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Sydney Fish Market

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Neighborhood: City West
Flea & street markets, Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Address: Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9004 1100
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Description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the Southern...
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).
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Going to the Sydney fish markets is one of my favourite things to do when I'm in Sydney and I think it's also a good place for tourists to visit. I visited again in February and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Going to the Sydney fish markets is one of my favourite things to do when I'm in Sydney and I think it's also a good place for tourists to visit. I visited again in February and found the usual problems with finding seating. I think more seating needs to be planned going forward. The sashimi was not quite as good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Fish Market in Sydney is really vibrant and full of varities seafoods . One can eat lots of different kind of crabs , lobsters , mussels , oysters , fishes , scallops , prawns , octopus , squids etc...People can go to fresh seafoods market to purchase uncook seafoods and bring to the restaurants ask to cook the way you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are a seafood lover this is a must do, and even if you are not it is amazing to see many types of seafood you have probably never seen before. For the Seafood lovers go hungry ,, it is the best place in Sydney to get fresh seafood with any type of preparation.It is a casual atmosphere and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I loved the fish market when I visited Sydney in 1998, and always make effort to go have a lunch there every time I come back to Sydney, which is almost every year. But I may stop after the recent visits. The fish market has so many tourists coming in huge buses even in weekdays, but there are still the... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is swarming with seafood fresh from the sea, there are many which are still alive and flipping all over the place. Price is reasonable as there are many options and stalls to choose from. Lots of tourists there, once they notice you are one, they will try to overcharge you, so be careful. Be sure to arrive before... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The fresh fish and prawns buy fortnightly but disappointed some cooked seafood is imported from Africa (fish) and China (calamari and prawn cutlets) others don't list where their cooked seafood comes from not what you would expect from Sydneys SeafoodMarkets should be from Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I had almost despaired that we could find any decent fish markets in Oz until I found the Sydney Fish Market! Having been spoilt by the likes of San Sebastián and Bacelona, it was heartening to find fish treated and displayed so beautifully. Incredibly fresh and with great diversity, there is something for everyone here. Save your $$$$ and spend... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First impression from outside is like a normal wet market, but the minute I step inside it was full of people. It was lunch hour therefore it was crammed but I saw mostly tourist. The prices are reasonable and the seafood is fresh and cheap especially the oysters. Seafood can be bought and cook immediately for you. There are also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a great place (plaice?) to see a bit of Sydney at work. What I really liked was that as you browse the stalls the products are named as the actual fish as well as the popular product name. So a monkfish is a stargazer. Once you have had a stroll get a taste. We all did and had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After hearing that this market is the second biggest in the world i felt it would be a must see. The Entire Market took about 5 minutes to walk and was much of the same thing all of which you can find on the menu at any fish market. After visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo and seeing hundredths... More 

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