Costco Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tempura Tacos Review

When I think of shrimp tacos, I don’t picture them with battered shrimp like the ones included with these Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tempura Tacos. I’m fairly sure the shrimp are actually the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp! I enjoyed those, so I was intrigued when I saw this taco kit. Do crunchy tempura shrimp make for a great taco, or is there too much doughiness between the batter on the shrimp and the tortilla?

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tempura Tacos container sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tempura Tacos.

If you don’t like the idea of shrimp tacos, Costco also carries the Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos.

Top down image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tempura Tacos container sitting on a table open so you can see the contents inside.
Shrimp, slaw, limes, sauce and tortillas.

Other tasty pre-made meals from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Quiche Lorraine, Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas, Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake and the Kirkland Signature Four Cheese and Spinach Manicotti.

Sideview image of a hand holding one taco close to the camera with a few bites taken out of it so you can see the filling.
A little bit of everything!

Location in Store

The shrimp tacos are located in the refrigerated pre-made deli section near the back of the store. The item number is 31406.

Top down image of a tortilla served on a white plate. In the middle of the tortilla is shrimp, slaw, salsa and sauce.
The cilantro lime cream adds some additional flavor and moisture.


The tempura shrimp came out nice and crispy from the air fryer and golden brown. They have a medium amount of batter, which is fairly airy, making the tacos less meaty.

Sideview image of a hand holding one taco close to the camera so you can see one shrimp in the taco with slaw on top.
Ready to try!

The shrimp has a nice flavor, it’s not fishy at all, one could say they’re very mildly fishy if at all. I find it hard to tell if the tails are totally removed from the shrimp it kind of looks like maybe not the the entire shrimp seemed edible.

Sideview image of a hand holding one tempura shrimp close to the camera with a few bites taken out so you can see what the shrimp look like.
There’s lots of batter on the shrimp.

When you combine all the ingredients like the slaw and salsa (pico de Gallo) the flavors are nice they all complement each other well. A cilantro lime crema comes in the tray, adding some needed moisture to the tacos. The salsa has tomato and cilantro but it isn’t spicy at all unless you get one of the jalapeno peppers.

Sideview image of a hand holding one taco close to the camera with a few bites taken out of it so you can see the filling.

My biggest complaint is that the tacos aren’t super meaty but still pretty tasty. You’re not going to get a ton of protein from them and they’re a bit carb-heavy but it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of them though.

Top down image of five tempura shrimp cooked and served on a white plate.
The shrimp are nice and crispy!


The weight of the tray determines the cost, the tacos cost $17.99 per kilogram and I paid $24.39 Canadian for my tray. There’s enough shrimp and tacos in the tray to feed a family of four.

Closeup image of the front label on the shrimp tacos showing ingredients, best before date and cost.
The cost of the tacos is $17.99 per kilogram.


We used the air fryer to make the tacos and would use it again if we purchased them in the future! The best-before date is three days from the day they were packaged and they need to be kept refrigerated. I probably wouldn’t recommend freezing them.

Top down image of an open container of the cilantro lime cream sauce that comes with the tacos.
Cilantro lime cream.

These are perfect for a potluck or family taco night. My almost two-year-old seemed to like the shrimp tempura so that’s a win!

Image of the cooking instructions for the tacos from the packaging.
Cooking instructions for the Costco Shrimp Tacos.



Two tacos contain 370 calories, 12 grams of fat, 56 grams of carbohydrates, five grams of fibre, four grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein and 810 milligrams of sodium. That’s not a lot of protein for the amount of calories, fat and carbohydrates.

Top down image of four shrimp tempura sitting in an air fryer before being cooked.
Before cooking the shrimp.


The ingredients list is long and although shrimp tacos might sound healthy, there’s definitely a few not-so-healthy ingredients in these. Ingredients like canola oil, modified palm & palm kernel oil and preservatives and additives.

The tacos contain milk, egg, shrimp, soy, wheat, oats and sulfites. They may contain fish molluscs, mustard, other crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and barley.

Image of the ingredients list for the tacos from packaging.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10


Give it a try!

Four adults and a toddler had these shrimp tacos from Costco and all really enjoyed them! I wouldn’t hesitate to eat them again.

Have you tried these shrimp tacos? What did you think of them? Leave a comment below!

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