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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, the food, the service, the drinks... everything was fantastic

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was freaking fantastic. definitely worth the price. everything was literally so good!

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KS
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff and beautiful restaurant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

For as expensive of a place this is, they really need more servers bringing out meat. We had to wait a long time just for a few slices of steak. Fabulous food but service could use improvement for the high price you pay.

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TH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food, atmosphere, decor, service was Extraordinary. My only concern was the drinks. I had two mixed cocktails that tasted more like diet kookaid. But I love coming here. 😃😃😃

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Z
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was different than i expected it was like an expensive buffet.

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Just after finishing dinner while I waited for desert I saw a mouse run from the floor to under the half booth .

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DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded me expectations and left my girlfriend with a fantastic memory

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food I love it. Very nice place to take your lady or man at.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great valentines dinner with my Beautiful wife

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NS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I prefer to go on a regular day not a holiday. It was a mad house in there. But I love the food!

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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Took forever for non bacon added meat to come around to us. When it finally did they all came at once so we didn’t get to fully enjoy the experience

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JN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and beverages were delicious. Our only problem was that our reservation was at 8PM and we did not get seated until 8:45PM. It is undertaandle because it was Valentine’s Day, but 45 minutes was still a little bit ridiculous. The service was a bit slow at first but other than that our experience was great!

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KJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service wasn't as expected but food was real good.......................................

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AQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to visit, highly recommend will be returning!

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MJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The selection and service are great. I just wish i would have known the night in particular was a package only dining night. I will definitely go back pm a regular evening and give a more in depth review.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. Nice atmosphere as well

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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad I got to experience it.had a wonderful valentine day . Food drinks awesome I will definitely come back again.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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TT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This was our 3rd time with Chima. Very disappointed this time.

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F
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The valet parkin was to mush traffic and my reservation got canceled I called 2 minutes before it got canceled and explain the person on the phone was very rude

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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a nice time. Very nice staff. Gauchos were very friendly, food cooked nicely. My toddler enjoyed herself too. The staff and restaurant is very kid friendly.

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T
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy good food and drinks

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RI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Madison was amazing, would definately come back and request her.

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CF
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for a birthday and it was wonderful, the food is AMAZING try the papaya creme for dessert as it was crave worthy

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EH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

February 10th was my very first time at Chimas & the experience was great!! My waitress Maddison was awesome!! The food was delicious and the total ambiance was beautiful! I’m definitely making this my favorite place to dine. Did I mention it was the day before my birthday ☺️ Chimas has gained 3 loyal customers!! Thanks again!

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PV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very friendly and attentive . our server Jacob was Awsome ! Food was fantastic 😀

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chima is awesome!!!! Everything was great. New valet staff needs a bit of work, Didn’t come to me to get vehicle and curb rashed my wheels, other than that all was great.

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PC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic salad bar, great service, and a must for anyone who likes grilled meats.

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EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating my two friends birthday.every time I come the experience continues to impress

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G
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was amazing. The salad bar alone is awesome!

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IC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, I have no complaints about this place I recommended a friend to this place an she loved it.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great steak. Good ambient. Quite pricey without discount coupon. Overall worth it

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time with a friend. Got a drink at the bar before we were seated. While we were sat, there was a guest complaining about something as the server greated us. He smiled and excused himself, dealt with the issue, apologized, then continued to explain everything about the menu to us. The food was amazing; plenty of choices on the salad bar, equipped with sauces for the the meats being brought around. We ordered additional glasses of wine and the server was very helpful in describing the wines and helping us choose on. Along with the great food, the service was phenomenal. The server was Hamilton, and there were a number of other staff clearing plates and making sure we were taken care of. We will definitely return!

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I go to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse monthly with my company's executives and the food is usually "Excellent" however, the filet mignon tasted like "liver" & had gristle when I complained to the manager about it, he sent out more & the cut was a tad better, but still dried out & unseasoned. The chicken & salmon were not seasoned & dried out, so dried out that I asked for more passion fruit sauce for the salmon which took 15 minutes after asking (2) other servers , the salads were excellent, but I came there for steak, not for the salads bar. They should change the name to "Brazilian Salad House!" Then promote the "Salad Chef to the Meat Chef!" Rating = 2 stars
P.S. the server gave me a $20 coupon for the next meal, but I'd rather have had the delicious, seasoned, meal that I have always had at Chimas! Is it under new management?

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good. When asking for "medium" in term of doneness though, a lot of the meat was almost raw. The bacon wrapped selections weren't that good - the bacon overpowered the meat. Also - we never got or saw the vegetable skewers. It was my mother's birthday and they gave her a delicious tiramisu for dessert. Service was wonderful!

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

After hearing all the hype. It was time to find out for myself. Making plans last minute, i hit up the open table reservations at 9pm Saturday evening. prepaid parking for the kennedy house garage, just 250 feet around the corner from Chima's front door. 12 dollars. Do not have to wait for valet. Just park and walk a short distant and was seated right away. Felt kind of rushed at first but then once we ordered our drinks, it felt like 15 - 20 minutes had past. Got them finally and was off to the salad bar. Here is where I do not see why everyone was raving about an expansive salad bar. Yeah it may have niche items on it, that you do not see everyday on a diner salad bar. However the selections were not what I am accustomed to. Meaning i did not see any iceberg lettuce, only one style of romaine that already had croutons on it and was cut down to bite size pieces. I guess that is okay if that is what you like. However I been to diners in Jersey that knock this salad bar out of the ball park!!! With a lot more selections and also "dressing" choices. That being said, onto the meat a plenty. I do not believe all the meat selections were presented to us. However what was presented to us whether it be chicken, beef, or lamb. Was extremely salty. So much salt that my girlfriend did not eat much , who would normal finish a whole steak plus a baked potato. She is petite too. less than 100 pounds wet!

Cocktails, over priced. That is to be expected. Yet, they were tasty. I had 3 and she had 1. Not over powering just right mix of flavor and alcohol. back to the meat. Chicken was great, filet was great, lam chop was okay, NY strip , by being in flat strips was okay as well. Again way too much salt which drowned out the full flavor. Maybe that is why the meat was so tender. Do away with the salt and I might come back.

Noise was less than a diner on a saturday night. Mix of young and old crowd. A table having a 21 birthday party, a few tables of date nighters, and a few groups.

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to go to for a different and unique experience and environment!! Will be on my list to take family while here on visits.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for a nice evening out after a long week. When we first arrived there was an atrocious table of 20-25 people cursing, flipping each other off, vaping and being blatantly obnoxious and then refused to pay gratuity - because the wait and bar staff would not serve them. The staff, managers and servers alike, handled it with grace and never let their emotions dip into a negative place. The food is outstanding, dessert is excellent and everyone was attentive to our every need. Without a doubt, we will be returning. We highly recommend Chima.

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