skip to main content skip to footer

Reviews

The chicken here is delicious, especially the Katsu. Friendly staff, large portions and affordable prices.
Jonathan Arevalo Garay via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
After a long day of walking around ...
After a long day of walking around Haight-Ashbury and NoPa and Golden Gate Park, my friend and I were cold and in the mood for something hot and comforting. Comfort food, if you will. We'd been walking around and past What the Cluck. "What the Cluck?" we thought. The interior was bright and open, and the outside looked welcoming (or ... read more
Lizzie S. via yelp.com - Oct 31, 2020
We went an got the Chicken thigh ...
We went an got the Chicken thigh. It was tasty, but we wished their was more chicken. Next time, we may get the chicken breast to see if we would get more chicken.
David W. via yelp.com - Oct 31, 2020
So delicious! I got the classic ...
So delicious!
I got the classic and I was so happy with it. The rice was stunning and so flavorful. The chicken was moist and tender. Service was fast and friendly.
Would definitely go back again !
Ari G. via yelp.com - Oct 19, 2020
I love their chicken and rice-super ...
I love their chicken and rice-super comforting and simple, and they're pretty fast so it's a nice quick stop ... read more
Karam K. via yelp.com - Sep 28, 2020
This was one of the most interesting ...
This was one of the most interesting places I've ate at while visiting. The food here tastes so minimal in a sense you really taste the ingredients they out into it.

The chicken was so moist and delicious. I think about it every time I think about San Francisco
... read more
Chris L. via yelp.com - Sep 26, 2020
Chicken and rice isn't my favorite ...
Chicken and rice isn't my favorite meal - but if that's what you're looking for, I have literally nothing bad to say about What The Cluck!

I ordered the Katsu and added a poached egg. The chicken was nice and crispy, the egg was nice and runny, and they gave enough Thai sweet chili sauce to dip every piece in! The rice was my
... read more
Sarah S. via yelp.com - Sep 23, 2020
I phoned in take-out for the Classic ...
I phoned in take-out for the Classic chicken on a Sunday late afternoon.  Yes - parking is limited.  Husband double parked while I ran in to pick-up.  It was ready.  Chicken is very tender complimented by the sauce with lots of ginger.  Rice is very flavorful with garlic.  Cucumber slices on the side was refreshing and slighly marina ... read more
Debbie W. via yelp.com - Sep 13, 2020
Ordered take out one weekday morning ...
Ordered take out one weekday morning. Parking was a little difficult with all the construction going on in the Haight, but at least it wasn't busy considering COVID. Hand sanitizer was available at the register. Quick and friendly service.

