011
    They don't have shopping bags, so either bring your own or buy one of their giant blue ones
  • Alison C.
    Alison CarrabbaAugust 21, 2011
    Try the meatballs...delish food at a bargain price.
  • Chia Lynn K.
    Chia Lynn KwaAugust 17, 2011
    Check how much a taxi would cost to your address before you spring for hone delivery.
  • Charlene J.
    Charlene JamisonAugust 16, 2011
    Join the Ikea Family rewards club. Fabulous discounts and free stuff on top of the low prices. Ikea got even BETTER!!!
  • Nabeel
    NabeelAugust 14, 2011
    Skip the top floor. All the good stuff in on the main level.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WishneuskyAugust 8, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJEtMSuMqg Read more
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LolongAugust 8, 2011
    Designated parking if you have a zipcar!
  • Susie S.
    Susie SongJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get tired of shopping, take a break at the restaurant. You can see the Statue of Liberty along with many other beautiful attractions!
  • Larry
    LarryJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sign up for Ikea Family, get a card for free coffee or tea!
  • Larry
    LarryJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quieter and closer than the Elizabeth store, fantastic views of the city.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
    Check out this video tip to make your IKEA trip easy and efficient! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phaauSm_0jE Read more
  • Marcie G.
    Who doesn't like Ikea? Read more
  • C. Sha•Doe M.
    1)water taxi is free on the weekends but 40 minutes apart. 2) Wear sneakers: it's like going to the natural history museum 3) use your phone to take pics of items & tags 4) pay for bags-well worth it
  • ameera e.
    ameera elrasheedyJune 14, 2011
    if hell exists, I imagine its 100 times more enjoyable then spending any amount of time in this store.
  • Gene H.
    Gene HanJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Never use the cashier named Matt unless you want to die of old age waiting on line.
  • Nina M.
    Nina MApril 30, 2011
    Must go early! Pref before 10am. Lines and delivery get crazy in the afternoon
  • Oscar T.
    Oscar TrellesApril 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave your kid at Smaland and get 30 minutes to shop at ease.
  • Vincent C.
    Vincent CarrotozzoloApril 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a security guard who looks like Rick moranis.
  • Edward A.
    Edward AlcantaraApril 26, 2011
    No free WiFi
  • Amy
    AmyApril 16, 2011
    Try the Ikea buffet when they have it, if not try the salmon in the cafe!
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SalvajeApril 14, 2011
    The crotchety old black man that drives this bus is a dickhead. Throw rocks at him!!!
  • Andres P.
    Andres PayanApril 11, 2011
    Never go by yourself it can be really painful for your back
  • Tes C.
    Tes ClackenApril 10, 2011
    Pretty cool, if your driving the entrance us after the light past the entrance sign to your left
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ScardinoApril 4, 2011
    Social etiquette goes out the window. Every person for themselves.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MasonApril 3, 2011
    DO NOT COME during the weekend!!!
  • Johnathan L.
    Johnathan LinMarch 18, 2011
    Came here for the food and adventure
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MuiMarch 17, 2011
    Triple check your kitchen order. I've had 4 mistakes in the same order. 2 from rep, 2 from pickup
  • Rose Y.
    Rose YasoniaMarch 13, 2011
    You can only get store credit if you return something you assembled.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren De LucaMarch 3, 2011
    Also, grab some cinnamon buns from the cafe on your way out! They're amazing.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren De LucaMarch 3, 2011
    Plan ahead and avoid the long lines at closing. You'll end up being there past closing time and miss the last shuttle to the train.
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesday eve = elbow room. Now this is the way 2 do IKEA.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RalloFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 non fat ice cream cones & cinnamon buns!
  • carmel c.
    carmel christineFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    free shuttles to/from borough hall and 4th&9th... some are small and yellow, others are huge charter buses. they come around every 20 min on the weekends.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128February 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Having reusable glass cups in the restaurant is a plus... but they make you buy bottled water? WTF? I just wasted money on a drink b/c I don't like major chain sodas? Unacceptable!
  • Steph B.
    Steph BaltimoreJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always take a strong man with you. The boxes here are heavy. And get the swedish meatballs
  • Eric S.
    Eric SilverJanuary 17, 2011
    Cheap cinnamon rolls!
  • James Y.
    James YiuJanuary 15, 2011
    Stephen at the Home Delivery section has no clue what he is doing. Avoid him!
  • Frank J.
    Frank JaniaJanuary 15, 2011
    Come late on Friday evening, its empty. In and out in 30 min
  • Milo G.
    Milo GJanuary 10, 2011
    It's an Ikea. Relax ;)
  • Christian L.
