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Sydney Fish Market

Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (City West)
61 2 9004 1100
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Ranked #3 of 59 shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of... more » Owner description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually - with up to a hundred species traded every day.SFM employs approximately fifty-seven staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promote Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence and operate the Sydney Seafood School. Since opening in 1989, Sydney Seafood School has played an important part in persuading Sydney residents to eat more fish. The School is considered to be one of Australia’s leading cooking schools. Over 13,000 people come to classes each year. Visit the SSS pages for more information or to book a class.Onsite, SFM hosts six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, fruit and veg market, bakery, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and deli.If you would like to organise a 'Behind The Scenes' tour of our wholesale auction, please call or email us during business hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

After asking all over Sydney for the best sushi place, we finally figured out this is it. We ate several pounds of the fresheshest most delishious sashimi (assorted) we've ever had and paid a little over $25 total. Unbelievable! If it hadn't been our last day in Sydney, we would have eaten there several more times. There's also seaweed salad... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Nothing in this place would want you to come back for more unless you're craving overpriced seafood. Don't come during lunch, it's hectic with all the people and tourists coming in. Don't come after 1pm as it gets really hot in the dock during summer.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

You can't get fresher, fabulous, buy and ear out on the grass or across Arne road at the park or take it home & cook up a storm. Aside from fabulous fresh food there is also the normal cooked up fair, note there is a bottle shop inside to help wash down your delicious fare.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must go if you are a seafood lover. The seafood were fresh and the prices were reasonable. The seafood can be prepared in whatever way you want to eat it. Admittedly this place is filled with chinese people, they know where to find a bargain! Try to arrive early to beat the crowd, they open fairly early... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I think you need to like markets and be into sea food to enjoy it - otherwise you'll just see it as being crowded and nothing interesting to see/eat. There were lots of great stalls and different kinds of food (not just fish) such as breads, cheeses, wines and ciders. We bought a plater and even more shrimps for a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It is a big tourist trap. Seafood is about 4 - 5 times the price in US. 95% visitors are from China and do no like to stand in line and noisy. However, the outdoor portion of the boardwalk is wonderful to see and relax. Do not eat there as the food is very bad and pricy. Just got a... More

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I love this place!! The seafood is so fresh and good value. There are plenty of shops you can choose, selling fresh and cooked seafood. I'd suggest you to come rather early before tourists flocking the place around lunch time. Choose your fruits of the sea, buy a bottle of your favourite wine, find a table outside and enjoy the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We walked from the Harbour to here and were so pleased we did. What an experience. Not what I expected, a little bit of market, a little bit of restaurant and so on. It was great. If you lived local, this place would be a must. I would eat the fish every day. It was so fresh, the place was... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The fish are pretty cheap and the lines can get a bit crazy sometimes, especially around christmas and new years. Alternatively some of the shops here will cook it up for you on the spot to eat too which is a win win situation if you have the time to wait around and don't mind the fishy smell.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's got an offbeat appeal that's hard to sum up - part attraction, part restaurant, part shop - but it was definitely a memorable visit. You can see the huge variety of the fish (some still in tanks for those who want to pick their own!) and if given the chance I would have definitely taken the behind-the-scenes tour. We'd... More

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