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

Reviews

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.
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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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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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Teale Vanner

Awesome food and drinks! Highly recommend.

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Loved it! Delicious food, excellent service and great ambience! Particularly loved the yellow fin tuna.

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Meghan King

Amazing as always!

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Zane van den Berg

We were greeted with a friendly welcome and had great service throughout our meal. We were well advised about the meal sizes, but we were told we were more than welcome to take away food if we over ordered. The food was excellent. We sampled a range of dishes and enjoyed them all. I will definitely be going back to Light Years.

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Sensational! The food was absolutely delicious. We had the yellow fin tuna, the wantons, the brisket bun, the beef and the greens and it was all exquisite. The staff was lovely and the service exceptional.

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AMAZING!! Great atmosphere. Food delicious!!!

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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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Mathew Ward

Great food and great service, if you're in Byron and looking for something tasty it is a must.

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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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Awesome food and service. The fried chicken is a must have!

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Taste sensation we all loved everything about our visit

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Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Food was really good, especially the duck pancakes!

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Kellie Nagel

Delicious food especially loved the squid miso special

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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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Alex Seidl

Really great food nice atmosphere! First table makes dining out more realistic for my student budget
Overall would love to eat their again !!

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Daisy Tayler

Amazing food, as always. And lovely smiley service.

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Erin Ozols

Love love love this place. As fresh as a early wategos wave, the food is fiesty and brave. Yum. Go. Enjoy.

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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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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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