The Thirsty Koala

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 15 ratings

35-12 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105

(718) 626-5430
100% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingMay 08, 2016

    I'm a sensitive Celiac that went for Mother's Day with my non-celiac family. They offer almost every dish gluten free and most can be modified for dairy free as well. We shared apps like calamari and Thea's meatballs that are made gluten free and nobody noticed the difference. The sliders are AMAZING! I highly recommend and will be back.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2016

    Amazing GF menu, separate fryers, delicious freshly made gf calamari and fries, I'm smitten and will be returning soon!

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    Yep this place gets it. I've eaten here at least 10 times over the past couple of years and have never gotten sick, and I'm as sensitive (Celiac) as they come. The fried calamari is RIDICULOUS good!

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    5 ratingApril 04, 2016

    Great service. They are very knowledgeable about gluten n said they can make anything in the menu gf.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    Delicious GF options. Chef will come out and speak to you about any dietary concerns. Lovely people. A gem.

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    5 ratingNovember 03, 2015

    So. Good. As a vegetarian with celiac, I think this might be my new favorite restaurant. The menu was extensive and nearly everything could be made gluten free if it wasn't already. I was a little worried about cross contamination but they're very knowledgable and clearly make an effort to keep their customers safe and happy. The food was delicious (my gluten-able friends also loved it, so that's saying something too!) and they even brought out gluten free bread for the table before our food arrived. When was the last time I ate the bread on the table at a restaurant?! Thirsty Koala, I'll be back.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2015

    If you enjoy creative culinary experiences, this is place is a must! Amazing food, attentive owner (executive chef), extremely knowledge about gluten and cross contamination. Make a reservation though because it's always busy.

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2015

    Many GF options to choose from as the chef is gluten intolerant. Delicious food with Australian roots. Fits perfectly into Astoria dining scene! Never picked a GF menu choice I didn't LOVE! Try the triple blonde GF beer, too (my fave). Knowledgable staff and chef make me feel safe eating here, even though I'm a celiac sensitive to cross-contamination on a microscopic level. Have safely and happily eaten at The Thirsty Koala many times & probably will many more!

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    3 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    The food is great and safe, but they have the WORST delivery service. It took almost 2 hours to get our food recently. We had to continuously call to ask where it was. If you want to order from here, call way in advance before you are even hungry.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    I highly recommend this restaurant just for the food and service but especially for those with gluten free restrictions. Great, knowledgable staff, awesome food, dedicated gf fryer, corn tortillas etc.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2014

    This place is amazing! The staff was very friendly. Their menu is clearly labeled gluten free and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2014

    the tacos are amazing.. sometimes as a special they have gluten free calamari and it is delicious

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    Amazing food. Lots of gf options.

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    5 ratingMay 02, 2014

    You will never feel like you're missing out on good food by being GF here. Everything on the menu is clearly spelled out for allergen concerns. Several vegetarian and vegan options as well. And the GF options are absolutely delicious. Definitely the place to be for Happy Hour, too! I will be returning often.

Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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