BIG NEWS!! IKEA is finally open its first outlet in Indonesia at Alam Sutera – Tangerang since 15th Oct 2014.
Located at Alam Sutera area near Alam Sutera Mall and Alam Sutera toll road exit/ entrance. Most of you already know that IKEA is world’s largest furniture retailer that design and sell ready-to-assemble modern style furniture, appliances and home accessories. And having lot’s of fans from Indonesia, no wonder the first day of its opening in Alam Sutera – Indonesia, large amount of visitors have waited on the outside even before it opens.
Being super excited and curious with IKEA Indonesia I finally dragged Mr. Jajan along with my sis to visit IKEA thursday night, yup on the 2nd day of its opening around 19.30. Parking space are spacious and not full during our visit. We heard that during lunch time the crowd are crazy until they have to park outside the building. Btw, free parking here.
What’s available inside IKEA Indonesia – Alam Sutera?? Let me take you tour around. IKEA is built on a very very extensive land area, it consist of three foloors. Basement for parking (outdoor parking area also available).
First floor consist of market hall, bistro, Swedish food market and self service furniture area.
MARKET HALL- First Floor
Inside market hall, you will find almost everything you need for your home such as picture frame, home lighting, clock, rugs, linen, kitchen utensils and countless unique stuff that guarantee will make you tempted to buy.
1. Wear comfortable shoes, your trip to IKEA will require you to walk a lot because this place is freaking spacious!!
2. IKEA provides locker for visitors, it is located on the left side (in front of toilet) from the main entrance, you can put your belongings inside it.
3. If you are running out of cash, don’t worry because inside IKEA you can withdraw cash from BCA ATM, it’s located near the locker on the left side from main entrance.
BISTRO – First Floor
IKEA Bistro is located right in front of the cashier from Market Hall, here you can buy several grab and go food and beverage with reasonably affordable price for example hotdog, coffee, tea, etc. AnakJajan bought Spicy Chicken Fried Bread IDR 5k, it was just okay but the highlight would be the cheap yet tasty Ice Cream in a Cone that cost only IDR 4k, simply satisfying smooth and rich vanilla ice cream that definitely has better taste than the other fast food restaurant.
SWEDISH FOOD MARKET – First Floor
Located next to the bistro there’s a mini mart that sell traditional Swedish meals, snacks and drinks.
And second floor is where the cafeteria located along with the showroom.
CAFETERIA – Second Floor
Many of you are fans of IKEA Swedish Meatballs rite?? Well we have good news for yaaa, Swedish Meatball is available here!! Uhlala~ But I also have another news which can be good news or bad news depends on the person, the meatball here is HALAL.
The cafeteria was super packed but the queue still manageable for me, it took us around 15-20 minutes queuing. I’m actually disappointed because unlike the first day, they serve the food with paper plates and boiled & mashed potato also not available resulting all of our orders are served with french fries.
IKEA Swedish Meatball IDR 40k/10pcs, IDR 50k/15pcs and IDR 60k/20pcs
Served with potato, cream gravy sauce, pickled cucumber and (still not available) lingonberry jam
The meatballs are locally produced and Halal, many of my friends said that it doesn’t taste as delicious as the one they had oversea. During our visit the lingonberry jam still not available so we only get the meatballs with pickled cucumber and cream gravy sauce. The cream gravy sauce was very nice though, savory but not too creamy and well seasoned. On the other hands, the meatball was decent but didn’t scream wow though, it was like a tender and softer version of Indonesian meatball.
Shrimp Cutlet IDR 8k, Shrimp Purse IDR 8k
Swedish Poached Salmon with Chive sauce IDR 60k
served with potato and broccoli
Salmon was soft and moist but lack of seasoning.
Baked Chicken Leg with Dill Sauce IDR 35k
Tender and juicy chicken leg, the chicken was well seasoned but AnakJajan don’t like the weird aroma from the dill sauce.
SHOWROOM – Second Floor
Furniture display everywhere!! My oh my me, Mr. Jajan and sis are sucker when it comes to a place like this, love love loveeee how well they decor and arrange the showroom making us want to buy almost every single thing here. Arrghh!! I’m going crazy!!
Currently eyeing on this super cute white rattan computer chair. Mr. Jajan wants to change my ugly yet comfortable computer chair in our home with this one, ahhh tempting.
FYI, IKEA is providing free shuttle bus using Big Bird from IKEA to Mall Alam Sutera. Price wise is considerably cheaper than the store next door with more selection and cuter design. Overall we love love loveee IKEA, found a perfect size of dining table with a nice design with several items that we would want to buy later, how about you?? Have you visited IKEA Indonesia yet or when you will visit it?? Let’s jajan and shopping!!
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Jl. Jalur Sutera Boulevard No. 45
Alam Sutera, Serpong, Tangerang, 15320 Indonesia
Phone: (+6221) 29853900
Store: 10.00 – 22.00
Restaurant: 09.30 – 21.30