Family hospitality began in their homeland of Vietnam.
When looking at a map of Vietnam, one can see the
age-old comparison between the shape of the country
and the outline of an ascending dragon. 'Thang Long',
which means 'Ascending Dragon' and was the name of
Vietnam's first capital city, was the name that Diana
An chose in 1971 for her family's first restaurant
in San Francisco. As fortune would have it, a simple
printer's error resulted in the name we all know-'Thanh
Long', or 'Green Dragon'.
that the dragon is an ancient symbol of good luck,
and that green represents happiness and prosperity,
Grandmother Diana determined that fortune had bestowed
the perfect name on her new dining room. Good luck
and happiness have indeed blessed Thanh Long and the
An Family. This Mom and Pop family restaurant operation
has transformed into a burgeoning hospitality and
merchandising conglomerate. A new generation of Ans
welcome you and extend the tradition of a simple,
elegant lifestyle, blending the best of east and west.