IKEA Restaurant- Dat IKEA Meatball Doe

You know you’ve been to too many restaurants when you can’t think of a new place to go eat, and finally suggest ‘IKEA’ for lunch.
Meta Knight and I were craving dem Swedish meatballs so we took the opportunity to scope out some furniture for our future home. Plus, it was raining outside so naturally we gravitated towards any option that allowed us to be indoors for a couple hours.

We noticed instantly that IKEA’s food prices have increased pretty dramatically over the past couple of years.. I remember the meatballs and mash use to cost $2.99!!! I miss those days. 🙁


The IKEA restaurant is pretty much the same system as a cafeteria. You grab a tray, look through all your options, slide on down, and pay at the end.

To be honest, looking at this picture I’m not sure what prompted me to eat at IKEA. It doesn’t look particularly appetizing and it’s not longer ridiculously cheap.

One bite though….and I’m sold again. Dem meatballs. And that gravy. It’s like heaven in your mouth.

This $5.99 combo gives you 10 Swedish meatballs smothered in gravy, fries (or mash potatoes), and lingonberry sauce. For whatever reason, this was so satisfying.

The Fish and Chips ($6.99) were not bad but considering it’s almost the cost of Pajo’s, it’s overpriced. Next time I’ll stick with the meatballs and gravy.

Am I the only one who buys a whole bag of frozen Swedish meatballs after eating and being addicted to these at the restaurant?

Their soup of the day was Thai Curry Chicken ($1.99). Surprisingly it was pretty good!! Not too spicy but just enough for a little kick at the end. I was also greedy and took a lot of veggie/chicken chunks so it was really hearty. 😛

All in all, IKEA remains a solid choice for those craving horse meatballs (harhar), gravy, carbs, and dessert. The walk around the huge showroom is also very nice when you’re slowly slipping into a food coma.

Service Rating: N/A
Food Rating: 3/5
Price: $-$$

Overall Rating: 3/5

Happy Eating!

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