Costco Kewpie Roasted Garlic Onion Dressing & Marinade Review

A good everyday salad dressing has the perfect balance of savory, salty, slightly sweet and a bit tangy. This Costco Kewpie Roasted Garlic Onion Dressing & Marinade caught my eye as a “multipurpose dressing” and I picked up a bottle hoping it fulfill all my dressing and marinading needs! So did my hopes come true? Is this something I’d buy over and over again? Find out below!

Image of the Costco Kewpie Roasted Garlic Onion Dressing & Marinade bottle unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Kewpie Roasted Garlic Onion Dressing & Marinade.

Other dressings, sauces and marinades from Costco I’ve enjoyed are the Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade, Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette, KFI Butter Chicken Sauce, Kinder’s The Chicken Sauce, Bulls-Eye Barbecue Sauce, Rao’s Marinara Sauce and the Kirkland Signature Organic Marinara from Tuscany.

Image of the bottle with ideas on what to use the dressing & marinade for like pasta, veggie dip, salads.
The dressing & marinade can be used on meat, fish, pasta and salad!

Location in Store

This is located in the aisle with all the other salad dressings, sauces and spices. The item number is 1779556.

Image of the company and product description from the back of the bottle.
Kewpie has been around since 1919!


As you might expect, the dressing has a fairly strong aroma. The garlic and onion smells are there, but the smell of soy sauce is almost equally noticeable.

Top down image of a bowl of the dressing & marinade.
The soy flavor really stands out.

The soy sauce flavor is also very noticeable when you taste the dressing. I would say it was the first thing I noticed. It’s definitely a salty dressing, but not unpleasantly so. The garlic and onion flavors are there too, though I found it a bit challenging to notice them separately, if that makes sense. The dressing has an enjoyable bit of creaminess to it.

Top down image of a bowl of salad with the dressing & marinade on it.
Ready to try!

Overall I enjoyed the Kewpie Roasted Garlic & Onion Dressing & Marinade as a salad dressing. The strong soy sauce flavor was a bit of a surprise to me and makes me think it could work well in an Asian-themed salad. I’m curious to try it as marinade.

Close up side view image of a salad with the dressing & marinade on top of the salad, there's a fork resting beside the bowl of salad.
The dressing is nice and creamy.


The 887 milliliter bottle costs $9.99 Canadian at Costco, which isn’t bad for such a large bottle of dressing. I find if you use it as a marinade you go through it a lot quicker than if you use it as a salad dressing.

Closeup image of the front label on the salad dressing & marinade showing that it's a multipurpose dressing and Non-GMO certified.
A versatile dressing & marinade!


We used this as a salad dressing and it worked well! I think it would work on a variety of salads but I want to try it on a cold noodle salad. The bottle needs to be kept refrigerated after opening and the best before date is about nine months from when I purchased it.

Closeup image of a fork with salad on it hovering over a white bowl filled with salad.
A little dressing goes a long way.

I think this would be a great marinade for chicken or pork. It would also be great used in stir-fry, it’s a pretty versatile sauce.



One tablespoon contains 50 calories, four and a half grams of fat, two grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, two grams of sugar, less than a gram of protein and 200 milligrams of sodium.

The sodium is high but the calories, sugar and carbs aren’t horrible! I think most people use a little more than one tablespoon as a salad dressing and quite a bit more than a tablespoon when using it as a marinade.

Image of the nutrition facts for the salad from the back of the bottle.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list has pretty much what you’d expect to see in a salad dressing/marinade that tastes like this! The base of the dressing is canola oil (I prefer avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil but those cost more money). The dressing has sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame seeds, yeast extract, onion, garlic, egg yolk and a thickener!

It’s really hard to know what “natural flavours” are because they can be pretty much anything. The dressing contains egg, soy, wheat, sesame and mustard.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the bottle.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10 (Not as many calories, fat, sugar as other salad dressings but not a nutritious food).


Give it a try!

I like this as a salad dressing and will definitely use my bottle up. I’ve also got a few ideas on how I can use it as a marinade!

Have you tried these Costco Kewpie Roasted Garlic Onion Dressing & Marinade? What did you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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