About Frank Fat's

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.

806 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Frank Fat's will be closed Easter Sunday

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm

Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Martini Hour - Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cross Street:
8th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 442-7092

Website:
http://www.frankfats.com/

Catering:
Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.

Parking Details:
There is a private parking lot with a garage attendent, available next door at 812 L Street.

Executive Chef:
Mike Lim

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Crisa Triplet: (916) 442-7092

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.

Frank Fat's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (42)
Worth the Drive (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Authentic (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Business Meals (32)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Cozy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Casual (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Spicy (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I’m a regular at Frank Fats, and there is nothing else better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Delicious as always. But there was a large very loud table next to us which wasn’t pleasant. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious!!! All of the dishes were very flavorful! Love the chocolate creme pie!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food, good service, and a convenient location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious! We highly recommend the chow fun, Singapore noodles, and maybe some potstickers as an appetizer. Exquisite food at reasonable prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I found Chinese food! Good food excellent service. I found a new spot. Our server understood that our children were extremely hungry. He brought us rice within minutes. I enjoyed it.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Interesting old restaurant with a lot of history. Very good Chinese food.....

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our food came out cold and the waiter didn’t come back to ask or even refill our waters until we were finished.
Very disappointing

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service could have been better waiter was short and not helpful ... we asked him to make out Chicken extra Crispy and he said sorry otvis what it is .. didn’t explain why hey couldn’t and it maybe try so Chicken wasn’t as we expected he was in a rush and restaurant wasn’t full , we felt rushed .

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was wonderful and servers very attentive--lovely place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

High quality generous servings of traditional Chinese favourites. Excellent service and lots of choices in an upscale setting. Good for families and the owner came by our table to chat. A nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I worked in area over 20 yrs ago and used to take clients to this well known and upscale restaurant. The Fat family has long established roots in the area with several eating establishments. All very good !

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Frank Fat's. My grandparent ate there years ago when my grandfather worked on I-5 early in their marriage they returned for their 50th wedding anniversary. That party was 27 years ago! The food is still amazing!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fun space, great service undercut by food. Potstickers came out lukewarm, orange chicken was gluey.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed the privacy of a wonderful and quiet booth before the theater.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

What a meal! Our party of 5 shared the daily special meal with an appetizer, four entrees, and banana cream pie for dessert. The dishes change, and all of ours were fantastic or better. Honestly, this is the greatest Chinese food ever.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our party was small but the food and service was outstanding! Always great food at this location. We accidentally broke a glass and our server didn’t hesitate to move all of us so we would make sure there wasn’t any glass in our food or plates. We had a special request for no garlic and there wasn’t a problem at all. Thank you for your delicious meal and excellent service!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was our first time and we loved it! We will be going back for sure!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Frank Fat was great Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices. The duck was delicious and we had the Kung Pao Triple Crown as well which was the best Kung Pao i've ever had (shrimp, chicken and beef). Try the pork dumplings for starters, they're a Frank Fat's specialty and you don't want to miss it. Good and attentive service also, we'd come back anytime we're in Sacramento!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Quaint, authentic, friendly with a bountiful menu. And delicious Asian food. What more could anyone ask for? Convenient to Golden One Arena and downtown.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Exceptional food, exceptional service! If you are in Sacramento, this place is a "must try". The price you pay is worth it!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another enjoyable night with “old” friends from Seattle. They enjoyed the ambiance and fine food. I enjoyed the service provided us by Conrad from start to finish. He remained attuned to our needs and great at assisting in our dinner selections. Thank you Frank Fats and Conrad for another 5 star evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Great staff. Visited many years ago and quality remains. Wish I lived here! Sooooo good.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've been going to Frank Fat's for more than 30 years and it's always consistently great. Never disappoints, although it can be very noisy if you don't get a booth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Enjoyed the combo appetizer and 3 main courses to share; the signature noodle dish, signature beef dish and orange chicken. All were very good quality ingredients, a bit pricey for Chinese and they charge for rice but overall very good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We opted for the power lunch specials, fresh, delicious and great value. We sat in a booth and were able to converse without having to raise our voices. The service was attentive without being intrusive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I lived in china for 2 years and this is by far the best "chinese" food that I have had. The staff is great. The food is equally as good if not better. Not oily like some food. Well balanced, delish cuisine that I would love to eat any day of the week at any time. Do yourself a favor and eat here!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, great food. We are regular guests, and keep going back. Ken, the manager, is wonderful.
Valet Parking, though, has increased since the new arena has opened... now $7.00.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The taste was amazing but it was all cold. We had Yong Sheu Fried Rice & Mongolian Beef. Our waiter didn't return for about 5-7 minutes so we ate anyway. The taste was so good, just lacked "heat". When the waiter did show up he offered to get more of the fried rice but said we should have let him know about the beef before we started eating it (?). Still had half an order left.
Anyway...then desert was incredible! Chocolate cream pie, it was "to die for" and the fresh "hot" coffee that it came with, delicious. Well be back, but we'll be quick to point out a lack of heat in the food. Please note though, the taste of all the food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Blast out of the past! Loved it! The interior is cool and the brandy fried chicken delish!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2017

As always, Frank Fats delivered excellent and original dishes at reasonable prices. Service was prompt and efficient, waiter was helpful in suggesting entries, friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 10, 2017

As always, the food was amazing. The entire staff was extremely friendly. Absolutely and treat and one of my favorite places

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We are from the East Coast and didn’t know what to expect. This was one of the Best meals the 4 of us have ever had. Great place and will definitely gonthe next time we are back in town!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were to sit in a booth...even though it was next to kitchen...noise level was much better than sitting in main dining area...my brother said best Chinese food ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

You can tell the food is very fresh. I really liked the Shrimp Walnut dish. The food wasn’t that seasoned as much as I’m used to, so maybe my tastebuds were a little off. It just wasn’t what I had expected.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I brought my DAD here who loves fried rice. He couldn't believe how great the Young Shew rice was! Thumbs up! He was impressed with everything we ordered, and he's from New Orleans where the food is AMAZING!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Every time we return to this iconic Sacramento gem of a restaurant I wonder why we don't go more often. The food is delicious, the surroundings pleasing and quiet, the wait staff superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Such a cool place. Loved the Asian retro feel. It's the kind of place that I would love to come back to, and sit at the bar, while sipping on martinis, and watching the Sacramento crowd coming and going. The honey walnut shrimp was like having dessert, super yummy but I felt a little guilty after eating eat lol. We didn't really enjoy the fried chicken that much because it was mostly dark meat and extremely salty. Probably would have enjoyed it more if there was breast meat as well. But the banana cream pie is to die, a must try! We'll definitely be back to try some of the other dishes that might fit my taste more. I recommend trying this place out because if it's history and the cool vibe... oh and the banana cream pie!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Frank Fat's has been around a LONG time and its reputation is well earned. Our party of 6 included two elementary age children and we celebrated a family birthday. The Fat's Anniversary Special is on which we love but several of us also ordered off the menu. We all enjoyed the Pot Stickers, Hong Kong Chow Mein, the duck appetizer, the Orange Beef, the Lamb Curry and the Immigrant Beef. The children got shorter chopsticks to use which was fun for them. We finished off with the classic winner - banana cream pie. The children had ice cream sundaes. I would order all these dishes again. If you tend to order the same thing each time, branch out and try a new dish or two. You can't miss at Frank Fat's. Also, our server was very efficient and helpful. We all had a fun!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were welcomed upon our arrival and continued to have wonderful attention and friendly service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was both fun and elegant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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