Ingolf’s Kneipe German Bar and Restaurant

One of the nicest thing working in Jabil is getting the quarterly profit sharing. Every quarter all the employees would get a share of the company’s profit based on the performance in the past 6 months. The last quarter was the highest percentage of all time, and it’d be a very tough record to break. So I treated my family a lunch in Ingolf’s Kneipe German Restaurant and Bar.

Ingolf-Kneipe-Bar

Kneipe means bar in German, it is well known for its nice, big portioned and reasonably priced German cuisine.

New-Zealand-Lamb-Chop

Since we went in the afternoon, only lunch menu is served. Still, they have quite a wide selection of food to choose from. Their special lunch set would be lamb shank at RM23 something.. I ordered a Duo New Zealand Lamb Chop with mint sauce. It was OK only, maybe because I didn’t like the mint taste.. and the meal was kinda dry because there was no gravy, I had to steal Siang Leng’s :P Anyway that day earlier I already decided I must have lamb for the lunch, so my choice would be either lamb shank or lamb chop only. Now think back I should have ordered the lamb shank lol.

Minced-Pork

Siang Leng’s order, German minced pork served with salad and mashed potato. The gravy is super nice and went soooo well with my lamb chop.. I can still remember her first reaction after tasting it.. “Wah, so nice laaaaaah!”

German-Pork-Sausage

My mom ordered German pork sausage, which is also served along with mashed potato and salad. The sausage is almost thrice the normal thickness of a normal sausage, and tasted superb. The meat is very tender unlike normal hotdogs which are soft. This is a must try if in Ingolf’s Kneipe, it costs only less than RM12.

Chicken

My brother and father ordered the same dish, chicken (with mushroom sauce?) but different parts. You can choose either chicken breast or drumstick, but give me drumstick anytime!

Dark-Chocolate-Mousse

For dessert we had Julian’s dark chocolate mousse. Don’t mistake it is like ice-cream because it is not cold at all and had creamy butter like texture. If you love chocolate you’d definitely love this one :) Ingolf’s Kneipe is located at Tanjung Bungah, right opposite Conthorpe Orchid Hotel Penang Chinese Swimming Club. There is a winding road leading to the restaurant on your left just after the petrol station along the way to Batu Ferringhi.

Table

With all the food we ordered, the bill was only around RM76, and everyone gets a free glass of iced lemon tea. I highly recommend this restaurant for Western food with some German touch. Besides the environment here is relaxed and cozy, the perfect place to wind down and have dinner after work. Prior reservation is advised.

Ingolf's-Kneipe

Ingolf’s Kneipe
Jalan Sungai Kelian
Tanjong Bungah
Penang
Tel: 604-899 5796

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68 Responses

  1. Albert says:

    I had a very unpleasant experience recently to celebrate a friend’s farewell dinner as well!

    Since there are 5 of us, we decided to call to book a few days in advance. When we were there, we had a check with the waiter manning the bar for our reservation and this slightly plump chinese guy told us there were none reserve under my name. Fine, but no apologies whatsoever! He finally point to a table reserve for about 10 people and ask us occupy that table but kept telling us to leave by 8.30 and no longer. Again it’s ok with us as there are two time slots.

    Came the time to order our meals. This chinese lady waitress working that night was very impolite & unprofessional. When a friend ask to repeat the fruit juice available, she repeated it in such a way that as if we have already been asking her a few times & she is just tired with it attitude when this is only the second time. Is this how you treat your customer?? If this is causing such an “inconvenicence” to the waiter/waitress then they should probably just state it in the menu.

    Our meals came, we ask for ketchup and an extra plate, before I could even finish my sentence & the waitress had already left. The ketchup came and the extra plate only came after 2 reminder. What an awfull experience! All these while we had not done or said anything to deserved such treatment.

    Finally came the bill, paid using credit card. The credit card slip came for me to sign and the pen was literally thrown on the table!!

    Me and my friends had a very unpleasant experience and we don’t intend on returningas well.

  2. coke lemon says:

    hi,

    Ingolf, I wonder if you are indeed the real owner of the restaurant here. Most restaurant owners would normally welcome constructive comments and feedbacks from the customers so as to further improve on their food and services quality. It appears that you are very arrogant and refuse to accept any criticism. Hope that you can be more open towards the feedbacks given. Some feedbacks can be taken positively as means to continuously improving on the overall quality of your restaurant.

    Thank you very much for your kind attention. Peace. V__V

  3. Karl Georg Beckstein says:

    hi everybody ,
    please excuse my bad english , but i am a citizen from old germany . i was amused of the threads about ingolfs kneipe in penang . the german word kneipe means already : a small pub with some food , when you
    enter a kneipe you should not expect high quality food.
    i was there some days before and it was what i expect .
    what make me afraid after my visit is the fact that now
    all the people in penang think this have something to do
    with german tradition food and german warm welcomes
    for the guests . it is not like what mr. ingolf perform .
    the non smoker area first floor looks as an cantina for
    truckdrivers ,after the second . the service was also lausy
    as the food .schnitzel a very easy german food , was fried in a very bad oil , the mashed potatoes never see potatoes , must be some instant pack .the gulash soup .so la la , no bread ,only sweet dinner roll.
    the only what was okay the porkbelly , if you take the sauce away .
    the wonder was , this kneipe was nearly fully booked . some days later , i tried again , because everybody gets a second chance . this time i can not give any comment because ,after we get the menu , we was not
    served at all . the service has to make some pictures from a group of locals , drinking beer. so we left after 15 minutes .
    i am a german chef , i already retired and travel around
    the world , but usually a should open a really german restaurant in penang , only to show up what it means when germans wecomes there guests and how the food tastes.
    all this critics will not effect mr. ingolf , as he wrote before , but a really german restaurant will do .
    or make it better ingolf , but it seems you are resistand
    to any critics .
    karl-georg

    • Sigurd Haaksma says:

      Lieber Herr Beckstein,

      In the last 8 years I enjoyed dinner in Ingolf’s Kneipe on over 600 days. I appreciate the German style of food selection and preparation, the value for money, the fast service and the homely ambiance. Fortunately for Ingolf, there are hundreds of similarly minded customers that fill his restaurant, almost daily to the rim.

