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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
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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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Sydney fish markets are past their sell by date but they are GREAT However they are way too crowded and the whole place is very much need of renovation. There is also a very big... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sydney Fish Market is in Blackwattle Bay, which is an inner bay of Sydney Harbour to the west of the city. It dates back to 1945, but has seen many additions, alterations and expansions. It is still, in part, a working fishing port, with fishing boats landing their catches here. There is no doubt that the fish and seafood... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was hard to enjoy anything about the fish markets as it was so crowded The seafood was lovely and fresh but quite expensive Even when you were able to be served which took forever battling the crowds there was no where to sit to eat Just too busy for me, not enjoyable at all

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sydney fish markets are past their sell by date but they are GREAT However they are way too crowded and the whole place is very much need of renovation. There is also a very big lack of seating due to too many people there. Car parking is very hit and miss with too many people all seeking a parking spot.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During my trip in Sydney I visited the fish market. It's a great place to enjoy seafood. The fish is really fresh and the oysters became one of my favorites. They even open the oysters in front of you. The prices of the fish are more expensive than I expected and had hoped for. Additionally, the place is very crowded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i use to enjoy good service, good food at market prices. Its become average food, high price at black market prices. bring back the fish market that had seafood at market prices , dont need a wine shop or a grocery shop. give me the markets again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a bus from Martin place all the way to Sydney fish market. Went in and saw majority of Chinese tourists patronizing the seafood vendors and restaurants. Overcrowded with Chinese tourists (even the fishmongers are Asians and Chinese), not authentic. Finding a decent seat to dine is a problem but as long as you're willing to share a table and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived about 13.00. Very busy and difficult to get into some of seafood outlets. The seafood look great. would recomend to arrive early if you want to have lunch here. Would go again but at a different time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love seafood this is the place for you. It has a wide variety of fresh seafood to purchase or you can eat at the little take away cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to get your fish when in Sydney. It is so fresh. We had lunch here and the calamari was delightful and well cooked also the chips that went with it. Also had some prawns which had a lovely seasoning. Brought some fish to take back to our apartment to cook would recommend a visit if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness this is the place to find seafood of every variety. The markets bustle with energy with families all trying to find a space to eat their precious platters brimming with lobster, oysters, sea urchins & all kinds of delicacies. We were there on a Saturday lunchtime & it was extremely busy. Prices are good considering the food... More 

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