806 L St, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9581438.578634 -121.496769
Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Downtown
You've got to see this place, very nice and good food. Mjy
Average at Best – So, when I ask the server at an establishment that is more than likely to take approximately $100 of my money and I ask, "what is your favorite item on the menu,??" I don't look for a response back that states, "Well, what are you in the mood for?" I want to reply, "Well, I'm in the mood to eat at your damn restaurant." I expect more because the person serving me at that given moment is the complete face of that establishment, and these days I'll take my money to BK if I feel that it's warranted. You should know what's on the menu, and you should know even more what the BEST item on the menu is. I'm not just making conversation. That aside let me continue...
This place was average Chinese cuisines at best that was waaaay over-priced. (shhhh, don't tell all the supposed politicians who come in, and don't tell the lack of patrons I noticed eating there). The problem with this country is that not a lot of people actually know what to expect out of Chinese food and that is true for most cuisines in my opinion. Sure, most of the country eats at the OG, but does that make it good food? No. Does it make it "authentic?" No. Not to mention this word 'authentic' is ubiquitous these days when prefacing an establishment. It needs to go.
People who know Asian food know how it's supposed to taste, even more how much it's supposed to cost. Those who are truly interested and don't want to fly all the way across the Pacific, I suggest you start in Vancouver, BC.
Not so good – I heard a lot of good things about this place, but when I finally went, I wasn't impressed. The service was very good, but the food was very over priced and kind of bland. I got a plate of chow mein, and it had a very strange sauce on it that honestly reminded me a little of snot. I definitely don't think it's worth the money.
Don't go here if you know Chinese food – I am passionate about Chinese food. I came here because I read the reviews and saw they had a "wild game" menu. But, upon actually ordering off of the menu, I saw everything was overpriced. I ordered tea, and it was out of teabags - instead of genuine tea leaves. While the food tasted adequate, it was not worth the price, and could easily be mistaken for food at any fast food takeout Chinese restaurant - except on fancier platters. There was nothing on the menu that you couldn't get from a real Chinese restaurant - and when I say "real," I mean menus that are written in Chinese, and don't serve you forks on the side. The decor was mediocre; it was too dark (bad lighting). Not worth coming here for a romantic date; feels too much like you're in a PF Changs.
Think twice if you are a big group and way too dark – I have always enjoyed the Fat's Restaurant Chain but we recently tried Frank Fat's in Downtown Sac and it left me to think twice if I will ever try this place a second time around. The food was good but nothing exceptional. The place was very nice and clean but so, so dark. My party had a hard time reading the menu. Although the food was good, they were very small portions. I guess have the food served in Viceroy dinnerware makes up for the little portions. I think the biggest disappointment was the seating. There were only seven of us (normally more like 10-12) and we had such small table. Now, this is a Chinese establishment and I don't know why they do not have seating for a big group which is a disappointing. Not as if they ran out of tables as we were the first group of diners to walk in. Before, during and after dinner we felt rushed as we dont have room to place the dishes down on the table so they almost were stacked on top of each other. If there's only a few of you, this place will work (maybe) but come one families do celebrate and families do come in large numbers.
LOBSTER RIP!!! – I WAS DELIGHTED TILL THEIR SUNDAY'S SPECIAL (lobster rip off)
1 1/2 pound more like 1/2 pound but still think their food is good never take their specials ...
ohh forgot too dark.
Best in town – What else is there to say Franks is the best food and bar what ever anybody who doesnt think so doesnt like chinese food .
Overrated – I'm starting to think that people around here in Sac don't know Chinese food. Frank Fat's is overpriced, considering you could get comparable if not better food for half the price. My mapo tofu was drenched in sauce, and my friend's noodles were bland but not golden and crispy like they should've been. I only went since I've heard so much about it and wanted to check it out, but I don't plan on going back.
Love the decor and ambience, good food. – I love the decor of this restaurant and three-story levels. The ambience downstairs with the red lights is great. The food is always good, but portion size is small. Parking is limited.
Yummy! – Frank Fat's is pricey for chinese food but fabulous. Dark and narrow the restaurant is usually at capacity. It's all about the food - honey walnut prawns melt in your mouth, Steaks are great, and banana cream pie is good.
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