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Australian Inspired Cuisine

Wild, Pastured, sea to Table, garden to table, Gluten free


The Thirsty Koala, Australian dining in Astoria

Photos by Dustin Wayne Harris, Bradley hawks and caviar

With seasonal menus that incorporate robust, indiigenous 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 Boulevard 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.

When the weather is pleasant come people watch along Ditmars Boulevard and enjoy our weekday happy hour specials in our sidewalk café.  Inside you can unwind at our walnut bar with a rotating craft beer selection anchored by Australian Cooper's 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. Try the Gingeroo. It's perfectly refreshing.

Lastly we'd like to send a big "thank you" out to all of our regular customers for their support.  To those of you who haven't made it here yet, what are you waiting for?  The beer is cold, the food is plentiful and the vibe is just what you're searching for. Cheers!

Katherine, Christine and Alex



(718) 626-5430


35-12 Ditmars Boulevard
between 35th and 36th Streets
Astoria, NY 11105



M - W 5p–11p

Th 11a - 11p

Fr, Sa 11a–12a

Su 11a–10p


Executive Chef:

Katherine Fuchs