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Frank Fat's

4.7
4.7
1661 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,661 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Food

  • Sacramento

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  1. TG

    TomG

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I've been dining at Frank Fat's for over forty years and have always enjoyed it. The food is outstanding and by far the best Chinese food in town. It was a busy night and the noise level was higher than I like. There were a number of children which accounted for that. The couple next to us had two small children and did nothing to tone them down which was unpleasant. Our server was very attentive and was very pleasant. The Peking Duck is a favorite and did not disappoint. I highly recommend Fat's.
  2. JH

    JulieH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank Fat’s never disappoints. We drive from Gilroy to Sacramento just to eat at Frank Fat’s. And we’ll keep making the drive for the best Chinese food I’ve ever had!!!
  3. CC

    CindyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The decor is timeless, the food is consistently good, and the service impeccable. I love the history the restaurant holds.
  4. MC

    MaryC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank Fat's is always worth the Dine Downtown experience! Great food and great service.
  5. LG

    LannyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our anniversary! Service was excellent and the food was wonderful. We did Dine Downtown and it was a great value. We did this last year and plan to do it again next year. Thanks to the restaurant for participating in Dine Downtown. We loved our experience. $7 parking next door.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service throughout the many years at the same location in Sacramento. Gung Hay Fat Choy
  7. J

    Jeffh

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so fortunate to have this restaurant. We don't go often, and Dine Downtown is not everyone's favorite time working.. That said, Frank Fat's was everything I remember, virtually flawless. Service, flavor, value, quality..top notch. Thank you for somehow making magic since 1939. Generations of excellence don't exist many places in the world. Bravo...
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Price was a little on the high end but our server Paul was by far the star of the experience and made it worthwhile.
  9. B

    Betty

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I went for Dine Downtown. The restaurant is wonderful with an old time speakeasy feel. The food is Americanized Chinese but well prepared and very tasty. Having the parking garage next door is very convenient.
  10. l

    luvfood

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and menu choices were wonderful.
  11. K

    Kivi

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good value for Dine Downtown! Lots of food options which was nice. Service was good and drinks were okay.
  12. BD

    BarbaraD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was terrific!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was top-notch and the service was outstanding.
  14. N

    Nancy

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal during Dine Downtown. It was pretty crowded, but we didn’t have to wait very long for a table. Service was prompt. Dinner was delicious and ingredients were fresh. Very ample portions. We were disappointed that they ran out of their famous banana cream pie and we weren’t able to partake.
  15. JA

    JAllen

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Frank Fat's several times in the past. However; this was our first time to visit since Covid, so it's been awhile. The quality of the food we had last night, was sub-par to that which we have had in the past. We were craving the Yu Wok appetizer; and ended up only eating 2 of the 6 served. Could not cut the "dumpling" with our fork, had to use a knife and "saw" them in half. The service was excellent. We love the ambiance and history associated with the establishment, and I am sure they will continue to prosper; but, for us, the quality of what we were served last night, does not correspond to the cost at the end of the night.
  16. SD

    SoheilaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was the worst food I ever had. Not only we are not going back we will not recommend this restaurant to any of our family and friends .
  17. LM

    LindseyM

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always look be Frank Fats, it’s a family favorite. The food and service is always outstanding.
  18. WG

    WayneG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our Server, Luis, was wonderful! And all service was great! Food was was very good & fresh., But my only neutral on their food is that their spicy dishes really aren’t very spicy. But that’s pretty common these days because of people’s varying tastes. Their exotic cocktail list is good & fun. And the bill was less than what I expected, and that doesn’t happen very much these days.
  19. JM

    JudyM

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Frank Fat's and plan on visiting again soon. We requested a special area to dine since it was our 51st Anniversary. Our request was granted and we enjoyed our wonderful dinner with great service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Visiting town and saw this on several sites and magazines. Was not disappointed and really enjoyed dinner. The prawns with walnuts were amazing!! A bit loud in the dining room.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was the service. I would go every night if I could! Linda 🌺
  22. D

    Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service! We need to come here more often!
  23. R

    Rrg13

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! We bring all our out of town guests to the original Frank Fats. Somehow, we discovered our daughter in law had not been. Had a great meal and drinks. She loved her jalapeno cucumber margarita. She and our son are vegan and are able to have a nice dinner of spring rolls, vegetable chow fun and spicy green beans. My husband had his favorite brandy fried chicken and I had my favorite honey walnut prawns. Will be back!
  24. TC

    TuxedoCatSupremacist

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere, but food was just below average Chinese food. The fried chicken had the batter taste left, and the curry chicken tasted like a cheap Japanese curry from the supermarket. The cocktails were great though. Overrated restaurant with mediocre overpriced food.
  25. KM

    KatieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Sacramento institution for a reason! Everything is delicious esp the honey walnut prawns! Always come here when I come back home to visit!
  26. B

    Bernie

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot go wrong here. It's all delicious with the most amazing aromas coming from the kitchen. My friends and I have been dining here for years. It never gets old.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! I haven’t been to Frank that’s in probably 20 years! The food was exceptional, fresh, hot, and delicious. The craft cocktails were amazing as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service
  29. LI

    LindaI

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I LOVE THIS PLACE! I came to Sacramento specifically to eat at Frank Fats! It is the best place anywhere in California for Chinese Food... absolutely delicious... service is friendly and efficient without being bothersome.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit. Love the energy of the restaurant. Will definitely visit again. The Open App for reservations worked great!
  31. CD

    CelesteD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time at Frank Fats. This was the first time for our kiddos (they’re in college) and they loved it too!
  32. TC

    TonyC

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place, always delivers, everything on the menu is outstanding
  33. FG

    FaithG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding - it was crowded but we were waited on quickly and our food came in a reasonable amount of time - no long wait. This was a birthday celebration and it was absolutely memorable - again the food is the best Chinese food we ever had.
  34. ES

    EdenS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our overall experience was very very good even with the curve ball we threw at them at the last minute, Sunday before Christmas. An accommodation nightmare for a restaurant during the busiest week of the year. We had just come from my fathers celebration of life and it meant a lot to us to extend our dinner invite to family members who surprised us from out of town. The Fat’s team scrambled to fit our party of six that grew to 12 as we walked in. Initially, they were not happy with us but they made it happen and we were extremely grateful! As always, the food and table service were impeccable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service
  36. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Food was out quickly.
  37. DD

    DeeDee

    Sacramento

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always…
  38. D

    Dianne

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This iconic Sacramento restaurant did not disappoint. It is more expensive than a typical strip mall restaurant, but absolutely worth it. Downtown, it doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside is elegant with tasteful Asian decor. The food came fast and was amazingly tasty. We had Honey Walnut Prawn's and Immigrant Beef. Both were outstanding. We also ordered Banana Cream Pie to go, because we were so full. It's wonderful later or the next morning with your coffee. Johnny was a great server, and the manager bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. Merry Christmas. Will definitely come back in the New Year's.
  39. LC

    LoriC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Started with the pot stickers and chicken wraps, both fantastic. We love the steak to share along with the garlic green beans the honey walnut shrimp is a MUST then too off with their off the hook banana cream pie. Truly the best Chinese food ever.
  40. ME

    MichelleE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautifully decorated for Christmas- Always lovely ambiance when entering the restaurant. Seated promptly. Out dinner was slightly marred by a server dropping a olive oil /vinegar set up right nest to us which caused a lot of commotion. Lots of cleaning and mopping up that lasted quite a while. This was an accident but it was hard to relax and enjoy dinner with this happening right next to our table. Would have been nice to have been offered a comp drink or dessert. Speaking of dessert, the CHOCOLATE cream pie was delicious.

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 4.7 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Frank Fat's

806 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    8th

  • Neighbourhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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