Frank Fat's

4.7
1405 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always...

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O
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here several time but wanted to bring others to try it. Everyone in our party thought it was outstanding in every way. Definitely rates as a top go to spot in town!

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little loud but the food was great as always.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice lunch with family

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great meal, little slow, little noisy, beautiful ambiance.

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TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Especially the vegetarian egg rolls!

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GA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Typically I enjoy your restaurant but my last visit, although good, did not seem up to your very high standards. The fried chicken which I usually love was on the dry side rather than the moist crisp chicken I recall. We waited half an hour for our food (2 dishes) to arrive which seemed like quite a long time. I will be back again but I hope the experience will be singularly positive.

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KR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frank Fat's is an "old" Sacramento standard and it just keeps getting better! The food is consistently outstanding - diverse and interesting, flavors clear and direct, ingredients fresh and tasty and a GREAT value! We had a combination of the "special" - five courses plus "noodles" (chow mein) for one kid and a broccoli beef for the other kid. Everything was fabulous: delivered quickly and HOT and abundant. We come for special occasions and will make it a special occasion more often! Thanks so much.

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LF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here after 40+ years in the area. And it is as great as I have heard. It was a busy evening, quite full in all the dining areas, and yet the service was prompt and mostly delightful. The hot and sour soup was rich and complex and full of shrimp and tofu and seaweed. The house special noodles,Sang Gai Shee Cow Mein, were tender yet just perfectly chewy and full of black mushrooms and snow peas. All the vegetables in our dishes were crispy tender. And the green beans were just superb. We did save room for the famous banana cream pit, and it is worth all it's fame. We did have one server who was very rushed to remove our serving and dining plates, before we had finished serving and eating. It was so odd, and uncharacteristic of everyone else who was extremely gracious. Recommend for the food and a truly "Sacramento experience".

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SR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frank's is a WONDERFUL place. Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion or after an event at Golden One Center (4 blocks away).

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was way over crowded, the main room reminded me of a cafeteria. My husband and I were seated in the back in between 4 other tables. It was SO noisy we couldn’t even carry on a conversation. No sooner had we sat down, our waitress in way too big of a hurry to take care of the masses delivered ice water to our table spilling the whole glass down the front of me. Yes, she apologized and yes, she got napkins to help me clean it off but I was soaked through and through and we had to leave. It was only once we were at the front door did the manager come talk to us and offered to take our name and “comp. something special” the next time we came....really! He did pay for our parking but I will be in no big of a hurry to go back. How was the food? I have no idea....

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JF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FAT'S IS ALWAYS GOOD, SOME OF THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN

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H
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, everything was great as usual!

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San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time there, went for the legendary banana cream pie, which was delicious. I also love that they put lichee nuts in their sweet & sour pork. Combination fried rice, honey walnut shrimp and potstickers were also exemplary. It was noisy and crowded on St. Patrick’s weekend with Jimmy Buffett playing that night, and the staff rose to the occasion admirably.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We tried new food. It was okay. Loved the fried chicken and great service. Was very loud due to concert at Golden 1

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VL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Frank Fats. Been coming for decades. Whether just for two or family celebrations. Love the booths in the back. Food is always delicious - love the shrimp and green beans. Everything was very tasty. Thank you.

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HL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have was wanted to eat here for several years. It met all my expectations. The dumplings were Devine, my wife loves salmon hers was perfect and I enjoyed the 3 item kungpow. Service was outstanding.

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ST
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank Fats is iconic in Sacramento. It is where the 'who's who' in politics goes. The service is impeccable and the food is excellent-never greasy always tasty.

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DO
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and very accommodating of diner tastes and preferences

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p
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance with unique Chinese artifacts on the walls. The pot stickers and Kung Pow chicken were outstanding. We were less enthused about the Immigrant beef and Hong Kong Style Chow Mien - the former was a little tough and the latter a little bland. However, there are so many other dishes that we want to try, we will be back!

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BF
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Classic restaurant feel, outstanding service, and a well-varied menu. The food at their other locations is more flavorful, but these dishes were good.

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WA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a Sacramento classic. Our party doubled in size to 8, and we were easily accommodated. The service was professional and attentive without being intrusive.
The food? Fabulous. Flavorful and balanced. Well prepared.

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great place to eat. Walking distance to Golden 1 center. Happy hour specials for food are a bargain.

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TR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on a tip from a friend who works up in Sacramento, were from the Southern California area...we were there to celebrate an award received by one of our friends. Happy hour drinks were off the hook!! ,we were going to order off the main menu, but choose the HAPPY hour appetizers instead, every single one if them...excellent choice , all 4 of us were completely satisfied...definitely coming back...

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Sever was great. Too loud but it was great!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

March 1
We were early diners on our way to a concert. Very lively atmosphere, fabulous food and great service. A real Sacramento treasure.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS FRANK FAT'S! Food was amazing; especially the Honey Walnut Prawns. Drinks were great. The service was very nice, attentive and fast. Would have liked the table to be a little bigger -
we had a booth with 6 people and with all the plates and drinks it was pretty tight. Will definitely go again and highly recommend!!

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ES
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for my son’s birthday.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Being located very near the Golden 1 arena, it is popular, busy/full, loud. Service was ok. Food was pretty good. Chinese Chicken Salad was good/average. Spring rolls were good/average. We really like the location when going to events at the Golden 1 Arena.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Usually an exceptional dining experience, this particular evening it appeared as though the restaurant was severely under staffed.

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LN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a limited time for lunch and we do not go over. Food was very good.

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CR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the vibe a lot. It is super noisy but I liked the feel of it and found it energizing rather than annoying. Great service and yummy food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. Thank you Frank Fats staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I made reservations on line for dinner. We had to wait a little longer than our reservation time for our table. The staff independently acknowledged our wait and were extremely apologetic. Although we waited a little longer for our table, it was worth it. Our table was upgraded to the best big table in the house. They comped our appetizer and desert. The service was excellent! Thank you Frank Fats, dinner was delicious and the experience was pleasurable.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our past experiences have been great, but the service was slow this time around. The servers acknowledged this and tried their best. The food was delicious, as always. It’s a Sacramento institution and I wish people didn’t dress like they were going to Applebee’s.

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R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, every dish ! Hope to dine there again.

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PJ
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is consistently good. Our server recommended getting the duck as an appetizer to share and it was outstanding.

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BH
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was wonderful and perfect portions. Banana Creme pie is worth the visit!

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JL
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Late Valentine’s dinner

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BD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had been hyped up to me by friends who had eaten here. However, they didn't hype it enough - was one of the best dining experiences I've had in my life.

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