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US$ 15 - US$ 40
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Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG the food is delicious! Staff are friendly, quirky decor, good location and amazing cocktails. Did I mention the food was amazing? Get one of the sample options so you can try a bit of everything.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a takeaway and when I got home there was a small error with my meal, I rang them and straight away they were extremely apologetic and accommodating, they arranged to have someone deliver a new meal to me (even though they were extremely...busy). Thank you so much for proving amazing customer service and even better food!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oriental Ordinary. Totally overrated Asian cuisine very disappointing. Not even a good attempt. The dumplings were mush and the chicken was dry. Pork was ok. We were keen to try but once is definitely enough.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Best modern Asian around. Every dish was amazing and packed with flavour. Food gets a five star review however the seats were not comfortable and they had the music up very loud. But overall a great experience.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2021

Dined here on a Sunday night to celebrate a family member's birthday. Four of us shared Eggplant Bao, Miso Caramel Eggplant, Cumin Spiced Cauliflower and Turmeric and Coconut Fish Curry. We also sampled a few of the cocktails. All dishes and cocktails were delicious and...the selection was more than enough for four of us. I would highly recommend Light Years and will return next time I visit the Gold Coast.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

From the greeting on arrival to our departure there was nothing we could fault. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We weren’t rushed in anyway. Bottles of Prosecco and later Chardonnay were served promptly, at the correct temperature in good stemware. Wine list was short,...interesting and well priced. The food was excellent, quality ingredients carefully prepared and well presented. The kingfish cerviche and the cumin spiced cauliflower were standouts. As we were celebrating a birthday we supplied cake but will try the panna cotta on our next visit. There will definitely be a next visit as there were so many interesting menu items we didn’t get to try.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

If I could rate this place more than 5 stars, I would. We were greeted straight away upon arrival. Service was incredible. Staff were friendly. This food is by far the most amazing food we have had (both my partner and I). We have been...to many restaurants and can easily say that every meal was unique and full of flavour such as the kingfish- Who would have thought the coconut flavours would go hand in hand. The truffle infused dumplings were amazing. The cocktails and red wine list - incredible Wish we had this restaurant in Adelaide. Would go once a week!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021

Every dish is just amazing and full of flavour. Plenty of options to share a variety of items. Book ahead as it is often full.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

The people were nice and helpful and the small servings were well cooked. When I say small I mean very small and very expensive, not good value at all. We picked up a pizza on the way home!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2021

There are times in ones life when the remarkable happens and dinning at Light Years last night was one of them. There are simply no words to describe the menu, the quality, the flavor and without doubt this is now my favourite restaurant full stop....I thought Mr Wong's in Sydney was great, Mamasan in Broadbeach or even the Fat Duck in Bray Berkshire UK, how wrong I was. Light Years a truly unpretentious establishment serves without doubt the greatest food I have had. Now, this is not said from a man with no experience, this comes from someone who has dined all over the world at some of the finest restaurants. Flavour, a power house explosion in your mouth of fresh, exquisite food is what this place will deliver. While I thought about not reviewing Light Years as I dont want it to become too popular, the bottom line was, these guys deserve all the success in the world. I will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Light Years is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5