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The Thirsty Koala, Astoria, NY

The Thirsty Koala

4.2
4.2
338 Reviews
$31 to $50
Australian
The Thirsty Koala's seasonal menus incorporate robust, and indigenous Australian ingredients that transport you to Oz just a few steps from the N train in Astoria. The friendly, relaxed dining room vibe has seaside paintings of Australian artist Jennifer Baird on display. Chef Katherine Fuchs creates menus that accommodate celiac guests and include Australian bush tucker like her award winning Wattle Seed and Herb Crusted Lamb Lollies and Marrow Bone with Australian Muntries. Our seafood, beef, pork, lamb and organic poultry are sourced from sustainable, certified humane producers like Jail Island Salmon, supporting the Bay of Fundy Salmon Recovery, Silver Fern Farms Net Zero Carbon Grass Fed Beef and Shenandoah Valley Farms. Brunch is fantastic. Try the Creme Brûlée Soufflé Pancakes or Jalapeño Fritters Benedict and don't forget Sunday Roast with Yorkshire pudding. From casual bites, organic wines, to curated beers and cocktails, vegan to carnivore, this is the place to gather.


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2 people

7:00 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Gastro Pub, English
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:15 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 626-5430
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Katherine Fuchs
  • Catering
    We do catering for corporate lunches, private events
  • Private party contact
    Kristen: (718) 626-5430
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Cross street
    between 35th & 36th Sts
  • Parking details
    There is a large municipal parking available 33rd St and Ditmars Blvd 2 blocks away<br />
  • Public transit
    N & W trains Go to the last stop Ditmars Blvd Astoria - Turn right at TD Bank located on the corner of 31st & Ditmars Blvd walk 3 blocks down. Restaurant is located on Ditmars between 35th & 36th St - 3 minute walk from the train station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Healthy

338 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We showed up at the restaurant and it was closed and seized

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is closed. It has been seized for non payment of taxes.

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  3. vinR21

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and entertainment here. The waiter could have been a little more attentive but overall a good experience.

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  4. DougB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I met up with some friends for dinner at The Thirsty Koala. It is a great place on the Ditmars Boulevard strip of restaurants. Great food. Great service. Friendly vibe.

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  5. EllenM

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious. I had the pancakes which were outstanding. I would go back next time I am in NY and have the opportunity!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So many GF options. Knowledgeable server. Felt very safe and so happy to be able to eat EVERYTHING from the menu. Great food.

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  7. PamelaQ

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Helpful and courteous service. Looking forward to returning soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 2:15 reservation for brunch on new year’s day. We were seated and waiting for our server for 25 minutes and eventually we had to leave because we were starving and no one had even come by to take our drink order. Then it seemed like the Owner/Manager was yelling at one of the servers which was just uncomfortable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and customer service. The kiddo also ate well from the kids menu and the gluten free choices were superb.

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  10. JenniferB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing. I had the best pancakes from their brunch menu. Decent portions and reasonable prices. Would definitely go back.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Thirsty Koala using the Order Online button. The Thirsty Koala also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 626-5430.

The Thirsty Koala is rated 4.2 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Thirsty Koala

3512 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between 35th & 36th Sts
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:15 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Gastro Pub, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a large municipal parking available 33rd St and Ditmars Blvd 2 blocks away<br />
  • Public transit
    N & W trains Go to the last stop Ditmars Blvd Astoria - Turn right at TD Bank located on the corner of 31st & Ditmars Blvd walk 3 blocks down. Restaurant is located on Ditmars between 35th & 36th St - 3 minute walk from the train station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Katherine Fuchs
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 626-5430
  • Catering
    We do catering for corporate lunches, private events
  • Private party contact
    Kristen: (718) 626-5430
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