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Sydney Fish Market

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

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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I love this market, it's a lots of fresh seafood to buy. I love crabs and lobster. The price of seafood is reasonable. Let's go to try it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this market, it's a lots of fresh seafood to buy. I love crabs and lobster. The price of seafood is reasonable. Let's go to try it!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch place. Just remember to bring a bottle of wine or two. Oysters and sashimi salmon and tuna are good. If you forget to bring your bottle, you can always buy from the wine store but be prepared to pay an extra of about 5 to 8 AUD. Overall great atmosphere with the waterfront..

Thank ChangBoris
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too many people on a weekday. Expensive since you are sitting on a bench, serving yourself but paying the same amount as if you are dining in a restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it's like most people say here, the place is usually packed with Mainland Chinese tourists, but that shouldn't stop anyone from coming here to satisfy their seafood craving. Compared to the rest of Sydney, seafood here is very affordable, and is a must go for people who like sashimi or cooked then chilled crustaceans. Some stores also cook the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite a treat if you love seafood. Unbelievable amount of stock on show. prices are good without being a bargain. Very busy place so if you go with kids, know where they are always cause it is easy to be separated. Pay for the parking is best as it is really full outside the area. Great view of Anzac Bridge.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to be a regular customer here about two years ago, and stopped because the chaotic, especially on the weekend, its crazy busy, and there are too many loud tourists. A great place for seafood lovers, if you have patience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Want to see the freshest seafood? Visit Sydney Fish Market and get to see the biggest selection of fresh seafood and taste some of them. You can board the Sydney Light Rail from the Central Station, The Hay Marker/Paddy's market or Darling Harbour and alight at Fish Market station. A short 5 minute walk going to the the market is... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a cold seafood platter from Nicholas Seafoods and were able to final gra a table after 1pm on a Friday afternoon. It was very busy but enjoyable as the lunch crowd slowly cleared. We were able to enjoy some nice wines and cheeses from the deli inside and stayed til about 3pm. Was surprised how many people fed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smells & is a real fish working market, the market itself is quiet small & really busy, with a few restaurants on the outside, Once inside you can choose fresh to order or purchase from the warmer which is what we did had soft shell crab, half chili lobster tail, squid & scallop in a shell with rice & salmon... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is smaller than I think. There are just a few shops on the ground floor. The price of seafood is not cheap. And there are so many Chinese tourists in the market. You can have your food in the outside area, but be careful of the seagull.

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