Whether you associate IKEA with fun design, meatballs or cheap furniture, you know that it’s going to be the same all over the world. Under their blue and yellow brand, products and stores don’t really differ from country to country.
When translating the whole IKEA concept to the Chinese market, some compromises had to be made. One of the biggest things to change was the name. The letters in the word ‘IKEA’ reference Ingvar Kamprad and his hometown in Sweden. Nevertheless, adapting the name to suit the Chinese language went surprisingly smoothly and now the characters in the company’s Chinese name Yi jia mean “comfortable homes, home furniture.”
In China, IKEA isn’t just a home furnishing depot, a place to buy what you need and leave. Many here treat it like a furniture filled theme park, a place to spend hours taking every product for a spin.
Brand new IKEA Xi’an Store has 57 inspirational room settings, more than 8,000 products, 633 seats in restaurant and free smalland which is the great place for you and your family to spend whole day to enjoy!
Products have also been redesigned with Chinese customers in mind, little things, like deepening bowls so they can hold rice. Every store in China features mock-ups of the tiny apartments common in many Chinese cities, kitted out with IKEA products.
IKEA offers the same product range in all countries 8,000 to 10,000 products depending on the store’s size. But the company adapts the layout of the store, presentation of the goods, home solutions offered, and prices according to national economic and cultural conditions. In China, the store layouts reflect the layout of many Chinese apartments, and since many Chinese apartments have balconies, the stores even include a balcony section.
It is amazingly busy in IKEA, but it is so much fun to see the Chinese people experience this Western concept. They try, touch and use all the furniture, actually exactly what a showroom is for.
IKEA Xi’an Store has 884 parking spaces and easy for you to drive product home.
Electric Vehicle charging points at IKEA, Xi’an China Store
The IKEA restaurant was pretty interesting too. They have lots of different choices, and the prices are very good. The restaurant serves Western and Chinese food for a very good price. Be aware of long lines during lunch time, but see this also as an experience.
There were lots of senior citizens socializing over coffee and families enjoying Swedish meatballs. The food choices included the standard IKEA fare plus some interesting extras, including very tasty cereal-coated fried shrimp cakes.
The food range was good , the side dishes and salad was good too. However the restaurant size is bit small compared to other IKEA stores. So if you are going around lunch time, expect a delay in finding a seat.
We never leave without trying the Swedish meatballs, drumstick, and egg tart too. Food is good, it really hits the spot if you are hungry from shopping. They also offer spaghetti, salads, steamed veggies, fried shrimp patties and chicken wings.
This is a very convenient tasty simple cafeteria style eatery. Overall, if you are an IKEA fan, this IKEA is worth the trip for a fun day out.
Store Opening Hours：
Sun. – Thur. 10:00 – 21:00
Fri. – Sat. 10:00 – 22:00
Restaurant Opening Hours:
Sun. – Thur. 9:00 – 20:30
Fri. – Sat. 9:00 – 21:30
South East of Sanqiao Viaduct, 3rd West Ring Road, Fengdong, New Town, Xi’an