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For over 90 years, the Auckland Fish Market has been feeding a variety of the freshest seafood to the people of Auckland. It is situated in the heart of the city in Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter of Auckland. Their main aim is to get people to try different kinds of fish other than the usual five types consumed by people. This would ensure an equal consumption of seafood hence supporting sustainability. More than 100 kinds of fish are available here. This is where Aucklanders go to experience multi-cuisine seafood all in one precinct. The place is very well popular among tourists especially among food tourists.

The precinct also houses a seafood cooking school. There are a total of 9 eateries and a bar. The precinct has both outdoor and indoor selling. The burst of flavors from all around the world and a colorful vibe makes the place perfect for locals to get a drink after work. Just recently the fish market underwent some rebuilding and renovations. According to Sanford, the long time owners of the fish market, the historical market has now been turned into a polished modern hospitality venue. The place gives out a bustling busy vibe mixed with a modern day seafood culinary vibe. The place hosts many food related events like Easter where people would come to the fish market and find many things to do along with eating the best seafood in Auckland. The activities include face-painting, balloon making, chocolate fish daily etc. People can also enroll themselves in cooking classes.

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Different Eateries Serving Seafood

After the recent 9-month long rebuild and renovations, the Auckland Fish Market now has a total of 9 eateries and a bar. This includes some of Auckland’s favorites and some new establishments. Over a 100 species of fish are used here to make seafood.
  • Sanford and Sons: Sanford and Sons are not new to selling fish as they have been doing it in New Zealand for 114 years. They are an established seafood company. At the Auckland Fish Market, their eatery sells live Crayfish and Paua. Fresh fish like the kingfish, salmon and tuna are also sold with 6 different cutting options. Oysters and prawns also make their place in the list of fish being sold here. A small shop even sells bread, lemons, cookbooks and some sushi seaweed.
  • Market Galley: The seafood eatery is found at the back side of the market in an outdoor space. They sell both eastern and western cuisines of seafood. To give it an Italian twist the eatery serves seafood pizzas cooked in an outdoor wooden-fired oven. They also serve the classic fish n chips.
  • Billypot: The eatery serves dishes made of both raw and cooked fish. Situated at the back of the precinct, the eatery always keeps fresh oysters on ice with slices of lemon ready to be consumed. They sell squid, mussels and garlic butter prawns among other fish. Mussels paired with some white wine, tomato and soy-glazed sauce is something of a popular dish here.
  • Azabu: A Japanese cuisine eatery which serves Japanese classics like the sushi and sashimi with fine details and great presentation. You can watch the chefs cook your meal with artistic skills. They also serve cocktails, mocktails, Kombucha juice. They have a takeaway bar.
  • Good Karma: Situated just inside the Market, Good Karma is a smoothie bar serving various kinds of drinks made from different ingredients. Be it coffee, smoothie or Gelato, they have it all. The smoothie bar looks colorful with all the flavors of drinks being served. They have coffee of variety like espresso, Americana or iced coffee. They sell ice cream as well along with decorative teapots and cups.
  • Tiki Thai: The eatery is from the same establishment as the one behind Xoong in Mount Eden. The place stands out from other eateries at the market as it is decorated with neon lights and bamboo sticks. Their game is in serving the seafood with no artificial elegance and just throwing it out on the plate. This gives the seafood a bold and colorful look.
  • The Wreck: A bar in the outdoor area of the market, The Wreck serves all kinds of drinks and gives out a holiday vibe. It has ropes hanging from the ceiling. There’s tap beer, bottled beer, Pimms jugs, wine and cocktails. It has happy hours on Mondays to Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm. During happy hours they sell native drinks like Moa beers, house wines and jugs of wreck lager.
  • Mar & Tierra: Mar & Tierra sells Latin food with a New Zealand twist. They have grilled spicy veggies served with some of the exotic Latin dishes. Their menu is divided into land, sea and traditional.
  • Ika Bowl: Ika Bowl offers a healthy option in the bustling market-place. They sell classic Polynesian fish with fresh local produce.

How To Reach Auckland Fish Market

The Auckland Fish Market is easily accessible by road. It is situated in the CBD of Auckland. The nearest bus station to Auckland Fish Market is Jellicoe St. There are buses connecting this station to many other important stations of Auckland. The nearest train station is Britomart. There are taxi services in Auckland which will be ready to take you to the Fish Market.

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