It's been too long
We hadn't been to Frank Fat's for a while. We missed it. The spring special menu was wonderful.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
there were 5 in our party,
there were 5 in our party, and the food was amazing! We had a wonderful time.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the special
We really enjoyed the special dinner celebrating the James Beard award?
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started going to Frank Fat's
Started going to Frank Fat's when I was a child in the fifties. It is arguably the best chinese restaurant in Sacramento.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at Frank
We had a great time at Frank Fat's celebrating my husband's birthday. The waiter was very friendly and good. Our table was perfect and we enjoyed the food we ordered. The bar was out of the champagne we ordered so the bartender gave us a more expensive bottle at the same price. Very Classy and appreciated. Also, we had indicated that we needed to be done at a certain time in order to attend the play and we were done exactly at that time. I highly recommend Frank Fat's to others and we will definitely dine there again.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was disappointing that my note about our birthday celebration which I wrote on my Open Table reservation was not known by our waiter!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Evening
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Frank Fat's. For most in our group it had been years since eating there. For others, it was the first time experiencing the restaurant. We had a wonderful meal, and our server, Rosie, was excellent! We will go back.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for romantic night out
My wife and I were stunned by the appearance given the plan entrance. The inside is great, (try to get a booth in the back)dimly lit with red highlights. We had the pulled pork and the top sirloin. Both were great with the pork being exceptional. Our drinks, prepared by the wonderful bartender Silver were perfect as was the service from Hillary our waitress. Our experiencewas awesome and this is definitely going to be our go to place. The only thing that could be considered a negative was the Calamari appetizer was a bit chewy but well seasoned. Any negative reviews are an anomaly or a competitor trying to pull business away.Hillary
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frank Fats Fantastic!
Don't miss the Pork Belly with Black Rice: to die for!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Chinese Restaurant
Every time we are in Sacramento, we eat dinner at Frank Fat's. The atmosphere is nice and the food is very good. We tried the appetizer sampler which has something for everyone. We also tried the orange chicken which was great and the walnut prawns which were very good. Liked the barbequed pork fried rice, although the honey barbeque pork slices didn't have the rich barbeque flavor of Chinese barbeque pork.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit. Can't wait to return!
Was there on a Sat. for dinner, so not State legislators around. It was busy early in the evening but slackened off by 7:30 PM. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The waiters are all nicely dressed in white uniforms. White table cloths. Thought it would mostly be an older crowd, but found a mixed clientele (couples, groups, families with children). We had two of their signature dishes: fried chicken and honey walnut prawns. Both were absolutely to die for! We were also given a choice of white or brown rice. We chose the latter.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Once youlnow they are a James Beard Award winner, you shouldn't need my opinion. They won it for a reason it was delicious!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We often meet friends from Placerville at Frank Fats. It is a "central" location for us and we LOVE the food and the specials. We try to arrive before the end of Happy Hour so we can visit while enjoying one of the happy hour drinks!
The food at Frank Fats is outstanding~we always look forward to meeting friends at this friendly and convenient restaurant.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. This restaurant is a tried and true standard in Sacramento. The staff is very friendly and our waiter, Conrad, was outstanding. We should make it a point to eat here more often, The food was good, they have seasonal specials including specialty cocktails. Everything was very good.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Fats
We have been to Fats many times and are never dissapointed. The service is great, the place is beautiful and the food is always served hot and beautifully presented, and perferctly prepared.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Town
You always know you're going to get a get meal at Frank Fat's, downtown. Wonderfully fresh food, fabulous honey walnut prawns that are unbeatable, and the eggplant schezwan is to die for. Great cocktails at moderate prices.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The two complaints I see most
The two complaints I see most often about Frank Fats is that it's overpriced and non-authentic. I think those arguments are silly in the co text of what the restaraunt is. Outside of certain areas in San Francisco, it is very difficult to get authentic chinese food. What Fats does is serve 'Americanized' Chinese food in a gourmet style using first class ingredients and preparation, which justify the price. It's like San Francisco's Betelnut right here in Sac. Great spot if you know what you're getting in to.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Frank Fats, been going
Love Frank Fats, been going there for 30 years. Best chinese food anywhere. Make sure to ask for Paul as your server if he is available.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is GREAT Chinese food! The honey walnut shrimp is not heavy. It is light yet still crispy. Nuts are never stale. Broccoli beef is not overly saucy and the meat is not tough and chewy but just perfect. The cashew chicken had macadamia nuts in it as well and the chicken was very good. Vegetables are cooked perfectly. Pie is excellent. Our family REALLY enjoyed this dinner!!
