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, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 173 votes

People like this place

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    Joy V.
    "Try the amazing lamb lollies & kangaroo burger + the Triple T."(9 Tips)
    "Also, the Triple T (Tim tam tiramisu) for dessert is outrageous."(6 Tips)
    Brandon A.
    "They were excellent with the Thai Basil Yogurt Dip."(2 Tips)
    "... roo burgers, and kakadu crostini."(2 Tips)
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  • lamb lollies
  • burgers
  • seafood
  • triple t
  • tacos
  • basil yogurt dip
  • kangaroo
  • steak
  • scallops
  • crab cakes
  • gluten-free food
  • sliders
  • happy hour
  • BYOB
  • tiramisu
  • delivery
  • octopus
  • flat whites
  • vegetarian food
  • great value
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • Georgianna T.

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

    Georgianna Teki · August 4
  • Afiya C.

    Great for Delivery! Fish Tacos and Strawberry Mango smoothie

    Afiya Clarke · July 19
  • 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.

  • Claire J S.

    AUSTRALIA: Kangaroo burger

    Claire J Song · March 25
  • Patrick H.

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

    Patrick Healy · March 24
  • Christopher L.

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

    Christopher Lebron · March 14
  • Johana T.

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

    Johana Talbot · January 29
  • hitgirl

    Be adventurous & try some kangaroo steak!

    hitgirl · January 12
  • Hyphen S.

    Aaaah the sausages are so good!

    Hyphen Sage · January 5
  • 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 S.

    Lamb lollies. 'Nuff said

    Izalette S · 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
  • Reagan H.

    The crab cake is by & far the best I have ever eaten.

    Reagan Herr · July 4, 2013
  • KSeps

    You know now to get the kangaroo, but I implore you to throw the homemade goat cheese on top of it.

    KSeps · July 2, 2013
  • Linda

    Great customer service! We had three waiters/waitresses, the chef, and the owner stop by the table. Definitely recommend the lamb lollies, roo burgers, and kakadu crostini.

    Linda · June 16, 2013
  • Nathaniel E.

    Fantastic customer service and the boomerang tacos are all incredible. I've never been disappointed with this new neighborhood star!

    Nathaniel Eggleston · June 2, 2013
  • Jen M.

    Delicious food and great variety of not-your-average fare. Friendly service, but very very slow. Been twice and enjoyed, but waited near an hour for food both times.

    Jen Makulowich · June 2, 2013

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