• Thirsty Koala

  • Australian $16-$31.95
  • 35-12 Ditmars Blvd
    Queens, NY 11105
  • Neighborhood: Astoria
  • Phone: 718-626-5430
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Decorated with boomerangs and a didgeridoo, Aussie-by-way-of-Astoria restaurant the Thirsty Koala brings some Queensland to Queens. The Koala is the collaboration of three Astoria mates, the former FDNY chief Katherine Fuchs, a Greek-born bartender Alex Styponias, and Christine Chellos, a financial adviser from Australia.

Fuchs says her opening menu reflects an "Australian flair," a mixture of English traditions and Pacific Rim flavors. Australian-sourced lamb lollies are served over caramelized pumpkin, and the fish for the fish and chips is ginger-beer-battered. There's a true Aussie-style beet-and-pineapple-topped burger, and even a few vegan options including a black bean, edamame, and otherwise legume-rich "Earth Chili." Grilled prawns round out "boomerang" tacos. Down Under desserts include pavlovas, lamingtons, and tiramisu made from Tim Tams. Of course, there are Coopers and Fosters on tap, but also a broader array of wines and craft beer from Australia and New Zealand. Cocktails include the "Hooly Dooly caipirinha" and the "Gabba," a gin and honey blend named after the Brisbane Cricket Ground.
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 3pm-11pm Fri-Sun, 11am-midnight

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Dine at the Bar Take-Out Good for Groups Brunch - Weekend Delivery after 10pm Reservations Not Required Kid-Friendly Kids' Menu

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    25 blocks

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Thu, 3pm-11pm Fri-Sun, 11am-11pm

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