Have been dining here several times a year for over 20 years. A must place whenever I'm in Sac. Usually for dinner but occasionally for lunch. Always a good selection of standards and unusual items. Price is right, service is good, decor is great. What's not to like? Favorites are honey walnut prawns, Shanghai noodles, stir fried tilapia, and if you'r into desserts the banana cream pie is a speciality, but be sure to try the chocolate cream as well.
All staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, although it took an abnormally long time to seat us with an empty restaurant. Light background music would have been a nice touch.
The food is always fantastic. Highly recommend.
Friendly staff and excellent service. More importantly, delicious food.
This is second time eating at Frank Fat's Restaurant. Both times everything was fantastic. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and the service was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely return as often as possible.
It was our first time there. Food was excellent. The manager asked us if we were willing to switch tables to accommodate another party in exchange for free banana cream pie! Amazing!
The décor is lovely, private booths in the back are very nice. The booths permit your group to have a quiet(er) environment and private discussion. The Honey Prawns, Pork Fried Rice and Mai Tai's are yummy.
I’ve been having lunch at Frank Fat’s for 35 years. Fat’s has changed a lot over the years, but the service and ambiance have never changed. Their menu and kitchen remain my favorite in Sacramento.
We had the best time. I will be remembering the Honey Walnut Shrimp and chocolate cream pie as some of THE best foods I have ever had. I loved the history of the building. It felt like we were meeting with politicians from days gone by, where the “real” negotiations happened. I can’t wait to go back
It’s always wonderful experience at Frank fats
Our reservation was not found at restaurant which surprised them, showed them email confirmation and they seated us without any issue. It was a busy night so server was missing at times and food was not as warm as we would have liked. This would not deter us from returning, just one of those nights.
Table wasn’t ready but the manager more than accommodated us otherwise. And all staff were outstanding
Outstanding in every way. The service was perfect and the Manager, Amir, could not have been more attentive and made sure that we were happy with our meal choices. The food was delicious!!!
Golden1 Center event
Fantastic experience once again at Frank Fats. Great business dinner before Sacramento Kings game. Food quality and service were at Frank Fats expected high level. Cant wait to come back!
A Sacramento landmark with excellent quality, selection and staff. Wow on that lychee martini, imperial chow mien and banana cream pie. Just wow.
We did not eat at this restaurant (our reservation was canceled) so not sure how we got checked in regardless. We were able to make a reservation at 9:30 for some reason however were told we would not be seated because they close their doors and kitchen at 9:30. Host was disrespectful and did not offer any reasoning or solution to the problem. Would not, by any means, recommend to anyone.
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.
Excellent chinese food! The best I have had since moving to the Sacramento area! #1😊
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.
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.
Valentines dinner was excellent. Service was exceptional. Overall 5 star experience
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic food, service and ambiance! Very good value.
Our service, Mike, was very attentive to all our needs.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and service
Close to the Arena
A bit noisy but still exceptional
Really delicious, well-prepared food. Excellent service in a classic, beautiful environment
Great place to meet friends, or have dinner without the roar of midtown bars and restaurants.
The food was amazing and we had great service. I will go back for sure.
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.
Great location for Golden One Center events and we enjoyed the food & ambience. Will return!
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.
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.
Great food and service.
The food was wonderful and it was a very lovely evening.
Excellent food and service. Very generous portions. A bit noisy but that would be the only complaint.