Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Charlotte
Had a good time at Chima withHad a good time at Chima with my boyfriend! I got to try a lot of new foods, fun atmosphere6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWait StaffOur waitstaff was outstanding. I wish I could remember my servers name but He was FANTASTIC and on top of everything.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThis would be the second time I have dined at Chima, I enjoyed it a lot! The service is always great and the food is wonderful, I would definitely recommend this place to many people! The environment is very classy and nice and it's not too quiet, also there is a huge variety of meats which is great!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in town!Excellent service, great ambiente and awesome food! It's pricy, but worth every penny!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM2 Time RepeaterCould not wait to come back after first visit. Everything was as lovely as before. Best staff from greeters to food handlers. Tasty food needed no extra seasoning. Looking forward to 3rd visit6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Experience!Chima is a one-of--kind experience. From the delicious salads that come in numeous varieties, to the selections of meats, you're in for a treat! Sides are also complementary making the price very reasonable for what you get.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThank youChima was a great restaurant. I took my wife here for her birthday, and the staff sang "Happy Birthday" to her in Portuguese. The food is always amazing, and the staff, including the managers and hostesses, all came to the table to the table individually to wish my wife a happy birthday. I really appreciated the courtesy.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice selection of meats, perfectlyNice selection of meats, perfectly seasoned and cooked to order. Always a wonderful experience with excellent service.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing could be finer!The first visit to this restaurant was for Mothers Day and My mom almost fell over she was so impressed! The next trip was on a business dinner and my client had eaten at other Brazilian steakhouses before but he was very impressed with the attention to detail from the staff, the "fall all over you" attitude but not over doing it. They would replace your water/soda/tea without you even noticing they had done so. Crumbers were used after each visit by the staff and the FOOD boy oh boy!! They should offer wheel chair service to get you back to your car after you finish. Very professional Staff, overwhelming service and food was world class5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!!!!!!!!!!!!Service was amazing. So much food, and all of it was DELICIOUS. They were also very attentive to allergies/dietary restrictions.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great!!Service was great and you get a lot of food, just wish dessert was included.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse downtownI really enjoyed Chima's. The lobby upstairs had a great view. The food was delicious! They even top off your drinks for you! The pricing is reasonable considering it is all you can eat and they bring it to you.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of the bestMy third time going and it seem to get better every visit. I blown away
At my first experience and now I 'll only invite the people who mean the most
To me. Truly a dining dream worth the money. Need more stars in the ratings5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ExperienceMy husband and I had been wanting to try a Brazilian Steakhouse for some time now. A friend of mine recommended this one. It was my husband's birthday so I decided to surprise him. We drove from Columbia, SC and I must say it was well worth the drive. My husband was not only pleasantly surprised but very pleased with the overall experience especially the service. We will visit them again in the near future.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible value$50 per person may seem a little expensive, but once you get in and realize the selection of meats and salad bar that $50 entitles you to, you understand what a great value it is. Service was incredible. Plates, silverware, and side items were replaced instantly. The meat was there the second you flipped your coin over. Just a fantastic experience overall.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner CelebrationThis was our first time dining at this type of restaurant. I wanted to try something different and this certainly lived up to that. We were very happy with our selection of Chima it was exotic and entrancing. We experienced great service by all, the food was fresh, and very tasty, it is not for everyone because not everyone will be willing to try something they have neither seen or heard of before, but if different is what you are looking for this is it. You can request your meats to your desired tastes whether rare or well done. I have never had Swordfish before and am lucky to have had it taste so good on my first try. It is perfect for a special occassion or no occassion at all the meats alone were well worth the price. We will be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingProbably the best variety of meats I have ever had in Charlotte. Great environment and very efficient serving system. Be back soon!