This place is located in the Mervyn's shopping center on the corner of Main & Garfield in Alhambra. As I have the neverending cold, I thought some good old Tom Yum Kai was what this girl needed on Friday evening (note to self: NEVER second guess your first plan of eating at Pho 79 - EVER!) and spied it after exiting Mervyn's. Thought I would give it a try. Not sure of what time it was. Just walking in should have been my first hint. There was a guy setting up equipment in the back corner and there was no one else in the place with the exception of him and the waitress. I sat as far away from whatever this guy had planned and opted for a table near the window. Ordered the soup in hot pot and water (I wanted to get out of there as soon as possible). The soup came and it was passable once I really doctored it up. Then the guy started singing. To all 4 of us in the restaurant. Nice. Sinatra, he would throw in his own words into the song. His young daughter (maybe 6 or 7) sang "L is for the way you look at me, O..." that song - and actually had a very nice voice. It was all very odd and had a strange vibe to it. Service was spotty - even though there were only about 6 people in there (not counting the 5 people that were friends of the singer). It took her 10 minutes to bring me a napkin. Not cool, especially since my nose had started bleeding (a wonderful side effect of this dry weather)! I will definitely not be going back. I will stick to my Pasadena choices for Thai.