Light Years Noosa

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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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Light Years Noosa

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Reviews

Jacky Haworth

Great host, great staff, a friendly and relaxed fine dining experience with really interesting Asian themed share plates. We received a sensational complimentary dessert with candles and the whole staff singing happy birthday to Gerry. Also, a complimentary bourbon shot which was enjoyed with the barman. Happy to recommend this all-round enjoyable experience.

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We took guests with us for our 'First Table' supper at 'Light Years' restaurant last night...they'd never been before & LOVED the food. As it's the Noosa-Tri weekend here it was very busy, but the staff coped with the service excellently & were very solicitious of us. Their food's so tasty.We loved (again) their Pork-Belly Bao-Buns, & my husband & friend found their Hanger-Steaks delicious.I managed to not have their wonderful Turmeric/Coconut Fish-Curry this time & chose the Beef-Cheek Rendang instead, which I thoroughly enjoyed. So much so I've booked 13 of us in next week for my birthday-supper....great - woo hoo!

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Super great, attentive service. We called and checked to see if we could take our two small dogs and sit outside. All the food was delicious, I thought the watermelon salad would have more heat to it, but when I checked the menu I realised it didn’t have any chilli in the description... so that wasn’t their fault! The baos were great, they did half vegetarian half chicken for us. The cauliflower was incredible. The panacotta was HUGE.

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Great food, music, location and chilled out service.
Menu is diverse with lots of winners!

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Ann-Marie Griffin

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!
I can’t fault one dish!
Must haves are the beef cheeks, watermelon salad, cauliflower with cumin.

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Service was impeccable and the food was all delicious, especially the cauliflower yum

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佳菜子 冨永

It was so good meal!Thanks!

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Shambrose Ambrose

Amazing venue and incredible atmosphere. Food was incredible as was the service! Those caramel pork belly bao buns are by far my favourite on the sunshine coast! Will definitely be back for more!

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Outstanding food, cocktails and service. If I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would. Brilliant

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As this was our first time using the "First Table booking" !
Light Years Noosa were fabulous :-) from the start when we were greeted, by a very friendly & relatable guy who seated & serviced us all nite.
I was worried that because we were a First Table booking they might have treated us differently... but not at all, they really like the First Table concept !!!
All the food we had was a tasting experience, the combinations of quality produce that was serviced was amazing !!
We are very happy first time customers using "First Table"
Look forward to exploring other places :-) Sammy & Damian

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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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Ann-Marie Griffin

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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We have been to light years a few times and the food and cocktails are always delicious!!

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Kylie Taggart

Fantastic food, very fresh & delicious, great service & atmosphere. Great wines & beers. A complete dining experience on all levels.

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Jacky Haworth

Great host, great staff, a friendly and relaxed fine dining experience with really interesting Asian themed share plates. We received a sensational complimentary dessert with candles and the whole staff singing happy birthday to Gerry. Also, a complimentary bourbon shot which was enjoyed with the barman. Happy to recommend this all-round enjoyable experience.

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Karen Langley

Great choice, great food , great service.
Lovely evening. Looking forward to next time !

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We took guests with us for our 'First Table' supper at 'Light Years' restaurant last night...they'd never been before & LOVED the food. As it's the Noosa-Tri weekend here it was very busy, but the staff coped with the service excellently & were very solicitious of us. Their food's so tasty.We loved (again) their Pork-Belly Bao-Buns, & my husband & friend found their Hanger-Steaks delicious.I managed to not have their wonderful Turmeric/Coconut Fish-Curry this time & chose the Beef-Cheek Rendang instead, which I thoroughly enjoyed. So much so I've booked 13 of us in next week for my birthday-supper....great - woo hoo!

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We booked with first table for the first time not sure what to expect, but we had such a great experience! The cocktails we had on arrival were absolutely superb and the food was even better! The staff were lovely and didn’t make us feel uncomfortable for having a small child with us! Will definitely be returning to light years! A special shout out to the French woman studying to make coffees in Australia - she was super kind and helpful!

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such a cool vibe, pink themed lights, artwork, decor all on point , as is the service and the food and cocktails.
Beautiful food, as simple or rich as you like your street food (high end "street food").
The best good food in Noosa Junction.

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Our 2nd time at Light Years and again was not disappointed. The food is fantastic and the cocktails sooo good! Friendly and great service. Would highly recommend.

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Alicia Dunlop

Great food, fast service and staff were great with our kids too! Will definitely be back.

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Great selection on menu , tasty food great service.

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Joshua Ellard

We had a fantastic time and the food was great. The light Years fried chicken with siracha was especially tasty! Friendly and attentive staff made for a positive experience.

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Melinda Slonim

Delicious food and excellent service. We will be back again.

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Alex Taverner

A lovely meal and great cocktails!

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The whole experience was fantastic, great vibe, fantastic food and friendly staff. Everything was enjoyable. Definitely try the Limoncello cocktail and the ceviche!

