Baku Waikiki shuts down after 9 months at International Market Place
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Baku Waikiki shuts down after 9 months at International Market Place

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2017

    Baku was located in an out-of-the-way makai corner of the center’s open-air top level and featured chef Joseph Rose, who earned a Michelin star in Chicago.

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One of eight restaurants on the International Market Place’s Grand Lanai closed earlier this month.

The more than 150-seat Baku Waikiki shut down after nine months in business.

It served steaks, pork, duck and lamb and skewers cooked on a robata charcoal grill, in addition to sushi and tempura dishes.

The space is currently under construction for a new concept, according to a worker at the upscale shopping center in the bustling tourism district.

The restaurant with fish-theme decor opened in September 2017 on the Grand Lanai, which is left with seven eateries: StripSteak, Eating House 1849, Goma Tei Ramen, Kona Grill, Herringbone, Flour & Barley and Yauatcha.

Baku was located in an out-of-the-way makai corner of the center’s open-air top level and featured chef Joseph Rose, who earned a Michelin star in Chicago.

The first Baku opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2013 as a robata and yakitori eatery serving non-traditional Japanese cuisine by founders Steve Houraney and Afshin Ghazi.

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