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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
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Business Meals (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (16)
Casual (15)
Romantic (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
People Watching (6)
Spicy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7, 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 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 2017

Nice ramily dinner

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·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 28, 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 27, 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 25, 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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·Dined on December 21, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our first visit to Frank fats. Loved it. Will go again

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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