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Sarah Veti

Thank you Light Years Noosa for an amazing dinner. Fab service! Delicious cocktails! We will be back soon.

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Super great, attentive service. We called and checked to see if we could take our two small dogs and sit outside. All the food was delicious, I thought the watermelon salad would have more heat to it, but when I checked the menu I realised it didn’t have any chilli in the description... so that wasn’t their fault! The baos were great, they did half vegetarian half chicken for us. The cauliflower was incredible. The panacotta was HUGE.

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OMG! I could never eat anywhere else again and still die a happy woman! Food was once again delicious, so fresh and flavoursome. I loved it, hubby loved it, kids loved it! Planning our next visit again soon.

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Incredible food and exceptional service, the meal was the highlight of our recent stay in Noosa, will certainly be returning

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Exceptional service, amazing food, great value! I highly recommend

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Efficient service from the moment we walked in. Food was enjoyable, sadly ordered too much so couldn't enjoy it as much as we wanted too. Beef cheeks were the star of the night!

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Chels Duncan

Our family really enjoyed our meal at Light Years. We loved all of our shared plates. The pork belly and beef cheek rendang were particularly outstanding. The venue had a fun atmosphere. Would 100% recommend Light Years to others.

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Great food, music, location and chilled out service.
Menu is diverse with lots of winners!

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Ann-Marie Griffin

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!
I can’t fault one dish!
Must haves are the beef cheeks, watermelon salad, cauliflower with cumin.

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One of our favourite Noosa restaurants and even better with 50% off food!

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Laura Heraud

Food is great. The few times we have been here the service has been pretty average. Still recommend a visit

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Sol Cookson

Delicious food!!

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My second time in Light Years and it is amazing! The cocktails are to die for and food is super tasty with such interesting combinations. Awesome 80's music - after couple of cocktails, all it was missing was a dance floor!

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Laura Christie

Enjoyed the food and the service was great.

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Michael Artz

Our first First Table experience and an absolute delight. Wonderfully fresh and exciting asian flavours in friendly modern surroundings. Don't let the external of the building put you off this is quality and imaginative food served perfectly.

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Overall excellent. Table service by the young ladies also excellent. Food was outstanding and every dish hit the mark (even the tofu - of which I am no fan). The only downside was that we would have like to sit outside, but were told no tables were available outside. We were shown to a quite small booth more suited for a couple than 4 large adults. We noted during the 90 minutes we were on site that there remained at least 1 outside large table vacant the entire evening. First Table remains an excellent deal - represents remarkable value around the Noosa area for sure. Will return to Light Years again soon for the Beef Rendang and Hanger steak alone.

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Leanne Gray

The food was very tasty. Plate sizes in the mains were large so sharing a few dishes between a group worked really well . Loved the ceviche fish, pork belly and beef rendang dishes ! Tasty and delicious. Not your usual Thai food - quite upmarket!

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Chelsea Sutherland

This was our first time eating at Light years and also using first table and what a great thing to stumble upon. Three of us dined her Monday night and enjoyed all our meals - plates were all but licked clean. Can't wait to come back and try more of the meals on offer :)

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Service was impeccable and the food was all delicious, especially the cauliflower yum

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佳菜子 冨永

It was so good meal!Thanks!

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Great dining experience at a good price. Plenty of variety and the share plates were the perfect size for sharing within our group of five. Will definitely return.

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Stacey Wroe-johnson

This was our second visit to Light Years, lovely service ...attentive but not intrusive, its clean and comfortable and friendly...and the food is a high standard.....it shows how much they love what they do....definitely going again and recommending to friends.

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Friendly and caring staff from the moment we walked in. Good culture. We all felt very comfortable. Thanks.

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Nicole Walls Cousins

Food was outstanding!! The desserts were amazing!! We will definitely be back soon!!!

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Shambrose Ambrose

Amazing venue and incredible atmosphere. Food was incredible as was the service! Those caramel pork belly bao buns are by far my favourite on the sunshine coast! Will definitely be back for more!

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Cheryl Mcindoe

What can I say.. amazing food, pork boa buns delicious so is everything else we have tried .. great Asian food for sharing with friends and family .. seating outside and in.. staff awesome def recommend

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Had a great time at light years . Service was great and food was really nice. Lovely experience. I love how the place looks. Really fun. Will be nice when the weather is warmer when place can be opened up. Will be back

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Amazing food and seriously hands-down best cocktail I've ever had! Already planning my next visit to Light Years!

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Outstanding food, cocktails and service. If I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would. Brilliant

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Joseph Martin

Good food & service. Thx will be back

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As this was our first time using the "First Table booking" !
Light Years Noosa were fabulous :-) from the start when we were greeted, by a very friendly & relatable guy who seated & serviced us all nite.
I was worried that because we were a First Table booking they might have treated us differently... but not at all, they really like the First Table concept !!!
All the food we had was a tasting experience, the combinations of quality produce that was serviced was amazing !!
We are very happy first time customers using "First Table"
Look forward to exploring other places :-) Sammy & Damian

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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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