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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 #4 of 83 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I am glad I went...a foodie at heart it was worthwhile for me but it is just a fish market at the end of the day with some nice food stalls and eateries. I must say I had some Aussie prawns at peters and they were amazing!!! I didn't do the fish auction tour but I imagine it would be... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place!!! I went there on the Chinese New Year's Eve. The place was packed with tourists. Everything was fresh and reasonably priced. Be careful the seagulls will try to steal you food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A must visit for people interested in fresh sashimi and seafood. For the price of a half dozen oysters in restaurants, you get a dozen at the fish market. There are couple of ‘stalls’, so you can walk around to select the best product.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Sometimes an effort to get here with the traffic and parking fees, but once you arrive, you understand why you did. The range and quality of fresh seafood is superb and it is so much better than any local supplier or markets around Australia.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am not sure why we went here but it was on the list of things to do in Sydney so we did. Yes there's fish and I am sure if you wanted to buy fresh fish for your dinner it would be the place to go but a tourist attraction it's not. The fish market in Venice was by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There a lots of variety of seafood ( salmon, oyster, lobster , urchin role) The seafood is excellent,fresh and cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went here for lunch one day while visiting Sydney. We took a cab and were dropped off out front and wandered around. There are several restaurants to choose from, all serving similar menus. We bought a couple things from a few different places and had a great lunch. We had a dozen oysters, 1/2 lb of sushi grade salmon,... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It doesn't make sense, a butchery (but not just a butcher shop) at the Sydney Fish Markets but it works! We enjoyed a fantastic smoked pulled pork sandwich for lunch today. The pork was smoked overnight in the largest custom smoker in Australia which can smoke 200kg of meat over ironbark and apple wood in one session.The smoker uses real... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Woke up early to go to Sydney Fish Market on 6th November 2014 (Thursday). It is relatively accessible via public transport from Central Station area and we got there before the crowds arrived. We enjoyed the fresh seafood available at the market. There are many fish stalls selling the same the same type of seafood. We settled for Doyle's. Had... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is a nice place to go if you really like seafood. I have been there quite a few times. I like it. Just once I bought some cooked lobster, it is well over cooked. It's texture is like chewing gum. So tough that cannot be eaten. Talked to the shop keeper, they did not offer anything for compensation. So... More

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