Fat Rice

Row 1

2957 W Diversey Ave (at N Sacramento Ave)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-9170
$ $ $
Tue–Thu: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–2:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Bill Addison: "Arroz gordo, a specialty of Macanese home cooks and Fat Rice's namesake dish, forever dispels the notion that fusion cuisine began with wasabi mashed potatoes and its horrific ilk."
  • Don't mess around - get the portuguese chicken and don't look back. It's that good.
  • First time here. They really changed the space, very modern. Food was exceptional! Split dishes to taste more!! Staff informative & attentive. A bit pricey, treat yourself.
  • Fat Rice dish is a must. Phenomenal take on the Chinese staple of wintermelon soup. Smoked tofu was spot on.
  • Try the Macanese Egg Tarts - "Pastel de Nata". The outside is a flakey puff pastry that's crispy. The top is caramelized, but the inside is this soft and smooth rich custard, like a crme brule.
  • Fat Rice has gained a cult following for its innovative Macanese dishes. Those who brave the hours-long wait are rewarded with shareable plates that take cues from India, Southeast Asia, and Portugal.
  • The arroz gordo at Fat Rice is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk
  • Awesome Food!!!
  • Wanna try something new? Treat yourself to Redeye Chicago's restaurant of the year, Fat Rice. Make sure to share each dish so you can try more of the exceptional fusion food.
  • Fat rice serves a cake that grows and evolves with the season, incorporating fruits of the summer's bounty. One day it will be garnished and/or flavored with mango, the next rhubarb and berries
  • You really should be ordering the arroz gordo, but if you're just not that hungry then try one of the fish stews along with a generous pour of fortified wine.
  • Don't forget the pot stickers, the curry vegetable pot, piri piri chicken and of course FAT RICE!
  • Portuguese chicken amazing!!!!
  • The food here is fantastic! Get there early if you want to get a table.
  • Gets very busy very quickly; ask for piri piri chicken as soon as you walk in; it'll run by the time you're seated
  • Welcome to the neighborhood Fat Rice - with wide open arms!
  • It's quality not quantity. Small restaurant w amazing food offerings. Especially during weekend Brunch. Make reservations, bring a sense of humor as this place with turn a scar into a star. Delicious.
  • Love the food , the wine list and the vibe!
  • Both the bakery and restaurant are great!
  • I love ordering Blood Marys at Brunch. The food portions will fill you up.