I've walked past this place several times and always noted the J.Gold review in the window. Finally made my way inside today.
Now I'm not a pho connoisseur by any means. I've had it a few times. One bowl was too bland. Another too fatty. But this one was juuuuuuust right. The broth was rich, the noodles perfectly cooked. I ordered the well-cooked beef. (You can get well-cooked, raw, tripe, chicken, I think there's shrimp, hmmm... I'm forgetting something.) They served it with fresh herbs and sprouts. There's a good selection of hot sauces.
Pho 79 is at 727 N.Broadway, on the ground floor of a little mini-mall.
Stopped at Ocean Star takeout on Hill Street. Had a fantastic flaky-pastry stuffed with BBQ pork for dessert.