I had a very decent bowl of pho+? today in Livermore at Sai's Vietnamese Restaurant #3. The broth was beefy without that artificial sweetness found in many sub-par pho shops. Unfortunately, the noodles were too mushy for my taste and the serving size was enormous. I ordered a tai nam gau, but what came out only had tai nam - it was actually A LOT of meat. They didn't have that saw-toothed herb, but they did have basil, sprouts, peppers, and lemon.
The broth, when compared to Pho Ao Sen in Oakalnd, was definitely diluted, but considering this place is in Livermore, I was pretty impressed. I liked it better than Creasian, the Vietnamese place on Vasco Road.
945 Bluebell Dr, Livermore, 94551
This place is in Springtown, where Udupi used to be.