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Sydney Fish Market

Address: Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (City West)
Phone Number: +61 2 9004 1100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Sydney Fish Market (SFM) is the largest market of its kind in the...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to visit by colleagues from the Chaine des Rottiseurs and we were not disappointed. Amazing selection of exotic fish Seafood and shellfish to choose from, then have it freshly prepared in front of you. We went to a variety of shops & stalls and selected items from each, prawns, bugs, langos, scallops and much more. Another shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Heavy rain following Australia Day meant Sydney sightseeing was not on the menu, however, our friend Pete drove us to Sydney Fish Market to experience a feast for all senses! Fresh fish counters allow you to choose your own fish which are then cooked and served with accompanying chips or rice or salad. Other restaurants serve delicious fish platters removing... More 

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siem reap
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This well placed location is within an easy walk of Darling Harbor. Get here at 11.00 am for brunch as the lunchtime crowds can be overwhelming.

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went to the market on Christmas eve. Yikes! Crowded is a good word. There was a statistic in the local paper on how many tons of seafood is sold during Christmas week. So, my wife & I are 63,. We walked from Circular Quay (in the CBD) to the market, taxi back. The market is, as expected many different... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There is the strong odor of seafood, which is to be expected. There is a huge variety of fish, prawns, shellfish as well as most other things that grow in the ocean. It is very well presented in about 10 different stores. These are both, in the main building and to the top side of the car park. Not as... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visiting the markets was do much fun. Looking at all the different seafood. I loved looking at all the live seafood especially the king crabs and massive lobsters!! We will be bringing our esky next time can't wait to get some lobsters , balmain Bugs and prawns on our next visit!! The variety was truly amazing. It was really worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Words to describe the Sydney Fish Market are hard to come by. It is an amazing experience to se all that fish and seafood and then you choose what you want and sit outside and eat it. Unforgetable!!

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've never been to a fish market with such an assortment of fish and shell fish. Make sure you do the takeaway, mine was lobster, prawns, scallops, John Dory, Barramundie and chips. Burp...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous place - we went twice and had a fantastic selection of cooked seafood at very reasonable cost - sat outside in the sunshine overlooking the harbour and ate our 'catch' at one of the tables provided. Great wines and beers also available at 'take away' prices! Brilliant!

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Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The tour guide is unreliable and didn't turn up to do the tour. We got there at 6:30AM and after waiting with other people to take the tour, at 7AM still nobody turned up to show us around. We found their office and they told us the guy had slept through the tour and that it was canceled. For making... More 

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