The new Ikea finally opened on the 25th April. It was bigger than the original location which was the first Ikea in North America. We are very eager to visit the new Ikea but we did not go on the first day as we knew it will be packed due to freebies, etc.
We went to the Ikea Restaurant for lunch on the first weekend. The restaurant was packed with people. There was a line up as expected.
The restaurant is huge with various settings for different ages. I love the new setup.
I like the new food tray cart. It is very handy for family dining.
Ben and Nanzaro opted for the 10 piece Meatball Combo which is $5.99. We switched the mash potatoes with fries instead.
The combo comes with a drink and a salad. You help yourself with the salad at a self service section.
Ben had coffee while Nanzaro had soft drink. There is free refill for the coffee and soft drinks. Coffee and soft drink is only $1 by itself.
Ben shared a soup with me. It was minestrone soup which was slightly spicy. The soup comes with a crusty roll and the soup is $1.99.
Arkensen and I had the Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce. This is on promotion during the opening. It is only $4.99; regular price is $7.99. It comes with two vegetable medallions and mix steamed vegetables. Ben told Arkensen the reason the two vegetable medallions are made into that shape is because Swedish is very health conscious and to encourage kids to eat vegetables, they made it into a hockey puck shape. Well, I’m not sure if Ben is pulling our legs.
Arkensen also shared a Dark Chocolate Almond Cake with me. I love the crunchy almond topping of this cake in contrast with a layer of soft cream in the cake. We forgot to take a photo of this as we were too busy enjoying the food. It was $1.99.
Ikea accepts credit card.