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Frank Fat's, Sacramento, CA
Frank Fat's, Sacramento, CA
Frank Fat's, Sacramento, CA
Frank Fat's, Sacramento, CA
Frank Fat's, Sacramento, CA
Award-winning

Frank Fat's

4.8
4.8
1954 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 15:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 15:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    (916) 442-7092
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Quentin Truong
  • Catering
    Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Crisa Triplet: (916) 442-7092
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Area
    Sacramento
  • Cross Street
    8th
  • Parking Details
    There is a private parking lot with a garage attendent, available next door at 812 L Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 1,954 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento

    Best Food

  • Sacramento

    Best Value

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

1,954 Reviews
  1. SacramentoMom

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! We had just the best time. We’ll be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff. We felt really at home and we’ll be coming back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Frank Fats our favorite restaurant for our 50th anniversary The honey walnut shrimp are out of this world. Fun Chow was excellent the noodles are the best. I would recommend this place for everyone!we had an excellent waiter Luis😊

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  4. Nana

    Sacramento

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everything we ordered. We had orange chicken, walnut prawns, garlic green beans, chow mien, and of course banana cream pie. The cocktails were excellent as well. I recommend the lychee martini.

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  5. LewisR

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best chinese food in town. Honey walnut prawns to die for. I suggest the anniversary dinner if you are new to Fats.

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  6. LindaL

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fun atmosphere, great, friendly staff. Definitely recommend 10/10!

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  7. RachelJ

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best. We have not had a meal this fine in a while. Cocktails, even with house alcohol were perfect. All meals were served with perfect seasoning. No complaints. Keep doing what you’re doing! Service was generously attentive. Thank you!

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  8. EstyrO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. A good place for friends or a date night.

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  9. TracyP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is top tier!! We never had an empty water glass. Great date night spot! Best Chinese food we’ve had in a long time.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Frank Fat’s. Servers are excellent - took my elderly parents and fiancé, everyone enjoyed it thoroughly

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  11. Out2eat

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank Fats Always has Great food and service. We will be back

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  12. MaryC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy Hour is a great way to be able to afford to eat at Fat's

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is historic in Sacramento and I had never been there. We had lunch, and they have specials. I had the Chinese Chicken Salad and my husband had the honey walnut prawns. Both were excellent. We had a regular menu Order of Chicken fried rice. It was so delicious! The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful with lots of historical accents. Don’t miss the dragon mural and all the postings.

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  14. BeverlyB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to bring guests. We usually get the Frank Fats dinner, which is not always on the menu. No one makes honey walnut shrimp better. Don't forget the banana cream pie.

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  15. Camanev

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating our Anniversary (3 years of marriage and 9 years together). We requested to be seated in the back as we find said seating romantic and private. Our request was honored which made our experience even more amazing. Our waitress was wonderful. She was kind, attentive, and super sweet. She checked-in on us and made sure we were comfortable. Last but not least, the food and drinks were delicious. We look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary (2/6/2025) next year at your fine establishment. Cheers, V & A

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  16. 1professionalguest

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. We always order the Anniversary Special. Tonight’s was a 10+. Everything was perfect. Wonderful flavors and very good service. We love Frank Fats. We now live in San Diego. We have tried various restaurants there. None even come close to Frank Fat’s. Frank Fats will always be a must stop when we come back to Sacramento to visit family.

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  17. JeffS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is consistently excellent. Love everything about this place.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Frank Fats several times and love their food. With this being said I had made reservations for my wife’s 65th birthday and had made sure they understood this was a birthday dinner party for two and booked a specific time. We arrived about 20 minutes early so we could sit at the bar and have a drink. So when I checked in with the host I told him that we would be up at the bar. He looks at me and says oh no we will seat you now our you will loose your table, well I thought that the large gentleman was rude. We also felt very rushed and the portions were smaller than previous dining experiences at Frank Fats, to say the least we were very disappointed. On a good note the food was delicious but feel it could have been better for 200.00 + dollars for two people. I do hope upper management has a word with the host and tries a bit harder to produce a better experience for their good paying customers.

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  19. MarciaB

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place in Sac! We love this place. It is consistently awesome. Don’t forget to order the honey walnut prawns!

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  20. CindiL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing, we were not as impressed with the immigrants beef dish. We also didn’t know duck was an option I understand it takes longer to make but maybe a side menu or a reservation idea of offering it so it can be started close to the reservation.. (I’d pay a reservation fee just to ensure I’d show up) just an option. Loved the walnut prawns 🍤 and fried rice .. and the chocolate cream pie slices … yummmm Thank you for a fun birthday night

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  21. johnc

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dining experience. Yee's outstanding service made it a memorable

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank Fats has been a fixture in Sacramento for many decades, and they never disappoint. Maybe the best Chinese food in the region? Services is impeccable, the staff is attentive, I’ve never had a bad experience there. It is important to make reservations in the evening if you don’t want an extended wait. He was our waitress last night, and she made a reliably good experience exceptional. 

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  23. ChaliT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best Chinese American food we've had in Sacramento

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  24. Daniel

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great visit to Frank Fat's! Service was great and food was delicious. High quality dishes that are unique and don't taste super greasy like typical Chinese food. Will definitely be back again to visit this Sacramento dining institution!

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  25. RyanP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality Chinese food in a throwback, classy environment with attentive service.

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  26. Bobby980

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Served Family style-we got the honey walnut shrimp, Mongolian beef, kung pao trio and Szechuan chicken in addition to the appetizer sampler. Everything was delish!!

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  27. SuzyA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the restaurant week dinner. It was not up to Frank Fat's usual standard. It looked and tasted like it had been sitting in a warming drawer for several hours. It definitely was not freshly made to order. It is understandable since the restaurant was packed and everyone ordered the dinner, but for $200+ for three people, we expected freshly prepared food. It was still good, just not great.

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  28. Seanm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and accomodating service and host. Yes, some say it may be a little more money than other spots, but it is worth it for quality dinner and nice evening.

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  29. Lynn

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the selection from the bar, martini to the banana cream pie.

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  30. nancyo

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to Frank Fats. We came early on this rainy Saturday for Dine Downtown. We were seated right away and our server came over within a minute, ordered yummy cocktails and the Dine Downtown special….started with egg rolls and potstickers with an assortment of sauces. All were really good. Then came the main dishes….so much food we took home leftovers! 4 of us shared the honey walnut prawns (so good my brother in law who doesn’t normally eat shrimp went back for seconds!), fried green beans, cauliflower beef with three colors of cauliflower, Saigon dried chicken that was sooooo good, and shrimp fried rice. For dessert we had their famous banana cream pie. Our waiter said it was a smaller portion for dine downtown but when we got it they were good sized pieces. We loved every bite.

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  31. JacobP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Served my pregnant wife an alcoholic cocktail after specifically ordering a virgin cocktail and double checking that there was no alcohol when the drink arrived.

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  32. MacMoe

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. We’ve been out to dine 4 times this week and it’s awesome to finally have a dinner where the service was spot on and the food was worth the money. Parking was a little difficult because Golden One had an event (they do offer discount and valet parking), but it was refreshing to walk a few blocks to have a great experience with friends.

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  33. BelindaM69

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate apps and a few martinis before our concert at golden one . Lee chee my favorite !!

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  34. JohnS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner. The fine downtown menu was fantastic.

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  35. lhberkeley

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Frank Fat's - absolutely delicious and so much history at the restaurant! We'll be back!

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  36. JonB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the Dine Downtown menu and found the meal to be just ok. Particularly flavorless was the beef, cauliflower, and broccoli. None of the rest of the food set it apart from lower cost Chinese food options in my neighborhood. I remembered thinking my last meal there was so much better. Nice ambience though.

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  37. VirginiaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with a friend for restaurant week and had the $45 3 course dinner. It was a lot of food- all delicious. Enough leftovers for 2 and I brought my pie home. The service was excellent . I will definitely be returning.

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  38. JeffH

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place every single time. Chow Fun was a new favorite to go along with the standard awesome options of Honey Walnut Prawns, Potstickers, Bananna cream pie, and their fried rice is so light and fluffy.. Other worldly. Love you and please stay!!

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  39. MaryC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good, food was great, love the Dine Downtown deal.

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  40. RickD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were attracted to the restaurant by the Dine Downtown menu. A terrific way to get introduced to the restaurants in Sacramento. The food was excellent, and the service was wonderful. Five stars for sure!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Frank Fat's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Frank Fat's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 442-7092.

Frank Fat's is rated 4.8 stars by 1954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Frank Fat's

806 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross Street
    8th
  • Area
    Sacramento
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 15:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 15:00–21:30
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is a private parking lot with a garage attendent, available next door at 812 L Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Quentin Truong
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 442-7092
  • Catering
    Please e-mail us at ffbanquets@fatsrestaurants.com or call 916-442-7092 for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Crisa Triplet: (916) 442-7092
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