Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2155315820x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30 -10 PM - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th and JFK
  • Public Transit: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Located in Center City Philadelphia, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. From the moment you enter our beautiful location on 20th and JFK, you feel the warm welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy our full rodizio dinner served by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.
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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (151)good for groups (124)romantic (80)fit for foodies (80)hot spot (48)notable wine list (42)kid-friendly (28)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (14)late-night find (11)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • nothing short of amazing
    blum
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the moment you walk in until you leave they make you feel like a king. Ive never had such a wonderful experience dining out from the greeters, waitstaff, management, and food as I did at chima.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Melissa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great salad bar along with the meat offerings. Kids love it too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So stuffed!
    Hestis
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My husband and I brought my parents here for dinner and we all enjoyed ourselves! We were so stuffed by the time we left. The food was excellent. We were happy to participate in the Susan G Koman promotion as well. The waitstaff is very knowledgable about the wine and beer selection. The show excellent service as well. The only thing we didn't like was that the bar music was so loud on top of the dining room music which was also on the loud side. (Two different types of music playing at the same time)We had trouble hearing what the waitstaff was saying and had trouble talking with each other at our table. Music doesn't change the taste of the food though.... We are already planning our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    KNelson
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A few of my co-workers who live in Chicago and the UK love Chimas when they are in Philly. We visit every couple months and have the same remarkable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational Food and Service
    I81U812
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The never ending variety of food is one to be thankful for. Sirloin, Cajun Ribeye leaves you coming back for more. I love Chima Brazil Steakhouse!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meat!
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I like this restaurant and ate there many times. the meat is very good, the salads are good and even though it's expensive, i think it's a good value. my problem is that they "hide" the quality meat and don't come with it unless you ask for it. it's not ok. other then that, it's a good place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Absolutely loved it! That was my first time at the kind of steak house. It really was devine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Very Happy Birthday!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We celebrated our son's 24th birthday here. The evening exceeded expectations. The meats were perfectly cooked and the service was outstanding. Every person who came to our table was friendly and helpful. We were not rushed and were asked several times if there was anything else special we would like to try. The restaurant also provided a special birthday dessert and group photo, which was a nice touch. Highly recommend for a celebration dinner, particularly if you enjoy sampling a lot of delicious meats. (The salad bar was good too!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    TotallySatisfied
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    You will NOT be disappointed! The food, ambiance, and staff are unparalleled!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time.
    TWJ1
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went for the second time with my wife. Always courteous service and great food. Will go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MsShirl207
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First time eating at this restaurant. The food was excellent, servers was very attentive. Definitely going back very soon. Although I only eat chicken and fish, it was still worth it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. Come with an empty stomach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Professional!
    dteTree
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of Philadelphia's best restaurants in my persona opinion. The venue looks great and has comfortable seating. The staff are very well mannered and always have a smile on their faces. The food is great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth Every Penny
    Mahfoye
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Not a place for weekly dining (50+. Per person), but the meats were unbelievable; salad bar unique...be sure to calculate drinks and desserts extra to the $52 general service fee...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall experience.
    RickD
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have been to several Brazilian Rodizio's but the Brazilian Rodizio's in Newark, NJ. are still the best. The food was great at Chima but the meat selection was small compared to the ones in Newark, NJ. no exotic meats or grilled pineapple. The salad bar was small also compared to the ones in Newark which are three times bigger and have a huge selection of hot and cold foods. If you want coffee and desert expect to pay an additional $14. per person. The bill for two was $154 with Ice tea, desert and coffee plus a $30. tip. Expect to pay for parking which cost $10. to $16. Was it worth the 2 hour drive from Delaware? I could have taken the train since I work for Amtrak and travel for free (4 blocks from 30th st. Sta.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had to prove her wrong
    DontGetOutMuch
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Mom was in town and swore "Longhorn Steakhouse was the best she's been, in Maryland", I thought she was kidding. So my boys and I brought her to you and ya' didn't let me down. I told her just the site of the skewered meat would make her mouth water....she stood corrected. She greatly enjoyed herself. She was very impressed (as was I) with the service and the knowledge they had without missing a beat. And the food.....from the apps to the meats....they were delicious. I couldn't tell you what they were, but the appetizers were very tasty. My sons were very pleased as was I. The atmosphere was great. You guys really paid attention to detail. Thanks for a fulfilling evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Papalecki
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great. Huge salad bar, with fantastic offerings. House dressing is to die for. Meat service is fantastic, Meats are delicious and never ending
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, and Atmosphere
    eattwiceasmuch
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Enjoy the atmosphere of tableside food cooked and sliced to your perfection. 13 different meats on skewers brought to you one after the other as much you can devour. The salad bar a must but if you’re a steak eater, save the room for the meats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurants.
