Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
AnniversaryA great place to celebrate our four year anniversary!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe Manager Val is always very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The servers are responsive; but all the waitress did was to take the beverage order in the beginning and deliver the bill in the end.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe food was AMAZING and the service was just as great! We were seated right away and helped right away!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fave place! - PhillyAs a person who grew up as an entertainment tour baby, I know a thing or two about great restaurants and Chima, by far, is my favorite of all time. The meat is always flavored to perfection, the salad bar is outstanding (chicken potato salad) ; it;s just a wonderful place. I go probably every 3 months or so with a few more visits thrown in for birthdays, etc. Anyway, I'm excited to try the D.C. location, hopefully soon.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, good food,Great service, good food, nice energetic atmosphere. The salad bar was complete and food very fresh. Although the service was great, there did not seem to be a variety of meats as stated by our head server or by the brochure of meats presented. However, they surely made up the shortcoming by bringing to our table a nice cut of salmon and sword fish, boy was that a tastey surprise. Don't get me wrong about the meats, because they were cooked to our liking and very flavorful. I will definitely be going back to sample there other meats for sure.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs UpI have dined at Chima several times, and once again I was not disappointed. The food is spectacular, the ambiance is breathtaking and the staff is impeccable. I can't wait until my next dining experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerWe had a great night celebrating our friends birhday! The food was incredible as usual, even our vegetarian in the group raved about the salad bar and was able to try something that she had never tried before. The wait staff was great and super quick with service, but they never made us feel rushed. The restaurant was very clean.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a birthday!This place made my husband's birthday experience a delight. Everything from the service to the dinner to the desert was amazing!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove This PlaceGreat Brazilian Steakhouse with great service. All of the workers in the restaurant were pleasant and were happy to serve you.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentChima was great as always. The food was not stop and the wait staff was great and brought us whatever we requested. The lamb chops, garlic crusted fillet, BBQ ribs and the Cajun Ron eye are among my favorites.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGRADUATION CELEBRATIONWE had a great time and the food was excellent. Servers were very attentive and caterer to your every need Would go again, just bring you appetitie.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMKidsWe did take our kids, but not sure this is a good idea for all. We have been here quite a few times and always had a great experience. The gauchos are wonderful.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was great.The experience was great. Would like to receive coupons for $ off entire check the cost is bit expensive to visit there more than once or twice a year. Unfortunately most of us county folk can't afford $300 for dinner often. Thank you , Kim6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMincredible foodwent to Chima on Saturday June 1st at 8pm , was awesome from walking in the door , wait staff was on there A game all night and the meat selection was as good as its gets . my date was really more veggie and the sald bar was not something you see anywhere else but with incredible selections , pricing I feel was very good all things considered and in downtown philly .
this is a must on the resturant list if in Philly .6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit andThis was our third visit and we have had a lot of fun each time.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experienceChima is great for a special occasion, you won't be disappointed.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for my sons 17thWent here for my sons 17th birthday. Had a great time5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMreally good meat and servicegreat salad bar and meat service. a little salty but it isn't overwhelming.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCome HungryIf you like red meat you'll love this place. Great selection and the servers are very attentive. All selections I chose were wonderful. And if you're looking for something specific like garlic sirloin they were very accommodating. I found it interesting that on a single skewer one could get a slice in the range of well done to raw. Nice!
They also had a fantastic salad bar and many appetizer to choose from - don't eat too much of these or you won't have room for the meat.
If you park in the garage behind the restaurant, get your ticket validated fora price reduction.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne year anniversaryMy husband and I eat out often. We decided to try Chima for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was THE BEST dining experience we have ever had! The food was amazing! The service was exceptional! We have no complaints. We can't wait to go back!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything great except Valet ParkThe food is terrific and the service was excellent. Its a place where you can dress up or go in casual. It was a fun experience. The drinks were great. Abundant supply of meat and fast service. I would definitely recommend coming here, but I wouldn't revommend valet parking. I paid $18 to valet park and then when I came out to get my car they apparently don't know how to start it. They locked up the wheel and didn't know how to unlock it so I had to walk to my car and start it myself. They didn't give me a refund or anytjing for parking. I recommendinv finding street parking or park in a garage. Otherwise chima was a great experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI booked a reservation justI booked a reservation just a few.hours before on a Sat night and we were seated immediately when we arrived. Both my husband and I have never been to a Brazilian storehouse so we didn't know what to expect. The waitress was very friendly and helpful abduction explained how their system worked. The salad bar was interesting but we didn't see much that we liked which was fine because we came for the meat. There was a quite a selection of meat and most of them were good, especially the filet and the ribeye. Overall the experience was great..just very pricey.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMlove itIve been here probably 6 times twice being this year and I love it5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was my first time at this restaurant but it will not be the last.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, service could use helpI took my boyfriend to Chima for his birthday, we had a great expiereince, everyone is friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding. The only downside of the evening was we were completly done our appetizers and salad bar before our drinks from the bar arrived, we specifically waited for our drinks to come to start meat service. We also ordered a regular drink later in the meal and about 15 minutes later we had to a different server again to get it for us. Other than that everything was outstanding and i would definitly like to try it again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways A Pleasure...I have been to this restaurant a few times and every time I come I truly enjoy myself. I treated my Mother, Sister, and a Friend here and they all enjoyed themselves. The service is always pleasant and the food is great.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was outstanding as usual...I always get gift cards for Chima. With the cards they give you $25.00 off of one rodizio cupon. For the first time the waitress told me that when using this upon China automatically applies an 18% gratuity. (There were only three in our party)
Funny thing was I paid using gift cards, of which I had two. The waitress came back and said the bill plus tip broke me even, nothing left on Card and I owed nothing. After 20 minutes discussing math with the server and manager they gave me $56.00 and said now, I was even. This was The only time I ever had a problem here and the food is always great.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderfulChima steakhouse was great...The meats were seasoned well and mouth watering delicious..Service was great and the atmospere was pleasant...I highly recommend this place if you wanna enjoy great food and pleasant atmosphere....5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day VisitFinally was able to visit Chimas. I made reservations for Mother's Day and did not have to wait long. Our waiter's name was Chris who made our visit so enjoyable. He was funny and personable. The food was excellect the atmosphere was ellegant. I took my there for dinner and she was so pleased with our meal and service. She requested to return again soon! Thanks Chimas and Chris for making Mother's Day great!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCome hungry!Great choice for a special occasion dinner. Even though it was very crowded on Mothers Day, our table was ready immediately at our reservation time and service was terrific. It's very noisy in here when crowded so if you are looking for a quiet dinner on a busy day this might not be the place. The food is great and they have a very nice wine list. This is the first time we brought our teen/tween kids here and we had an early dining time. I would not recommend this as a place to bring young children, although there were a several there. Be prepared for at least a 1.5 to 2 hour dinner to relax and enjoy the many selections.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day was special.I wanted to give a memorable experience to my fiance and her son. They truly enjoyed it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Restaurant!!!this restaurant is AWESOME!! I have been there three times and I love it the meats are do soft and juicy everything is great the waiters are so nice, the onlything is the food bar needs just a few more things like adf some noodles onion rings or fries or mac snd cheese other than that I love it5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMheaven for carnivoresA bar and bright, comfortable waiting area. Seated on time, nice seats, great service. Eat from the salad bar as wandering skewer bearers approach your table every few minutes to ask if you'd like a slice of rib-eye or sirloin steak etc. 16 choices: two fish, one lamb, two chicken, the rest beef -- every one really good. Even the doneness you prefer. The sirloin went around more often than the filet, but it was all presented within 20-30 minutes. Salad bar 40-50 items, salads and vegetables, though no fruit. Servers bring little dishes to your table -- rolls, croquettes, mashed potatoes and more. Desserts are available but we were too full. Delicious sangria was only $6.
