Based on recommendations below, we decided to go to Thanh Long restaurant located in the Sunset district. The restaurant is very beautiful, busy, wonderful wait staff. Our experience was a lot of fun and our kids loved it too. Quite a success.
The MAJOR downfall of this restaurant and the reason we would never go back is that the roasted crab (their signature dish) is $32.95 ! Basically, my husband and two kids each got a leg and part of a stomach. Shockingly overpriced.
The ravioli appetizer, the two different soups we had, the Vietnamese salad were all fantastic openers for our meal. The Green Dragon cocktail was great.
We enjoyed the garlic noodles. We also ordered the Shaken Beef which was excellent.