    TWJ1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Beautiful restaurant in the scenic area of downtown Philadelphia. My wife and went there for our 15th wedding anniversary. Great food, great service. We definitely plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Gluttony
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fantastic service and great food! Will be back for more
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meatlishis!!
    Diner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I come here once a month EVERY month. And yes, it costs money, yes you might have to wait for something here and there, however its definitely the most delicious restaurant in Philly <3
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing?
    eddieanded
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My first Brazilian steakhouse experience, food was tasty, service attentive, but is not a relaxing experience. Little pricey for what you actually end up eating. Lamb chops were way over past done. Fish options were poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chima
    DragonBites
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I took my brother to dinner for his birthday. The food was very good with a few exceptions. Some of the cuts of meat were too salty, but still edible. The environment was nice and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first experience
    skulrph
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Chima. The flank steak was delicious and salad bar very impressive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why are we waiting?
    Kevin
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Having Guarana soda available for order adds an authentic touch, however, having traveled to Brazil and gone to various steakhouses "in country" I dont remember having to wait for the servers. Meat came at a near frenetic pace, here at Chima, there were times when I had to actually look around for servers and there was only 1 in the dining area. When the food came, however, it was excellent. For a brief respite from meat or to clear your palate, try the Salmon or Swordfish, both were very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serina Putman
    Rina
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had to repeat to our waitress quite a few times when we wanted refills and out sides that come with the meal. One of the guys who brought the meat out dropped meat on my blouse. I'm hoping I can get the stain out. Not my best experience there but I love this place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and chaotic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was uncomfortably loud in the lounge area where we waited for a few minutes, and still very noisy in the huge dining area. Most frustrating in a restaurant featuring a salad bar as a main part of the experience, it was not easy to walk around at all. Waiters and waitresses with full trays and patrons going to the restrooms and salad bar all had to take the same paths. The food was high quality but the experience not as good as at other Brazilian steakhouses to which we've been.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just wonderful
    search713
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The best food I've ever had. The service is impeccable and the salad bar is very versatile and clean. Pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    bossryda915
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ive been here several times and am never disappointed with the service. This time I brought my children and they really enjoyed it. They learned how to properly request their own temperature of meat and enjoyed being able to participate with the tongs. Great time as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tara
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my second time here, and I love it! Special occasion place for sure! Proteins are all deliciously seasoned, drinks are strong and pacing is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    outandabout1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent customer service and great food. Nice atmosphere and wonderful salad bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat Lovers Heaven
    EatingWellAsSport
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    When you are in the mood for delicious meat and lots of it, this is the place to go. We have been here for birthdays and other special occasions and have never been disappointed in the quality and great flavors that we find. The flank steak is as wonderful as the filet. Its fun to try everything. The only downside is that there is less table conversation than a usual dinner because there is no waiting. From the moment you are seated food keeps coming. Those who are restricting calories can certainly do that here but only with lots of willpower!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was perfect.
    cherty
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The salad bar had dozens of items, including several gourmet dishes. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. You can go back as often as you like. My husband also had meat, which is sliced and served tableside. Again, you can get as much as you want. We shared an excellent dessert. Our server also brought us a generous piece of tiramisu (on the house) for my husband's birthday. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Bonus: it's walking distance from Philly's Regional Rail Suburban Station or 30th Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat eaters glory!
    phillydude
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great service....and great food. A bit noisy though. They had music in the restaurant and coming from the bar and both were loud, so 2 songs playing at the same time all night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Dining
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Although last seating was at 9:15PM, we got seated with no problems with a reservation time close to 9PM for a party of 2. I have to say, the service, from the hostess to the staff, were still exceptional even when they were preparing to set for the night. The selection of meats was on par and it wasn't like they only serve what they have left on the grill. We even requested meats and they didn't even give us a big fuss about it. We did eat like there was no tomorrow, ordered drinks, and had dessert. We did stay past closing and they didn't rush us at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our waitress was very nice the entire time my party was there. She was very energetic and always came back to make sure we were ok. The manager also came out and spoke to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That meat tho!!!
    KingBeef
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was my first time at the establishment and I will say that it was a great experience. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. I haven't had service like that in over a year. I thank you very much and I am looking to return shortly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steaklover
    steaklover08VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food was delightful. The Wine menu was recently changed. Only 2 selections for the reisling. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salsa4two
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We took our son to eat at his favorite restaurant because he just graduated from law school. All three of us enjoyed our return eating experience. The waiter went out of his way to make us comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food-- VERY loud
    Maddie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great The service was accommodating. The only problem was that there were 2 large parties in our room and we could not hear ourselves talk! But there was so much good food that it didn't matter that much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven Flavored
    Diner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Chima never ceases to amaze me. From the front girls to the bartenders to the servers and gauchos down to the managers. They've come a long way <3
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.