      Talking about the rim, you refer to the second floor expansion as a ‘cantina for truck drivers’. You claim to be a retired chef and I can only assume that you must have retired from one of such ‘cantina for truck drivers’, as any chef with higher qualification would review a new restaurant and take mental notes, instead of voicing his unqualified opinion on the anonymous internet – only after one and a half visit.

      The ‘half’ visit refers to your claim that you had left Ingolf’s Kneipe after 15 minutes, not receiving attention by a waiter. Did it ever come to your mind, to raise your hand and call one of the 6 (+) waiters, present during dinner time? Or, being a German, did you ever claim to Ingolf in your mother’s tongue?

      You rightfully apologize for your bad command of English. With over 27 years of daily English correspondence with German companies, I believe that I can judge the type of mistakes Germans make when they write in English. Your comments were full of linguistic and factual mistakes, not of the type that Germans make!

      I have searched Google for your name in the internet, and only 3 hits point at your recent comments, giving me reason to believe that Ingolf’s Kneipe has been the first and the last restaurant that you have ever evaluated. Your inexperience renders the comments as plain untrustworthy.

      This imposturous behavior raises the question ‘What did you gain by writing these unqualified and only negative comments? Were you paid to do so?’

      If you would have the civil courage and dignity to reveal your true identity and proof that I am wrong, you name the place for dinner in Penang and I will pay for food and beverages!

      Sigurd Haaksma.

    • Sigurd Haaksma says:

      Beckstein,

      Your non-reply proves that, as I assumed, you are an imposter, a guy that is paid to write only negative comments. Your behavior, and that of your paymaster, is ‘under the girdle’ and your incompetent and untrue comments should be removed from this page. I herewith cancel my dinner invitation, as I don’t share my food with people that have no civil decency and hide behind the anonymous internet.

      Sigurd Haaksma

  4. INGOLF says:

    WOW!!
    THIS ANTI INGOLF’S KNEIPE WEBSITE HAS GONE INTERNATIONAL NOW.
    I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT MY FOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE C…….Y! YOUR COMMENT ON LEVEL ONE DID UPSET ME. YOU MUST NOT HAVE BEEN IN A TRUCKDRIVERS CANTEEN FOR A LONG TIME OTHERWISE YOU WOULD RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCE. ALL MY CUSTOMERS LIKE THE UPPER FLOOR FOR ITS DECORATION, PICTURES ETC.
    PICTURES ARE FREQUENTLY TAKEN AND CUSTOMERS TELL THE STAFF THAT THEY LIKE BEING SEATED UP HERE!
    FOR YOUR COMMENTS THAT MY FOOD IS NOT GERMAN I BEG TO DIFFER!!! MY RESTAURANT IS OPRATING NOW ALREADY FOR 13 YEARS, DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THIS RESTAURANT WOULD BE HERE SO LONG IF THE FOOD IS NO GOOD?
    EVEN WITH TWO OTHER GERMAN STYLE OUTLETS IN STRAITS QUAY I MANGE TO HOLD ON TO MY LOYAL CUSTOMERBASE.
    (EXCEPT THE ANTI INGOLF PEOPLE)
    ON YOUR THOUGHTS TO OPEN A RESTAURANT IN PENANG I LOOK FORWARD TO SOME COMPETITON!
    NOT ONLY WORDS LET SOME ACTION FOLLOW!
    YOU SEEM TO JUST FIT IN THIS ANTI INGOLF BLOG!!!
    INGOLF

  5. ting says:

    I dont understand how anyone is complaining. maybe the staff has changed within those many years of operation? I have been eating there for 2years. never once has my family, my friends and I received any sort of bad service. eventhough there were a time where i always had to turn away when i find it closed, i still keep going back, though now, to be safe, i call beforehand to check for availability. but to compare the food with the other german restaurants in Penang (not anywhere else), this would be the best as the food portion and price is absolutely reasonable.

  6. Jason says:

    I actually wanted to look for Ingolf’s telephone number in order to make reservation, and I found this website.

    I am malaysian chinese, born in Penang, living in Singapore for about 9 years already. Just came back from Singapore for 2011 father’s day. 9 years ago when I was preparing for my STPM, I always wanted my dad to bring me to Ingolf Kneipe for its mixed grill or pork chop with black pepper and mushroom sauce really every week. After I finished my STPM, I even worked part time there for 2 months while waiting for my STPM result. My dad and I have more compliment than complaint in term of food taste and value. I always recommend my friends and relative there for dinner. I like the black pepper and mushroom sauce and I always asked for extra sauce until Julian didnt want to give it to me. That time it was still free. I think it should be because of me, now Ingolf charges for additional cup of sauce. Lol.. what a funny and memorable experience. For all customer, please do not expect too much from the waiters there because working there is not easy because there is a rather hot temper german boss watching over you. (Tut mir leid, Ingolf =P). I recalled that I needed to <> to the kitchen to fetch foods when I heard a bell ring, wash beer glasses/cups, take food order and make dessert. It was very exhausted and tiring.

    Just appreciate the German beer music and food ;) Guten Appetit.

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