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Bold flavours from Portugal and Asia in a vibrant neighbourhood setting. This exuberant neighbourhood restaurant takes in a pot pourri of culinary influences from Portugal, India, South East Asia and China. Chef Abraham Conlon, who opened the restaurant with manager Adrienne Lo in 2012, ...
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Drawing influence from the Euro-Asian unions of China, India and Southeast Asia's colonial past, the food at Fat Rice combines homestyle comfort with exotic, lesser known ingredients and flavors. Influences are rooted in the travels of the Portuguese and countries they touched over the past 500 years. Fat Rice is the celebration, preservation and evolution of these past happenings, embracing the traditions of old and presenting them in a new light on a menu of hearty curries, handmade noodles and wood-grilled meats—all hot and spicy and served in a family-style setting.

Fat Rice may seem progressive, but it's old!
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Fat Rice's Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo traveled to Portugal with wine retailer Craig Perman to find artisanal wine.
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2957 W Diversey Ave Chicago, IL 60647
2957 West Diversey AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60647
(773) 661-9170eatfatrice.com
$$Southeast Asian Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30–10PMWednesday 11AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMThursday 11AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMFriday 11AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMSaturday 11AM–2PM, 5:30–10PMSunday 11AM–3PM
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Comfort food from around the world is served in a rustic space with communal tables & open kitchen.- Google
"Try the Sweet and Sour Eggplant and the Lemongrass Carrots."
"Dinner in Logan Square 2 nights in a row...and totally worth it!"
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Natalie Allen
2 weeks ago
Meh. The waitresses at the door were so rude to us. They said it would take an hour and a half for a table, so we grabbed a drink over the road. Then when they called in 45 mins (which was great) we walked over and they phoned me in route saying they were going to give my table away as I'd been too long! When we arrived the door girls were really rude. I smiled my way through it as we'd been waiting to eat here and didn't want to lose our spot. She gave me loads of attitude and said we'd have to wait. We waited an additional HOUR! And they still gave me attitude? What? I literally couldn't have been smilier and nicer. Not going back.
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Dan Hartman
a month ago
ok chinese food. not great, not bad.
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Rob Grzymala
a month ago
Service was excellent. Food is unique and very well prepared.
Lou cavallo
a year ago
We've been there several times, have ordered something different every time, and have yet to have a bad experience! This place is great to go to with friends so that you can order several different unique dishes to share. The wait staff is very friendly and very helpful with selecting a good balance of dishes that go together well. Be prepared to wait for a table but trust me, it's well worth the wait!
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Matt Puerkel
a month ago
Had the pork and ginger dumplings which were amazing. The fat rice was a bit spicy (for my delicate palette) but was able to east around the spicy stuff. The great reviews I've read about this place are spot on!!
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Franklin F
a month ago
Heavy eater would not like the small portion and the premium you pay for it. This is a place for people who want to taste something unique and can taste all those intricate flavors.
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Michael Hraba
9 months ago
A+ cocktails, inventive,spicy Asia Fusion comfort. A rambunctious, vibrant neighborhood spot with loud noise levels and tightly packed tables, which is the only thing I can suggest you cast aside, and venture here regardless. It's hip, on point with their comfort food crossed with Asian Fusion... and it's too much fun not to try almost everything on the menu. Unless you are into leftovers and adventure, this might take 3 trips to do it justice. We let the server guide us, as we caught up with old friends, and we had an incredible family style smattering of most of the menu. Make sure to manage your spicey levels during ordering... they can get HOT. Listen to your heart... be adventurous... and enjoy some fantastic and innovative food that proves Chicago's food scene is hitting high marks.
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Jon Wiley
a year ago
Fat Rice is firing on all cylinders. My wife and I went there for brunch and sat at the bar. Friendly service, hip decor, good music, excellent cocktails, and fantastic food. The radish cakes are so good. We'll be back.