Ikea in Tampines is the largest Ikea in Singapore (the other one is in Alexandria). We went there to meet up with Aileen while we were there last December. Since there’s no Ikea in Manila, I guess it’s another food discovery in Singapore if you opt to eat some Swedish food instead of the typical local food there.
It’s best to have lunch at Ikea earlier (around 11am) if you will go there on a weekend to avoid long queues and to easily get a table as well. We arrived later than Aileen since we got lost on our way there.
Aileen has been raving the Swedish Meatballs even before we arrived in Singapore so it’s our opportunity to taste this. She ordered Swedish Meatballs ahead for us to share. Aileen’s right, the Swedish meatballs are addicting. The smothered gravy really makes the meatballs interesting paired with jam. I can eat this all day long. If you like the meatballs, you can buy one from their supermarket so that you can take it home with you (that is if you are allowed to bring in food items to your respective countries ).
Anyway, I think we shouldn’t have ordered the Chicken Wings since it is already enough for the three of us including our individual entrees.
For our individual entrees, I got the Christmas Hot Plate which includes ham and vegetables while Sharlyne got the salmon. The serving is really big. We had a hard time trying to finish our own food!
Please take note that Ikea’s Restaurant is a self-service restaurant. It’s like a cafeteria wherein you have to line-up and choose the food that you will order, and pay for it in the cashier and bring it to your table. You also need to clear up your table if you’re done.
Beverages (softdrinks, Lingonberry drinks, coffee and tea) are also refillable.
60 Tampines North Drive 2,
Telephone: 6786 6868
Fax: 6786 6888
9.30am – 10.30pm
(Last order at 10pm)
How to go to Ikea Tampines?
In order to not get lost if you’re just going to commute, go to Ikea’s website (click here).