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. Honey walnut prawns are delicious!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of the blue, and for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided it was, once again, time to go to dinner at Frank Fats. It never fails our expectations. Absolutely the best Chinese food ever! We love to sit in the back in a booth. Our server, Hillary, was beyond the best. Great presentation, knowledgeable, funny, and just 6 stars all the way around. We'd go back just to spend time with her ;) ... If you've never been...then you must try it! It's a Sacramento gem... if you've been there, then you know what I mean!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was terrific. I would
The food was terrific. I would have preferred a few more vegan dishes and a slightly more detailed menu, but those were minor complaints. Overall, the food was great, as were the drinks.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent top quality
We had not been here for some time. This is upscale Chinese food with dynamite service. Extensive menu with something for everyone. U
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got to do this more often!
Frank Fats never disappoints us despite our high expectations. To simply call the food Chinese is to grossly underestimate the originality of the cuisine, derived from Chinese roots, but taken way beyond that. Truly a Sacramento gem.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAVORITE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT
Food is consistently delicious, excellent service, parking right next door . . . one of our favorite downtown destinations.
Our family eats at Fat's at least once a month! Our kids love it!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, had a great meal there. I'm going gluten free and there were many selections that I could choose from. Meal not rushed, service was attentive but not pushy, atmosphere was warm and inviting - all in all it was a great meal. The only negative was that it was my wife's birthday, and I had made a special request at the time of making the reservation, to put a candle in her dessert. That wasn't done.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & Service
This was dinner out to celebrate our 58th year of marriage. The bacon wrapped scallops and the pot stickers were as great as others have commented. Favorite place for next year. Mark, the server, attended to our dining in a very professional manner. .
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit
We had heard about Frank Fat's for years and how it was a popular place to dine. We were skeptical in the beginning because what you hear about a restaurant isn't always the truth. We had reservations for dinner and we both were pleasantly pleased with our orders. Dinner was very delicious and service was great. We would definitely return there for either lunch or dinner or both. Keep up the good work!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frank Fat's was up to its usual excellence in food, service, and ambiance.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
No matter how many in our party, 2 or 15, the service, drinks & food are excellent! The honey walnut shrimp & immigrant beef, are a must for our visits. And, the best banana cream pie rounds out a superb dining experience making it a memorableexperience. See for yourself!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place is an icon - always good too
service was exceptional
Was a bit put off that we were placed at a table, across from the kitchen door - farthest from the front door - even though one individual in our party had a leg cast .
BTW the kitchen is at one end and the front door at the other. More consideration should have been given to seating us at one of the many empty tables we passed on the way to the kitchen!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food. Boyfriend and I loved it! We went during Farm to Fork week, they had an amazing prix menu. Still can't get the sunburst squash out of my head.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as always!!!
We have dined here for years and always have a wonderful meal. It was the perfect place for celebrating a dear friends 65th birthday!!! Always great service and wonderful food. Highly recommend to any occasion because any occasion becomes special here!!!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Fat family still runs this restaurant and the decor and food is top notch. On the evening we were there, six Fat family members were also dining. They all came to our table to say hello and stayed to chat. The friendliest owners I've ever met. The food is the best around and served with style.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as usual. Been a customer for 35 years.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
had never been to this location and wanted to go for years, everything was great can't wait to go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
twice as better than expected!
This was an amazing evening! A great private booth in the back, delicious food, and fantastic service. These are the reasons why a restaurant can stick around for 75 years like Frank Fats.