So good, but so much rice. Even on my hungriest days, I can never finish a whole plate
... read more
Jennifer V. via yelp.com - Sep 11, 2020
What The Cluck is a chicken-and-rice ...
What The Cluck is a chicken-and-rice restaurant, and I really like their stuff! Their chicken tastes great (not dry, good taste by itself) and the sauce they provide by default goes great with it. The rice is super good too; this will probably annoy some people but I just pour the sauce all over the rice for extra sodium and flavour.
Victor Z. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2020
Feels like a mom and pop shop with ...
Feels like a mom and pop shop with food that tastes like it was made with LOVE.  Generous portions and authentic flavors-love they use organic chicken, so fresh and tender, chicken skin plump and the RICE!  Wowee, like chicken soup but in rice form on steroids....makes my pupils dilate.  Dare I say, What the Cluck is better than Roos ... read more
Padme J. via yelp.com - Aug 31, 2020
I was surprised my food was prepared ...
I was surprised my food was prepared earlier than expect since I ordered for takeout on Yelp. I was in and out within seconds. Staff was friendly and the place was super clean. There is a 5 person limit inside. The food was delicious! Recommend the chicken with skin and garlic rice. The chicken soup was also nice on a cold Sunday.
Elizabeth D. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2020
We like this spot! The rice, chicken ...
We like this spot! The rice, chicken, and sauce are all excellent. Soup is tasty, too. The egg yolk is well cooked, but I don't know how I feel about the texture of the egg whites. It has a rustic feel and tastes very homemade, like my mom used to make it. I also appreciate the fact that the man we spoke to speaks Thai. My hubby is a ... read more
Kim V. via yelp.com - Aug 25, 2020
I love Hainan chicken or Kao man ...
I love Hainan chicken or Kao man gui and they do it very well.  The chicken breast is super moist and flavorful.  We order from here every month.
ann c. via yelp.com - Aug 8, 2020
I live on the opposite side of ...
I live on the opposite side of the city, and it's always worth it to come to get the classic from them. The chicken and rice got so much flavor. And the soup it comes with is super delicious. Definitely a 5 star spot to come to. If you are looking for authentic Thai flavor and experience . This is it. Nice and friendly too.
Earl R. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2020
Was looking to grab takeout from a different restaurant today, but it was unfortunately closed when I rolled up. Checked yelp to see what other eateries were open, and What the Cluck showed up. Thank god, it was open! Walked in right after opening, and I was the only one there. I asked the worker /(owner?) what a first-timer should ... read more
Steven Quan via google.com - Jul 16, 2020
Awesome Thai Chicken and Rice.
Awesome Thai Chicken and Rice.  The entire staff is friendly.  I've ordered delivery and takeout most of the time.  Food and serving size is pretty consistent.  10/10 would recommend!!
Dean L. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2020
solid Asian poached chicken. The ...
solid Asian poached chicken. The portions are decent, the ingredients organic (paying extra for this) and the people are nice. I wouldn't travel across town, but if you are in/around GG this is a perfect place to do takeout and enjoy the park.

I like the limited menu...
poached chicken
rice
broth
ginger/garlic sau
... read more
Madison W. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2020
This place is damn good.  My choice ...
This place is damn good.  My choice, Chicken and rice soup,
add a poached egg, and the rice berry.  Healthy and tasty, just add your spice preferences because I don't think they add any.  Did I mention healthy and tasty?  A Difficult combo they do very well.  Try them and support their business.  Quality.
Corey U. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2020
Delicious! I've been to ...
Delicious!

I've been to similar restaurants and this one is my favorite! We came on a Saturday and we were able to find parking in front of the restaurant. During Covid, they are doing take out. I ordered inside and my food was ready in less than 10 minutes! This place is the perfect place for when you are looking for comfort
... read more
Kimberly N. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2020
Can't go wrong with chicken rice ...
Can't go wrong with chicken rice. This is one of my favorite places to get chicken rice in the city. I've been here many times and tried pretty much their entire menu. Highly recommend to anyone who is hungry. The portion sizes are very generous.
Steven C. via yelp.com - May 3, 2020
Super delicious, I contacted them ...
Super delicious, I contacted them about not being able to order on Uber eats and they fixed, even though I ended up ordering here. They packed everything nicely and the delivery was smooth. Great service and would come again!
Victoria L. via yelp.com - Apr 27, 2020
Yummy Hainanese chicken! Reasonable ...
Yummy Hainanese chicken! Reasonable price! Good amount of serving! The cashier was really nice to us. My group and I (we were around 10 people) went here and since the available tables were too small for our group, the cashier went out of his way to grab a couple more tables and chairs from the back and also fixed it so that we can a ... read more
Alexandria R. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2020
My hubby:  Honey, I took care of ...
My hubby:  Honey, I took care of lunch.
Me:  Thank you, hon. What are we having?
My hubby: What the cluck!
Me:  Geez, Don't get so exited, I was just asking a question. What the cluck! :(
My hubby:  .....?!?!

Door bell: Ding Dong

Me:  Who's at the door?
My Hubby:  Lunch!
Moments later...
Me:  Oh, so
... read more
Lisa X. via yelp.com - Apr 20, 2020
What the cluck is a modern day ...
What the cluck is a modern day whole in the wall with great food. If I wasn't super hungry I would have never stop but I'm so glad I did because the chicken rice soup was amazing. I walked in 5 minutes before closing and they still served me. All I can say is go check them out yourself because you won't be disappointed.  The staff wa ... read more
Leticia S. via yelp.com - Apr 16, 2020
Simple and delicious. The place ...
Simple and delicious. The place looks bright and clean for eating in, but is also an affordable and not-too-unhealthy takeout option. Portions are generous.
Coline S. via yelp.com - Mar 7, 2020
You can't argue with getting exactly ...
You can't argue with getting exactly what you'd expect.

There's nothing revolutionary here: it's a down-the-middle Khao Man Gai  that you can get at a variety of places in the city. That said, it's tasty, it's cheap, it's healthy, it's filling, and they deliver.

I wouldn't make a pilgrimage for this, but if you're in
... read more
Jackson B. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2020
Hole-in-the-wall gem in the Haight! ...
Hole-in-the-wall gem in the Haight! Loved the crispy chicken and mango sticky rice. Will be back!
Taylor M. via yelp.com - Mar 1, 2020
I always get the San Franciscian ...
I always get the San Franciscian with regular white rice (made with chicken broth). Amazing food and friendly staff.
Angel M. via yelp.com - Feb 25, 2020
Simple yet incredibly delicious ...
Simple yet incredibly delicious. We ordered the rice and chicken soup & San Francisco. The broth is very flavorful. Lots of nice spinach as well. Great quick bite. Service was fast & friendly.
Kitchen area was very clean.
Emily F. via yelp.com - Feb 23, 2020
We arrived at this place for lunch. we heard about this restaurant from a lot of people. Well, it was a winning. The crew were very polite and we had a fantastic feeling. The food was just great. We loved this place very much and we will visit this place again. Warmly recommended.
Jonathan Hixson via google.com - Feb 16, 2020
Seemingly simple, yet delicious 😋
The restaurant has a simple and cute interior. There are a few tables and the service was friendly. I loved the “Classic”. This more straight forward dish was perfectly made. The organic chicken was perfectly cooked, moist, and steamy hot. The rice had just the...right texture. The gingery sauce was delicious and brought great char ... read more
MichaelMc777 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2020
Ugh finally I am able to walk around ...
Ugh finally I am able to walk around the city more and so I stopped by this place for some bomb crispy chicken with rice. Comes with soup too! Would say it's super filling but a little pricey - about $13 for an okay portion - I think I'd prefer to go get the katsu at Volcano Curry tbh. Idk, I just can't get used to SF prices even tho ... read more
Brian W. via yelp.com - Feb 1, 2020
Pretty big portions, reasonable ...
Pretty big portions, reasonable prices, friendly service. Menu is limited -- folks it's literally chicken and rice.

Most of the menu is some variation of unseasoned chicken and unseasoned rice. It comes with a soup (tasty!) and oily/thin sauce. There's a small sauce bar with hot sauce too if you need more flavor. Regardless,
... read more
Emma L. via yelp.com - Jan 31, 2020
I was hungry and couldn't figure ...
I was hungry and couldn't figure what I wanted to eat. So like most people I yelp this place. Boy let me tell you. This place is sooo goood and very good. Fell my bell with happiness.
Danny P. via yelp.com - Jan 18, 2020
Yum... crispy chicken is awesome. Love that they have mango sticky rice and the chicken soup ... read more
Alice Ning via google.com - Jan 16, 2020
Yoooo what the cluck???This ...
Yoooo what the cluck???
This place is incredible.

The service was very fast and friendly.
The food was surprisingly delicious and high quality.
Clean environment.
The chicken is soft and cooked to perfection while the sauces really compliment it.
I would recommend this place to anyone that loves chicken and
... read more
Donny M. via yelp.com - Dec 22, 2019
They were so nice, and the chicken ...
They were so nice, and the chicken broth was exactly what I needed in this cold rainy night.  It was perfectly flavored, seasoned, and served at just the right temperature.  Quality comfort food from nice people.
Andrew Y. via yelp.com - Dec 14, 2019
Overall great experience at this ...
Overall great experience at this Mom and Pop Shop. Very simple ingredients and a simple menu. The ingredients they use are very fresh and very healthy. I had the house special dish which was chicken over rice and a side of soup all four around $13 somewhere around there. The portions were smaller than what I would have hoped for but ... read more
Ben C. via yelp.com - Nov 30, 2019
When I lived in Thailand I ate ...
When I lived in Thailand I ate this all the time - so I was thrilled when I saw this open up! It's so savory and flavorful. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu.
Charmie W. via yelp.com - Nov 19, 2019
A no frills fast food joint that specialized in one thing - chicken and rice. The chicken was tender and the rice was pretty tasty. Was a little disappointed their thai milk tea was a bottled version. Their washroom was a bit dirty and acted as a storage room. All and all, if you want a quick bite this is the place to go ... read more
Txomin Hermosilla via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
Addictive ... read more
nontwach dilokjeerapan via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
Delicious chicken over ginger rice ... read more
Caleb Yee via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
I accidentally found this restaurant on my way to the Japanese garden. I ordered a traditional chicken rice and it was certainly delicious like eating this plate in Thailand. Sorry for taking this picture during the middle of my lunch.
Vichol Limpattanachart via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
best chicken rice in SF!
Gary Ying Yi Lim via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
Excellent chicken rice. Generous portions and great flavor. Very unassuming, clean and comfortable.
Patrick Au-Yeung via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
What a great little hole in the wall. Clean with a simple menu of 5 chicken and rice items. We walked over from Golden Gate Park and ordered 3 chicken and rice soup which was amazingly fresh tasting and perfect after a chilly day outside. My picky kids were slurping it down!
Sasha Kent via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
clean and decent. Food was good. Very plain, but very clean taste. surrounded by dirty restaurants, so this place sticks out as a beacon of clean ... read more
The Chop via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
I go to this excellent place every couple of days because I enjoy the good mood that is unique to this restaurant. The staff is exceptionally loving and qualified. The service is absolutely quick. Also, the food they cook is great. I visited many times and I was always happy. The price is honest. I recommend this place to to all.
Ari Barrett via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
Good Thai chicken and rice , great food and service ... read more
mukluk mukluk via google.com - Nov 16, 2019
The chicken and rice soup was veryyyy ...
The chicken and rice soup was veryyyy good. I am Thai and the flavors are very reminiscent of what I grew up eating. The broth itself is simple but is also very clean and delicious. The meat and spinach also compliment it very well and the rice is aromatic and tasty. Add white powder to accentuate the flavors even more!
Kyle K. via yelp.com - Oct 26, 2019
Solid food. Quick and easy choices ...
Solid food. Quick and easy choices, very fast. You get a good quantity that is very filling and the sauce is pretty dope. Have been here a couple times and I know I will be back soon enough ... read more
Pranav J. via yelp.com - Oct 14, 2019
Best chicken and rice in SF! The ...
Best chicken and rice in SF! The sauce is amazing and sets this place apart from other chicken and rice places. Super friendly and fast service, perfect for getting a tasty meal to go ... read more
Stephanie H. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2019
Excellent choice for a light, reasonable ...
Excellent choice for a light, reasonable priced lunch or dinner while walking "The Haight ".
Richard R. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2019
I live down the street, and while ...
I live down the street, and while I was hesitant to come here at first based on the relatively bland looking chicken, after finally giving What The Cluck a try I legitimately eat here at least 5 days out of the week. It is so good I created a Yelp account solely to write this review. The chicken is tender and juicy and perfectly cook ... read more
Boyd P. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2019
Great place to have Hainan Chicken ...
Great place to have Hainan Chicken. The rice is so tasty. We usually get the classic menu. The service is fast and the place is clean. Very reasonable price. We will be back for more ... read more
Ed M. via yelp.com - Aug 27, 2019
This place is not bad at all. They ...
This place is not bad at all. They give you plenty of food and sauces. The chicken is nice and moist. I like that they gave me some Thai chili too. The place is very simple and casual. Not at all fancy which is what I like. Simple is good for me. It's at the end of Haight street side near the park. The staff are super nice and they a ... read more
Jensen F. via yelp.com - Aug 22, 2019
Was working at UCSF and wanted ...
Was working at UCSF and wanted to go for a walk after.  Found myself in the Haight district.  It was dinner time and when I looked up this coo spot was in front of me.  

If you want chicken rice this place has it for you.  I was extra hungry and went big with the Ultimate option with all the fixings.

I took it to go si
... read more
james v. via yelp.com - Aug 16, 2019
Good food. Good service. Highly ...
Good food. Good service. Highly recommended. Will come back again. Parking was tricky ... read more
Daniel T. via yelp.com - Aug 13, 2019
We were  browsing around on Haight-Ashbury ...
We were  browsing around on Haight-Ashbury St and we found the Restaurant by luck!!  My Brother and I were on "Diet" hehehe we we kinda like " Are you sure" coz the menu is really limited and the best thing here is Chicken and RICE yes Rice! The enemy of our diet program.
My brother not even think, he said " It is my cheat day!
... read more
Ninja N. via yelp.com - Aug 9, 2019
This place is really good! I am ...
This place is really good! I am not speaking from a place of being familiar with Thai chicken rice, so take this into account.

The only thing I don't like about this place is they're lacking the Habanero sauce from rooster and rice and their option for broccoli.

Also, is it just me or is the texture of the chicken her
... read more
Tania C. via yelp.com - Jul 26, 2019
I went to the restaurant a year ...
I went to the restaurant a year ago when I came to SF for a conference. This year I went there again when I was attending the same conference. The name is funny and does not give you any idea about what they sell. Actually they sell the most delicious chicken I have eaten. The chicken soup is also heaven. The prices and restaurant it ... read more
Jeffrey W. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2019
The chicken was really good; it ...
The chicken was really good; it was juicy and the meal was filling but in a very good way. The KMG sauce was unique as well. I'll definitely be coming here again when I'm in the area.
Zorenn A. via yelp.com - Jun 15, 2019
I finally came to this place to ...
I finally came to this place to try their food. It was delicious. I ordered their classic one (chicken thigh with skin) and riceberry. Everything was perfect. The chicken was moist and tender, the rice was unique and the sauce was very flavourful. I really recommend you to try this place out if you are are looking to eat some food th ... read more
Joanna R. via yelp.com - Jun 9, 2019
Ordered the Chicken and Rice Soup ...
Ordered the Chicken and Rice Soup because I have had a cold and it was well packed and quickly arrived.  I went with the brown rice option but they also provided a free sample of the riceberry rice which was super tasty.  May have to get that next time.
Christopher H. via yelp.com - Jun 6, 2019
Super authentic, just like Kao ...
Super authentic, just like Kao Mun Gai in Thailand!
V V. via yelp.com - Jun 5, 2019
We have order this a few times ...
We have order this a few times at the office for lunch. The chicken is moist and the sauce is gingery and flavorful. It is basically chicken and rice. It is delicious comfort food.
Maria M. via yelp.com - Jun 4, 2019
Want To Tell Us About Your Experience?
GoogleMyBusinessFoursquareFacebookYelpZomatoTwitterTrip AdvisorYouTubeGrouponInstagramOpen TablePinterestZagatFlickrLinkedInTumblrTheKnotWeddingWire