Fat Rice
Fat Rice

Fat Rice

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatfatrice.com/
  • Phone: 7736619170x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Brunch: Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    We accept reservations for groups of 6 or less.

    Walk-ins are encouraged and recommended.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Abraham Conlon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sacramento
  • Public Transit: CTA 76 Diversey Bus to Sacramento
    CTA Blue Line to Logan Square
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Permit and meter free parking on Sacramento and on Diversey.
A word from Fat Rice
Drawing influence from the Euro-Asian unions of China, India and Southeast Asia's colonial past with Portugal, the food at Fat Rice combines homestyle comfort with exotic, lesser known ingredients and flavors. Fat Rice is the celebration, preservation and evolution of these flavors, embracing the traditions of old and presenting them in a new light. Our food is made fresh right here and can be enjoyed at communal tables with drinks from our full-service bar that offers original cocktails, teas, and delicious Portuguese wines.
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Fat Rice reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (14)great for brunch (5)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Blending food cultures
    FlexifoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fat Rice is an extraordinary blending of European, especially Portuguese, and Southern Asian, in particular Macao, flavors and textures and foods with excellent wine recommendations to match. We enjoyed multiple appetizers, from fish balls to spring rolls and pork dumplings, but the main course of the Arroz Gordon, a combination of paella style rice and great pork, chicken, and shellfish. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fat rice
    Oregon1981
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Foodie paradise w/ excellent service. Knockout flavors, interesting combos. A bit loud for me (I'm over 50) - but I wouldn't hesitate for a second to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful & Unique
    foodfreak
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was great, tried multiple dishes. The couple dining next to us ordered the fat rice, looked amazing!! Definitely worth the effort for truly unique and wonderful flavors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have eaten at the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It is really delicious. They play with flavor. Go and see. Yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you for joining OpenTable!
    ERB162VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Yes we are the stereotypical suburban foodies, and while we have gladly waited in the line to eat here, now we were able to walk right in - along with our 5-year-old foodie in tow! She loved the fat noodle with mushroom and egg, while we were amazed by the special dry-fried cauliflower and the estufada. As usual everything was awesome, service super-attentive, and we only wish we had the chance to try everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WELL PUT!
    Mdine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It is always tough throwing a new food dart. Creative expression doesn't always click but this one hit a big bulls eye! Great casual ambiance. Communal tables, small tight menu with big bold unique flavors served family style. We tried the bacalao, and the Mallay Curried Veggies, the Beans and the Fat Rice. All were amazing and just enough for two hungry adults. Interesting wine list with small batch imports of some inexpensive but big wines. Great service and everything was priced just fine. We had a great meal, enjoyed the banter with the staff and met some new, hopefully long term friends. That's a bulls eye! Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deserves all the acclaim
    Shopgirl312VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been here many times and Fat Rice never disappoints. We recommend the tofu and mushrooms (small but only $3 or $4), the potstickers, and always the Piri Piri Chicken. Also any specials are always great. Tonight we had an octopus special as well as a fried rice with corn and bacon. Food is unlike any you can get in Chicago and just great. We have always gotten there early so we can get in, but they are now taking some reservations so get one now if you haven't been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Macanese Marvel
    2muchmediaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    On a gritty stretch of Diversey in Logan Square, this cozy (read crowded) hot spot wows an electric fan base who come for the ultimate south East Asian fusion cuisine. Now that they'd book Rez for early and late settings on Open Table those who don't want to que up on the street can plan ahead. The outdoor patio(actually just a narrow gangway) offers seating with all the comfort of coach class. Inside they are cheek to jowl, but it's all worth it for this flavor packed menu. Most dishes have a kick to them. The printed menu utilizes cute little emoji type icons to let you navigate spiciness, gluten, meat, pork, shellfish ingredients. Omnivores will love it. Hip, knowledgeable, helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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