Costco Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl + 13 DIY Topping Ideas


Ahi Wasabi Tuna Poke at Costco

I’m a big fan of poke, but not a fan of poke prices. Luckily, some Costco locations carry a premade but freshly made Ahi Wasabi Poke. You can find the tuna poke in the deli area with the other prepared meals such as the beef stewsalmon milano, or the Korean beef bulgogi.


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What is Wasabi Tuna?

Costco’s poke is made with their ahi tuna and is prepared in house. This particular poke is called Ahi Wasabi poke which would lead me to believe that there is at least ahi tuna and some wasabi in this poke mix. Reasonable, right? 

But from a quick run through of the ingredients list, I don’t see wasabi listed anywhere at all. I did see horseradish which is not wasabi but comes from the same family of plants. I’m hoping Costco isn’t trying to 
pass horseradish off as wasabi.

Costco Cost Comparison - Poke Bowl

How Much Does Poke Cost at Costco?

Costco’s poke sells for $21.99 a pound. At my local warehouse, each package weighed approximately .75 pounds, with my packaging being the heaviest at .79 pounds (12.8 ounces) of poke. 

This breaks down to $1.37 per ounce of tuna poke from Costco. 


One thing to note, like everything else in the world, the price has gone up in the past year. Poke from Costco used to sell for $19.99 a pound, but it’s up 10% to $21.99 a pound now.

Is this a good price for poke?

I would say it’s on the average to pricey side. It’s definitely not an absolute steal of a deal where I would feel compelled to purchase some everytime I went to Costco, but for the amount of poke it isn’t the worst price in the world. 


This poke is going to be made from their ahi tuna that they sell in the seafood department, and that goes for $15.99 per pound. 

For $5 more per pound, Costco will turn their ahi tuna into ready to eat poke.

Costco Tuna Poke vs Poke Shops

Compared to poke shops, this may be an ok price. Poke bowls go for about $12-$15 on average and will usually include ~6-7 oz of fresh poke. Of course, poke bowls from poke shops offer quite a bit more customizability as well as ingredient options. 

In addition to selecting your base items such as 
rice and side dishes such as crab salad or seaweed salads, poke shops also provide a plethora of topping options as well as dressings, sauces, and aioli to really spruce up your poke meal. 

Is The value There?

Is a $14 fully loaded poke bowl from a poke shop better than a $9 plain white rice Costco poke bowl that includes 1.5 times more poke? Let me know in the comments what you think the better deal is?

Costco Poke Taste Test

The Poke is Freshly Made

I’ve been wanting to try Costco’s poke for quite some time now, and I’m super excited that I finally have the opportunity. According to the label, my poke was packed at 1:06pm. 


I purchased it right around 2pm and ate it around 3pm. It was about 2 hours since the poke was made, but it still smelled and tasted super fresh.

Super Strong Sesame

One thing that really jumped out to me was the strong smell of sesame. There are plenty of sesame seeds spread all over the poke and Costco must have used a healthy amount of sesame oil as well.


How does Costco's Tuna Poke Taste?

For taste, the poke is good. The tuna is high quality and the flavors are great. The sesame oil and seeds add a nice nutty taste and a light crunch. The ingredients include flying fish and herring roe, but both were barely noticeable. 


I love the little orange fish eggs, but I could barely tell they were in this poke at all. Maybe once or twice did I feel that squish of the fish roe. 

I know roe can be expensive, but I would love to see a little more roe in this poke from Costco.

Its not spicy!

While the poke was tasty, it wasn’t spicy and didn’t live up to its wasabi name. Costco does sell a spicy ahi tuna poke, but I think it’s fair to expect a little bit of spice from an item with wasabi in its name. 


The flavors are there, and the poke is delicious, but its not spicy in the slightest.

Homemade Poke Bowls

To enjoy the raw fish, I ate a few pieces of delicious poke on its own. But of course, I had to make a poke bowl. I had some white rice cooked up that I let cool and I made my own poke bowl. 

I wasn’t planning for today to finally be Costco poke day, so I had to make due with the limited ingredients I had at home. I simply added some furikake seasoning, ponzu sauce, and some wasabi sauce that we had in the fridge.


My wife added some furikake seasoning as well as some mango to her bowl. We really didn’t have too much around the house to create a true poke bowl, but at the end of the day Costco’s poke was delicious and very enjoyable.

DIY Poke Bowl Topping Ideas

The poke comes already seasoned, but it doesn’t hurt to add toppings and additional flavors to your DIY homemade poke bowl. 

Some easy toppings to add:

  • Cucumbers
  • Edamame
  • Carrot Strips
  • Pineapple
  • Green Onion
  • Wasabi
  • Scallion
  • Crispy Onion
  • Mango
  • Nori
  • Masago
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Avocado
This is just a quick list of toppings that most poke shops offer and many of which are easily available at home. 

Costco Salmon Poke

If you are interested in a simple Costco Salmon Poke bowl you can check out my salmon guide. By using Costco’s fresh Atlantic Salmon, you can make your own basic poke bowl for only $2-$3. That is going to be a hard price to beat!

Poke Nutritional Information & Ingredients

How Many Calories in the Ahi Wasabi Poke from Costco?

One serving of Costco Ahi Wasabi Poke will be 4 ounces and have the following nutritional information:

Calories: 150
Total Fat: 3.5g (4% DV)
Cholesterol: 70mg (23% DV)
Sodium: 630mg (27% DV)
Carbohydrates: 3g (1% DV)
Protein: 28g

Nutrition Facts
Costco Ahi Wasabi Poke
Serving Size
4 oz
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

There’s a very solid amount of protein and its pretty standard nutritional profile for a tuna poke, nothing really seems outrageous either way. Poke is a very low calorie and healthy food. 

Kirkland Signature Poke Ingredients


I am going to include the full ingredients list. Costco calls this poke Ahi Wasabi Poke but there doesn’t seem to be any wasabi in the actual ingredients.

  • Raw Ahi Tuna
  • Sesame Oil
  • Flying Fish Roe
  • Kukui Nuts
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Green Onion
  • Herring Roe

Contains 2% or less of:
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sea Salt
Soybean Salt
Horseradish Extract
Monosodium Glutamate
Bonito Extract
Chili Pepper

Ethyl Alcohol
Lactic Acid
Rapeseed Oil
Mustard Oil
Corn Flour
Corn Starch
Citric Acid
Vitamin C
Yellow #5
Blue #1

There are a lot of ingredients on this list that I don’t recognize, but the one thing I don’t see is wasabi. I’m betting Costco went with the horseradish mustard combo to create a wasabi type flavor.

Final Thoughts

At $21.99 a pound it ain’t cheap, but if you are looking for a unique Costco prepared meal, then poke is not a bad option. Costco’s tuna poke is made fresh and tastes great. 

The flavors are on point, but could use some more roe and some authentic wasabi. Costco’s poke makes a good, but expensive lunch or dinner.

Costco Food Database User Reviews

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 4.8/5 (4)

Best Poke ever! KEEP IT PLEASE!!! 🙂
It’s my go to favorite when it comes to prepared food there.
This is an easy grab every time I do a Costco run. It's not the most mind blowing meal but it's simple and clean. Add some cooked riced and you're done. I've been picking up the Spicy version recently.
It has some sort of spicy mayo theme but it isn’t using Japanese mayo which is sweeter and I had to add a lot of Japanese Mayo to fix the flavor otherwise it would be good