Monday, November 09, 2020

Fuku in Boston's Seaport District Has Closed, Plans to Return to Boston As Ghost Kitchen

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 12 to reflect new information received, including confirmation that the restaurant has closed.]

It looks like a casual chicken spot on the Boston waterfront that was opened by a celebrity chef a couple of years ago has shuttered.

According to a source (Daphna Edgar), Fuku in the city's Seaport District is papered over and now has signs for Broken Coconut shown out front (a recent tweet from @drb2991 indeed shows a picture of Broken Coconut signs out front at the Fuku space), while a check within the locations section of the Fuku website indicates that the Northern Avenue outlet has been removed from that page. We have reached out to both Fuku and Broken Coconut and are waiting to hear back with more details, so stay tuned for updates. (Broken Coconut is a "beach to bowl" spot with roots in New York City that had been planning to open a few doors down on Northern Avenue.)

Fuku first opened in the Seaport District in the fall of 2018, with David Chang being behind it; Chang is a restaurateur and James Beard award winner who is known in part for the Netflix show "Ugly Delicious."

The address for Fuku (and presumably, the upcoming Broken Coconut) is 43 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for Fuku can be found at

[November 12 update: An email sent to us confirms that Fuku has indeed closed its Seaport District location, though they have been partnering with REEF to get other outlets up and running via REEF Neighborhood Kitchens--and their plan is to do this in Boston sometime next year, apparently focusing on delivery. (REEF is the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in the United States.)]

[September 21, 2021 update: Eater Boston states that Fuku has indeed returned as a ghost kitchen, offering delivery around the South Boston area as of today and expanding to Everett on Friday, September 24.]

[Earlier Article]
Broken Coconut to Open in Boston's Seaport District

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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