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

Exquisite Asian food needn’t be light years away! Welcome to Light Years Noosa.

Nestled on Sunshine Beach Road, it’s a quaint little spot. With tables lining the windows, cosy booths and sofas, there’s a table for a quick dinner or something more relaxed with that someone special. Its minimalist décor is wonderfully serene, whilst the playful shrubbery keep things fresher than fresh.

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 Noosa
1 Sunshine Beach Rd
Noosa Heads 4567

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

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Website: www.lightyearsasiandiner.com.au

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Light Years Noosa
Location: Noosa Heads
Cuisine: Asian, South Asian, Vietnamese
Mains: $15 - $35

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Ally Plowman

Lovely food with excellent service. The cocktails are farrr too delicious (go for the Lemon Kimono!). We chose 4 plates between 2 and it was plenty. Can't wait to return!

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Excellent meal, beautiful flavours and the service was perfect. They knew we had young kids with us so got us some pencils etc to entertain them and the meals came quickly so we were in and out before the kids lost patience.

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Dannii Catchpole

Found our new favourite!! The food was amazing so much more delicious than we expected. For a family with kids, coming to these type of restaurants is out of our budget normally but through first table this allows us to have 'adult food too and not just go to kid friendly places. Hats off to the chef (All women chefs we noticed loved that!!!) we will be back for the pork and watermelon salad!!! Seriously yum!

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Absolutely marvellous! Food was amazing and staff were super friendly and awesome! I will be going back for sure.

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Maria Murumets

Lovely clean, well decorated restaurant. They also have fun (and tasty) cocktails and smaller bites if not going ‘all out’. The chicken karsu bao buns were to die for and the beef cheek rendang is now my absolute favourite dish! Staff is very genuenly nice, friendly and happy. Great experience!

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Joanne Petrovic

Food for the foodie; truly classy dishes. Attentive yet unobtrusive service. Great night out. Thank you to all staff (but especially the chef!)

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Sharyn Rolfe

The food was fantastic and the service was great, we would recommend the crispy skin chicken and Beef Cheeks, cant wait to try different mains next time.
Perfect time for dinner just before a movie
Thanks for a lovely night

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Amazing! Food is awesome and the restaurant is a beautiful setting. Our table ordered 5 different cocktails, and they were all delicious. Highly recommend!

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Excellent food and service. Table set up was great with section layout and levels meant more intimate dining. Great experience and evening.

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Jarlath O'Neill

The food was amazing, the beef cheek Rendang and king fish were the picks! Service was great, friendly and efficient staff, would definitely recommend and will be going again very soon. Thanks guys

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The staff at Light Years Noosa were as good as we have encountered on the Coast - very friendly, welcoming and personable without being overly present. The food was exceptional and just when you thought you had found the best dish another one would hit the table and we would change our mind. We'll be back for sure!!

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We had the best time at light years Noosa! The service was fantastic and the food was incredible! Everything came out super quick and the staff were eager to ensure we had a great time, would definitely go back.

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Jenny Pillow

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! We had an amazing experience- the staff were really friendly & genuine, the food was the best we’ve had ever including tips from staff on how to maximise flavour, delicious drinks, beautiful setting and easy to find to boot. Our first dishes came out very shortly after ordering and from there they kept coming - I think I did a little happy dance at how delicious it all was! Thank you so much, we will be seeing you again (and again and again)!!

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Raquel Vella

We are regulars to Light Years, we absolutely love the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The miso caramel eggplant is without fail the best dish on the menu and all the meals are reasonably sized and delicious !!

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Matt Eliot

Love eating here. Food was excellent. It’s also easy to order a few dishes at a time and to let the selection be spontaneous. Highly recommended.

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Jeremy So

My wife and I have probably been to at least 15 different first table restaurants, and this one would rate in the top three.
This is a trendy restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere and nice seating. The service was top-notch, notably because of the manager who's food suggestions were on par due to his extensive knowledge of the menu and the food preparations.

