Something new: IKEA in Las Vegas

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Where do you absolutely have to visit when vacationing in Las Vegas? Trader Joe’s? Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace? The Bellagio fountain show? No matter what you fancy, there’s now another mandatory stop to add to your list: IKEA just opened in Sin City on May 18.

Not familiar with IKEA? The Swedish company is known for modern, affordable inventory, and it’s the world’s number one furniture retailer. Imagine if Bed Bath & Beyond and Inspiration got drunk one night, did the humpty hump and had their baby delivered in Costco. That’s IKEA.

And like the rest of Las Vegas, it’s over the top. The outlet is 351,000 square feet. That’s more than double the size of Costco Iwilei. IKEA’s opening day giveaways included couches, mattresses and a year’s worth of their famous Swedish meatballs.

I visited the furniture mecca on opening weekend. It was of course super crowded but I didn’t let that discourage me from spending a few hours checking out all the goods. I’m telling you, there’s nothing this store doesn’t have. As a newly married and domesticated man, I’m proud to share that I love shopping for household items. I seriously do. At IKEA, you’ll find everything you need for your home, at great prices no less, plus you can grab a cheap bite to eat.

Tables for just $10! What a bargain!

Tables for just $10! What a bargain!

TV stands for under $100

TV stands for under $100

This is my dream kitchen, without all the strange people.

This is my dream kitchen, without all the strange people.

Comfy beds galore!

Comfy beds galore!

IKEA has several model apartments for all sizes

IKEA has several model apartments of all sizes

Even as small as 270sf.

Even as small as 270 sf

You can give your kid's room the IKEA touch as well.

You can give your kid’s room the IKEA touch as well

Impress dinner guests with beautiful place mats.

Impress dinner guests with beautiful place mats and linens

Plates and utensils come in all styles and colors.

Plates and utensils come in all styles and colors

I fell in love with these collapsible hanging lights because they reminded me of the Death Star.

These collapsible hanging lights reminded me of the Death Star. I fell in love with them

Hungry? IKEA has a huge dining area with very affordable options.

Hungry? There’s a huge dining area with very affordable options

The line for the food was like waiting for a ride at Disneyland but probably because it was opening weekend.

Yes, I waited one hour through this line for some Swedish meatballs

Desserts for under $2.

Desserts for under $2

A full salmon entree for under $8.

A full salmon entree for under $7

I had to try the famous Swedish meatballs. Only $1 as a side order. The verdict? Utsokt! (Delicious!)

Here’s the side order of IKEA’s famous Swedish meatballs. Only $1. The verdict? Delikat! (Delicious!)

I fell in love with IKEA and badly want one in Hawaii. In the meantime, I know where I’m heading for my next furniture and meatball fix.

IKEA Las Vegas
6500 Ikea Way
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-970-5100