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PONKO Chicken: Award Winning Restaurant Opens in Pooler

PONKO Chicken
Award Winning Restaurant Opens in Pooler

Get ready Pooler! Atlanta’s award-winning Japanese Fusion, fast-casual restaurant, PONKO Chicken, is opening mid-November!

PONKO Chicken Pooler is owned by one of the area’s most well-known restaurant franchisees, Steve Mills, and partner Charlie Bruce. They are very excited to bring one of Atlanta’s most popular restaurant concepts to Pooler for locals to enjoy.

Every item on PONKO’s “East Meets West” menu is unique, from the deliciously crispy breaded Chicken Tenders, its sweet OG Sauce, Japanese-marinated Pickles, Green Beans drizzled with Miso Tahini and Fried Onions, as well as the Sweet Potato and PONKO fries sprinkled with “Foodie Flakes”—a combination of Japanese Furikake along with other savory spices. Even PONKO’S Grilled Chicken is offered with a choice of Island, Teriyaki, Barbeque or Spicy sauces and the all-beef Hot Dogs are fried and served with PONKO’s signature Slaw on a Potato Bun. PONKO Chicken also serves a wide array of delicious gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options including Tofu Tenders and Veggie Burgers. Every aspect of PONKO’S menu is made in-house daily, in small batches and is mouthwateringly delicious.

And whether you’re looking for the perfect game day platter, individual meals for a meeting or an array of fabulous food for your next family gathering, their customized catering menu is absolutely perfect!

 Known for their focus on healthy dining, PONKO Chicken only uses Rice Bran Oil to prepare all of their food, due to the fact that it is known to help lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, protect heart health and has a host of other benefits.

 Located in a spectacular 2,500 sq. ft. venue, the restaurant features beautiful millwork touches providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. In fact, the instant you walk through PONKO Chicken’s doors you at once feel welcome by their wonderful staff.

PONKO Chicken Pooler is located at 405 Pooler Parkway, between Starbucks and McAlister’s, and is open for lunch and dinner from 11am until 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am through 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. For menus and more information, please visit