Frank Fat's

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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Frank Fat's Restaurant located one block away from the State Capitol at 806 L street in Downtown Sacramento, has proudly served the Sacramento Community since 1939. Frank Fat's takes pride in continuing to serve the finest Chinese cuisine from the four provinces of China (Peking, Szechuan, Canton, Shanghai) and Hong Kong in a superbly decorated surrounding with warm, friendly and cheerful service.
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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Menu items add up. The bill was $120 for two people. Very noisy up front near the bar.

HG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was prosaic. The one Frank Fat specialty we ordered , beef/pork dumplings was very good, displayed well. The other dishes were OK but not the best I ever had.

z
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard about this place from many people since we moved here and finally got to check it out. The food was really good as was the service. Definitely a top notch place.

MR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love it here! Perfect spot to celebrate our son’s birthday. We will definitely be back for more family dinners!

WE
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legendary restaurant. Great Chinese food. Don’t miss the honey walnut prawns and the banana cream pie.

NO
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend who used to live in town told me this was a must-try. Very good food, great service and ambiance. Combo appetizer platter is a meal in itself.

SV
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were Excellent, as usual. Frank Fat’s is a Sacramento Treasure!

JF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

food is amazing but very pricey!!! the honey walnut shrimp is my favorite.

D
Sacramento
249 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, and hopefully not the last. Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

DF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyable!

F
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall great experience. Had some timing issues with the food coming out, however they quickly acknowledged the shortcoming and made it right. The food was outstanding and i would go so far as to say the best Chinese foe we have eaten.

TB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fun atmosphere for the entire family

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

The honey walnut prawns are spectacular! I also recommend the sweet and sour pork. The imperial noodles were terrible. We paid $20 for dry Ramon with meat. Also I would not recommend going on a weekend date during the evening here. It is insanely loud.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Got the 80th Anniversary special for two! What a deal! The banana cream pie was the best I have ever had! Hands down everything was delicious!

K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Didn't know we were going to a institution in Sacramento! Not just a typical Chinese restaurant - food was upscale, choices were vast, flavors were perfect. We enjoyed every bite!

DH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed their 80th anniversary special dinner priced at $80 for 2 people. Food was wonderful at a reasonable price. We were also impressed that our server asked if we had any food allergies that she should be aware of. Service was prompt and professional and service personnel checked frequently to see if we needed anything. Dinner included horduerves, honey walnut prawns, steak, infinity noodles with chicken and vegetables, fried rice and banana cream pie all in generous portions.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up adding an extra and we were still seated right on time. Cocktails were fab! Appetizers fab! Entrées were fab!

a
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambiance at this restaurant is really unique. It has a very old time feel from the 1930’s or 40’s. The food was great. We came for my husband’s birthday, and we were not disappointed. We ordered the combo platter appetizer, duck, honey walnut shrimp, and garlic green beans. The duck plate was the best I’ve ever had. The garlic green beans were delicious and the sauce was flavorful. The shrimp was ok but I wouldn’t order it again because they have other unique options on the menu. Overall, their food was great. I only gave 4 stars due to the wait time. Granted we did make reservations for a Friday night, the wait time between our appetizer and main dishes was long.

J
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy honey walnut shrimp and steak with generous portions!

RH
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and good food.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

We went for our anniversary. I made reservations several days before. Where we were seated the lighting was way too bright, I probably would have liked it better being seated on one of the booths. We got the 80th Anniversary deal. The shrimp was amazing, the noodles and appetizers were delicious the fried rice was a little dry but tasty. We were very disappointed in the New York steak, it was very tough, even though it was medium rare like we asked, it was very hard to chew-it was a very tough cut of meat. I would go back though, probably not for an Anniversary but the service was excellent and I would like to try more items on the menu.

OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This place exudes self-confidence, unfortunately at the expense of taste and careful cooking. Dry, unappetizing Beijing Duck and unusual meat-centric dumplings—specialties of the house—were both deep fried. Clearly, Frank Fat’s has been delivering these dishes the same way for years, and the place was full. But if you seek light, healthful, or chefy Chinese, look elsewhere.

LH
Los Angeles
178 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as I remember. Outstanding food, Sherry the waiter was fabulous. Beautiful interior designed by Anthony Machado...timeless elegance.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In fact we told the desk clerk at the hotel we were staying.

JE
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Frank Fat’s for 50 years. It is a “go to” restaurant when celebrating holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. I have never had a less than wonderful meal.

C
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent cocktails, love the green beans, calamari. Good service. Nice ambiance.

LI
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE IMMIGRANT BEEF. WE ASKED OUR SERVER IF IT HAD GARLIC IN IT AND SHE SAID "A LITTLE BIT" - IT WAS MORE THAN THAT AND HAD A GARLICY TASTE. ALSO, MY HUSBAND (WHO ORDERED IT) SAID THE MEET WAS TOUGH.

SI
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Bar looks fun.
We sat at the back and ordered the tasting menu. Allot of food. Time between courses was hit and miss, meaning allot of time between some and not enough time between others.
Great location.
I would go back but would just order a normal entry.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved from California a year ago and had returned to visit family. We have lots of great places to eat in Nashville but I wanted to go to Frank Fats as it was one of my favorite places ever for Chinese food. We had been so looking forward to this dinner and we were NOT disappointed! We were seated in a booth at the back so the noise l was perfect for us...fun but we didn't need to yell to each other to be heard. The food was delicious as always...best banana cream pie I've every eaten.

PD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great landmark restaurant. Good lunch specials. Wonderful banana cream pie

DB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chinese I have ever had in North America!

PY
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service and comfortable ambiance

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday and we enjoyed ourselves beyond what we expected. The drinks and bartenders were great. We had five in our party and we ordered Frank Fat's Anniversary Special and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the servers were spot on and fulfilled our every request. The Banana Creme Pie was beyond our expectations and we want more. I can't wait to return to my new favorite restaurant.

d
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great
Food was great 👍🏻
Drinks where awesome

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

A booth in the back (requested) would have been more ideal than bar seating near the entrance due to the expected noise level.

Food was great as always however the service team was lacking. For example, our appetizer sampler was brought out without sauces... when the sauces were brought out the appetizers were mostly eaten (about 10 minutes). We had to flag down a random Frank Fat’s employee for the check because we hadn’t seen our waitress for about 20 minutes after our meal was done.

Could have been a great experience but instead it was just OK.

RS
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow not sure what was going on today. War wonton soup was good but only lukewarm. The rest of the food was good. Server was off her game. Food took a long time to come out.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Based on the reviews I felt that the dining experience would have been more impressive. The food was your average run of the mill Chinese food restaurant experience. The service was ok. I doubt I would go back.

S
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not the same as it was 10 - 15 years ago. Way too much garlic added to the dishes which restaurants with low quality tend to do.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took a large party for lunch. The food was delicious, waitstaff was helpful and accommodating, but the hostess seemed very unfriendly and irritated by our presence. May have caught her on an off day, but it was noticed and discussed by everyone in the party. Very offputting. However, did I mention the food was DELICIOUS??

TM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Chinese Restaurant EVER! I would definitely come back again and again and again!

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