Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp Review

If you’re a shrimp fan, have you tried the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp from Costco? I love ordering tempura shrimp when we go to restaurants that offer it and have high hopes that this Costco version is just as good!

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp box on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp.

Tempura is usually meat, vegetables, sweet potatoes or seafood like shrimp that has been battered and deep fried. I like all kinds of tempura but my favorite is definitely shrimp tempura. When I saw the Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp at Costco I wanted to pick it up to enjoy tempura at home without needing to go to a restaurant!

Image of the tempura shrimp product description from the box.
Crispy on the outside with delicious shrimp on the inside!

Other similar products from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp, SoKusa Shrimp Chips, P.S.I’s Grande Gourmet Coconut Shrimp, Authentic Asian Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup, Sato Asian Fare Shrimp Wontons and Seacore Frozen Lobster Tails.

A plate of eight tempura shrimp with a bowl of dipping sauce in the middle.
They look like restaurant-quality tempura!

Location in Store

You can find the tempura shrimp in the freezer aisle at Costco. The item number is 1562720.

Side image of the box of Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp.
30 tempura shrimp in the box.

Taste

Delicious! I really enjoy these. The batter is light and crispy despite being a bit oily and greasy. There’s a good ratio of batter to shrimp, the shrimp are pretty big which is nice because I find a lot of tempura can be mostly batter and tiny shrimp. The actual shrimp is tasty and not very fishy-tasting.

Image of a tempura shrimp with a bite taken out of it so you can see the center.
The shrimp aren’t at all fishy tasting!
Top down image of a white plate with eight tempura shrimp on it and a bowl of dipping sauce in the middle.
Ready to enjoy!

The dip tastes just like soy sauce, but it’s tasty and complements the shrimp well. 

Closeup image of one cooked tempura shrimp.
The batter is crispy and golden brown after baking in the oven.

Cost

The 1.15-kilogram box costs $24.99 Canadian at Costco. You get six sauces along with the large bag of thirty shrimp in the box.

Image of the box of tempura shrimp open, showing six sauce packets in it.
The box comes with six soy sauces.

Convenience

I think these would be amazing in an air fryer but I put mine in the oven and was pleasantly surprised by how crispy they turned out.

Costco tempura shrimp cooking instructions from the box.
Cooking instructions.

The tempura shrimp needs to be kept frozen and the best before date is almost a year from the date we purchased them. They’re a product of Vietnam. Although the shrimp comes with a soy dipping sauce I think that a plum sauce or sweet chili sauce would also be really tasty with these!

Image showing the resealable bag of shrimp.
The bag of shrimp is resealable which is extra convenient.

I highly recommend these as an appetizer if you’re hosting a party or get-together or just to enjoy as a family at home! The bag is resealable so you can cook as many or as few as you want.

Image of the a cookie sheet with tempura shrimp on it being baked in the oven.
They turned out super crispy after being baked in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories

Three tempura shrimp are 290 calories, 13 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, nine grams of protein and 460 milligrams of sodium.

290 calories isn’t a ton but the problem is that I could easily eat like six or eight tempura shrimp in one go.

Tempura shrimp nutrition facts from the box.
Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp nutrition facts.

A tablespoon of dipping sauce is 20 calories, zero grams of fat, six grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, four grams of sugar, zero grams of protein and 230 milligrams of sodium.

Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp ingredients from box.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

I know it’s important for some people if the shrimp are wild caught or farm raised, the shrimp in the tempura are farm raised. The ingredients list for both the dipping sauce and tempura shrimp seem pretty typical and not at all healthy! These contain wheat, soy and shrimp.

Scoring

Taste: 9/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 3/10

Overall

Must buy!

If you like tempura and want to enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, this is a must buy.

Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp? 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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4 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp Review”

  1. Gross! I purchase these because I love tempura shrimp, and was excited after reading rave reviews. I cannot imagine why anyone thinks these over-breaded, disgustingly greasy things are anything resembling true Japanese shrimp tempura. I cooked 8 of them for our dinner, then threw them and what was left in the box out with the garbage after tasting. My husband was equally disgusted. Wish I could throw up.

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  2. These are on my to get list after reading your review. I love shrimp and tempura just adds another kind to my list. I wish companies would start trying things out in air fryer and put on packaging like they do for oven, microwave etc. So many people are using them now. thanks for giving review have caught a few things to put on by to try list.

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  3. These are great ! Glad they are now carrying them all the time not just at Christmas. They are about half the price compared to other stores.

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