Cuisine: Asian, South Asian
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 Next 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
Cuisine: Asian, South Asian
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   Light Years accepts American Express

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Amazing food. Great way to get in early without the rush of people around you. Definitely one to put on your list of places to eat in Byron!

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Light Years is pretty cool. We got the early sitting with FT... Service was epic, and the food was pretty damn good as well.
Will definitely recommend!

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Kristen Martin

Everything about this place is amazing, not just the food or the service, but the atmosphere, the staff, the decor.. literally EVERYTHING!!!

I highly recommend trying every small plate, you'll be back again, so you can try the larger ones then..

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Alice Ons ૐ

Great service, great food, and loved all the vegan options. The staff were super friendly, and also helped us with our meal choices. We loved using the first table app!! Will definitely go again soon. Ps: the vegan curry was amazing!!

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Jemima Fraser

Light years is seriously a whole new level of Asian style street food (if I can even call it that) it’s so punchy and flavoursome and the cocktails are neeeeext level!! And don’t even get me started on the service it’s impeccable!! Definitely one of Byron’s gems!

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Kirsten Butler

Wonderful service, a huge improvement from the last time I was there.
The food is always amazing too!

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Great food! Nice to have the restaurant to yourself initially. Highly recommend :)

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Isabelle Robinson

Beautiful food paired with beautiful wine.
Staff were a delight, super on the ball and left perfect intervals between each new plate.

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Meghan King

Amazing as always :)

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Sihanie Bell

Lightyears in Byron Bay is always amazing! The food is incredible and always consistent. The vibe is fun and relaxed and they have great cocktails! It is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in Byron Bay and there are a lot of good ones! Highly recommend it!

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Justeen Cook

Literally the best food in Byron. The Coconut and turmeric curry is THE BEST and the service is next level friendly.
Awesome

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Suzie Woods

This is seriously one of the best Asian restaurants I've eaten in and that includes Sydney. Pork Belly and Bao Buns are a must as well as the cauliflower. Service is fabulous too.

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One of my favourite restaurants in the area! Staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is incredible!

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Vicki Bignold

Wow the food at light years continues to please super fresh & cooked with a passion for flavour !
It was such a pleasure to watch my Cambodian sister in law & brother devour almost everything offered they were stoked ! They have been visiting us for 3 months & declared it the best meal they have had ! Highlights are hard to discern as we loved so many but def the masterstock pork belly & the chicken with mee goreng salt

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Light years never disappoints food always amazing, staff super friendly and the vibe is relaxed. This visit we had the scallops, yellow fin tuna the ponzu dressing delicious, fried chicken which is light and crispy and the pork ribs succulent and meaty a must on any visit. Highly recommend a visit.

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Sez Ogs

The food quality, service and vibe at Light Years cant be faulted. We had the fermeted starter and ceviche as entrees.... A-MA-ZING. Then the caramel pork belly and fish curry for mains. The mains were 2 of the tastiest dishes we've ever had. Damn, will be back.

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Wow, the incredible flavours and aromas from our share plates were amazing. Service was prompt and friendly yet unobtrusive.
Our first visit but definitely not our last - highly recommended

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Erica Williams

This place was incredible
Amazing cocktails (rose lychee martini was the best cocktail I’ve ever had) and the cheeseburger bao buns were mouthwatering. Will definitely be back

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

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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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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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Tara Elliott

The food was beyond amazing. So much flavour and the sizes are generous. Amazing cocktails and great service as always. Will be back very soon!

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Miranda Bryant

Wow what great food!!
Loved by all of our group one old,one young, one man, one vegetarian and everybody agreed it was one of the best dining experiences in Byron
Fresh herbs great mix of flavours with each dish totally different and cooked to perfection
The staff were professional and attentive
We will be back soon if we can get a table !!

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Amazing food. Great way to get in early without the rush of people around you. Definitely one to put on your list of places to eat in Byron!

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Great dining experience. Both food and service were excellent!

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Great atmosphere, amazing food!

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The tastes deliver an illusion of being in Asia.
Attention to textures is a big part of this too.
My brother lived in Hong Kong for 12 years, and got to really love their secret cuisine hideaways and full-on local menus. He thinks Light Years is ab fab, so you wont get much better recommendation than that.
We were all as full as a goog, with those array of flavours lingering on for hours later.

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Ramesh Siva

Simply awesome in all respects. Food service and ambience. Thank you

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Great food great service and a nice vibe!

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My family & I have thoroughly enjoyed every experience we have had at Lightyears since they opened in Byron. We highly recommend! Food, cocktails, service & atmosphere.. All amazing! Thanks guys!

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Best in Byron!
Consistently excellent dining and service that outshines many of the much higher priced competitors.
Have now tried every dish on the menu, and with the small possible exception of the over zealous use of chilly in the prawn dish every dish is excellent!

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Sally Heading

Delicious food, and an awesome vibe, perfectly sized meals for sharing!

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Delicious!! Highly recommend.

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Light Years is pretty cool. We got the early sitting with FT... Service was epic, and the food was pretty damn good as well.
Will definitely recommend!

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Carolina Marques

Amazing! ❤️

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Wow, what a fantastic eating experience. We had five dishes between four of us and every dish was just excellent. Great service and atmosphere. Probably one of the best places to eat in Byron Bay.

