It had been almost a year since the last time I went, but I stopped into Turtle Tower on Larkin (between Ellis and Eddy i believe)this morning for pho tai. It's the only place in town I know that makes their own noodles and the broth and beef are both fantastic. It's pared down (spare add-ins) and heavenly. All bay area pho lovers should give it a try!
In Oakland, I usually go to Ao Sen on International and 2nd and am always happy. I'm wondering if there are some other great places I'm missing - does any one have some other favorites?