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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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A great mean with fresh seafood

If you want to have the best seafood of that day, the first step is to arrive as early as you can. We arrived Fish Market around half past eight in the morning. Some of the shop... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very crowded but worth the visit. All sorts of seafood from sushi to exotic delicacies at very affordable prices. Seating wasn't a problem and you could buy a wine from the liquor store at an affordable price. Cleaning staff keeps the tables cleaned at all times. Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never been to the fish market before. We caught the light rail from Central to Fish Market stop and walked to Wentworth Park stop afterwards which was probably a bit easier. There was a big carpark and there were spots at 11.30 on a Monday. We would have had to take the car to buy seafood to take... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great if you want to buy fish - get there around 8am, buy your fish and leave before the tourist buses start arriving. If you are wanting to eat there , it is a dump. Overrun with thousands of tourists in organised groups - the cooked seafood is not very good quality ; far too few places to sit ;... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have the best seafood of that day, the first step is to arrive as early as you can. We arrived Fish Market around half past eight in the morning. Some of the shop were preparing for the seafood at that time. There were different types of seafood for us to choose than the country I live... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist haunt, good selection of fresh seafood but most of the stalls sell similar seafood. Oyster selection was disappointing. Found some wonderful sashimi prawns. Limited choice of cooking styles. Great with BYO but outside area by the sea needs upgrading and maintenance. Good to visit once.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to walk around to different stands and try new things. I was surprise there's also a fresh produce section. The only fault is the bathrooms are not well maintained. I'm glad I visited because I had the best salmon ever here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sydney fish market is easily accessible and within waking distance from town. It is a big, clean, well organised market where you can not only buy fresh, delicious sea food but also have a proper informal meal. It can be rather busy and overwhelming place at lunchtime though. It appears to cater primarily for Asian tourists, however, in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew this place from watching Masterchef so we wanted to check it out for ourselves. It is smaller than I expected, there is basically one area which is really a market and there are some shops where you can buy food ready to eat. There is also an auction area but that one is closed to the public. Still,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in many fish markets around the world and this is a bit of a dump. Yes you get to see many fish that we never see in the UK and it is interesting from this point of view. But the whole place is like it's from a third world country. Hygiene? see the seagulls and ibis outside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible. Very diverse range of seafood. Reasonably priced. All very fresh and cleaned in view of customers. Also had fresh groceries and eateries of cooked food.

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