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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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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5 Stars all round. We came to celebrate our twins turning 13 as per their request. 2nd visit. Didn’t disappoint. A nice touch at the end of our meal with a surprise birthday dessert for the girls.
We look forward to our next visit.

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Yummy food! Delicious cocktails! Awesome service

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It was excellent, top shelf vibe and excellent menu. I am very happy that they have stayed close to their roots and offer a great pho, I love a good pho.

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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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Swift service and food delivery. Delectable flavours and attractive presentation. Quirky vintage decor with a modern cool vibe. I would recommend you to try 'Light Years'.

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Olivia Petrovska

Great food and beautiful atmosphere!

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Kirsten Butler

Delicious food and cute decor

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Angelina Radic

Great experience. Can not fault it. Delicious

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Jen Djula

Great food, loved it ! x

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Love this restaurant! One of the best in Byron!

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Light years was awesome! Thank you :)

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Miranda Bryant

Fantastic food with vegetarians and fussy eaters all catered for with the selection of so many interesting dishes
Great ribs and pork belly and fresh steamed vegetables and chicken buns were delicious

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Tara Jade

Awesome flavours, great atmosphere and friendly staff

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Iris Nauss

Very nice venue with supertasty Vietnamese food and epic cocktails- we will be back for sure!

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We had an amazing dinner at Light Years. The food is spectacular so vibrant & fresh and the cocktails absolutely delicious. The vibe of the place and staff also deserve 5 stars. Definitely will be back!

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Louise Brown

It was a great menu with lots of choice, friendly staff, can't wait to go back

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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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