Ponko Chicken’s signature “Amer-Asian” chicken tenders are shown here with a side of “steamed and sticky” white rice and, in the background, sweet-potato fries and a house salad. CONTRIBUTED BY WENDELL BROCK
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Chamblee’s Ponko Chicken now open in Midtown 

A popular Chamblee spot known for its “Amer-Asian” chicken tenders is now open in Midtown. 

Ponko Chicken‘s second location is open for lunch and dinner in the Alta Midtown apartment complex at 915 West Peachtree St.

The restaurant will take over the space previously occupied by Mulavi, which reportedly closed earlier this year and was owned by the team behind Sufi’s Kitchen.

Ponko is owned by sisters Reiko Clark and Maggie Antoine, who opened the Chamblee location in 2017 after previously operating now-shuttered Stone Mountain eatery Food Ease, where they first developed a following for their panko-crusted, sweet-soy-sauce-drizzled chicken tenders.

In a 2018 review of Ponko, AJC food writer Wendell Brock wrote, “Paired with fries, slaw, rice, potato salad and other sides, most with a vaguely Asian accent, Ponko is a noteworthy alternative to Chick-fil-A or Zaxby’s. The Ponko style can be experienced in a variety of iterations: chicken or tofu tenders; vegan, vegetarian or chicken cutlets; salads topped with any of the above; sandwiches.”

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