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 Christmas Day

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:
Quentin Truong

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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Authentic (34)
Good for a Date (32)
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Worth the Drive (29)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (6)
Spicy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner was excellent. Service was exceptional. Overall 5 star experience

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·Dined 3 days ago

Been coming to Frank Fat's for decades. My father Robert Bates used to come and also take us kids on special occasions. Wonderful food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I went to Frank Fat's to celebrate Valentines Day a day early. All of the dishes were excellent. It was a little bit of a drive to get there but we will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food, service and ambiance! Very good value.
Our service, Mike, was very attentive to all our needs.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Came here based upon the high ratings. Service was inattentive and the food was mediocre. For the cost of eating here i can get much better food for far less elsewhere.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

4 of us for dinner. I requested a "quiet" table when I made open table reservation and they accommodated request. Ordered the combo plate appetizer which was very tasty and the calamari wasn't rubbery!. Each of us ordered an entree to share. The honey walnut prawns were some of the best we have had. Flank steak and lettuce cups also very tasty. Full bar was great. Service was excellent. Should have left room for dessert. Parking in the lot right next door makes this restaurant an very nice option for downtown Sac. We will be back and the menu is extensive. Suggest reservations.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

First time at this Fat's location and it was an excellent time. Loved the wrap-around booths in the back of the restaurant, felt like our own private location. Great variety of food choices.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service
Great location
Close to the Arena
A bit noisy but still exceptional

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really delicious, well-prepared food. Excellent service in a classic, beautiful environment

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place to meet friends, or have dinner without the roar of midtown bars and restaurants.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing and we had great service. I will go back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Give the host a raise! Without him this would have been 2 stars. He was so kind about my guest being late. He also noticed when we’d been sitting with menus and no service and took our order. At the end of the night he also saved the day by getting the check when our waiter disappeared again. Not sure where our waiter was going but he wasn’t available when we needed him.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location for Golden One Center events and we enjoyed the food & ambience. Will return!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our experience with our friends was excellent--we all agreed on that fact. We all four have been here numerous times and we never tire of the tasty food. We especially enjoy the booths in rear of the restaurant as it is much quieter and more private in that area. Paul, the server, and his assistants, were very accommodating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation and we were seated right away. The restaurant was full and we were seated in the booth where it was cozy. The food servers were very attentive and friendly; considering it was almost the end of Friday and there was an important event in nearby arena. Food was great, they were warm and adequately cooked. Always loved the sampler appetizers, with its dips. We are frequent customers and never had a negative experience. To add, we paid the regular parking fee beside the restaurant, despite the higher parking event fee they charge. We always recommend this to friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was wonderful and it was a very lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very generous portions. A bit noisy but that would be the only complaint.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Thank you Frank Fats for a great experience during Dine Downtown week. Rock-solid Chinese food in a club environment. Attentive service, reasonable pricing, and of course the famous banana cream pie to finish off the meal. It was over-warm at our table, which I attributed to our seating by the kitchen, but then realized it was the whole dining room.

Our dinner included Hunan Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, fried rice, and a couple of appetizers but the standout we all agreed was the Mongolian Beef.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great meal with great service. We had a leisurely dinner and didn’t, feel rushed at all.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Staff was very accommodating as we had a party of 6, but not all wanted to do the prix fixe menu. Luis made great suggestions, and thought of every last detail. Food was all great. Seating was a bit tight and hard to hear conversations.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Got drunk and ate too much good food

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Having never been and hearing so much praise for Frank Fat’s, when we saw it on the Dine Downtown list, we had to go. Typically when restaurants participate in some sort of food week they pull out all the stops and have an amazing three course dinner... not here.

Our food was undercooked, room temperature, small portions, and boring.

We won’t be going back.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Frank Fat's is a great Sac restaurant. Good quality food. Charming restaurant. Consistently good service. Good vibe in the bar area, and not too loud in the dining area. Fun and unique to Sacramento.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. I have eaten at the Fats restaurant in Folsom and loved it, but this restaurant left a lot to be desired. The main room is so crowded and so loud that it's like eating in a cafeteria. My husband and I had to shout across the table to hear each other. We were here for anniversary and I had noted on the OpenTable reservation that we would love to have a nice table for this special occasion. Instead we were seated in the cafeteria section of the room, although when I went to the restroom I saw that they had an entire other room with nice quiet booths. The meat in our main dish was chewy and not very flavorful. My husband did enjoy the lamb skewers and the potstickers were fine, although not any different than any Chinese restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant and will not return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

service and our table was excellent. I thought the food would have been overall better than it was. It was good but nothing special. Great location if you are going to Golden 1 arena.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food here is always amazing. Truly the BEST Chinese restaurant I’ve had in the USA. Tonite our waiter was UBER on top of it. Quite the outstanding meal! This has become our favorite restaurant in the sacramento area. Highly recommended. Those Mongolian short ribs and yu kwok were out of the world. Also keep those lychee martinis flowing. Yummmmmmy.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had great service from the get go. The food was very good like always. Its was my girlfriends first time there and she loved it. Will definitely go back. Recommend the Honey Walnut Prawns!!🍤

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Authentic, Cozy, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Frank Fat’s is an institution. It has been around a long time and obviously a great place to eat. Our group went to the Sac King’s game and walked over to Fat’s for dinner (just a few blocks from the Golden 1 Center). We all wanted the steak and ordered 2 of those and 5 other dishes. We went home full and were glad we chose Fat’s. We got to sit upstairs and had terrific food and service. Would recommend to everybody!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice ramily dinner

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, great service. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is incredible here, as well as the drinks. Some items ordered were the combo appetizers. Best calamari I've ever had! Appletini and dirty martinis were sooooo good. We've been to this establishment 3 times in the last month and will continue to go. We live in Roseville and will drive to Sacramento for this place. We prefer it over the Roseville location. Service has been great. The waitresses have been very attentive and helpful. Entrees eaten have been the seafood pot, tofu with mushrooms, noodle dishes. Everything has been wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family and I had our 2nd pleasant visit to Frank Fat’s on another drive from San Francisco to Reno and we enjoyed ourselves!
The food was good, but not as outstanding as on our first visit a few years ago.
Skip the Salt&Pepper Calamari until it is improved: somewhat bland and overly breaded. The fresh green beans with garlic and the boneless chicken wings were very good.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything is always fabulous! We've been celebrating family occasions at Frank Fat's for years....it's our favorite place to be when we want to be together....

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love this place, never let's me down. I have been here multiple times and have always had Great food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everyone loved it.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Have been here many times. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Frank Fat's is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent, the service was impeccable. I always recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 15, 2017

A must if you enjoy excellent Chinese food. Everything is exceptional as always. I've been going for over 60 years and it's simply the Best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent as always Wonderful food and service. Noisy, but lively

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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