I was taking a couple friends who have never been to Sacramento, and this landmark is a half block from the picturesque capitol. Our experience made me proud to be from Sacramento. A perfect evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to please
Over the decades, Frank Fat's has maintained its high standards of excellent food and service. Many dishes are unique. That is, familiar American tastes with Chinese overtones. For example, their sliced flank steak over asparagus finished with an oyster sauce - delicious!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with the Guv
The food was great from the salad to the banana cream pie. Shortly after we sat down who should sit at the table across from us, Governor Brown with his wife and a couple of friends.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with exceptional service
The food was delicious, well presented and fresh. The service was excellent,our server Mike was polite and very attentive.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been enjoying dinners
I have been enjoying dinners and lunches at Frank Fats for 45 years. It has always been excellent!!!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with my girlfriend and got a quite booth, great service and wonderful food.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the decor and our booth was perfect for a small party with a child. Every dish was excellent and professionally served by our friendly waiter. The pork appetizer, medallions of beef, spicy chicken, mushrooms with cauliflower and fried rice were delicious. The banana cream pie was the best I've ever tasted.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT DOWNTOWN GEM
We celebrated a 70th birthday at Frank Fats. We are from out-of-town and we LOVE this restaurant when we are in Sacramento to meet friends and celebrate special events.
The bartender was friendly and we engaged him in conversation as there was no one else at the bar on this holiday. In fact, there were very few people in the restaurant period. Perhaps because it was a Monday holiday, folks were home getting ready for their four-day work week.
Our waiter was attentive but not overly so. The food was nice and hot, and we enjoyed it as always. The banana cream pie was served with a lighted birthday candle~just the perfect ending to a wonderful dining experience.
We will return again...and again, and again, and again!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frank Fats was great
Always a great time at Frank Fats. We had the pot stickers as an appy and shared the honey walnut shrimp, immigrant beef, brandied fried chicken and vegetable fried rice. Chicken was only disappointment in that it was dry. Mai Tai were great as well as a shared banana cream pie for dessert. Waiter was excellent and one of the owner's Ken Fat, came by twice to check to say "hello" and check on our food. Classy! Atmosphere is a bit noisy and tables are close together but the decor takes you back to old time Chinese restaurant. We liked it
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had never been to Fats before and I must say I was taken a back, they walked us to our table in the back and it was so unique, it was like a different vibe to every room. The wine was amazing, the pineapple sweet and sour pork was a work of art. The server was very easy going and just over all happy. He gave us rice on the house. It's a little expensive but honestly the good is amazing and your also paying for an experience I've never seen anywhere else.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Chinese Landmark
Frank Fats is a Sacramento institution, just a block from the state capitol.....in the old days Willie Brown, when Assembly Speaker, would be often seen there( 3 martini lunch & backroom deals? If the walls could talk ! )
The food is always very fresh and excellent.
Try the New York steak draped in translucent sliced caramelized onions.
GF loved the thickly sliced pok belly w/ black rice.
Being vegetarian, I had the chow fun ( all vegetables ) w/ wide noodles, baby corn, perfectly cooked brocolli, & bok choy.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Dinner, First Class Service
Took my adult Son to a celebratory dinner at Frank Fat's and everything was amazing. The ambiance of the restaurant is very pleasing. Think dark black laquer, chinese red and authentic samauri garments. The food was beyond compare. (I dont' care for chinese food, but this is my one exception.) But the thing that really blew my socks off was the service. I didn't get the gentleman's name but he was amazing and on par with service I have had at 5 star restaurants. The other servers who brought water and a new napkin, were very attentive. We never felt as if anything was missing. I whole-heartedly recommend Frank Fat's for a special occasion and please, do not leave without having the Banana Cream Pie. :)
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent.....food, service, attention, everything.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Sacramento classic
The dining experience -- taste, quality, preparation of dishes -- is so far above that of typical Chinese restaurant fare, it's not even on the same continent.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM