University Avenue

Travel the world on a single corridor

University Avenue is Berkeley’s main East/West artery, spanning from the Bay to the entrance to UC Berkeley’s campus. More than 200 merchants line this vibrant corridor, and each block has a unique personality. The International Marketplace district where University crosses San Pablo provides a concentration of cultural and ethnic businesses, rich with Indian and South Asian flavors, fine fabrics and regional foods from around the world.

Locals & Visitors Like

Discover the unexpected at international markets, sari stores and unique jewelry stores. Enjoy the many restaurants, ice cream shops, and major retailers.

Businesses Like

Easy access, multiple nearby hotels, and incredible food options including Thai, Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Mexican, BBQ, pizza, burgers and more.


Frequent service on the 51 bus line. Downtown Berkeley BART is a short walk from the eastern end of University Avenue. Amtrak and Interstate 80 are at the western end.