The Thirsty Koala

The Thirsty Koala

Australian Restaurant · Astoria
35-12 Ditmars Blvd (36th Street), Astoria, NY 11105, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 3:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Based on 204 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Joy V.
    "Try the amazing lamb lollies & kangaroo burger + the Triple T."(10 Tips)
    "Also, the Triple T (Tim tam tiramisu) for dessert is outrageous."(6 Tips)
    "... roo burgers, and kakadu crostini."(2 Tips)
    Daisy P.
    "... sliders.. Yes, roo.. KangaROO sliders... pretty good!!! Thumbs up for The Thirsty..."(2 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • seafood
  • triple t
  • tacos
  • kakadu crostini
  • kangaroo
  • steak
  • scallops
  • vegetarian food
  • crab cakes
  • gluten-free food
  • happy hour
  • BYOB
  • chili
  • tiramisu
  • delivery
  • calamari
  • cocktails
  • great value
  • fried eggs
  • Ailie C.

    Service was superb! Share the Calamari. Kangaroo Burger has a lot going on. Everyone enjoyed the Lamb Lollies.

    Ailie Chang · 3 weeks ago
  • Marissa S.

    Very helpful and knowledgable wait staff. Make sure to try one of their cocktails.

    Marissa Stuart · November 9, 2015
  • Dustin L.

    Kangaroo loin is only on every other weekend :(

    Dustin Lee · October 24, 2015
  • Dustin L.

    Great experience - wait staff are super attentive and accommodating, and the chef personally came out to ask how things were. Food was great and big portions - beware how big the calamari app is

    Dustin Lee · October 24, 2015
  • Valerie S.

    Vegan tacos are delicious!

    Valerie Sanders · October 17, 2015
  • Jess N.

    Everything. Just get everything. Lamb lollies, kangaroo burgers, octopus tacos, burrata, caramel, yadayadayada, and come during happy hour! Service is warm/attentive, food is fresh and mostly non-GMO!

    Jess Naldo · September 29, 2015
  • Georgianna T.

    The seafood it's remarkable there.. the tacos are also really good...

    Georgianna Teki · August 4, 2015
  • Afiya C.

    Great for Delivery! Fish Tacos and Strawberry Mango smoothie

    Afiya Clarke · July 19, 2015
  • Tinashe D.

    Everybody raves about the kangaroo meat but I had a seafood special that was out of this world. Portions are large but save room for dessert! The tiramisu is one of a kind.

    Tinashe Dhliwayo · May 25, 2015
  • Claire J S.

    AUSTRALIA: Kangaroo burger

    Claire J Song · March 25, 2015
  • Patrick H.

    The scallops wrapped in pancetta are what love tastes like. I could eat these until my heart explodes.

    Patrick Healy · March 24, 2015
  • Christopher L.

    You're allowed to prepare the food, you know...

    Christopher Lebron · March 14, 2015
  • Johana T.

    Really loved this place... Get a burger with the fried egg

    Johana Talbot · January 29, 2015
  • hitgirl

    Be adventurous & try some kangaroo steak!

    hitgirl · January 12, 2015
  • Hyphen S.

    Aaaah the sausages are so good!

    Hyphen Sage · January 5, 2015
  • Dana P.

    Kangaroo sliders. Give them a try.

    Dana Padilla · December 26, 2014
  • Hyphen S.

    Dingo dreams 💕💕

    Hyphen Sage · November 21, 2014
  • Theresa C.

    Friendly staff, good food

    Theresa Callahan · October 25, 2014
  • Andy L.

    Kangaroo nommmm hbd Eddie

    Andy Lu · October 18, 2014
  • Jimmy C.

    I came for lunch, ordered a steak on ciabatta bread, and fries, the food is less than average, fries are are so soggy and burned! This is my first and last!

    Jimmy Chrabieh · October 7, 2014
  • Henry M.

    Gluten free calamari is perfect every time. Kangaroo burger with the lot is phenomenal. Australian beer is delicious! Staff is incredibly courteous and attentive. Lady and I will certainly come back.

    Henry Martinez · October 4, 2014
  • James G.

    Try the kangaroo steak.

