The Thirsty Koala

Australian Restaurant
35-12 Ditmars Blvd (36th Street), Astoria, NY 11105
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • "The kangaroo burgers are delicious!!" (4 tips)
  • "BYOB!!!! Lamb lollies... Amazing!! Medium Roo sliders.. Yes,..." (7 tips)
  • "... & fresh! Then have the Triple T for dessert (tiramisu) :D" (6 tips)
  • 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
  • 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 X. · March 26, 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 H. · July 27, 2013
  • 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 O. · April 10, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Douglas B.

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

    Douglas B. · December 31, 2012
  • Victor F.


    Victor F. · March 13
  • 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 A. · August 8, 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 D. · July 6, 2013
  • Nathaniel E.

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

    Nathaniel E. · June 2, 2013
  • Joanna J.

    Kakadu Crostini is AMAZING.

    Joanna J. · April 20, 2013
  • 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
  • Paul G.

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

    Paul G. · March 24, 2013
  • John K.

    Looks like a nice place to go

    John K. · February 7, 2013
  • natalie w.

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

    natalie w. · February 1, 2013
  • 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 G. · January 30, 2013
  • Agnes M.

    Salmon is awesome

    Agnes M. · January 7, 2013
  • 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 👧. · 3 weeks ago
  • Derek L.

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

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

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

    Joy V. · December 10, 2013
  • Cecilia L.

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

    Cecilia L. · November 23, 2013
  • Jonathan F.

    The pictures are better then the taste.

    Jonathan F. · October 4, 2013
  • Victor F.

    Try the meatballs!!!

    Victor F. · September 15, 2013
  • Eddie A.

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

    Eddie A. · August 17, 2013
  • Enrique O.

    Check out my reviews @

    Enrique O. · August 8, 2013
  • Enrique O.

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

    Enrique O. · 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 G. · 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 L. · 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 M. · 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 A. · July 30, 2013
  • Patrick H.

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

    Patrick H. · 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 M. · July 21, 2013
  • Jon D.

    Great service and excellent food

    Jon D. · July 19, 2013
  • Reagan H.

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

    Reagan H. · 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
  • 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 M. · June 2, 2013
  • Andre R.

    The Kangaroo fillet with vegetables is just delicious!

    Andre R. · June 2, 2013
  • Vlad W.

    Had a great dinner @TheThirstyKoala - Delicious and affordable 12oz grass-fed steak - Really friendly staff/owners - Super close to Astoria-Ditmars train stop. Getting the Kangaroo special next time!

    Vlad W. · May 20, 2013
  • Cristina M.

    Get this, Mexicane Cola

    Cristina M. · April 25, 2013
  • Christina C.

    Fish & chips is tasty. The fish is flakey & buttery. The signature burger is very filling, but also very delicious.

    Christina C. · April 23, 2013
  • Kenneth R.

    When you come here make sure to get the kangaroo it's amazing

    Kenneth R. · April 21, 2013
  • Brooke B.

    The kangaroo ROCKS! Loved it. Had it medium rare in a burger with goat cheese, fried eggs and beets.

    Brooke B. · April 20, 2013
  • James D.

    The kangaroo burgers are delicious!!

    James D. · April 20, 2013
  • Vered A.

    Get the pavlova!! It's really good!!

    Vered A. · April 2, 2013
  • Christina C.

    Grilled veggies are small but great. Aussie burger is tasty & juicy. Fish & chips have tender fish & wonderful sauces to go with it. The star would be the triple T tiramisu. Get it, so good!

    Christina C. · March 31, 2013
  • Amina F.

    Eat it all!! It's all good & fresh! Then have the Triple T for dessert (tiramisu) :D

    Amina F. · March 30, 2013
  • Michaela T.

    Decided to give this place a second chance... Unfortunately, the batter on my fish was GUMMY, and I was all around disappointed again. If you do end up here, you're pretty safe with the crostis plate.

    Michaela T. · March 17, 2013

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