The Thirsty Koala
leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, kimchi aioli, brioche served with fries or salad
Steak and Eggs
grilled pastured Australian steak, three eggs any style, grilled tomato, sour dough toast, choice of home fries or shoe string fries
Crispy Fried Calamari
sweet chili, Thai basil yogurt, lemon; Allergens Info: gluten, dairy and soy free
The Thirsty Koala is an amazing restaurant, great food and fun times. The food names are fun and the portion sizes are more than reasonable. I will be coming back!
First time eating here. Food was good but I was a bit disappointed that the Kangaroo burger was only available on the dinner menu. Had I known this I would have made my reservation for dinner rather than brunch since this was what I was mostly interested in.
Other than that, no complaints
Excellent food and service in a lovely setting. Would definitely recommend and will be back!
Always a great experience. Great quality food and a great time.
An absolute yes for everything! What a fun place! Great food, friendly service too!
We were there for trivia night - great fun everyone - should go!!
My favorite brunch in NYC! The service is friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious and the coffee is fantastic. I haven't ordered anything that wasn't amazing. Bonus points for our server's extra care to accommodate my gluten sensitivity.
If you are looking for amazingly good food without gluten then this is the place to eat. Food was delicious, service fantastic and reasonably priced, well worth the travelling from Manhattan and will definitely be on our list of restaurants to revisit when we visit BY again!
Enjoyed meal and service. Staff was considerate.
Nice local place. The staff are nice and they have some vegetarian dishes.
A nice and cozy restaurant with great food. Staff is very personable and accommodating. I totally recommend the Thirsty Koala if you want to have a good time!
If you're looking for fresh and delicious food, this is the place to go to.
Thirsty Koala never disappoints. The food and service is spectacular and makes you keep coming back!
I love Thirsty Koala simply because of the excellent quality angus beef they use for their burgers. Australian beef is quite amazing if done right and it sits in a very trendy part of Astoria.
great atmosphere, servers were great and food was really good.
Excellent food and excellent service! Would recommend in a heartbeat
The fried chicken is awesome! The staff was friendly and attentive. I'll definitely go back.
Aussie Day celebration
Nice crowded place with excellent food. Service was a bit slow but they were busy and very pleasant.Only the B rating.
Everything from the moment we walked in until we left was divine! The host greeted us, know about our reservation, took us to a table that had a note with my name on it! The server was very nice, and so was the owner who came out to check on our experience after we finished eating. The music was nice and not distracting. The food was simply amazing! My friends and I will definitely return next time we visit New York.
The food was delicious and specialty cocktails were on point!! Great place!!
Great food, great drinks, great time!
We had brunch and stayed for a while just catching up. It was wonderful!
Seated quickly, reservation honored even though parking is a nightmare in the neighborhood and we ran a little late. Both food and drink menus are really enticing, hard to choose. We split one of the dinner salads and had 2 entrees and 2 drinks each. Service, food, and drink were all solid. Nothing spectacular, but wouldn't stop anyone from going.
ALWAYS AMAZING. ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE. KOALA KOALA DINNER TIME
I really like this restaurant. It has so many gluten free options and the wait staff don’t make my niece feel like she is “different”. They are very attentive to her allergies.
Appetizers and drinks are delicious. We got calamari and Aussie pies. The hanger tenderloin was ok since meat was not tender at all. They need to add another server to avoid the only one he stress handled many table at ones. Also the payment system is not clear. It is not Clear if tip was or not include si be careful e to tip twice.
Love coming here! Food is and drinks always great, our waitress was super friendly and my first timer friends enjoyed everything!
Lovely place and always feels like home!
Fantastic brunch place!
Great prices, great food, great atmosphere!
Food and drinks were great service was friendly and excellent
DELICIOUS brunch (get the corn fritter benedict!), perfectly made drinks, and great service. Will definitely return.
Great owner, awesome staff, and great vibe! If you are looking for a place to go, The Thirsty Koala is the place to go.
Something for everyone, vegetarian, gluten free vegetarian, vegan, and meat eater. Lots of choices, helpful staff. Had to wait a short while for reserved table but staff concerned and helpful about it. A bit noisy to have a conversation but food more than made up for it.
Beautiful woman for a date. Beautiful service from the waitress. Beautiful food. I can’t complain. Salmon was flawless. Paella was single-person perfect size and fresh. Rosé was recent and a good match. The truffle fries for starters and the roasted kale with lemon was also a flawless addition. We’ll be back. Soon. Highly recommended. Parking is a beast- but that’s not the establishment’s fault!
I grew up in Astoria, but until recently, haven't been back in years. My family and I stopped in for dinner this evening and were pleasantly surprised by The Thirsty Koala. As vegetarians, you never know what to expect, but the restaurant's veggie options were excellent! Ditmars has changed a lot over the years, but The Thirsty Koala is definitely a great addition to the neighborhood!
Amazing place. Great every time. Had my birthday here with friends.
The menu has many gluten free options, and the servers were very knowledgable and accommodating about food allergies and celiac, etc. The food was excellent!! Service was super attentive at first --dropped off a bit after we finished our meal, but overall really good. We'll go back.
The food here is always excellent which explains why the place is always packed! The wait staff is always super friendly and very attentive and personable. Great and interesting cocktail list and their specials are always to die for! Brought a friend tonight to expand his culinary horizons and he’s already talking about what he’s going to try the next time we eat here. Highly recommend!
Fantastic place. Great menu, home made bread for sandwiches, and VERY GLUTEN FRIENDLY.
Too noisy, but delicious and fun
We had a wonderful meal and good drinks. We had the lamb appetizer, then I had the pork belly and my counterpart had the flank steak. Both were delicious.
The Thirsty Koala does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
The Thirsty Koala is rated 4.7 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.