    James Green · August 22, 2014
  • Victor F.

    Steak Tacos

    Victor Ferrari · August 15, 2014
  • amNewYork

    Kangaroo meat is very lean with only 2% fat and it's rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The kangaroo meat at Thirsty Koala it's free range and sourced from Queensland, Australia. Read more

    amNewYork · August 4, 2014
  • Izalette

    Lamb lollies. 'Nuff said

    Izalette · July 24, 2014
  • Sriram R.

    Give the koalas at the door a hug on your way in

    Sriram Raman · July 20, 2014
  • KSeps

    The tacos are serious.

    KSeps · July 2, 2014
  • Andrea J.

    The staff here is extremely kind and helpful. Ask them for good dinner suggestions!

    Andrea Jares · June 3, 2014
  • Ricardo B.

    Kangaroo is delicious!!

    Ricardo Bravo · April 25, 2014
  • The Mexican .

    The salmon is the best I've had in Astoria, such amazing flavor. They don't skimp you on the portion either.

    The Mexican 👧 · March 29, 2014
  • Victor F.


    Victor Ferrari · March 13, 2014
  • Derek L.

    Kangaroo Burger is great, comes with a sweet chili sauce which is good.

    Derek L · February 22, 2014
  • Jessica L.

    The steak tacos are delicious. The 50s music playing in the background is also quote enjoyable! Great first experience at the Thirsty Koala!

    Jessica Lippke · February 22, 2014
  • Joy V.

    Try the amazing lamb lollies & kangaroo burger + the Triple T.

    Joy Victoriano · December 10, 2013
  • Cecilia L.

    OMG I'm in love with this restaurant! Everything is delicious.

    Cecilia Leon · November 23, 2013
  • Jonathan F.

    The pictures are better then the taste.

    Jonathan Flores · October 4, 2013
  • Victor F.

    Try the meatballs!!!

    Victor Ferrari · September 15, 2013
  • Eddie A.

    Excellent service. The Bacon wrapped scallops and crab cakes are amazing

    Eddie Alvarez · August 17, 2013
  • Enrique O.

    Check out my reviews @

    Enrique Olivieri · August 8, 2013
  • Enrique O.

    The Thirsty Koala, Australian Cuisine in Queens – Brunchonian visit..

    Enrique Olivieri · August 8, 2013
  • Brandon A.

    Recommend the Kangaroo Loin. And for those who are GF they can make the Fish and Chips GF. They were excellent with the Thai Basil Yogurt Dip.

    Brandon Andrus · August 8, 2013
  • Nicholas G.

    If you get anything with kangaroo be sure to smother it in their goat cheese. The combination is to die for. And the Mexicans cola is the best cola I've ever had.

    Nicholas Galatis · August 7, 2013
  • Alyssa L.

    The best service with a friendly and down to earth staff. Had the scallops and beef burger with the lot--both amazing. Gonna try the triple t dessert next time!

    Alyssa Lim · August 6, 2013
  • Pamela M.

    If it is your first time and unsure what to order, stay with appetizers. I recommend the scallops wrapped with bacon, and the lamb mini chops.

    Pamela Martinetti · August 4, 2013
  • Julien A.

    LOVE their food and their staff. The lady who owns it is fabulous and always has the perfect advise what to order if in doubt.

    Julien Aleksandres · July 30, 2013
  • Patrick H.

    They make these Australian coconut caramel bites. I don't know what they are called but they are insane. This is what I would use to conquer a nation....

    Patrick Healy · July 27, 2013
  • Patrick H.

    Get the kangaroo burger with the lot. You won't be sorry.

    Patrick Healy · July 27, 2013
  • Nicole M.

    Brunch comes with a mimosa! And reasonably priced. Also try the kangaroo with their goat cheese (made in house), so tender and better for you!

    Nicole Monahan · July 21, 2013
  • Jon D.

    Great service and excellent food

    Jon D · July 19, 2013
  • Shannon D.

    Quite disappointed. Warm beer, with half full glasses. Waited so long for our entrees that our waiter asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu (before our entrees arrived). Won't be coming back.

    Shannon Dempsey · July 6, 2013

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