Friday, 26 December 2014

IKEA Restaurants and Cafe @ Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya

After a day's long shopping in IKEA for furniture, we decided to have an early dinner at the restaurant here. It has been years since I stepped into their restaurant. Being a holiday, the place was extremely crowded. 

Entrance to the IKEA Restaurant

New Food Items Being Highlighted

Us Standing In Line

Such A Long Line
The place was so crowded that we had at least 30 people ahead of us standing in line with trolleys. Before getting into the line, we had to take the trolley which fits the food trays and then get into the line.

A Variety Of Food Items Available

Sandwiches and Cakes

Free Flow Of Coffee and Soft Drinks


Main Dishes

Main Dishes

Pay For The Food Items As You Check Out
Once we reached the food area, we were able to pick up the food items ourselves. There were a number of items available right from pastries, sandwiches, cakes and to main dishes. Only at the main dishes section, there were waiters that were helping with the dishes. For soft drinks and coffee, we had to pick up the cups but the collection of drinks is located at the dining area after checking out. This is made such as these two items are free flowing and one is allowed to top up any number of times. Once we were done with picking out the food, we headed over to the cashier to pay for our food items. It was so crowded that from the time that we got in line to the point when we paid, it took us approximately half an hour. Definitely not suited for a hungry tummy.

The Dining Hall

The Dining Hall
Finding a table was the next challenge. We had to stand near people that were about to finish their meals and right when they got up, we took up that table. In fact, we even shared our small table with another family as they too could not get a place to sit and have their meal.

Coffee @ RM 2.12

Sugar and Creamer

Coffee Machine
As mentioned earlier, Coffee is free flowing and we had to go over to the Coffee machine to fetch our coffee. The coffee here is excellent and I preferred to have it black. I too had a few cups as it was really good, after all you don't have to pay extra for the additional cups. I would rate their coffee at 9/10 .

Soft Drinks @ RM 2.12
Just like the coffee, the soft drinks too were free flowing and was priced at RM 2.12 . There were around four different drinks that were available and once again, one would have to get the drinks themselves at the dispensing machine. 

Blueberry Muffin @ RM 1.59 each

Blueberry Muffin @ RM 1.59 each
The Blueberry Muffin's were not that great but it was still nice. Comparing this with the muffin we get at Kenny Rogers Roasters, I would say that that is anytime better than this. I would rate this at 7.5/10 .

Chicken Spring Rolls @ RM 1.05 each

Chicken Spring Rolls @ RM 1.05 each
The Chicken Spring Rolls were very good. They were hot and the filling was delicious. Besides chicken, it was filled with hot and spicy potato curry. Loved it! I would rate this at 9.3/10 .

Mazarin @ RM 2.12
This I believe is a Swedish pastry and it is called Mazarin. Soft and fluffy with a sweet and sugary coating at the top. Definitely something that I am trying for the first time and I liked it. I would rate this at 8.5/10 .

Swedish Almond Cake @ RM 6.25 each

Swedish Almond Cake @ RM 6.25 each
This Swedish Almond Cake was absolutely heavenly. It was so delicious and the cake literally melts in your mouth. Loved this! I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

Ham & Cheese Sandwich @ RM 7.31 each

Ham & Cheese Sandwich @ RM 7.31 each

Ham & Cheese Sandwich @ RM 7.31 each
This is a cold sandwich. The sandwich itself was nothing great. The bun was huge but the slice of chicken ham was very small which hardly covered the entire bun. The cheese too was very limited. This would have been much better if the ham and cheese portions had been more lavish. I would rate this at 6.5/10 .

Salmon with Lemon Sauce @ RM 14.73

Salmon with Lemon Sauce @ RM 14.73

Salmon with Lemon Sauce @ RM 14.73
The Salmon with Lemon Sauce was absolutely delicious. The Salmon cuts was just about the right thickness and size and this was topped with a lavish amount of Lemon Sauce. On the sides, there were roasted potato's. A wonderful dish served at a very reasonable price. I would rate this at 9.5/10 .

Us Enjoying Our Meal

Our Bill For The Day

At The Exit
Overall, we had a fantastic meal except for the Muffin and Sandwich which was just above average. This is definitely a good place to stop by after a busy day shopping. I would not mind returning here just for the food. The only setback was the massive crowd but I doubt that this would be the case should we come on a working day. Definitely a highly recommended restaurant!

Address: 1st Floor, IKEA Malaysia, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,
                 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 0900 - 2130
                             Friday to Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and On Public Holidays 0900 - 2230

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