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Furniture / Home Store
East Palo Alto
  • jennifer lei c.
    "their affordable Swedish meatballs dish"(7 Tips)
    Yesh S.
    "The hot dogs and cin/roll is great here."(10 Tips)
    "Always leave with a six pack of cinnamon rolls."(4 Tips)
    Carolyn K.
    "The $1 nonfat frozen yogurt cones are surprisingly delicious!"(3 Tips)
142 Tips and reviews
  • meatballs
  • hot dogs
  • breakfast food
  • cinnamon rolls
  • frozen yogurt
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  • jennifer lei c.
    jennifer lei chanMay 11, 2013
    love their affordable Swedish meatballs dish and yummy cinnamon rolls and ice cream for $1.00. Can be hectic on weekends but you always manage to buy something you think you need.
  • Miss Courtney G.
    Miss Courtney GNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    On Tuesdays, kids eat free. Coupled with the free play room for kids for up to 90 minutes, and it's like a mini parental vacation!
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you get here early in the morning on weekends if you want to shop peacefully. Weekdays are a good time to go visit too.
  • Stefania P.
    Stefania PomponiMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Since you're at IKEA, skip the meatballs and head over to Mi Pueblo Market across the street and hit up their amazing deli for a plate of carnitas or bowl of caldo de pollo.
  • Joey B.
    Joey BakerMarch 3, 2012
    Go in through the entrance, follow the signs for returns, grab a cart from the semi-hidden hallway as you turn the corner. Just walk in past the cash registers and you can do Ikea in 1/10 the time.
  • vincent h.
    vincent huangJuly 17
    Been here 5+ times
    They have cookies a d coffee at Exchanges and Returns. It may take a bit, but might as well keep caffeinated and sugared up! 🍪☕️
  • Liam M.
    Liam MayMarch 7, 2015
    Friendly and helpful staff, be sure to try a hotdog as you walk around. They're great for a quick fix if you're hungry.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰November 28, 2011
    $1 nonfat vanilla yogurt cone, $2 two hotdogs, drink, chips, $1 cinnamon bun, $4 for 6 cinnamon buns, $1.75 pizza slice... Free refills
  • Jon G.
    Jon GluckJuly 7, 2011
    World famous ice cream & hot dogs located on 1st floor near checkout, not at 2nd floor food court. Oh, and they sell furniture & stuff here too :)
  • Rob L.
    Rob LojekDecember 15, 2013
    If you're not going to browse (only do this at odd hours), look up item locations within the store from home, then crush your visit to the store.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CamposantoOctober 8, 2015
    Even if you're not buying anything, browsing and walking through Ikea is always fun - because then you'll eventually walk out buy something anyway...
  • Yun X.
    Yun XiaMay 19, 2013
    On certain dates you could eat for free, where they will deduct the price of your restaurant purchase from the total if you spend more than $150.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansFebruary 23, 2015
    Why do parents bring their children to this store? I swear every child in there was screaming. But the meatballs are delicious!
  • Markus N.
    Markus NeuertSeptember 1, 2015
    I like the cafeteria. Tasty, cheap options. Sizes are small if you're used to American portions.
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanDecember 30, 2010
    Instead of getting Swedish meatballs from the cafe, buy a jar of lindenberry sauce and make some *homemeade* meatballs and mash to go with it. Yum!
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KorchikMay 4, 2014
    The $1 nonfat frozen yogurt cones are surprisingly delicious!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AchetaJanuary 22, 2011
    After eating the delicious swedish meatballs here, you'll notice that IKEA also sells furniture at reasonable prices... what are the odds!?!? Enjoy!!!
  • Flynn R.
    Flynn RowanOctober 30, 2011
    Check out the fjlurgen and the gortbyt. The lente-wurrl is really comfortable and the galm are really delicious.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KamimotoJanuary 3, 2013
    They have a special now for the Swedish meatballs: salad, drink and 15 meatballs ($1 for 5 more) all for $5.99! A deal for sure!
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneOctober 29, 2012
    Arrive at 10:00 am on weekends for the optimal ratio of furniture to humans.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a giant one! Tip: get there a few minutes before 10am. Doing an IKEA run without the crowd makes for an experience
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LeeJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There is hybrid vehicle parking right outside the entrance! Non-hybrid vehicles should not take these spots!
  • Clifton C.
    Clifton CraigAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up for a family membership card. You get a free frozen yogurt!
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MatthewsAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sign up for an Ikea family card. You get extra discounts and notifications of specials :) and it's free!
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel DeVineJanuary 25, 2011
    Bring a map, flashlight, blanket, hiking boots, a compass, and food to distract the Minotaur.
  • m d.
    m dMay 29
    Try some beds and grab hotdogs and coffee. Yes, get back home.
  • Ian D.
    Ian DionisioOctober 20, 2010
    Much to my amazement. Besides cheap hot dogs & tasty meatballs, this place also has furniture. Cool!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Friends, if you need me to put together your furniture, I'll do it in the payment of Swedish meat balls! :)
  • Andrew S.
    It's Ikea. Huge, busy, with great prices on good furniture. Mattresses come vacuum packed and rolled for easier transport.
  • Rodney L.
    Rodney LeongFebruary 21, 2011
    EPA location closes later than Emeryville. 9 PM instead of 8 PM! Also no extortionate toll to cross the bridge. Win!
  • Pip B.
    Pip BlaberJune 29, 2013
    If your significant other is taking too long there are lots of beds where you can take a nap!
  • eileen b.
    eileen bApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you already built your item and want to return it, you only get store credit.
  • Julie R.
    Julie RibeiroDecember 26, 2010
    Pizza and soda for $2.50. Is the ish! The only thing is that they don't have plates... Served in paper.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CornwellMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea restaurant on a Saturday - best birth control ever.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MarshallFebruary 15, 2014
    Estimate how long you think you will need here. Now double it :-)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FangJune 22, 2015
    Meatballs in the middle, ice cream & hotdogs at the end.
  • Meow
    MeowAugust 28, 2014
    Really like going here for their displays!
  • Carmen L.
    Carmen LewNovember 20, 2011
    I love the creativity here :D (The food ain't too bad either)
  • Anzonette P.
    Anzonette PDecember 8, 2013
    Always parking close to entrance in family parking!
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkAugust 19, 2012
    You won't find any parking spaces during the weekends..
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsNovember 20, 2012
    FINALLY getting a radio desk!! Their self checkout is the best.
  • Courtney E.
    Courtney ElliottMarch 10, 2012
    Free coffee everytime with the free ikea family reward card. Score.
  • Karolina 🦄
    Karolina 🦄July 18, 2015
    I like Ikea brand, but Ikeas in the US are so much worse than in Europe... Much smaller choice, it feels empty.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsJanuary 27, 2015
    Come Sunday mornings there is a smaller crowd
  • Jason W.
    Jason WienerNovember 27, 2011
    Kids under 12 apparently eat free today. Not sure if that's every Sunday tho.
  • Alice D.
    Alice D.February 18, 2013
    It's President's Day and they're remodeling inside. It's a madhouse in there and parking is slim.
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ChristensenOctober 20, 2014
    For best parking, come mid-day during Monday.
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret RicklingMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Kids eat free Tuesdays! No purchase necessary. Awesome if you have multiple kids.
  • Guilherme S.
    Guilherme SprintJanuary 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid going on weekends as much as you can
  • jansen c.
    jansen cMay 13, 2015
    Find parking at the pickup zone if you're buying something big
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