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.
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.