Field Guide: University Ave.

From D.I.Y. yogurt to surfboard repair kits, you’ll be surprised what you can find on University Avenue.


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Photo: David Croxford


Siam Imports

For 11 years, Siam Imports has brought Southeast Asia to South King Street. Its two locations boast a diverse inventory of bronze statues, woven baskets and bags, artwork, incense and garments from Thailand, Burma, India and Nepal. “Getting these things here isn’t easy for most people,” said owner Kevin Costello, who’s been importing for 20 years. The appeal, he added, is in the uniqueness of the products, from Nepalese singing bowls pounded from copper to hand-carved Burmese Buddha statues. 2567 S. King St. (showroom at 2570 S. Beretania St.) 951-7426.



Photo: David Croxford

Tsukuneya Robata Gril

It’s been a pizza joint and a sports bar. But since its opening in 2006, Tsukuneya Robata Grill has turned the dingy corner space into something original with, perhaps, some staying power. The stylish izakaya (pub) is known for its tsukune — part chicken meatball, part kebab. Other popular dishes include tempura-style Kahuku shrimp, grilled tofu topped with a sweet miso sauce, and a chicken-based nabe soup fortified with collagen. 1442 University Ave., at Dole Street, 943-0390,


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