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey goodnessThe food and service was terrific. I would defintely recommend restaurant to couples looking for a nice romantic getaway. The price was perfect.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT FOOD AS ALWAYS ANDEXCELLENT FOOD AS ALWAYS AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE FROM OUR WAITER JR.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe hostess was great and very friendly. The wait staff was great. Explained everything to us and definitely made sure we had an excellent experience. Looking forward to returning and will be bringing the Father-In-Law with us.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience-from theGreat experience-from the appetizers, salad bar, meats, and side dishes-all delicious. We couldn't try the desserts-too full. Very good service, attentive staff.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Meat LoversI had just gotten back from a very long trip overseas and a friend offered to take me out to Chima and I obliged (with no hesitation). I have been to a few other Brazilian steakhouse type restaurants before and although I've had better better this place was very good. It may be the better than what I experienced but we showed up a half hour before the place closed. For being there right before close however the service was still excellent. If the waiter was mad he didn't show it. I would definitely comw back here.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day BrunchWe had a great Mother's Day Brunch at Chima. I did not check the cost, and was a bit suprised by the price, seems about 35% overpriced but still delicious and quite fun. Big eaters can't go wrong here.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food and service was great wonderful atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI took my mom there for Mothers Day and we were both very pleased with the exceptional food and service. We really felt pampered and I didn't try anything that I didn't like. Take your appetite! It's well worth the price. Can't wait to go again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChina is a perfect place forChina is a perfect place for a romantic night out or to celebrate a special occasion. The service is top notch and excellently trained. The wine list is extensive and the staff are knowledgeable on pairings and can make suggestions if you aren't sure. The appetizers served are hot and succulent and set the mood for the main course, the rodizio. Even if you're not a large meat eater or in a group with a vegetarian the salad bar is more than enough to satisfy. The meat is the star of the meal with 16 different selections from sirloin to beef ribs to chicken. All perfectly cooked to your liking whether you like it rare or up to well they have it the way you want it all perfectly seasoned. I would highly recommend China for your next night out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo expensive!!I almost fell over when I saw the bill-as delicious as it was, I think $50 a person is crazy!! I made a few members of my party get salad bar only to keep the expense down but still was floored by the price. most expensive meal I have had in the last 10 years. its a nice place but to pay $200 for a buffet experience was ridiculous. I know, I should have checked before we went--I have been to many of these places before and have never seen the salad bar only price that high. Had I known I would not have gone. sadly, I couldnt leave the waiter a decent tip because the bill was simply too high.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTop ExperienceMy wife and I were very pleased with our experience at Chimas and are looking forward to eating there again in the near future. The food was delicious and they had a nice variety. You won' t leave there hungry, I can tell you that much. I would recommend Chimas to anyone. I really enjoyed my experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & ServiceEverytime that I have dined here, it has been such a great experience and I will continue to come.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food!Loved the meat selection! Awesome! The salad bar was excellent as well. I will be back5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBirhday VisitMy 17 year old son, who came with us on my birthday is still raving about the exquisiteness of the flavors and the quality of service!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife for our 10thI took my wife for our 10th year anniversary and it was great. Once we parked valet for no charge, the restaurant was so romantic. My wife and I went upstairs where it was no noise. My wife turned her card over and the guys just kept bring food. I must say all the reviews that are bad are just plain out liars. This restaurant will always be our anniversary dinner spot.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood here was excellent!!!Food here was excellent!!! Although the food was great, it was the most expensive dinner we've ever had.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMChima had amazing serviceChima had amazing service including complementary Valet parking and downtown Charlotte that is a plus. It isn't the first Brazilian steakhouse I have been to, but the food was seasoned very well.