    Christian LawsonJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Call Eastern taxi service, they are half the price.
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get food first then shop. Finally take a nap on the couches.
  • D V.
    D VJanuary 9, 2011
    The return lines are ridiculously backed up!
  • Mary Ann P.
    Mary Ann PorchJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have to return something, plan on making it an all day affair.
  • Richard S.
    Richard SarrachJanuary 8, 2011
    Don't go for the 5 extra meatballs. You won't eat them.
  • Richard S.
    Richard SarrachJanuary 7, 2011
    Skip the mac and cheese. Tastes like rubber.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonJanuary 2, 2011
    Don't miss out on 2 hot dogs, chips and a soda for $2.50 in the bottom floor cafe on the way out
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HamiltonDecember 22, 2010
    Buy a bunch of stuff that you convince yourself that you NEED :)
  • IKEA B.
    IKEA BrooklynDecember 19, 2010
    Free dessert & coffee today (12/19/10) when you sign up to the IKEA newsletter. Meet Lorna at the showroom entrance until 6:30p.
  • Chad W.
    Chad WalkerDecember 18, 2010
    If you have young kids, it's a great place to play on very cold days.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick ButlerDecember 13, 2010
    Customer service is a nightmare! Returning an item took 45 minutes and the Ikea rep was a rude and nasty individual. I'm going to West Elm and Pottery from now on. Worth the extra $$$.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 8, 2010
    Take a trip on the Water Taxi to shop for furniture, grab an inexpensive meal (try the Swedish meatballs) or enjoy wandering the redeveloped piers.
  • kendra r.
    kendra rennickDecember 6, 2010
    frozen yogurt cones for a dollar
  • Hope Anne N.
    Hope Anne NathanDecember 1, 2010
    Ride the Travelator!
  • Rich K.
    Rich KiddNovember 25, 2010
    $1 a drink and plus free refills. What can go wrong with that?
  • John M.
    John MNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the back road in to avoid the gridlock up front. And thanks to long lines I've saved a bunch, I really didn't need that korkfindunk…
  • Scottie R.
    Scottie RocheNovember 20, 2010
    These little yuppie children in the food court are so poorly behaved their parents should be ashamed. They don't even seem to notice what horrid little monsters they've spawned.
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupNovember 4, 2010
    Buy some pillows, picture frames, and duvet covers!
  • Maurice W.
    Maurice Watson™October 28, 2010
    B61 Bus Out Front
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SorensenOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go during a week day. Much fewer people.
  • Cody W.
    Cody WaltonOctober 23, 2010
    meatballs. tasty.
  • E
    EOctober 23, 2010
    If it's a hassel for you to get here. I strongly recommend checking your package contents to make sure they are complete. They will not ship missing parts if you live within a 25mi radius.
  • TheFatAppleNYC.com
    TheFatAppleNYC.comOctober 23, 2010
    Definitely come on off hours if you can help it. The free shuttle to the 4/5 borough hall are great, almost as great as the free weekend water taxi! $5 during the week but you get $5 credit at store
  • the r.
    the rageOctober 20, 2010
    great place to piss on your bike ride
  • Ben B.
    Ben BreierOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Missing parts from your furniture? Get fucked! Expect at least three miserable weeks for your hardware.
  • William N.
    William NievesOctober 11, 2010
    was drag to come....had no choice....ugh!!!
  • Dirty Mike
    Dirty MikeOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't have a pen handy, use your cameraphone
  • Jeremiah M.
    Jeremiah McCormickOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Alexandria is a cheater never knew anyone wanted to be at ikea so much without being there
  • natalie m.
    natalie mchughOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    if you have to pick up a large piece of furniture near the exit, have someone wait there with the paperwork while you shop... it'll take at LEAST 30 min to get even the smallest things from storage
  • Chris D.
    Chris DSeptember 26, 2010
    The employees are extremely helpful if you ask nicely and aren't rude to them
  • IKEA B.
    IKEA BrooklynSeptember 26, 2010
    Join the Living room match game! We're inviting customers who live together to test how well they know their living room. Sign up in the sofa department.
  • IKEA B.
    IKEA BrooklynSeptember 8, 2010
    It's rib night! baby back ribs, fries, cornbread for $7.99
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MinkusSeptember 5, 2010
    Really don't enjoy being here
  • A J.
    A JSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is a three ring circus, no matter what day you come. Lines are long and workers are rude and incompetent.. especially the mall cops.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LykingAugust 30, 2010
    come on off hours or you'll be fighting your way through everything.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HuangAugust 29, 2010
    Wear comfy walking shoes for your feet's well-being!
  • Felicia G.
    Felicia GentileAugust 27, 2010
    Love it here! The showroom is like a maze but its fun!
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AllredAugust 21, 2010
    Freaking love the meatballs and there's a plus FREE REFILLs !!!!!! YES
  • Julia K.
    Julia KAugust 21, 2010
    Don't bother with the meatballs, they're not the same as in Europe. Something's off...
  • Earl S.
    Earl SAugust 19, 2010
    IKEA is pretty organized for a self help place. And they have good food available while u wait and ok seating. I don't like to come on weekends cuz its too crowded and people are dumb, but in off-days
  • BishTalkRadio
    BishTalkRadioAugust 19, 2010
    Amazing food and great sales
  • seth h.
    seth hochmanJuly 25, 2010
    Great room displays to help design for tiny metropolitan apts. And of course, the meatballs and lingonberries.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanJuly 14, 2010
    Avoid blueballs: eat the meatballs.
  • Nat M.
    Nat MaJuly 9, 2010
    The worst experience ever. People are not helpful and the place is completely disorganized. You end up wasting so much more time than you should. I used to love ikea. Now I loath it.
  • Muhammad M.
    Muhammad MalikJuly 8, 2010
    The returns department is the absolute worst, be prepared to sit and wait!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanJune 30, 2010
    Things Fall Apart.
  • Lillian T.
    Lillian TungJune 27, 2010
    The people that work here are rude and unhelpful
  • JD
    JDJune 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have to make a return, get there when the store opens, take your deli counter ticket, buy a coffee, and sit on an uncomfortable bench for 30-40 minutes.
  • Deneen D.
    Deneen DavisMay 26, 2010
    Let your imagination and your style roam free.
  • Keith E.
    Keith EdwardsApril 19, 2010
  • Anna B.
    Anna BinderMarch 28, 2010
    park inside
  • Chris M.
    Chris McHargMarch 27, 2010
    $1 meatball plate for lunch!
  • Carl D.
    Carl DesirMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make it out alive!
  • Carl D.
    Carl DesirMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't get lost...you may never find your way out.
  • marc k.
    marc kozMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    kill me, please.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CareyFebruary 27, 2010
    The margarita's are amazing!
  • Netta P.
    Netta PFebruary 13, 2010
    come early morning. there's no one here!
  • Abigail B.
    Abigail BesdinDecember 13, 2009
    $1 ice cream & cinnabons, obv
  • NemaRAYN
    NemaRAYNDecember 12, 2009
    grab a Malou duvet for your down comforter it's cold out you'll need it and all sizes are $24.99. great gift idea
  • Tony Z.
    Tony ZeoliDecember 2, 2009
    The Manstad Sofa is on sale for $699. Tried it out. Has a pull out that turns sofa into full size bed. Storage under chaise is neat. Highy recommend for small apt. Read more
  • Heather D.
    Heather DNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot dogs!
  • sarah o.
    sarah ocAugust 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 fat free frozen yogurt tastes just like soft serve.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FitzgeraldAugust 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    After dark, sneak past the security guard and climb the now defunct shipping crane. Unspoiled views of Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey await.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstAugust 2, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab the pencil and notepad - you're going to want them to mark down what you find in the showroom
  • Amber M.
    Amber MarlowJune 21, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    check the view from the food court
  • Jeffrey N.
    Jeffrey NgApril 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The Swedish Meatball rocks...as always
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina ManducaOctober 11, 2014
    Si se bajan en la estacion del subte de la 9na y 4ta en brooklyn, en la esquina pasa un bus q te trae gratis. Pasa cada 20 min supuestamente. A nosotros nos tardó más de 30 min
  • Leo S.
    Leo SkvirskiySeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
  • Andre L.
    Andre LimaJune 3, 2014
    Mistura de Tok Stok com Etna e preços muito, muito bons. Pena que não dá pra levar muita coisa na mala..rs. Vá de Water Taxi no Pier 11, que pode ser reembolsado em compras na loja.
  • Marcelo M.
    Marcelo MiroMarch 27, 2014
    Muito falado
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PedroMarch 23, 2014
    Hay un shuttle gratuito desde y hacia el metro Smith cada 20 minutos. Termina alrededor de las 22:00.
  • Ivan D.
    Ivan DudinJuly 6, 2013
    В субботу огромные очереди
  • DaYeon S.
    DaYeon SeulJune 24, 2013
    뭐 있는게 별 없음... 이런 아이케아는 처음;
  • Paula B.
    Paula BogarOctober 25, 2012
    Vale muito a pena vir aqui! Mesmo para comprar pequenas coisas, como guardanapos coloridos, pregadores e mais coisas que cabem na mala!!! Pegue p barco no pier 11. Soh o barco jah vale a pena!
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