It’s peak autumn in Tokyo. That means sunshine and blue skies, bright yellow foliage on the ginkgo trees lining the streets and a bounty of fall produce. Inevitably, the season also brings a crop of new restaurant openings. Top of the pile so far is The Upper.

The name is apt. From its elevated perch on the ninth and 10th floors of the newly completed Marunouchi Terrace tower, The Upper offers views out onto the clustered high-rises of Tokyo’s most prestigious business district. It all makes sense when you learn this is the flagship property of the Transit General Office restaurant group.

Even those unfamiliar with the Transit name are likely to know some of the restaurants it has successfully launched in Tokyo: Fratelli Paradiso, The Apollo, Longrain, the many branches of Bills, the Guzman y Gomez chain — these are just a few of the places, many of them originally Australian, it has partnered with.