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Light years was a wonderful experience! The food was really delicious, flavours on point, and decent sized portions. A bit on the expensive size but pretty normal for Byron Bay. The First Table discount made that much more manageable

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Kristen Martin

Everything about this place is amazing, not just the food or the service, but the atmosphere, the staff, the decor.. literally EVERYTHING!!!

I highly recommend trying every small plate, you'll be back again, so you can try the larger ones then..

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Light Years, in my opinion, has THE BEST Pork Belly in Byron, and I’ve tasted a few!... we often eat here with friends using First Table, last night our bill of 4 mains, 3 sides and drinks cost $98 for 4 hungry locals. Sorry, I didn’t get a photo, I indulged in the delicious food too quickly to think of taking a picture. The service is exceptional and food is served in under 10 minutes! Give it a go when you’re next in Byron... and don’t forget to use First Table!!

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Alice Ons ૐ

Great service, great food, and loved all the vegan options. The staff were super friendly, and also helped us with our meal choices. We loved using the first table app!! Will definitely go again soon. Ps: the vegan curry was amazing!!

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Lovely ambiance, yummy cocktails, excellent service, and absolutely delicious food! We had an amazing night at Light Years and will definitely come back again soon.

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Amanda-Marie Maddocks

Wow! What a little treasure this place is! Great atmosphere, delicious cocktails, attentive service, no, excellent and friendly service AND the food is bloody amazing! Definitely put this place on your eats list when in Byron Bay. As a local, we’ll be back!!

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Seb Beguería

10/10

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Great meal and friendly, helpful staff.

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Lou Hissey

Great dining experience at Light Years.
The staff are friendly, welcoming and attentive.
The food was OUTSTANDING.
We ordered 4 dishes to share and each one was exceptional.
Definitely recommend and will go back with friends to try other flavours on their menu.
Matt & Lou

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Katrina Duffy

Great food, drinks, very accomodating

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Jemima Fraser

Light years is seriously a whole new level of Asian style street food (if I can even call it that) it’s so punchy and flavoursome and the cocktails are neeeeext level!! And don’t even get me started on the service it’s impeccable!! Definitely one of Byron’s gems!

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Second time to Light Years with guests and it didn't disappoint - we'll be back, again..!

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Boz Boswell

Nice little place with good music, went with our 3yr old and 5 month old. Really enjoyed the food and service, most dishes had good amount of spices and generally tasty. Would go back again.

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Amazing food & incredible staff !

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Amazing value booking through first table. Light years all round excellent as always.

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Kirsten Butler

Wonderful service, a huge improvement from the last time I was there.
The food is always amazing too!

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Great food! Nice to have the restaurant to yourself initially. Highly recommend :)

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Isabelle Robinson

Beautiful food paired with beautiful wine.
Staff were a delight, super on the ball and left perfect intervals between each new plate.

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Meghan King

Amazing as always :)

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Kayla Bilson

Amazing food! Great cocktails and an overall wonderful experience :)

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Excellent quality dining with a variety of cuisines.

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David Sidonie

Loved everything about it! Will keep going back

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Excellent food and great service. Loved it!

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Amazing food! I wanted to try everything on the menu, will come back for more :)

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Sihanie Bell

Lightyears in Byron Bay is always amazing! The food is incredible and always consistent. The vibe is fun and relaxed and they have great cocktails! It is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in Byron Bay and there are a lot of good ones! Highly recommend it!

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Karen Shoey

Great service, fantastic food, sensational cocktails. Loved everything about this restaurant. I will b going back.

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We have been to Light Years in Byron more than once... and to be absolutely honest, the Pork Belly main course is simply the best meal you'll ever have the pleasure of devouring. We use First Table quite often and there are 7 or 8 restaurants who promote it in Byron, so there are many options for Vegan, Vegetarian or Meat Lovers... and we love all three options depending on how we feel or who we meet and eat with. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Byron Bay and I have to say we feel privileged to enjoy saving a few dollars by using First Table to save 50% off our food bill. Last night our Main meals and sides with two glasses of wine cost just $90 between 4 people, or $22 each. We shouted friends from Melbourne and they were gobsmacked at the quality of the food and the price..

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Nice restaurant, good vibe and friendly service. Yummy food presented well and a good variety to choose from and something for everyone. Would love to see some seasonal specials next time and more fresh greens on offer. Thanks!

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Millicent Facer-Finch

Delicious food, great service! The tuna entree was a highlight. Great atmoshphere in the cosy garden space.

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Great!

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Leigh Neal

Awesome food, drinks and service. Will be back.

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Great early evening out!
Staff were friendly and attentive, the meals they recommended were perfect for sharing and our dietary requirements. Thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine as usual. Not to mention the delicious wine. Dining early could become a thing!

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Brock Eastlake

We come every few weeks and it never disappoints !

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We really enjoyed our dining experience at Light Years in Byron Bay. The ingredients were super fresh, the service was great, and we enjoyed their take on some of our favourite dishes. The roasted cauliflower was ridiculously good, and I'd recommend their curries as well! Thanks for a delicious night out!

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Euan Wood

Always a winner. Me and my girlfriend come here a fair bit and it never disappoints. Great selection for vegos and meat eaters alike and short yet quality wine and drinks list.

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Amazing food as always, great service and fun vibes

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Justeen Cook

Literally the best food in Byron. The Coconut and turmeric curry is THE BEST and the service is next level friendly.
Awesome

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