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Frank Fat's

4.6
1112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian
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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
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Phone number
(916) 442-7092
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Quentin Truong
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Crisa Triplet: (916) 442-7092
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Catering
Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th
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Parking details
There is a private parking lot with a garage attendent, available next door at 812 L Street.
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Special events & promotions
Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1112 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Overall very good, somewhat American Chinese. It is very different than the usually bad American Chinese food. I have been here at least 4 times on the way back from Reno. This one is super good. Better than most traditional Chinese restaurants in Bay Area. Curry short rib is very good. Combination platter is a must.

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CCfromtheRanch (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent chinese food! The best I have had since moving to the Sacramento area! #1😊

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service at Fats is always excellent. The original of the restaurants has the better of the quality and taste of the food on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The menu is amazing. We brought our kids and they modified a few menu items to be more kid friendly, just ask.

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vipHarry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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SharonH (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband took me out to Valentine's Day lunch. They had a special couple's meal for listed for dinner, but our server said there was no problem ordering it for lunch. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. I have been for lunch a number of times as I work nearby but it was a first for my husband. He raved as well. When our server heard that my husband was not a fan of banana cream pie (their signature dessert, and what was included in the meal) she brought a second piece of pie, chocolate. Which was also fantastic. Our server was exceptional, perfect timing and professional. We will return for sure. Parking was street parking, we didn't use the adjacent garage. If there is an event at the Golden 1 Center the same day or evening, I would not go as parking would be hard and expensive if you were not planning on attending the event as part of your visit.

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TomB (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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GaryP (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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GregoryS (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 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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JaneM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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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JeffH (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 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.

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bajarunner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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Mark (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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SNKP (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 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.

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ljeanne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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winosrus (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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Lulu (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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Pat6653 (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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JAllen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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ceekz (Sacramento)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Got drunk and ate too much good food

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  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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vipnbere (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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