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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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A (very tasty) tourist trap

The draw of the Sydney Fish Market is getting and eating fresh fish right then and there. There are oyster bars, sashimi bars where you buy sashimi by weight, and you can also buy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Matthew L
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The draw of the Sydney Fish Market is getting and eating fresh fish right then and there. There are oyster bars, sashimi bars where you buy sashimi by weight, and you can also buy freshly caught fish and have it cooked in front of you and have it for breakfast or lunch, depending on when you get there. It's worth... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our lunch there and had garlic chilli prawn, salt and pepper lobster tail and chips at Peters. The prawn was not fresh and lobster tail tasteless. With this disappointment, we tried garlic steamed live Australian lobster (AUD168/kg) and abalone at Doyles. However, there was too much garlic that the taste became a bit bitter and the lobster was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Firstly, I don't really eat much seafood, calamari and chips is about it. But if you love seafood then this place is a must visit in Sydney. The place is always busy especially on the weekends. Every type of seafood imaginable. Very much focused towards the Asian market, you'd think you were in china with the amount of tourists that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to reach by walking from Darling Harbour. Surprised to see so many people on a Monday afternoon, but then I realised there were a lot of tourist buses around. We waited for 10 min. to get seats outside. Fresh octopus, average fried calamari. I was scared by a huge bird who jumped on the table across, once people left.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish markets has great sashimi and for a great price. There were so many people though, which was a bit intimidating but does add to the market feel. A great place for tourists and for locals too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around this popular place looking at the wide array of seafood on offer then we came here twice for lunch. There were individual outlets in this market selling fresh seafood for take-away or cooked on the spot and seafood that has been barbequed or fried. We particularly liked the Pacific oysters from Peter's Seafood as they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Fish Markets, great selection of seafood, boutique delicatessen, bakery, fruit & bottle shop, Yum-Cha upstairs, variety of shops, cafes - never had the opportunity or time to explore the entire area. Beautiful outlook at the newly erected marina waterways. Security parking, helpful staff everywhere to assist with the arrivals & departures of visitors, tourist buses, cleaners attentive to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place was crowded with tons of tourists, floors wet & sticky. Pete's Only saving grace was the aburi scallops which tasted great. Sashimi - fresh but nothing outstanding. Fried food section - calamari was rather salty but ok, soft shell crab was grossly mushy. You may like to take a seat outside for the views but definitely defend your food... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard about this "market" and decided to pop by. A very small place with a few sections selling raw and cooked seafood. A few areas for eating the said seafood It's expensive, and drinks are even worse. Worse than that, the quality is mediocre. Compared to japan or seattle, the seafood here is not great. Some stalls are cash only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the fish market with my family and some friends and we loved it. It is such an experience, you can eat there other than buying some fresh and delicious fish. There are different vendors to choose from and so many varieties of fish. We went one day for lunch and we ended in buying also some to cook... More 

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