The food was incredible: It was contemporary Asian fusion and every dish we had ordered had a uniquely delicious and fresh take on the Asian classic on which it was based. We would recommend the Kingfish, scallops, Pork Belly Bao, Vietnamese slaw, and hands down, the beef cheek rendang.

Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Light Years did not disappoint. We’ve had withdrawals from that salt and pepper tofu, fried cauliflower and shiitake dumplings all week. It’s such an ambient, beautiful restaurant- cannot wait to get back!

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Natalie Mcmaster

Loved the food, salt and pepper tofu is amazing, so is the eggplant, pork belly and fish curry. Do yourself a favour and go!

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Avril Quider

First time and will not be the last ....Abbey our waitress was lovely and explained the menu beautifully ..delicious food ...can't wait to go back and try more of the menu ...all round great experience

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Dionne O’Dwyer

'Light Years' is seriously light years ahead when it comes to service and quality dishes. Our party enjoyed every last morsel and the plates were sent back as clean as they would have been prior to having food on them. We enjoyed the 'no rush' atmosphere and didn't feel like we were being hurried along to make room for new diners. Light Years will certainly be our future 'go-to' restaurant of choice.

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We had a lovely evening meal at Light Years. The service was excellent and so was the food. Particularly enjoyed the LY Fried Chicken and Pork Belly. The desserts were amazing too! :)

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First experience with first table. So impressed - The food was sensational, staff very attentive and we loved the 80s music. We had 2 entrees and 4 larger dishes to share between 4 adults. We especially enjoyed the fried cauliflower, sticky sour pork ribs & the twice cooked crispy skin chicken. Will definitely be back

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Kim Abbott

Wow we love Light Years! From the moment you arrived the staff are super friendly and helpful. The food is absolutely amazing and a great menu to share. The staff are knowledgeable about the different dishes and guide you through with suggestions and portions are always plentiful. So many options of dining too with private booths, long tables, bench seat areas and outdoor seating.The location is right in the centre of Noosa and we loved watching the world go by.It was our 5th visit to Light Years and always they are consistent in service, food quality and a great price if you book with First Table.

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The food was excellent, and service was great. My husband has lots of food sensitivities but it was no drama for the staff to communicate meal changes to the chef. We will definitely be back for the fun vibe and soul loving food. If you want 'a complete dining experience' Light Years will definitely have your back!
Can't wait for a rerun, thanks to the team at First Table and the Light Years crew aka food n fun geniuses:)

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Beautiful food and lovely staff, couldn't fault them. What a perfect mother's day surprise. Those Fried Chicken pieces were to die for! Thank you

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Wayne Arthur

A very enjoyable evening. The food and service was exceptional as was the ambience of the restaurant. I would recommend to others but not sure what I would suggest to eat as we had a number of plates which were all just wonderful! Thank You.

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My partner and I arrived and were seated by super friendly waitstaff who gave us a bit of history on the outlet at our request.
We ordered some cocktails and starters, and upon seeing how amazing the food was we ordered almost everything on the menu.
The serving sizes are generous, and we were so full and delighted with the food that we are already talking about returning with a group of friends!
I would highly recommend the dumplings, cauliflower and pork belly, they were our favourites and were phenomenal.

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Are you KIDDING??? Custom-made mocktails made our Mom-Daughter date unforgettable - even more so the fabulous waiters!

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Fantastic customer service and absolutely delicious!! We ordered the cumin spiced cauliflower, fried chicken, roasted duck pancakes and the crispy mastercook pork belly, all dishes had great flavours. The Kaffir lime & coconut pann cotta desert was also delicious.

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Sharran Clare

What amazing food very tasty. The menu was excellent as both my daughter and I are coeliac and there were lots of choices for us.
Definitely recommend and will definitely be dining there again.

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We had a fabulous meal at 'Light Years' Asian Diner this Sunday evening, we will definitely go there again...their Chilli/Caramel Pork-Belly in steamed Bao-Buns were to 'die for', yum yum! Then the LYFC (their Fried-Chicken) & the wonderful aromatic Coconut/Turmeric Fish-Curry...were all scrumptious! Fantastic!

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5 Stars. The watermelon salad and the Bao buns were amazing. Not to say everything else wasn’t. A beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and good service,

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Ebony Barrett

Great atmosphere! Food was very flavoursome and was service promptly.

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Enjoyed the food which was full of flavour and well presented. Staff were very helpful and provided a high chair for our young one.

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Margaret Palk

Fast, Friendly & plenty of flavour, some dishes were a stand out - we all enjoyed the experience. Well done 'Light Years'

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Sum OTHER guys ✌ Oh my goodness, heaven delivered on multiple plates ❤ Our favs were the Kingfish, porkbelly, LYFC chicken, dumplings, coleslaw.... OK OK!! EVERYTHING was delish! 5*... can't wait to see these smiling faces again x

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Great food

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Ally Plowman

Lovely food with excellent service. The cocktails are farrr too delicious (go for the Lemon Kimono!). We chose 4 plates between 2 and it was plenty. Can't wait to return!

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Narelle Walker

Very nice atmosphere beautiful Asian cuisine loved the deconstructed duck pancakes beautiful first time will definitely be coming back and will bring my friends Thankyou so much

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Excellent meal, beautiful flavours and the service was perfect. They knew we had young kids with us so got us some pencils etc to entertain them and the meals came quickly so we were in and out before the kids lost patience.

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Food was delicious, service good and nice vibe.

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Lisa Worthington

Great prompt service for orders. There was 4 of us including 1 vegetarian and we ordered 3 medium 1 large meal a side salad and 2 rice and that seemed to hit the spot. All dishes were well presented and very tasty. great combinations of flavours. No one offered us a second order of drinks which was a shame.

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Dannii Catchpole

Found our new favourite!! The food was amazing so much more delicious than we expected. For a family with kids, coming to these type of restaurants is out of our budget normally but through first table this allows us to have 'adult food too and not just go to kid friendly places. Hats off to the chef (All women chefs we noticed loved that!!!) we will be back for the pork and watermelon salad!!! Seriously yum!

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Absolutely marvellous! Food was amazing and staff were super friendly and awesome! I will be going back for sure.

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Mahalia Scott

Amazing!!! Favourite place in Noosa always

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Lovely food, great service only negative Music too loud.

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Maria Murumets

Lovely clean, well decorated restaurant. They also have fun (and tasty) cocktails and smaller bites if not going ‘all out’. The chicken karsu bao buns were to die for and the beef cheek rendang is now my absolute favourite dish! Staff is very genuenly nice, friendly and happy. Great experience!

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Sarah Castle

Dined at Light Years for the first time last weekend! Food was amazing and so to were the cocktails! Our favorite dishes were the pork belly & kingfish ceviche.
We will be back!!

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Liz Stone

Light Years Noosa is Fabulous with great food and service. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. Yummy Cocktails too..Will definitely be returning.

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Joanne Petrovic

Food for the foodie; truly classy dishes. Attentive yet unobtrusive service. Great night out. Thank you to all staff (but especially the chef!)

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Sharyn Rolfe

The food was fantastic and the service was great, we would recommend the crispy skin chicken and Beef Cheeks, cant wait to try different mains next time.
Perfect time for dinner just before a movie
Thanks for a lovely night

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Delicious food and lovely restaurant.

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Matt Eliot

Attentive and knowledgeable service. Food was wonderful. Healthy ingredients and delicious.

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Sophie Williamson

Really tasty food, great atmosphere and very understanding, patient staff (we had a tantrum throwing toddler smash a glass!)

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Fantastic food .. great service and nice atmosphere

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Karyn Scanlon

Nice to try this enjoyable evening. Cocktails looked great but I was driving so will have to go back to try them another time

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First time & what can I say, Light Years Noosa was a fabulous first table. Delicious food with the highlights being the sticky ribs & the turmeric fish curry. I appreciated that they were generous with the fresh herbs and the service was prompt & friendly!

