The Thirsty Koala
Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
Thu 4:00 pm–12:30 am
Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–12:30 am
Sun 3:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Thanksgiving open from 12:00noon offering both pre fixe & regular menu all day long. Pre fixe Thanksgiving menu 2 courses choice of soup or salad & traditional turkey breast dinner, stuffing, mashed potato & organic vegetable for $26. Last reservation 7:30pm
Thursday, November 22, 2018
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Sun 4:00PM - 7:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Thu 3:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
The drinks were good, just a bit expensive. The food we had was good, and the service was very friendly.
Not a bad place at all, just not really anything special for the money either, especially not in Astoria.
have been there a few times. Great meals and drinks each time. Just recently went to brunch and it's menu was the most appealing out of most restaurants near the Ditmars area. Will definitely be returning
Great Meal and Wine! The eggplant Parmesan is amazing! Can't wait to go back!
Very delicious food with lots of vegetarian/vegan options. Upscale but not too fancy. Great service. Would definitely go back.
Food was delicious, great atmosphere- but felt very bad for the waitress - not enough staff - waited almost 20 minutes for coffee and took forever to come with the check - in her defense she was very busy - an extra pair of hands would have made a huge difference
Great affordable brunch spot! Despite the great prices, the food is amazing! You also get a free coffee, juice, or soft drink with every entree which is a plus.
Had a great birthday celebration. The staff was friendly and responsive since there were kids there from 9 month old to 7 year old, and you know how they can get. The food was good and tasty. We had a great time.
Food is always good and friendly service. Highly recommended =)
Food has no taste.prices are way too high for tasteless food.
Thirsty Koala used to be one of our favorite places of all time. But it has changed in little ways over the years. The mountain of fried calamari is not so tall any more. The delicious bread and tapenade they always brought out initially is only occasionally mentioned and never automatically brought out. Fries no longer accompany the sandwiches, they have to be ordered separately. The sandwiches have also shrunk a little. It's just not the same fantastic place anymore. It's still pretty good, though.
I was excited to try this place, as it's always popped up at the top of my Astoria restaurant searches. The cozy/modern atmosphere and fun cocktail list were the "highs" here for me. The definite "low" was the moussaka; the ingredients listed on the menu are all things I enjoy, but there was some kind of potent spice combination that I disliked so much I couldn't take more than one bite. Luckily our server was really accommodating - I ordered the calamari (pretty good, but nothing special) to supplement my entree, and she ended up taking the moussaka off of the bill, noting when people order they either love it or hate it - so beware :) I would recommend trying the restaurant as some of the menu items are funky and fun, but not sure I'd go back.
There are so many gluten-free options and a lot of awareness about celiac disease. They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer which is rate in NYC. Thank you!
Tasty and inventive dishes!
Restaurant is really cute and the service was outstanding!
Very nice experience. Great food and service. Interesting dishes with Greek and Aussie flair. I would go back.
Food was fresh and excellent A bit noisy and hard to hear conversation
Service and food was excellent. Noise level was high and difficult to carry on a normal conversation.
Food took a long time. It was great though
I celebrated my daughter's birthday at this gluten-free restaurant. We had brunch and the food was very good and the service outstanding. They even served a birthday cake which we had bought for the occasion. We had been there before and we will continue to go there in the future.
I’ve been here twice and both times have not been impressed. People seem to love this place and I don’t get it. The first time I went there, there were full egg shells on my plate. Yes, egg shells! The staff were lovely and very apologetic and the chef even came out to apologize and my food was taken off of the bill. I decided to give it another shot and my husband found a hair mixed in with his food. The food itself tasted mediocre and we lost our appetites with the discovery of the hair. Won’t be giving this place any more chances.
Interesting and delicious food for every possible diet (vegan, gluten free etc...) plus the staff are super friendly. I made a mistake in my reservation AND had my baby with me and was nervous about having an issue, but it was no problem at all because the hostess was so professional and friendly and really went out of her way to accommodate us. Service is great but can be slow due to high demand and good quality food. Stuff you won’t find anywhere else. Worth the wait.
Went to The Thirsty Koala for birthday brunch and had a great experience! We were a group of 10, our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. The food was delicious, the Drinks were well made and the bottomless brunch option was a great deal! The service was friendly, well organized and attentive!
Gluten Free options are available for most items. The “Lot” Burger (Short Rib/Beef Blend) was awesome and the Margaritas were fantastic (all of them 😁)
Will definitely be back and recommend The Koala for brunch!
Third time back. The menu is so welcoming. Ambiance is warm and inviting.
Lovely dinner with good service and food. Many gluten free options which was important to us.
The food is excellent, but extremely slow service, they left part of our party’s food in the back for several minutes. The music is too loud to hear anyone speak.
The food took a very long time to be ready. I'm talking of almost 2 hours, which to me is unacceptable. The waiter didn't charge for the appetizers to make up for the tardiness but it's not nice to wait so long for the food.
Love this neighborhood spot. The food options are awesome. I have to eat gluten free and there are many items on the menu that I can eat. Best GF place in the city. And your non-GF friends will find plenty of options as well.
Great food and great service. A nice place to take friends for any occasion.
They really took care of us here at a birthday celebration for a seriously gluten-intolerant person. She was pleased to have choices and everything tasted excellent but also with novel flavors. It made us all want to go to Aust
We came here for a Friday friends get together as a friend lived nearby.
The food was moderate but service was good.
The setting is casual and I recommend booking if you have a larger group.
I loved the food here it was my second time coming. They have changed the menu but I like that because you can always find something to choose
There food is clean and healthy and I have friends who swear by GF so we love this place. I will be back soon
Great for special food requests like vegan and gluten free. The food is always fresh and delicious.
Very relaxed environment with fantastic Australian style burgers. Even if you don’t like burgers like myself, the quality of the meat is so worth the expense. Plus they have a great cocktail list.
The food was fantastic! Unfortunately, it took about 30 minutes to come while the restaurant was empty. The salmon was delicious, and so were the steak tacos, but skip the calamari.
This place is absolutely fantastic! The gluten free options are plentiful and delicious! The entire Staff is friendly and professional as well as extremely helpful. We ate here on a Tuesday and it was crowded but not packed. Can’t wait to go back. A must try :)
Service is slow but food is great.
Went for an anniversary lunch/Dinner. The service was amazing and so was the food. This is an awesome place hands down.
Great Food, great atmosphere, great food. Very well prepared for those who are looking for gluten free options. Highly recommend.
Waited over an hour and a half for our food. Did not receive anything complimentary or even a discount on our bill. The place was quiet and was not busy at all so there was no excuse for this.
Fantastic options if you are gluten free, practically the entire menu is safe! They even gave me gluten free bread at the table before dinner!