Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.5
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$31 to $50
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as long as you guys have creamy mashed potatoes, I am there!

JZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in to leaving this restaurant, the staff are all in creditable. Great service and food! AWESOME restaurant!

SD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual enjoyed my night at Chima’s. Always great food and service. It was my spouse first time dining there, I took him for his birthday and he loved it.

B
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Christian was very nice and made sure we had what we needed. I believe the manager that night was Mauro who was also very kind. The food came out quickly and everything was more than delicious

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been there at least 20 times and the last 3 times I can tell that the food taste is not as good as before
The leg of lamb was better and the bread now is not good among other things
I recommend going back to the old formula

l
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined on a Sunday evening, so not crowded, low noise level - a real plus! Lots of variety at the salad bar, although some selections could have used a little more flavor. Nice selection of different cuts of meat, all seasoned differently. Some hits, some misses - but all worth trying, then opt for more of what appeals to you. We had a promotional offer so got great value.

SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best experience me and my Queen have ever had. HIGHLY recommend asking for more filet mignon. We eat our steak medium well and it was still melting in our mouth. Everything about this restaurant makes me want to come back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome I now know the best time to go

CK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The overall experience was excellent. The food was delicious, the servers were very professional 100% percent

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Drinks where way over priced, and because we had a coupon for buy one get one free it seemed like they only came out to us with the lower end of meat we had to keep asking for the better grade meat or the meat that we really enjoyed. But the food was very good.

HT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Chima, and again, it was a great experience. The food was amazing, there was a good variety of food to sample from, the ambiance was perfect and the staff was very friendly. I can't wait to dine at Chima again.

CN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best rodizio restaurant I have ever been to. The service was exceptional. The waiters/helpers were on top of your every need without ever making me feel uncomfortable and rushed. The people with the different cuts going table you table we phenomenal and every cut we tried was better than the last. Then (somehow) we tried desert. We tried the Brazilian trio and each flavor was better than the other! It was my fiancé’s and I’s anniversary and they gave us a complimentary cheesecake. The cheesecake was phenomenal as well! If anyone were to think of doing a rodizio dinner, I would highly recommend Chima!

TL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, 1st off, this was the best dinner I have ever had. I never went to a Brazilian steak house before, and always wanted to try it. Chima was recommended by a family member over Fogo because of the atmosphere and the food quality. From the moment we walked in the door it was a delightful experience. Our waiter Nick was superb and the service was amazing. Every piece of meat that was served was PHENOMINAL. I am a very picky eater, and this was amazing. I can't wait to go back.

PP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

SK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just dated in the dining room. The steak wasn’t high quality. The bar area was nice. Valet was fast.

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual. The waiter from the last time even come greeted us even though we did not sit with him this time.

AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get your money's worth! Great service and great dining experience!

P
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Christian our server did awesome. Carlos the gaucho is the best and the small issue we had the manager correct above what she needed. Thx crew!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

EP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Quality and service are always on point! Food is always well prepared and fresh.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was wonderful! The food fantastic!! Dessert was the only thing I didn’t care for, it just didn’t have the taste I was expecting. Definitely different tastes if you haven’t been before. By far my favorite part was the cinnamon pineapple! It was to die for! Not a place I would go often but for a special occasion, I’d definitely recommend it.

MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

My waiter was great.... only thing we were seated in the back😔 so a lot of the guys serving the food did not entertain my section... I actually had to waive a few down. Just to get their attention... which I thought made me look a little ghetto and super hungry. I waited 20 minutes for my drinks👀 and they were not good... it was too busy to complain... and I’m more of a review writer. I initially would have left but it was my anniversary... I also asked for little cupcake candle but nothing was ever brought over😔 but the 159.00 bill arrive on time🤷🏽‍♀️ I may not ever go back to what was once my favorite place to go

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation but had to wait over 30 mins to be seated , was told out of ribeye and bacon wrapped chicken and started taking off the table cloths as people were leaving. Also was given the evil eye when asked for a second small slice of beef short ribs.

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chima just gets better and better every time. the meat was delicious and super tender. everything was made perfectly. We went during valentine’s day so it was very busy and noisy. other than that it was amazing as always!

RO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VEY GOOD FOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS GREAT ALSO... I WOULD COME BACK AGAIN AND BRING MORE FRIENDS.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Several desserts were sold out (730pm dinner) . Salad bar was not replenished. Rey dissspointed

IL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at Chima and thoroughly enjoyed the food!

LC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I do not like the fact it took a half hour to be seated with a reservation and the hostess had a crappy attitude, none of them were smiling or were welcoming. The waiter was great! The food was great!

K
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is was my first time ever here and it was just okay, not fantastic. Reservations were for 7 and had to wait a half hour to be seated, which was right next to a service table and a register. Michele who claimed to be the manager needs to work on her customer service skills. Waiters kept bypassing our table when we had the card up for food service. The several types of meat that we did end up having was pretty good. Michael who was our server was very helpful and attentive.

DF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

For the steak lover, this is the place to go. This is a wildly popular spot, so be prepared for the crowds. I can say that the dress code ranges greatly between patrons, and it was quite loud. That said, our service was still great and we waited for very little. I would also recommend going in between 5-7 for their happy hour prices. The watermelon martini was fabulous!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Although we request different things we only got to eat the same 4 things the entire night.

VG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only bad thing I have to say is that my reservation was at 6:45 pm and I had to wait until 7:15 to sit. I just thought that making a reservation a week in advanced made sure I was to get in a little earlier. Overall the experience was amazing!

HO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow and the meat was under cooked, servers kept passing by our table.

BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was awesome!!! Such a cool experience and some the best food I’ve ever had

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a table in a bit of a cramped corner that should not be used. However, the food was excellent and the server was attentive and helpful in filling requests for specific cuts.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

I do feel like only the same meats came in circulation. Especially when you’re paying what you’re paying you do expect a level of excellence, and consistent variety. Unfortunately that was not the case

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was excellent. My wife who is pregnant had every craving and if we missed the portion around our waitress were there to make sure she got it. Place was busy but staff was well trained to handle the maddest. Great job to staff

KV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I ever had!! Everything was done to perfection!! I am not a wine person, but our waiter chose an amazing wine to pair perfect with our food! You feel like family here!

AH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent as always but service was lacking. It took a long time for the gauchos to bring the meats to our table, sometimes even walking right by us. We had to flag them down a few times. Also, certain items (bacon wrapped filet and bacon wrapped chicken) never even came to the table

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brazilian steakhouse in the city, waitstaff was wonderful, can not beat the food choices