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Thanh Long

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Sunset
Seafood, Noodle, Vietnamese
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4101 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1124
415-665-1146
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For Crab Lovers

We read about the restaurant and since we stayed in The Sunset area, we thought we should try the famous crab. It was really good, especially the baked one. The also famous garlic noodles were disappointing though (and clearly over priced with 11 USD). The crab was roughly $50 each, which was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Zürich
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  • Large groups
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Zürich
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We read about the restaurant and since we stayed in The Sunset area, we thought we should try the famous crab. It was really good, especially the baked one. The also famous garlic noodles were disappointing though (and clearly over priced with 11 USD). The crab was roughly $50 each, which was more than what we expected (the menue only... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can search the plant all you want folks but take it from me, you'll not find a more delicious perfectly roasted Dungeness crab anywhere else. Thanh Long at 4101 Judah St at the bottom on the Sunset district of San Francisco is a world renowned mecca for roast crab lovers from all parts of the world. Yes, the crabs... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We ordered based on recommendation - crab with garlic noodles - and as per every other review, they were AMAZING. It's not a fancy restaurant but it's worth going just for the crab and noodles. Absolutely divine.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ok I was craving crab so bad so I decided to try this place. It has a rather good overall quality in both ambiance and food. Service is alright but no major issues. But the crab was simply spectacular!! Especially with that butter and salt.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Whenever I visit SF I must have the Roast Garlic Crab at Thanh Long located on Jude and Hyde near the Golden Gate Bridge Park. The Dungeness crab is cooked and served to perfection. Finger licking delight! Also must have the garlic noodles but not much else as the crab is the "piece de resistance". Reservations are required and valet... More 

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This restaurant is one of my favorites. When I come to San Francisco it is on my agenda. It has maintained its quality and ambiance. It is hidden in the beach district and is always busy. Reservations recommended. My favorite is the Garlic Crab with garlic noodles. The crab comes in more than one flavor but garlic is my favorite.... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the best crab I ever had and I'm from east coast blue crab country. Make sure you wash your hands before eating, because you will be licking your fingers to taste the pepper/butter sauce from them. Roasted Crab and don't forget the garlic noodles with chili sauce. It's my required stop every time I'm in San Francisco. Try a... More 

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Las Vegas
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184 reviews 184 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Enjoyed another super roasted crab and garlic noodles meal at this always packed restaurant! We make it a point to come here every time we visit our family. Reservations are a MUST! Parking on the local residential streets is difficult so you may want to consider using their valet parking! You will pay market price for the crabs but it's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If the end of the world is coming, I have decided all I need for the apocalypse is an order of Drunken crab ( swimming in garlic, chives, scallions, and Chardonnay) and garlic noodles. I love this dish. It complete with the bib and hot towel after to clean up. I have visited Thanh Long for many years. This was... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I first ate here in 1990 and we come back almost every time we are in San Francisco. As far as I'm concerned, the crab and garlic noodles remain true to form just the way I remember it in 1990. The roast crab and garlic noodles always satisfy us. Granted, I can see that some people are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4101 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1124
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighborhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: 415-665-1146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Noodle, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?