All the good was great. They seemed to have a very nice wine list as well. The biggest thing that set them apart from other Brazilian steak houses was the fact that they asked if we were wanting a particular cut of meat and how we wanted it cooked. It was at our table less than two minutes later. Very impressive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice bday dinner!I took my husband here for his birthday. He had never been to Chima's before. I chose this restaurant b/c one of the main issues he has at a restaurant is finding a decent dish that offered a good amount of food for his appetite. So I thought he would enjoy Chima, and he did!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent meats, great variety and very attentive staff4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA must-have when in Charlotte!!Chima is one of my favorite restaurant's in downtown Charlotte. As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted with a smile. The ambiance is outstanding and the food is simply amazing!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of six had excellentOur group of six had excellent service - most notably from Jeanie! We will request her on our next visit to Chimas!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I experience ChimaEvery time I experience Chima I enjoy myself better than the last time. I am absolutely NOT a steak lover and this flank steak I had at Chima was to die for. I could not get enough of it and you definately made me a steak lover. Continue the excellent service and I will continue visiting your wonderful establishment.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a very pleasureableI had a very pleasureable experience at Chima! The staff was very nice and personable!The food was over the top delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily favoriteWe love Chima for celebrations - birthdays, graduations, Mother's/Father's day. The salad/food bar is excellent, and any vegetarian or light eater would be very happy. The meats have an excellent variety and have always been cooked perfectly (we like medium rare, but you can select whatever you like). The restaurant is kid friendly for well behaved children (restaurant manners) and it is unique enough that they will find it a favorite (order them a special lime drink). Birthday diners get a Portuguese "happy birthday" song plus an excellent dessert. Highly recommend!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our grandson'sWe celebrated our grandson's 21st birthday. The entire staff made him feel very special. I appreciated the attention given to our younger grandson as well. The staff is well trained - keep up the great service and we'll keep coming back. The food was excellent.
The only thing I would like to see changed is to move the salad bar away from the guest tables. It is crowded and noisy and it seems like we get seated there a lot.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA typical Brazilian barbecueA typical Brazilian barbecue in concept, Chima takes things up to another level. Quality of food is what reigns supreme here. The meats are cooked exceptionally well, and the servers are able to customize your preferred "doneness." The salad bar is very good also and even offered some unexpected items such as soup and rice. Service is very attentive but not overly pushy. We were especially impressed with the electronic 'order' pads the servers use. It seemed that the wait for wine, dessert, or anything was minimal due to their use. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and Chima threw in a few dessert. I would highly recommend it. Noise level is moderate and I think well-behaved children would be fine here.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodness, I had heard goodGoodness, I had heard good things about Chima's but I didn't think that it would be this good. This is the kind of restaurant that makes your average steakhouse look like a steak n' shake. There wasn't a single thing there that was below par. The salad bar had more meat on it than it actually had salad. I am going to go back at the first available opportunity, and maybe sooner if I can find an excuse.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStop Singing Birthday SongsLoved the restaurant. I have always been a big fan of Brazillian restaurants & Chima's are among my favorites. The only downside is the new "commercialism" of restaurants, where singing some derivation of the birthday song is required when celebrating a birthday. I think that group singing is great for lesser scale restaurants but after a certain price point, you tend to expect a more serene environment to match the ambiance and financial expectations of your dining experience. So our night was full of revelry from prom guests and birthday celebration songs. Needless to say, to sing all these birthday songs, means ultimately the wait staff is now focused on that nonsense, and less on retrieving requests or replenishing your beverage.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed my firstI really enjoyed my first experience at Chima. John and Ashley were wonderful servers. I am looking forward to our second trip.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brazilian SteakhouseI eat at Chima's fairly regularly and it's always fantastic, and this visit was no exception. I've eaten at other rodizio restaurants, and Chima's is the best I've ever been to, by far.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best place everEverything about my experience there was amazing the service was always around the food was killer and everyone was very nice. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEven for a non-meat eater,Even for a non-meat eater, you can't beat this place. I leave just as full as the carnivores because of the amazing salad bar and sides.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI felt like a kid in candyI felt like a kid in candy store with all of the meat continually coming around. Absolutely loved it. Haven't been that full of great food in a long while. The leg of lamb is unbelievably good. Can't wait to go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM