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Thanh Long

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4101 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1124
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been eating here since the early 90's. Still great for roasted crab and garlic noodles. Service was very prompt and friendly - both with our drinks and food arriving as well as the table service - taking away bowls full of crab shells. We didn't need to use the valet parking service but it sure is nice to have... More 

Thank Jeannie W
orcutt, ca
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved away from SF in 2000 but still come back just to enjoy the amazing Ahn family roasted garlic crab, noodles, and service. This was the first time we brought our sons (12-9-6) and they loved everything! Next time we will have to order more!

Thank cbo49r
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the birth place of the famous garlic crabs and garlic noodles that we can find at Crustacean restaurant in beverly hills or san Francisco. I was not so amazed with the food because i found it so much better at the crustacean restaurants than at this original restaurant. Therefore i find it average.

Thank Rapri22
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I've reviewed Thanh Longs before, but the baked crabs are so very very good. Make sure you rub the lumps of crab in the pepper sauce. There is plenty of sauce so throw those spicy noodles in it too. Oh so good! Try a few "Saigon" beers with the crabs, Oh better yet, paradise. Congratulations, from an east coast Maryland... More 

Thank Ray G
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Without question the best meal we had in 3 weeks in California. Other reviews sum it up perfectly - crab and garlic noodles outstanding, mixed vegetables similar. Decor not outstanding, but that doesn't matter. Located very close to the end of the N muni, but an easy (and interesting) journey from the main hotel area ie Powell, and well worth... More 

Thank Anthony D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

No need to say anything else. Order the Garlic Crusted Crab along with the Garlic Noodles... then just shut up and eat. My wife and I had the best crab dish ever. Crab shells were flying, mouths were slurping & fingers were being licked. If you like, top this off with the deep fried bananas ala mode. We went there... More 

Thank Neil T
Dallas, TX
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat here every time I'm in SF. It is literally the best crab I've ever had. The decor isn't the best and it definitely smells like garlic and crab. But OMG it's like heaven.

Thank cmjesq
Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

It was daring to go on Mother's Day night, but that's when our trip to San Francisco was so we followed directions and made reservations in advance for our time of choice. Our Uber driver indicated it was quite a drive from the hotel and we arrived at the modest but original of the House of An restaurants where Vietnamese-type... More 

Thank KuisineKueen
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love going here, the crab and garlic noodles are amazing!!!! Pretty pricey but that's why we only go every few months. If we're in the mood for crab, I'll make some and I've finally perfected my imitation of thanh long's crab but I tell you, there's nothing like the food here. If only I could put... More 

Thank 236ariab
Long Valley, New Jersey
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235 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We read a few good reviews about this restaurant and decided to check it out. It is locate in the quiet neighborhood of Sunset, just few blocks from the beach. Although the places specialty are crabs, we decided to go for several appetizers as they sounded so good. We were not disappointed! The appetizers are really big portions.. The soft... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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