Island Sushi and Grill Hosts Malassada Challenge For National Donut Day

Do or donut, there is no try

What do Homer Simpson and Barack Obama have in common? They both love donuts. In fact, “201.02 million Americans consumed donuts in 2020.” So, it’s safe to say, by looking at these stats, that most people won’t want to miss out on a chance to win a year of free donuts.

Island Sushi and Grill is bringing back their Malassada Challenge for National Donut Day on June 3 at 1 p.m. A malassada is a Hawaiian fried dough dessert that originated in Portugal. The family-owned and operated eatery serves both unfilled and custard filled malassadas. Filled malassada options include: banana, chocolate, haupia or guava.

Banana Malassada / Photo Courtesy of Island Sushi and Grill

Since its inception in 2008, Island Sushi and Grill has brought the flavors of the islands to Vegas, which is also known as the “ninth island.” There’s not too many places in Sin City where one can find these specialty treats, but this Hawaiian restaurant bakes them fresh on the daily.

Before signing up for the challenge, take a look at the contest details to learn about the prizes.

Malassada Challenge Contest Rules

  • There is a $10 fee, which is collected at the event.
  • There’s no age limit for entrants.
  • For 2 minutes, contestants eat as many unfilled malassadas as possible.
  • Every contestant receives a free t-shirt.
  • The winner gets one year of free malassadas, which amounts to one dozen per month. Along with the free Hawaiian donuts, the winner’s name is also added to a plaque on display at the restaurant.

  • To enter, contestants must send their name and contact information to

Island Sushi and Grill is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s located at 9400 South Eastern Avenue #102-103. Check out the bakery menu to discover the restaurant’s other goodies.

Fans of toast must try the sweet and savory snacks at the Toast Society Cafe, which has a second location coming to Henderson in June.

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