Schindler's Ritan Park branch serves some of the most authentic German food in town - great sausages, grilled meat, oven roasted pork knuckle, fresh sauerkraut and more, as well as imported German beer (Wernesgruner on draft). Prices are moderate, and the Tankstelle’s airy outdoor terrace offers an idyllic view of Ritan Park.
User reviews of Schindler's Tankstelle 申德勒德加油站
I went there twice. First time we were 2 and the second time 4 people. Its not the exact same taste as in Austria or Germany but its ok. The first time I had the Eisbein or Stelze (the pig leg? in english) and it tasted pretty good, the second time we had some Aufschnitt and Aufstrich, stuff you can smear on bread. I dont remember too well, but have the feeling that it wasnt good, also there was a big lack of bread to smear it on.
The service is not well trained and dont know the foods, very difficult to tell them that the food is not good, if they dont have a clue what real German food should taste like...
I didnt go to any other pseudo German restaurants yet so I for me this is the best Beijing has to offer as German food. I guess you just have to live with it.
First of all I am German myself and have to say that most of the dishes do not even come close to the quality and flavours of some typical dishes. So for the quality it is absolutely overpriced. Service is very poor - I have been there once and for the last time - we waited for 1.5 hours for our dishes. After 1 hour one approached us that one of the dishes would not be on stock anymore - should checked immediately after the order/be communicated to the waiters!!! Besides one served dishes from other tables to us first and none of our dishes were served together - we were a group of 5, leading to some people eating or waiting. After asking for a discount on the bill we were only invited for a drink on the house - however no compensation for such a bad experience!
I am from Germany in when i arrived in Beijing i couldn't believe there are more than one german restaurant in the city. I miss german food from time to time and tried the Tankstelle and Drei Kronen. Both restaurants offer great beer but the food and also the location of Drei Kronen are way better. The Tankstelle looks more like a lunchroom in a factory. I tried a Schnitzel and it was way to fatty for my taste. The prices a low for the big portions you get. Prices and the beer are the reason why a give 3 stars.
The "Tiegelwurst" is my favourite dish at Schindlers, but really too heavy and fatty for this season. I have to admit it really looks disgusting, my gf calls it "Puke".
Recommend you to sit in their small beergarden under the large, shady trees and enjoy the cold cuts platter and a Hefeweizen! If you close your eyes you can nearly imagine yourself sitting in a Munich beergarden....
So I ordered the blutwurst and liverwurst with potatoes and sauerkraut, and got two piles of mush ... with potatoes and sauerkraut. I was all like, "where's the wurst, lady?" so the waitress very kindly changed my order to fried bratwurst and mash instead. But... On my return to the world of Wikipedia, it seems a wurst, or sausage, is defined as seasoned and ground meat and doesn't have to come all cased-up and wiener-like. Sorry, Schindler's, my mistake. On the other hand, who wants to eat blood and liver flavored mush? I mean, come on. And it did take you quite a long time to serve us. There is a moral (or lesson) in this tale, summed up by the German saying, "Er will immer eine Extrawurst gebraten haben". It means "he always wants a special sausage roasted for him" to express that someone wants something out of the ordinary. Thing is, all I wanted was something ordinary, and felt I'd got something out of the ordinary, but, in fact, what I had was ordinary all along.
Be good to yourselves. And each other.
It's a nice place to hang out with friends in the afternoon of warmer days and cool down with nice beer. With the background of Ritan Park, it is amazing how peaceful it feels.
Been going here on and off for years and went this past weekend for the first time in a while. Was happy to see that the general quality has not slipped - the bratwurst, omelette, roast pork knuckle and spinach were all excellent, and the reasonably priced erdinger was spot on. My daughter loves their dark bread and our party of six (including two tots) managed to scarf just about everything down (save for the last bit of the pork knuckle). Am looking forward to eating on the terrace again in the spring.
Real good German food at decent prices and big portions. Beergarden one of the best in Beijing. The draft German beer is always fresh, never any problems.
Only problem is the disorganized (but friendly!) service but still 4 Stars since it's often just funny to see them struggling with the bill and all the other facts more than compensate for this.
The Food portions are just incredible. I don't know of any other places (western of course) in the city where you can get this full on only few tens of RMB.
Of course i always opt for their beef options (not many on the menu, afterall it's a German place) and i've never been dissapointed.
When you wash it down with the Franziskaner Dunkel Beer, it just makes for an amazingly filling adventure.