Skip navigation
O-Ku-Greenville-SC-Indigo-Hospitality-Group-July-14-Credit-The-Vannah-Co.jpg The Vannah Co.
The Indigo Road Hospitality Group plans to open this O-Ku restaurant on Friday in Greenville, S.C.

Indigo Road Hospitality adding O-Ku to Indaco in Greenville, S.C.

Charleston, S.C.-based upscale-dining group expands with 31 restaurants in 12 Southeast cities

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group is expanding to Greenville, S.C., with the opening Friday of an upscale O-Ku restaurant, adding to an Indaco opened in the city in early June, the company said Thursday.

Charleston, S.C.-based Indigo Road, which has a portfolio of 31 upscale restaurants in 12 Southeast cities, said Greenville has been on the company’s radar for some time.

“The city's unique energy, rich cultural life, and growing culinary scene offer an ideal landscape for our dining concepts,” said Steve Palmer, Indigo Road’s chief visionary officer and founder, in a statement. “But we were intent on finding the right location and timing for our people and places. We're thrilled to say that we've found that ideal mix through a partnership with Greenville’s Windsor Aughtry.

“The launch of Indaco Greenville and O-Ku Greenville isn't just about introducing new restaurants; it's about becoming part of the energetic Greenville F&B industry and the community as a whole,” Palmer said.

Indaco Greenville SC Credit The Vannah Co..jpg

Indaco Greenville, which opened in June, offers modern Italian cuisine with traditional techniques. The restaurant emphasizes regional Italian fare, including wood-fired pizzas, craft handmade pastas, and house-made sausages under the direction of the executive chef, Josh Begley. Indaco has 115 seats inside and 40 outside, a spokeperson said.

O-Ku Greenville, which opens on July 14, highlights a  fresh seafood menu with Japanese dishes and sushi. “Executive Chef Jose Aguilar's commitment to precision and fresh ingredients promises to raise the bar in sushi dining experiences in the city,” the company said in a press release. O-Ku has 90 seats inside and 40 outside.

“Our aspiration for both restaurants is to create an exclusive and unique experience for Greenville,” Palmer said. “We hope that even for those who've dined at our restaurants in other cities, entering O-Ku or Indaco in Greenville will evoke a sense of comforting familiarity, yet still surprise with its unique local flavor. We want every visit to feel like a homecoming, with an added element of delightful novelty and locality-specific warmth.”

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, founded in 2009, owns, operates, and manages restaurants and boutique hotels throughout the country. As of June 2023, IRHG had four open hotels with additional acquisitions under contract and five scheduled openings through 2024.

Contact Ron Ruggless at [email protected]

Follow him on Twitter: @RonRuggless

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.