Costco Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque Review

Classic lobster bisque is not easy to make at home and is commonly ordered at restaurants. Costco carries its own brand of Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque that’s ready to eat after quickly heating it. An excellent lobster bisque is rich, creamy, savory and flavorful. Does this Costco version check all the right boxes?

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque two pack sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque.

Other soups from the Kirkland Signature brand are the Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup, Kirkland Signature Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Kirkland Signature Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Top down image of the two pack of bisque unopened sitting on a table.
Two one pound four-ounce tubs of soup come in the pack.

Location in Store

This is located in the refrigerated section at Costco, the item number is 833995.

Image of the product description from the back of the packaging.
Lobster meat blended with cream, butter and sherry.


This Kirkland Signature lobster bisque is underwhelming. It’s a bit fishy tasting and doesn’t have any real chunks of lobster. The bisque is creamy and overall quite salty.

Top down image of a bowl of lobster bisque served on a placemat beside a spoon.
Ready to try!

The broth is pretty thick and there’s a hint of lobster in every bite but not any actual lobster really! It needs at least a few decent-sized chunks of lobster. Overall this soup is mediocre the flavor is okay, it’s like a salty, slightly sweet cream with a hint of buttery lobster.

Image of a sticker that says "what is bisque" from the tub of soup.
The bisque is made with North Atlantic Lobster meat.

We did find a few tiny shreds and pieces of lobster in the bisque but you really had to search for them. This isn’t anything like you’d get in a restaurant after ordering lobster bisque.

Closeup image of a spoon with soup on it hovering over a bowl of lobster bisque.
The broth is quite thick.


There are two 567-gram plastic containers of soup in the box. The two containers cost $10.99 USD, which seems cheap for lobster bisque. After trying it, I know why it’s priced the way it is though.

Top down image of the lobster bisque lid showing that it says it needs to be kept refrigerated and the heating instructions.
The bisque can be refrigerated or frozen.


It doesn’t get much more convenient than this, all you need to do is heat the soup on the stovetop in a pot or microwave it. We heated it in a saucepan because that’s how I like to heat my soup.

Image of the heating instructions for the lobster bisque from the package.
Costco Lobster Bisque heating instructions.

The soup needs to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is less than two months from when we purchased it. The packaging says you can freeze the soup and consume it within 9 months of freezing but I think freezing it may change the texture and water it down.

Top down image of a pot of lobster bisque being heated on the stove.
A stovetop is my preferred method for heating soup!

The bisque is made with 100% North Atlantic Lobster and is a product of the USA. Lobster bisque can be served with some crusty bread, crab cakes, a garden salad or even a lobster roll!

Sideview image of one container of lobster bisque sitting on a table unopened.
There are two 567-gram containers of bisque in the pack.



One cup of bisque contains 380 calories, 30 grams of fat, 740 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, seven grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein.

The bisque is pretty high in fat, likely coming from the cream and butter. There’s a decent amount of sodium in the bisque too but not as much as some other soups have.

Image of the nutrition facts for the bisque from the packaging.
Nutrition facts for the bisque.


The main ingredients are cream, water, butter and lobster meat. There’s sherry wine in the bisque so if you can’t have alcohol, be aware of that. The bisque also contains wheat flour so although one might assume it’s gluten-free, it’s not.

Image of the ingredients list for the bisque from the packaging.


Taste: 5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10


Walk on by!

If you like lobster bisque, I think you’ll be disappointed by this. It’s too sweet, has an odd flavor and doesn’t really taste much like lobster.

Have you tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque? 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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2 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque Review”

  1. Well that is sad to hear! I’ve seen it in my warehouse and was very tempted but that high salt content is a no go for me. I’m a big fan of lobster bisque but only have it rarely.
    Thanks for your review…. it’s saved me from disappointment and money loss. 😁

    • In Langford Costco this month, I bought a 2-pack of The Keg lobster bisque. Comes in 2 bags refrigerated, The ingredients list is massive….lots of additives. But, overall, i give this an 8 out of 10. Very rich and buttery. i would buy it again. perhaps you could check out this product for us.


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