The Thirsty Koala

The Thirsty Koala

35-12 Ditmars Blvd (36th Street), Astoria, NY 11105, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.4/10

Based on 146 votes

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    The decadent but delicious Triple T—tiramisu made with the Australian favorite chocolate Tim Tam cookie—is not to be missed. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · January 24, 2013
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  • Tony X.

    The G'Day burger is something else. Especially when that something else is kangaroo meat! Yes, explore the tasty exotic goodness not even Poo Bear can even protect and always get the Fontina on top!

    Tony Xerray · March 26, 2013
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  • Jessica

    Get the lamb lollies. They come with some unearthly roasted caramel used squash. Also, the Triple T (Tim tam tiramisu) for dessert is outrageous.

    Jessica · March 8, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Janene O.

    The dish I like best so far is Earth Chili!! It's vegan and I'm not but I could eat it every day!!

    Janene Otten · April 10, 2013
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  • 7th.List

    "Australian flair". Australian-sourced lamb lollies are served over caramelized pumpkin, & the fish for the fish & chips is ginger-beer-battered. Cocktails - "Hooly Dooly caipirinha" and the "Gabba" Read more

    7th.List · January 7, 2013
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  • Douglas B.

    Great food! Aussie Burger with the lot if you need a hangover cure.

    Douglas Bailey · December 31, 2012
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  • Sriram R.

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

    Sriram Raman · July 20, 2014
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  • Victor F.

    BEST TACOS

    Victor Ferrari · March 13, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Joanna J.

    Kakadu Crostini is AMAZING.

    Joanna Janus · April 20, 2013
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  • Megan

    The things that you've never tried will be better than things you typically eat. Step out of your comfort zone, try the kangaroo.

    Megan · April 6, 2013
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  • Paul G.

    Lamb lollies and roasted pumpkin - every friend who hates lamb ate them!

    Paul Girardin · March 24, 2013
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  • John K.

    Looks like a nice place to go

    John Koutsoudis · February 7, 2013
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  • natalie w.

    Spinach barries cheese and grilled shrimp ;) , you will love it.

    natalie wood · February 1, 2013
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  • Karen G.

    The food is so worth the wait! The olive spread is so delicious. All their food is made to order so everything is fresh!

    Karen Gan · January 30, 2013
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  • Agnes M.

    Salmon is awesome

    Agnes Margittai · January 7, 2013
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  • Helena S.

    Order a flat white coffee if you need a pick me up, you won't regret it.

    Helena S · December 22, 2012
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  • Johana T.

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

    Johana Talbot · January 29
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  • hitgirl

    Be adventurous & try some kangaroo steak!

    hitgirl · January 12
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  • Hyphen S.

    Aaaah the sausages are so good!

    Hyphen Sage · January 5
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  • Dana P.

    Kangaroo sliders. Give them a try.

    Dana Padilla · December 26, 2014
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  • Hyphen S.

    Dingo dreams 💕💕

    Hyphen Sage · November 21, 2014
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  • Theresa C.

    Friendly staff, good food

    Theresa Callahan · October 25, 2014
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  • Andy L.

    Kangaroo nommmm hbd Eddie

    Andy Lu · October 18, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • James G.

    Try the kangaroo steak.

    James Green · August 22, 2014
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  • Victor F.

    Steak Tacos

    Victor Ferrari · August 15, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Izalette S.

    Lamb lollies. 'Nuff said

    Izalette S · July 24, 2014
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  • KSeps

    The tacos are serious.

    KSeps · July 2, 2014
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  • Andrea J.

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

    Andrea Jares · June 3, 2014
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  • Ricardo B.

    Kangaroo is delicious!!

    Ricardo Bravo · April 25, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Derek L.

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

    Derek L · February 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Joy V.

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

    Joy Victoriano · December 10, 2013
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  • Cecilia L.

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

    Cecilia Leon · November 23, 2013
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  • Jonathan F.

    The pictures are better then the taste.

    Jonathan Flores · October 4, 2013
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  • Victor F.

    Try the meatballs!!!

    Victor Ferrari · September 15, 2013
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  • Eddie A.

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

    Eddie Alvarez · August 17, 2013
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  • Enrique O.

    Check out my reviews @ http://brunchonian.com/?p=182

    Enrique Olivieri · August 8, 2013
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  • Enrique O.

    The Thirsty Koala, Australian Cuisine in Queens – Brunchonian visit.. http://brunchonian.com/?p=182

    Enrique Olivieri · August 8, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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