The Thirsty Koala

218 reviews
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$30 and under
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With seasonal menus that incorporate robust, indigenous Australian ingredients like lemon myrtle, wattle seed, desert oak, and akudjura. The Thirsty Koala transports you to Oz just a few steps from the N train on Ditmars Blvd in Astoria. Try the award winning Grilled Wattle Seed and Herb Crusted Australian Lamb Lollies, the wild and sustainable seafood from our Sea to Table Program, or the delicious heirloom vegetables from our own garden in our Garden to Table Program. We are known for our gluten free foods & desserts so come in and try them. When the weather is pleasant come people watch along Ditmars Blvd and enjoy our happy hour specials in our sidewalk cafe. Inside you can unwind at our walnut bar with a rotating craft beer selection anchored by Australian Coopers Pale Ale and our Koala lager. If wine or craft cocktails are what you crave, you will be sure to enjoy our wines from Down Under and signature cocktails. Cheers! The Thirsty Koala Management Team

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Australian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm
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Phone number
(718) 626-5430
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Katherine Fuchs
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We do catering for corporate lunches, private events
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Cross street
between 35th & 36th Sts
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Parking details
There is a large municipal parking available 33rd St and Ditmars Blvd 2 blocks away
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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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine