Price Update: Fan favorite Costco Wagyu Beef is $20 CHEAPER this year. Phew. The Japanese Wagyu sold at Costco is world-renowned for its buttery texture and subtle umami flavor. Wagyu beef visually identifiable by it’s even and gorgeously “marbled” fat, rendering unrivaled tenderness. The Japanese Costco Wagyu Beef Grade A5 Ribeye and New York Steaks are real, authentic Grade A5 Japanese Wagyu imported from Japan. You can see the difference, and we think you will taste the difference.
Costco Wagyu A5 beef comes in New York and Ribeye steak cuts and it is exceptionally high quality cuts of beef, beloved for their evenly marbled fat and buttery delicious flavor. Serve your wagyu steaks with a good Cabernet or some King Crab Legs for a truly amazing meal!
2023 Costco Wagyu Steak Price Update
Wagyu is back in-stock at Costco warehouses, right before Father’s Day again this year…$20 price DECREASE for this year…it’s back to $99.99 per pound. Everything else is the same for this beloved (albeit luxury!) Japanese A5 grade wagyu. You can also find Costco’s A5 Wagyu Beef online at Costco.com, sold and shipped frozen.
Last year we saw a $20 price jump right before Father’s day to $119.99 per pound. Not that $100/lb is that much more affordable, lol, but we’ll take it! Have you bought Japanese Wagyu from Costco before? Let us know what you think and any prep tips!!
- ORIGINAL POST DATE: May 13, 2021
- Updated: May 16, 2022
- Updated: May 10, 2023
No doubt, While Wagyu is a luxury and a delicacy, it’s a growing trend in the United States. According to Eat This, Not That, the price of Wagyu has increased more than 200% in the past five years.
Should you buy it? Truth be told, we think it really boils down this. It heavily depends on how much disposable income any one person comfortably and joyfully dedicates to food. Know thy self. Spend what you can afford (or spend on what you appreciate).
Have you had the Costco Wagyu New York Steak? or the Wagyu Ribeye? What did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Or drop a star rating!
Costco A5 Wagyu New York Features:
- 100% Authentic Wagyu Beef New York Steak
- Graded A5
- Imported from Japan
- Serving Size 113 Grams = Approximately 4 Ounces
- 360 Calories Per Serving
- 32 Grams of Fat Per Serving
- 12 Grams of Saturated Fat
- 30 Milligrams of Cholesterol
- 20 Grams of Protein
Costco Wagyu New York Item Number & Price
Japanese A5 Grade Wagyu New York Steak is Costco Item Number 50000 and Costs $99.99 per LB. Japanese A5 Grade Wagyu Ribeye Steak is Costco Item Number 60000 and Costs $99.99 per LB. Find the Wagyu beef in the Costco freezer aisle, adjacent to frozen burger patties.
Costco also sells a variety of Wagyu Beef online at Costco.com, you can see their options here.
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Pro Tip: Share Your Costco Wagyu Beef
Wagyu is the Rolls Royce. It’s a luxurious and delicious cut, it’s also the higher fat content that makes it so flavorful and tender…so it’s more filling and you need (or might want) to eat less of it that you would a leaner cut. Plan on serving a slightly smaller portion than you would a traditional cut of lean steak.
Want to impress some guests? Serve some Costco New York Wagyu steak as an appetizer for a dinner party. Slice into portions and let everyone taste a small slice…you’ll be the host/hostess of the year…people don’t necessarily need to sit down to an entire plate of Wagyu to really enjoy and appreciate the luxury experience.
What Does Grade A5 Mean?
The Costco Wagyu Beef New York Steaks are graded A5. A5 is the highest grade given through the strict standards of the Wagyu grading system. It is estimated less than 1% of the Japanese steak production meets the rigid standards of A5. To earn the prestigious A5 grade, beef must rank high on the Beef Marbling Score (BMS), Beef Color Standard (BCS) and Beef Fat Standard (BFS), as well as grade A for firmness and texture.
Frequently Asked Questions About Costco Wagyu New York Steaks:
Does Costco Sell Wagyu Beef?
Yes, Costco Sells Wagyu Beef. Costco carries frozen Japanese A5 Wagyu New York and Ribeye Steaks in-store.
Does Costco Sell Wagyu Beef Patties?
Costco sells Ground American Wagyu Beef. It is not pre-formed into patties, however they do carry Ground Wagyu Beef with which you may make patties at home. You can find it located in-store inside the open refrigerated meat cases alongside the USDA Prime steaks (higher end steaks).
How Much Does Costco Wagyu New York Cost?
Costco Wagyu New York Beef Steaks are Grade A5 and cost $99.99 per lb at Costco. They are sold in packages of 2 New York steaks, and each package of 2 steaks has a total price around to $220-$240 per package.
Is the Wagyu at Costco graded A5?
The Costco Wagyu Steaks are graded A5. A5 is the highest grade given through the strict standards of the Wagyu grading system.
Is Costco Wagyu Beef Frozen?
Yes, the A5 Wagyu steaks at Costco are sold frozen. Costco does also sell Wagyu Ground Beef, which is sold in the USDA Prime refrigerated meat aisle.
Dessert Ideas to go with your Wagyu New York Steaks: