2018: Queens Voted The Thirsty Koala Best Fusion!

The Thirsty Koala

35-12 Ditmars Boulevard, Queens, NY, 11105,


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 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.

2017: Queens Voted Shi Best Fusion!

47-20 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11109. 347-242-2448

Shi, located in the heart of Long Island City, crushes the competition when it comes to best fusion food in the borough. This upscale (and high-rise) Pan-Asian eatery, at home on Center Boulevard, serves up traditional Asian cuisine with a twist, alongside breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Shi’s eclectic menu serves Japanese style, Vietnamese style, Chinese style, and a full sushi bar as well. The sleek restaurant-turned-lounge features full-length bay windows, as well as a full bar and lounge, making it the perfect spot to dine and drink, be it with family, friends or a loved one.