Mama Kwan’s is the antithesis of a chain restaurant. Ironically, it’s located in “downtown” Kill Devil Hills between the McDonalds and Pizza Hut on the bypass. Mama Kwan’s specializes in Pacific/Korean/Hawaiian cuisine and features local seafood. Their fish tacos are generally regarded as some of the best to be found anywhere on the beach. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu varies a little based on the time of day. Dinner features larger portions, a few more pastas and a variety of fresh specials of the day. While the Lunch menu features a few more sandwich options. The varied menu is designed to please even the pickiest member of your group, even the kids.
This local eatery is both a local and visitors favorite and frequently sports a fifteen to twenty minute wait during prime eating times, but most concur it’s worth the wait. Service here is generally exceptional, as staff positions infrequently come available and are highly sought after. You will generally see one of the owners on site at all times of the day or night. See for yourself the awards Mama Kwans has won:
Stop by Mama Kwan to find one of the restaurants that truly contribute to the outstanding reputation the Outer Banks has for excellent dining and fresh seafood. It’s worth the wait!