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
Cuisine: Asian, South Asian, Vietnamese
Mains: $15 - $35

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A wonderful experience as always. xx

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As usual the food was excellent!
Just to be aware of the "Spicy Rendang Prawns".
We like spicy but this was a level way above.

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Amazing food and atmosphere

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Sarah Drew

Funky place to eat. Fresh tasty flavours. We really enjoyed the cauliflower curry.

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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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Very friendly and helpful staff.
Food is packed with wonderful taste and texture sensations that lingers delightfully.
Fast service too, so, a must try.

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Chrissy Boddy

Great service and food! Thank you and we will be back

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Sharmila Jago

Food was absolutely beautiful, fresh and fill of flavour. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Susanna Evington

We enjoyed a delicious meal and excellent service.

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Jenny Cruden

Food is amazing.. Service wasn't that good. They got us the bill when we hadn't finished eating and when I checked the bill, they charged me full price for half of the meals.

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Dave Blake

Always superb food, service and atmosphere. Thanks again.

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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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Miranda Bryant

The pork belly was delicious and a good size serve
The green vegetable bowl was very disappointing with only one type of vegetable a spinach
Needs to be some variety
Dessert was a delicious panda cotta best ever !!

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Absolutely lovely experience. Amazing food and vibe

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Ruby-Jean Whitehead

Amazing food, great service!

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Leanne Bslsc

Brilliant night for my birthday!! The food is amazing, every mouthful is a taste sensation. Fresh and delicious! The pineapple margarita was insane, sipping it is nearly impossible.
Great service with warm genuine smiles from all the staff.
Definitely going again!

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Mitch Langley

Unreal food and great little atmosphere!

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Nicol Holtzhausen

Amazing food! Especially the fried cauliflower and eggplant

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Louis Balian

Amazing food and great service. Perfect for dates or larger social dinners.

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Jessica Bradford

We had the pork belly bao buns, turmeric and coconut fish curry, and duck pancakes. Everything was flavoursome and filling and the service was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back next time we're in Noosa.

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Dave Blake

Always amazing service and food.

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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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