When it comes to combining style and affordability in furniture, one name immediately comes to mind: IKEA. With over 450 stores across 60 countries, this Swedish powerhouse has become the epitome of modern design and budget-friendly solutions. Many of us have traveled far and wide to experience the joy of an IKEA store, and for interior enthusiasts, it’s practically a pilgrimage. The great news is that IKEA has finally graced the shores of the Philippines, opening its largest store ever in the heart of Pasay City’s Mall of Asia Complex. Standing tall and proud, the sprawling IKEA store in Pasay City covers a whopping 65,000 square meters. It’s not just any store – it’s the largest IKEA store globally, showcasing its commitment to providing Filipinos with an unparalleled shopping experience. The doors to this design haven swung open on November 25th, offering a glimpse into a world of stylish possibilities.
On the first floor, you can find the entrance and the Swedish Bistro. Armed with a cart or tray, you join the line and select your choices cafeteria-style, which is not only efficient but also eliminates the worry of accidental spills. This setup allows you to enjoy a generous serving without concerns about maneuvering through the space. Then head to the beverage station to grab a refreshing juice or a comforting cup of coffee, along with utensils to complete your dining setup. Ascending to the second floor of IKEA takes you to the dedicated E-commerce Operations for those who prefer the convenience of online purchases. Here, the orders are processed, packaged, and readied for delivery. You can also find the exit and the parking area here. You have to pay the pay parking ticket by the cashier, not anywhere near the exit so keep that in mind!
Eat, Shop, and Build
Going up to the third floor of IKEA you’ll see lots of trolley carts ready for you. The Market Hall is a big space full of handy for your home, from kitchen utensils and bedroom pillows to toys. All sorts of furnishing and decorations are here. Right next to the Market Hall is where you can get bigger things such as drawers, couches, and more. Check the tags for prices. If you need help, the staff is there to assist. After you’re done picking out your things, head to the checkout counters. There are about 30 of them in the room. If you have 10 things or less, go to the Express Counters at the far end so you don’t have to wait for a longer queue. Furthermore, there’s are Swedish Cafe offering coffee, tea, pastries, and desserts, and a soft-serve ice cream machine too for some quick snacks.
Lastly, on the fourth floor of IKEA, you’ll see beautifully styled rooms that give you ideas for your own place. From aesthetic bedrooms to practical kitchens, elegant bathrooms to cozy living rooms, the Showroom is like a gallery of possibilities. For those who are looking for some inspos for their house renovation or just simply room redecoration, this floor serves best. They even have some game rooms completely equipped with computer monitors, PC, and just everything you could ask for in gaming. Here, you can also find the IKEA Restaurant. It’s not just a place to eat – it’s like an extension of the whole IKEA experience. You can try famous Swedish meatballs, yummy baked salmon, tasty chicken wings, and even desserts like apple pie and chocolate almond cake. They also have drinks like coffee, tea, and a special Nordic drink made from berries and lemons.
Tips and Guidelines:
- No appointment is needed anymore unlike at the beginning of last year, so you can visit and walk-in
- Open daily from 10 AM – 10 PM
- Arrive early to avoid crowds and have more time to explore. If possible, visit during weekdays or off-peak hours to avoid larger crowds.
- Make a list of the items you need to avoid getting overwhelmed by choices
- IKEA charges for bags, so bring your own reusable bags to carry your purchases.
- You may bring cash and card when paying
- Utilize the trolley carts available to make it easier to carry your items.
- When purchasing dinnerware, you should wrap each piece individually at the self-service wrapping area immediately after completing your checkout
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How to get there?
Via Public Transportation
- Board the MRT train and head towards the Taft Avenue station.
- From Taft Avenue, you can take a jeepney or a bus that is headed towards the SM Mall of Asia (MOA).
- Alternatively, you can also walk to SM MOA from Taft Avenue, which is approximately a 15-20 minute walk.
- Once you arrive at the SM Mall of Asia, head to MOA Square within the Mall of Asia Complex. Follow signs or ask for directions if needed