Restaurant Review: The Thirsty Koala

Details: Located at 35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105. Official site is

Score: 6.9/10

The Thirsty Koala holds itself out as an Australian restaurant. As a practical matter, Australian food is pretty much similar to that of American food. The only real difference is that they have a kangaroo burger on the menu.

I thought about getting the kangaroo burger, but some one else ordered it so I could conveniently try it out. Kangaroo is just drier beef for those curious.

I ordered the Australian burger with the Lot (pastured Niman Ranch beef, , served with lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, sunny side up egg, pickled beetroot, grilled pineapple, Canadian bacon, blistered cippolioni, kimchi aioli) which cost around $17.50 I think. It was a pretty good burger. It comes with fries or a salad.

Service was okay. The interior is dimly lit, but fine.

Overall, a decent place to grab a sit down dinner.