Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

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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 Brazilian style by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.

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NT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, attentive service! Food was delicious. Best part was that the vegetarians and vegans left full too!

AT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good service and selection of meats. The only reason I give it a 4/5 is because the Flan was not worth $12. I expected a smooth texture throughout, but it was grainy on the inside. Luckily, our server just gave us a slice of Tiramisu without us even asking so that definitely made up for it.

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Pricey, so I’d recommend going there to celebrate large life events or special occasions. If I have the means and money to go again, I would.

RD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special event

j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great expetience! Service was wonderful, our server Nick was fantastic and attentive. Only wish i could have fit in kore food, i was so full!!

LQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly, went there for Veterans Day, left a lil disappointed in the service. Kept having to ask for everything twice and for the money you spend there I thought it should have been better. I will definitely be going back, just hope it's better next time.

ME
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. The steak and meat options are really good. The servers really do a good job of making sure you are getting the items you want.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied when I come here ☺️

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a experience when we come here. They haven't failed us yet.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating and the food was very very good also the service was exceptional I loved it and definitely am looking forward to going again...

DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Staff were very attentive to our table.

DK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very loud and bright. Not much ambiance, but food was outstanding and service was great.

WW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk into Chima you know you are in for a quality dining experience. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and our server Gabby made the experience one which we will remember for a long time. Gabby was attentive but did not hover and always seemed to be there just when you needed her. The food was amazing. From start to finish. We took advantage of the salad bar options but quickly realized that it was the meat we were really interested in. Every slice of meat was juicy and cooked to perfection just the way we wanted it. I did not have a meat that I did not enjoy. Beef, chicken, pork, and salmon options circulated the room and we indulged in whatever we liked. The Parmesan rolls and the unlimited whipped mashed potatoes were a great addition to the meal. We definitely be coming back to enjoy this amazing venue.

T
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night out. Good place for a celebration. Food and service-great!

HZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and it was very quiet for how crowded it was.

TO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeters and wait staff were excellent. Our server Gabby was particularly attentive (thanks Gabby!) . The food was delicious. This was a splurge meal for me so with 2 coupons and 2 drinks each (for 3 ) we spent a little under $ 300

AD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent The staff went above and beyond to give me great service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back for another fabulous evening! The waitress service was stellar and the food was exquisite! Look for me soon for a special occasion!

l
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hostess at Chima’s was great. Her name was Crystal and she was very attentive to our needs and asked if there was any specification that we wanted. Thank you for such a great dinning experience and we will be back.

CO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was out of this world. Definitely can't wait to come back.

CG
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The meats are tasty and the kids really enjoy the experience. Overall a pretty pricey meal, but fun.

L
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good, although we seemed to be skipped a lot on certain foods coming by. It was hard to know what you were missing to ask for it. The plates were well worn and my silverware was bent. It seemed like little details are being skipped which is sad for the cost of your meal. Our server was great, but sometimes it was a slow wait for things. My biggest issue was the valet. They did not even acknowledge us when we arrived. Then when I tried to pay with a credit card, he just walked inside and didn’t say anything. So I followed. It took forever to take the payment. No sorry for the delay or anything. Then he couldn’t remember if he got the keys or gave us the slip to get our car. When we were leaving, he did not say anything when he took our ticket. It took quite a while for our car to arrive while we stood in the rain completely not being acknowledged. Once the car got there the guy jumped out singing to the music he had blasting. No one opened the doors for us or anything. Absolutely terrible customer service and not worth what we paid for it. It makes me think twice about coming back and if we do we will definitely NOT be using the valet.

F
Philadelphia
180 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice upgrade to the decor!
Service had been poor on last few visits and hadn’t been back for quite a while; this was also much improved.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was good but for the price chicken should be on the menu unless you pay a lower fee for the chicken. I felt like the chicken came around the most in the sausage but what I really was there for was the steak. The appetizers or the sides at the Buffet needs to be changed and upgraded, maybe seasonally. The same for the appetizers that you get put on the table.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a group of my friends come out to celebrate my bday with me and we had a really good time. A few of them had never been before and they really enjoyed themselves. Our waitress Sherry was excellent. She went above and beyond to ensure we were accommodated with everything.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing dinner for my anniversary. Everyone was so sweet!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Second time at CHIMA.Everything was great until our server told us he already add 18% gratuity.I checked your website and didn’t mention that the restaurant add automatically 18% gratuity???? We usually tips 20% but since they added gratuity and the first time that I came here we didn’t experience this situation. I would think about it coming back to this restaurant

MT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful evening. While I was a little disappointed they no longer offer the Chicken wrapped in bacon, everything else they provided was just amazing. I would definitely go back again.

KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Everything was fine until i was lied to stating that when they comp meals that automatically add the tip! That would of been fine if i wasn’t there 2 days ago with the same type of situation due to the fact that the first time i was there on my birthday we had a bad experience and returned on the 16th, provided the comps, no tip was forced on us and even tipped above the suggested amount!

Server short handed himself because i was going to tip him 30% but since he wanted to lie and say it’s automatically included he just got his standard 18% here is proof of both situations!

Not sure if because i was black and got my meal comped he felt as if i wasn’t going to tip. But the server on the 16th didn’t force a tip on us and it was again the same situation!

I will prob never return to this restaurant again!!!! And it’s amazing because I’m a contributing writer to a few publications in this city as well as a contributing writer for a few major blogs that i may report on!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my anniversary. Our server gave us a complimentary dessert in addition to the one we ordered. Both were delicious. The only gripe was the corn didn’t make its way to us but everything was delicious. I especially enjoyed the leg of lamb.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Chima Brazilian steakhouse. We were a party of 6 and the service was awesome. The food was delicious and the atmosphere felt festive and not at all stuffy. I can't wait to go back! Great price for all the food offered.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for our 2 year Anniversary. I wanted the night to be perfect and it was! The staff was great. The ambiance was good and the food, OMG the food! Let just say I fell asleep in the car on the way home. Total food coma! We will be back, Thanks Chima!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of meat, wonderful salad bar

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Booked this for my husband’s bachelor party dinner. We have been here before and always a great time. Only complaint I have is, I booked a table for 10 guys and asked for a round table to be off to the side. The guys arrived and they put them in the center of the room without a round table.

Finally one man said something and they were told they could be moved but would have to squeeze. I know it’s sounds stupid, although it’s a party of 10 larger men for a bachelor party! They don’t want to squeeze together, especially when spending $1,600. I am little annoyed that I took the time to call not once but twice and still wasn’t accommodated what was asked.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meat I ever had gentle on the stomach which shows its quality.

YL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I Could not do it often because of the price but best meat ever...! That was really excellent

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday with my husband and it was nice I was served a complimentary dessert at the end of my meal. I felt that our waiter was rushing us a bit. I think he was assigned too many tables. Also, there was a bit of a language barrier because the waiter had an accent and spoke very fast making his english not clear. The food was good but the various meats did not have the same quality as our visit many years ago. In addition, the salad bar used to be better with more of a selection.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Our server was very nice and checked on us often. The gauchos were fun to watch, they didn't miss a table, almost as if it were a choreographed dance. The food was delicious and plentiful.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. I introduced my 17 daughter to fine dining and she was very surprised and enjoyed every moment.

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