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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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Seafood lover's paradise

Seafood lover's paradise, plenty of choices and surprises. A very popular tourist spot and always pack of visitors. If you have time, try to compare few shops before decide which... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seafood lover's paradise, plenty of choices and surprises. A very popular tourist spot and always pack of visitors. If you have time, try to compare few shops before decide which one to go. Generally the portion is large for sharing and the food is reasonable well prepared.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

push through the crowds for some great seafood. probably go early if you want to buy actual seafood to cook yourself. if not hang outside by the water and scoff some shrimp in the sunshine....yum

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Bay Area, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty sure this is one of the largest fish markets in the world. You want fresh seafood? This is the place!! Huge assortment of everything you can imagine - crab, shrimp, lobster, fish - you name it - they have it. Sit outside on the deck with a huge platter of fresh seafood and a lovely glass of Australian white... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just too many tourists and seafood wasn't THAT cheap & fresh. Though the view at the seating area is very nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Getting into and eating in this place is an absolute joke, and it is not a funny one. If battling with a horde of hungry tourists and bogans, all clamoring for a meal, and then trying to find a table to eat it at, where you will more than likely be sharing it with the some local desperate and ragged... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this place for years and recently again at Easter. Nothing has been done to this place in over 20 years. It is crowded, dirty, chaotic etc. Some of the vendors are great - some not so much. They could do so much more with this market - they should look at Tokyo and take a leaf... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love seafood you just have to go here. A wide variety of seafood (fish, crabs, lobsters, shellfish) available in so many different ways (sashimi, grilled, baked, fried). Was only planning to stop there for lunch but ended up spending 2 hours stuffing ourselves will all variety of seafood. The place can get a little crowded and raucous, but... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a market that sells fish, that's been turned into a tourist trap because of all the good reviews. Would I say this was extremely good fish? Yes, but you'll likely get this quality in any reasonable restaurant -- it is Australia after all. If you must go, it's unlikely you'll spend more than an hour (and it will take... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the light rail at Central Light Rail Station - Dulwich Hill Line to Pyrmont Bay, then walked to Sydney Fish Market, arriving at around 10 am, not too many people or tourists yet. There are various seafood retailers and cafes in the Fish Market for your selection. Our target here was to enjoy the fresh oysters. Unexpectedly, the... More 

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I didn't like the fish market. A lot of Chinese people which can't behave proper and correct. We tried seafood and I have to say that I was really disappointed. The food was totally overpriced for what you get.. the deep fried seafood was to fatty and the sushi donuts weren't fresh in my opinion. And the tables were really... More 

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