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best ever again. light years never disappoints. amazing vegan options, really creative. get the sago dessert!

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Amazing! Food is awesome and the restaurant is a beautiful setting. Our table ordered 5 different cocktails, and they were all delicious. Highly recommend!

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Tracey De Ruiter Hartmann

Food was beautiful!

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Food was delicious and staff friendly and proficient.

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Corinne Lee

Excellent food, service was fantastic

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Excellent food and service. Table set up was great with section layout and levels meant more intimate dining. Great experience and evening.

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Jon Friend

Enjoyed the experience, food and service were great, we will be back.

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Christine Taua

The food is delicious. So flavoursome. Pretty good service too.

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Beautiful food, great service, we thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
We'll be back for sure

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Jarlath O'Neill

The food was amazing, the beef cheek Rendang and king fish were the picks! Service was great, friendly and efficient staff, would definitely recommend and will be going again very soon. Thanks guys

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Simon Banh

Nice ambient restaurant setting.
Amazing fusion food that highlights the flavours of asian cuisine
Sharing plates = taste of a variety of foods

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Julie Smith

Four friends dined here after seeing a movie. The food is amazing - I love it here. It was quieter being a Sunday & slower holiday period, which made a nice change from the other times we have dined here.

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The staff at Light Years Noosa were as good as we have encountered on the Coast - very friendly, welcoming and personable without being overly present. The food was exceptional and just when you thought you had found the best dish another one would hit the table and we would change our mind. We'll be back for sure!!

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Great food at a funky restaurant. The Vietnamese salad was amazing with the master stick chilli caramel pork belly. Yum!!!

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We had the best time at light years Noosa! The service was fantastic and the food was incredible! Everything came out super quick and the staff were eager to ensure we had a great time, would definitely go back.

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Excellent food and service. 10/10

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Great food, customer service was excellent. Nice relaxed atmosphere and caters for children! Will be back again.

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Jenny Pillow

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! We had an amazing experience- the staff were really friendly & genuine, the food was the best we’ve had ever including tips from staff on how to maximise flavour, delicious drinks, beautiful setting and easy to find to boot. Our first dishes came out very shortly after ordering and from there they kept coming - I think I did a little happy dance at how delicious it all was! Thank you so much, we will be seeing you again (and again and again)!!

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Raquel Vella

We are regulars to Light Years, we absolutely love the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The miso caramel eggplant is without fail the best dish on the menu and all the meals are reasonably sized and delicious !!

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Matt Eliot

Love eating here. Food was excellent. It’s also easy to order a few dishes at a time and to let the selection be spontaneous. Highly recommended.

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Jeremy So

My wife and I have probably been to at least 15 different first table restaurants, and this one would rate in the top three.
This is a trendy restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere and nice seating. The service was top-notch, notably because of the manager who's food suggestions were on par due to his extensive knowledge of the menu and the food preparations.

The food was incredible: It was contemporary Asian fusion and every dish we had ordered had a uniquely delicious and fresh take on the Asian classic on which it was based. We would recommend the Kingfish, scallops, Pork Belly Bao, Vietnamese slaw, and hands down, the beef cheek rendang.

Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Julie Hepworth

Ploughing through a sumptuous feast of kingfish ceviche, hot and sour crispy pork ribs, twice cooked crispy skin chicken and asian greens we had a lip-smacking time at Light Years. Just as we tasted the sourness of the ribs come through the sticky sweet sauce with the super fresh perfectly cooked market asian greens we knew we'd be back for more!

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Meg Stubberfield

This is the second time I’ve been to Light Years and once again did not disappoint. The food was ridiculously delicious and amazing cocktails. Atmosphere and fit out super cool and comfortable. And best of all the staff are all super friendly and attentive.

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Bih Barros

Amazing food!

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