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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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The best place to eat seafood in Sydney

There are a lot of seafood (raw or cooked) in the market. You even can order the seafood and have it cooked the way you like. Everything is so fresh and not expensive. I order one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Sydney Fish Market is basically a giant food court of seafood stalls. I'm not sure how fresh the prepared food is, but if you're a local it seems like a good place to buy fresh seafood to cook at home. We ended up sharing a grilled barramundi over salad and some octopus in a sweet sauce. We went at... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is just too crowed, I went there with my wife and kid, and encountered difficulty finding a table for lunch, many of those are reserved for groups, finally we were able to sneek in a table outside (but it's raining), not a good experience at all. And the price are high...seems this place is a tourist spot, better... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was expecting something different. I was told NOT to go at lunch time as the bus loads arrive for pe-cooked seafood. I did order a grilled basket for two, with chips, but, given the clientele, rice instead of chips must now be the norm, it was exchanged without a fuss though. I love the Hong Kong street markets and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are fresh as well as cooked food inside, recommend to go further in, the first few shops seems to have higher price than then inner shops. There is a fresh juice store and a small supermarket at the end as well. The good thing is you can pick your own fish and ask them to cut/slice them right in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not from Aus but we have family that are and when we wanted to get some fresh fish to cook at home we visited the fish markets and all I can say is it's well worth it!! If your visiting the area or even just a tourist I would very much recommend going for a spot of lunch and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Third visit - we never learn. The place was packed around 3pm mid week and we were planning to buy fish to take home but decided against our better judgement to eat at the market. My husbands oysters were perfectly fresh but my food was cold - lobster tail and prawn cutlets. The tables inside were crowded and very messy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are a lot of seafood (raw or cooked) in the market. You even can order the seafood and have it cooked the way you like. Everything is so fresh and not expensive. I order one dozen oyster with $20 while I can only get half in the restaurant. There are a lot of tourist so visit early. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was beyond our expectations. The seafood on sale was beautifully presented and very fresh. Every variety you can think of was available - maybe not Blue Cod - our favourite fish from Southland! Lunch was superb. Choice of oysters, prawns and mussel cold platters. Hot beautifully battered fish, calamari, prawns again blah blah blah. Then you purchase a scrummy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Definitely better than Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market. The seafood are extremely fresh and there is a wider variety in this market. Fresh sashimi is sold and sliced. Worth a trip down for seafood enthusiast

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As the world's second largest fish market, we were a bit disappointed, especially as compared to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. This market was clean and orderly, but nothing remarkable.

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Address: Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9004 1100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West

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