O-Ku Sushi opens in Nashville's Germantown Neighborhood

The Indigo Road Restaurant Group brings sushi restaurant concept to Nashville.

Nashville, TN – (June 21, 2019) – Nashville is O-Ku Sushi’s newest home today as The Indigo Road celebrates the concept’s sixth opening within eight years. With locations in Raleigh, Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., and roots in Charleston, O-Ku expands to the Germantown neighborhood to continue its celebration of authentic Asian cuisine. O-Ku brings a southern approach to its dishes and delivers a chef-driven menu focused on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations.

“We’re eager to bring our second Indigo Road restaurant, O-Ku, to Nashville and introduce chef Eric Hill to the city’s growing culinary community,” said Steve Palmer, managing partner of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group. “Following our successful opening of Oak Steakhouse downtown, we’re excited to introduce another established Indigo Road restaurant to Germantown, one of Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhoods.”

Chef Eric Hill joins the team from the concept’s Charleston location. With over 11 years of experience in fine dining restaurants and luxury resorts, Hill became passionate about Japanese cuisine after his first visit to Japan and has visited the country frequently over the last seven years drawing inspiration for his menus. From petite plates to sushi specialties, Chef Eric Hill sources showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable produce. The menu provides guests with a variety of options from popular classics and traditional Asian dishes to sophisticated blends of sushi, sashimi, and nigiri.

Also on the menu is O-Ku’s celebrated omakase experience, or “chef’s choice,” which is an exciting artistic and creative multi-course tasting.

Located in Nashville’s historic, yet trending neighborhood of Germantown at the corner of Van Buren and Adams streets, adjacent to the Cumberland River Greenway, O-Ku is in close proximity to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Musicians Hall of Fame, Nashville Farmer’s Market and a quick walk from First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds.

O-Ku’s interior emulates signature O-Ku design elements, including oversized chandeliers and unique wooden wall treatments mixed with Japanese-inspired lavender banquettes and manzanita branches.

O-Ku is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Guests are also invited to enjoy a special Sushi Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, featuring half off all sushi rolls and drink specials.

About O-Ku

O-Ku, an Indigo Road Restaurant Group concept, features authentic Asian cuisine emphasizing unique ingredients and upscale preparation. Originally conceptualized in Charleston by Steve Palmer, veteran restaurateur and managing partner of the Indigo Road Restaurant Group, O-Ku features rare and unique seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside locally sourced ingredients.


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