Light Years

Cuisine: Asian, South Asian, Vietnamese
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Expect sizzling Asian cuisine and cocktails at this retro styled kitchen and bar.

Known for their insanely good South East Asian street food, Light Years is a hidden oasis of tasty bites and vintage decor. You’ll be snap happy here; think Hanoi in the 50’s with a rainbow colour scheme, paired with fresh Asian dishes and hand-candy cocktails.

The menu is a fusion of Australian ingredients, modern recipes and gorgeous presentation. Designed to share, mix and match small plates of shiitake wontons, Kingfish ceviche and crispy fried chicken with sriracha mayo. Tuck into larger dishes, like the 5-spice roasted duck pancakes, or try the knockout turmeric and coconut fish curry.

Don’t forget to taste one of the legendary cocktails (try The Ex Lover, with Byron Bay gin and watermelon, you’ll thank us later). Vibrant, unique and stylish to boot, Light Years promises an unforgettable dining experience.

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Light Years
3/17 Lawson Street
Byron Bay 2481

Open Hours:
Monday 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm

Phone: (02) 6685 5479
Website: www.lightyearsbyron.com

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Light Years
Location: Byron Bay
Cuisine: Asian, South Asian, Vietnamese
Mains: $15 - $35

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THIS is one for the bucket list. Excite your taste buds for a mouth watering dining experience in one of the coolest places in Byron Bay. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Main Street this is one of the hippest spots in town. It’s a must do for all foodies with an exciting menu and delicious cocktails.

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Good atmosphere :) friendly staff

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Becoming an institution in Byron, rivaling the more fancied restaurants in town, Light Years hits the mark on taste, service and ambience.

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Food was amazing, couldn’t fault it. Vanessa was a very friendly host. Thank you

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Lily Love

Great food, nice atmosphere.
Faveourite was the brisket bao buns! A must try!

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Jackeline Manion

Absolutely sensational food and staff. Highly recommended. A little music and some lights maybe would help with ambience

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Wonderful restaurant, great food and great new menu!

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Briony Anne Whaite

Delicious and fresh food, nice relaxed atmosphere and good cocktails and service all made for a great Sunday afternoon.

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Light Years always serves up the goodness. Food, service, cocktails and atmosphere. Great Restaurant

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Delicious food, excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Miranda Bryant

Fantastic food and friendly staff and the cocktails were delicious

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Staff are super friendly and the food is amazing!

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Scott Warnes

Delicious Asian fusion meal, served by eclectic waitresses with smiles on their faces. A lovely experience.

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Miho Ohara

Was my first time to go there. Food is so delicious and stuff is friendly and thoughtful! Thank you everything

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Four dishes. All excellent, quality, fresh, and excellent flavors.

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This was the second time I've dined at Light Years and I'll be back again soon. The staff are welcoming, efficient, and gracious about the use of First Table. Decor is fresh and laid back.

And most importantly, the food is spectacular. We've tried the Salt and Pepper Tofu, Fried Cauliflower, Wontons, Miso Eggplant, and the Cauliflower Turmeric Curry and I'm keen to have each of them again.

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Epic, best in Byron

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great service ,very attentive staff, meals arrived promptly. casual informal dining

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Light Years had a really nice atmosphere, the staff were lovely and gave wonderful service. The portion sizes were quite small considering the prices but the flavours and quality of the food made up for that as well as the amazing cocktails!Excellent place for a shared meal and drinks with a group.

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Mouthwatering Delishesness food. Great service and always with a smile. Cool atmosphere. Cain’t wait to return! Thanks team Light Years!

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Nicol Holtzhausen

The food is incredible

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Jimmy Macpherson

Light Years is always great.
Food, service, atmosphere, they always nail it.

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Daniel Stephenson

We enjoyed our dining experience.

We had a problem with the bill but this was quickly rectified.

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Alisa Sawyer

Great food, clean and fresh!

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Toni Gerdelan

What's not to love about Light Years??? The food is fantastic, the staff were so friendly and helpful and the decor and overall vibe is very cool. Every dish we tried was beyond yummy and filled with fresh flavours. After 2 visits this may be my new favourite Byron restaurant! We came for dinner last Saturday night with friends, and were tickled to see that Matt Damon was enjoying Light Years as well (: Tip: try to get a table outside!

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Fun, buzzy restaurant with friendly staff and great food.

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Awesome service, food and atmosphere, favourite restaurant in Byron! Highly recommend

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Louis Balian

Wow, Light Years blew me away.
Great service and amazing food. Really good example of modern South East Asian fusion.

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Kirralee Donovan

Fantastic value and enjoyable time!

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Melt in your mouth scallops to kick off followed by flavoured packed pork belly and some make your own duck pancakes. Great tunes and fab staff.

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Delicious food, excellent service

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Great food and great service will definitely be back!

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Erin Ozols

Yum yum bloody yum!! This place has incredible modern South East Asian food, the beat in Byron. The most well- cooked succulent fish curry I’ve ever had. Anything on the menu is amazing and do not go past the cumin cauliflower, chili, dill, nuts... all the good things.

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Gemma Coles

Food was incredible, cool setup, enjoyed the wine and would love to give some cocktails a try, will definitely go again!

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Ishaan Thakur

We’ve been living in the Northern Rivers for 4 months and this was the best restaurant we have eaten at! The food was delicious and the setting is great. Our favourite was the duck pancakes and the chicken katsu bao buns but there is so much that we want to try when we dine here again. Don’t miss out on taking a sip of the lovel kombucha cocktail either.

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Epic. Fabulous fresh seafood cooked to perfection. The mrs loved the date :)
Would definitely recommend!
*****

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Laurie Evans

Amazing food. Amazing service!

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Cordelia Vecchio

Sensational team and the food was honestly some of the best South East Asian food I've had!

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Miranda Bryant

Great food great staff what more could you ask for!!!

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Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great cocktails. Our new favourite in Byron

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Belinda Ings

Everything was delicious! Phenomenal cocktails and excellent food! Great portion sizes for sharing also- a good way to get a taste of everything. Our waitresses were lovely too!

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Jen Kane

We loved Light Years - the food was amazing, the staff were so helpful & friendly & the atmosphere was great. Can't wait to go back again soon!

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Jodi McCarthy

This is the most delicious restaurant. The food was so fresh and served quickly but not made to feel rushed. Friendly service. Tucked away at the end of an arcade and decorated so well. Dining here is a must when in Byron Bay.

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Mary Louise OBrien

Loved our First stable Lightyears dinner. Given people were queuing by 6.30 we felt lucky to have our table. The place was busy even at that time as they have a happy hour from 5-6pm. We ended up spending more on drinks then the food. Cocktails were very yummy. We were a party of 4 with a 7 year old and we all loved the food. Very delicious. We will be back.

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James Dannenberg

Great food great atmosphere friendly staff

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Rozanna Sternad Fackel

Delicious food and great atmosphere!

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This is a great place to receive prompt friendly service, and great tasting food.
The waiters are pretty young and quietly 'cool', but are really switched on to providing everything that's important.
A no fuss, taste bud experience that leaves you pondering the diary for the next visit.
Well done guys...

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Sara Toupin

Amazing food and atmosphere! A byron bay must!

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The miso eggplant is amazing!!

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I’ve been to Light Years once before and true to form the menu was amazing! Easy plates to share and full of flavour. My only issue was that because we were with First Table we were not allowed to order any Happy Hour drinks (we were charged full price, as opposed to the happy hour prices for non-first table diners).

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