Expensive -- about $50 each but a worthwhile splurge for carnivores.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience again was toOur experience again was to die for. Xavier is and remains to be "the bomb". May he never change. Thank yoy!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely FabulousI've been here many times , but my mother has never . I decided to take her for Mother's Day and she absolutely loved it . I wouldn't have taken her to any other restaurant for this special day .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than Fogo de ChaoWe thought Fogo de Chao was the premiere Brqazilian steakhouse but Chima has far surpased Fogo. The service was impeccable and the quality and taste of the meats was far superior. The meats were not overly seasoned so you could taste the difference and distinction of each meat. The barbeque spareribs were better than any rib place we've been to. The two fish offerings added a nice option and both were delicious.
The salad bar was comparable to Fogo, except the fish offerings was a very nice compliment to the variety of salads, vegetables and fruits.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at Chima wasMy first time at Chima was this past Mother's Day weekend. We were a group of 5 celebrating my birthday. While the place was totally packed, the staff and service was fantastic. Even as busy as they were, they were very attentive! Food is very good and plentiful. You never felt rushed. We took our time enjoying the fresh and quality salad bar and the many selections of meat. Lamb chops, filet, garlic sirloin and ribs were my favorite!
Desserts are great, too!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a great experience withTruly a great experience with amazing food and attentiveness from the staff. We really enjoyed the ability to try various meats...all made available to your per your preference. Don't each too much at the huge salad bar, you have to save room for the steaks!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!!! Highly recommendAwesome!!!!! Highly recommend to everyone. Just try it once and you will go back again and again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Dining ExperienceThe service and overall dining experience at Chima Philadelphia far exceeded my expectations. The meat selection was amazing and cooked to perfection. We hope to be back soon!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousMy husband and I went for our 10th anniversary. We mostly tried the beef selections and they were fabulous. The "salad bar" was great too although it contained many things we'd never heard of. It was fun to try different things and was a great experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMChima is great, but....I brought my husband here for his birthday. Brazilian style steakhouse was a first for us. Chima has a nice space. Before dinner we enjoyed happy hour at the bar. After 25 minutes, a hostess came to the bar to "warn" us we may risk losing our table because we were drinking at the bar. We weren't too upset, but a little bothered that we had to move from the table to the bar to save a few bucks. I mean after all, to eat there it was over $100; the least they could do was let us have a happy hour drink at our table. Moving along! We thought the salad bar was amazing, and the 16 meat choices were awesome. The hostesses/waiters were OK, but we received more help from the bus boys and meat guys. At the end of the day, we were full and satisfied.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for birthdays!I recently took my boyfriend and his two friends to Chima to celebrate his 25th birthday. The food was EXCELLENT and the service was even better! Needless to say, we had a great time and will be sure to go again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second time atThis is my second time at Chima in Philadelphia and I am still amazed at how well the food and service are every time I go there. I raved about this restaurant for months to my boyfriend and we finally made it there for his birthday. He LOVES it! Always an enjoyable time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointment!This has been our 5th time at Chima, and never a disappointment. Great food, great servers, and incredible cocktails. If you're looking for a romantic night out, a special occasion, or just a change from the ordinary, I would definitely recommend Chima!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter very good instructionWaiter very good instruction on how service works atmosphere very nice4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dining when yourVery good dining when your there ask for Kevin and Xavier they are excellent servers. They are very good at what they do.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but expensiveThe greats: for $50 they bring you unlimited skewers of various meats and poultry, all very tasty.
The not so greats: yep, $50. That does not include drinks. So expect your night to end up near the $70 to $80 range if you have a couple of drinks.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my vegetarian daughterThis is my vegetarian daughter favorite restaurant because of the AMAZING salad bar, so we came here for her 9th birthday. We had a great time and the very nice server insisted on surprising her with a free birthday Tiramisu! She was also serenaded in Portugese, which made it extra special. I highly recommend it.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Brazilian Restaurant!This was my first time dining at Chima. I took my younger brother here for his birthday. We both have been to multiple brazilian restaurants in the past, but none compare to the food, service, and ambiance at Chima. They even brought my brother out a birthday caked and sang in brazilian. I can't wait to eat there again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM