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Sydney Fish Market

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Address: Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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+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 visited the fish market on my 1st trip to Sydney and was so fascinated by all the varieties and quantities of fish that I wanted to learn more about how the market operates, so... read more

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I visited the fish market on my 1st trip to Sydney and was so fascinated by all the varieties and quantities of fish that I wanted to learn more about how the market operates, so I decided to take the tour. The tour guide - Alex - was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We were able to see the dutch auction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like seafood this is the place to go. My second visit here and we arrived at lunch time which was extremely busy. Best to try and go just after the 1-2pm lunch rush. It definitely calmed down after 2h30pm. We ordered a platter for 4, mostly fried fish, fried calamari rings, tentacles were tough, cooked oysters with cheese... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glorious fresh seafood. The oysters are just so fast and juicy. Folks who enjoy good seafood must come here. First-timers just be careful when you bring your food out to the bench as the seagulls will simply swoop by and nip at your food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is such a great selection of fresh seafood here. When i fly back to Australia the fish market is my first destination. I like Claudio's but its good to wander around and see who has the freshest looking selection of what you want. If you are visiting Sydney it is a must visit location if you are a seafood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just walking around to smell all the fresh seafood is good. The smell of cooking entices you to have lunch there. Great atmosphere of the local culture. Enjoy lunch outside. Very busy place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Millions of unknown creatures of the see/ocean... A really busy market place with several good places to eat. It is lovely to see people coming up and down looking for the best place to taste the fruits of the see. An unforgettable experience for me (as a central European not very familiar with sea food). I think it is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish counters have the most amazing and colourful selection of fresh fish I have ever seen! There are many exotic varieties of fish and shellfish. It's well worth a visit and we enjoyed tasty fresh cooked lobster which we ate outside by the harbour!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish shop is in the corner. Not the Asian shop but one opposite it. Ordered Barmundi and chips. Disappointed not fresh. Looked like it had been made in bulk in the morning. It was not hot either. I was very disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sounds funny but we love that awful fishy smell that smacks you in the face as you climb out of the car.... awwww fresh seafood!!! You quickly become accustomed to the smell and if you have time there is plenty of shops to wander and check out. It's really quiet fascinating.... We enjoy eating lunch from one of the vendors,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited fish markets last week. Love going there for the atmosphere. Have been many times before always hoping for fresh seafood. However, it still disappoints. Seems all that matters is the tourist $ and not the quality of food and very expensive. There's no love, pride and respect in the seafood. Better value and quality at your local club.

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