IKEA BANGKOK – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Katie

When we first moved to Bangkok, we had to find an apartment and get all the bits and pieces we need to make it feel more like home. Ikea Bangkok is exactly like the Ikea’s you will find around the world; easy, affordable and offers a great selection.

Before we jump in, let me quickly introduce us. My husband and I are fortunate to call Bangkok our home and enjoy exploring, living and eating our way around the city. We have created a free resource to help you plan your trip to Thailand, so don’t miss out and download here. 

So, here is everything you need to know about shopping at the Ikea in Bangkok. 

What is Ikea Bangkok?

For those that haven’t been introduced to Ikea before, Ikea is a word-famous Swedish furniture brand which offers flat-pack “build it yourself” furniture pieces. It is affordable and designs are generally sleek and simple. 

The Ikea layout takes you through showcases of rooms, where you can make a list of the item numbers you want. You then walk through the shop part, where you pick up smaller items and finally, head to the warehouse where you pick up larger items. 

How to get to Ikea Bangkok

Ikea can be found in the Mega Bangna shopping complex area. 

You can choose to catch the BTS to Udomsuk BTS Skytrain and then wait for the Ikea shuttle bus at exit 5. The bus comes every 30 minutes and runs from 9 am to 10.30pm. However, you may find it easier to catch a taxi or grab; most will recognize Mega Bangna.

What to expect 

Similarly, to western Ikea, this store has a similar layout of showcases that you walk through, followed by a café that serves the famous Swedish meatballs, then a store where you can pick up smaller items and then a warehouse, where you collect the bigger furniture items you want.

There were a few differences I noticed. 

Ikea Bangkok

Firstly, Ikea Bangkok is massive. This means there are a lot of ‘made up’ rooms to browse and lots of items to see. In the Thailand Ikeas, there seems to be an emphasis on decorating smaller spaces. Bangkok is a busy city with lots of condos and high rises so the Ikea really caters to this type of audience who are looking to make the most out of the smaller spaces they have. 

Cutlery is another difference. We actually struggled to find a cutlery set we liked that included knives; they aren’t as commonly used in Thailand. 

Prices were similar to the price you would expect in other Ikeas. One thing to note however, is how to varies to other stores. In the UK, Ikea offers furniture that is quite a bit cheaper than other stores. However, we were searching on the Lazada app (a Thailand version of Ebay and Amazon) and found a lot of stuff cheaper online or in HomePro (another furniture store). I guess my point is, there are cheaper and more variety of options in Thailand than Ikea. 

Ikea Bangkok Restaurant

I feel that everyone raves about Ikea food no matter where you are in the world. We did eat at the restaurant, ordering the standard Swedish meatballs, which are served with mash, broccoli and cranberry sauce. We also ordered a plate of vegetable balls served in green curry sauce. Both dishes were very tasty and I actually think I preferred the vegetable balls! 

Swedish meatballs, Vegetable green curry balls and Almond cake

They also have some salmon salads which I hear a lot of people rave about – salmon fillets are also available in the food store at the end of the shop as well. You can also get beer here; something I could never find in the UK stores. 

Ikea’s in Thailand 

Ikea Bangna (Bangkok)

STORE OPENING HOURS

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS

Breakfast is available from 9.30am – 11am daily

Monday – Sunday: 9.30am – 9.30pm

Parking – available for free, up to 8 hours. 

IKEA Bang Yai (Nonthaburi)

STORE OPENING HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS

Breakfast is available from 9:30am – 11am daily

Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 8:30pm
Friday – Sunday: 9:30am – 9:30pm

Parking – free 

IKEA Pick-up & Order Point Phuket

 STORE OPENING HOURS

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Ikea Phuket pick up explained

We hope this guide to Ikea Bangkok has helped, especially for those moving to the big mango! If you have any questions about living, travelling or moving to Bangkok, let us know in the comments below!

Ikea Bangkok
Ikea Bangkok
Ikea Bangkok

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt
0

Start typing and press Enter to search

BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN BANGKOKLocal things to do in Bangkok