i finally had the courage to order pho at santa cruz diner. it was good. the bowl is really big and it is only 5.99! the meat was the right kind and the only problem was that they didn't give me lemon slices like usual. It wasn't the best but it beats paying eight dollars at thai house. The reason it tastes so authentic is because the owner's wife is Vietnamese and its her own recipe. YUP I FOUND OUT. go eat pho! be happy!