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Champion Malasadas

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1926 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1308
+1 808-947-8778
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06:00 - 19:00
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Sun 06:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 19:00
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Los Angeles, CA
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate at Champions as well as Leonard's. They are both good and served hot. Champions is more doughy and slightly less sweet. I guess it's just a matter of preference. They also had chiffon cakes which were very good too.

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Thank Lisa K
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our go to place for malasada's. Perhaps because it is close to where we live. My kid thinks it's waaaaay better than Leonards. Idk as Leonards has puffasada's:yum. But, Champion's is a fam business, and it's nice to see the same faces that know your face to. Their malasada's are fresh, no major line, and they offer other donuts as... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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328 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Champion Malasadas is one of many malasada shops in Honolulu and it is one of the best. They serve them hot and fresh and the malasadas are a little fuller than the average. They do not come close to the poi malasadas of Kamehama bakery but they are probably better than Leonard's.

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Los Angeles, CA
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Please also see my review on Leonard's. We did a side by side comparison between Champion and Leonard's. They are both hot fresh off the oven so undeniably they are both very very good. Definitely worth a visit to either of them if you are in Honolulu and you like donuts. I ate the original from both places. Champion edged... More 

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Thank Lisa K
Sacramento, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Champion malasadas are well known to locals. They offer some of the best malasadas on the island. The restaurant is easy to locate from the hotel areas. Beretania is a major one way street in Honolulu

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Thank Ed J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Hubby says the breakfast is a deal, 2 eggs, 3 slice of bacon, choice or 2 scoops rice or toast or 1 malasada for less than $6.00. I enjoy the small sponge cake; soft and springy.

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Thank BBM M
Markham, Canada
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I decided to try Champion Malasadas after reading the reviews and recommendation from the valet attendant at the Hawaiian Hilton where we stayed. It was only about a 10 min drive from the hotel. I arrived at the store at about 10 am and requested a dozen malasadas .... 4 plain and 8 with custard (without sugar coating). The woman... More 

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washington state
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340 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had wanted to taste Champion's malasada's for some time. A friends had referred us, saying they were as good as or better than the legendary Leonard's. So, since Leonard's has become the chronic destination of every tour bus in Oahu...we thought we'd give it a try. Well, now we've got to reevaluate our friend's taste for pastries! They were... More 

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San Diego, California
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228 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I saw many reviews that said this is better than Leonard's, that is baloney! It is not even close. Very doughy and heavy. The ones with custard are cold and heavy. Don't go here, go to Leonard's.

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379 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Yes, champion is now the standard for malasadas. I was raised on Leonard's by its gotten too touristy now. Try the banana cream

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:00
Thursday
06:00 - 19:00
Friday
06:00 - 19:00
Saturday
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1926 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-947-8778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?