Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.7
4806 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner -
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last seating)
Friday: 5:30 -10 PM (last seating)
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (last seating)
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating)



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Phone number
(215) 531-5820
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eder Dorne
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th and JFK
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking



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Public transit
Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasions with family and friends or impressing an important client, Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is the perfect spot for your next event. With outstanding food and amazing hospitality, Chima will not disappoint.

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4.6
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding! Outstanding! Outstanding! My favorite food is the salmon with passion fruit sauce but everything is extremely delicious. My friend Rita and I were celebrating her birthday and it was her first time there. She had an amazing experience. Our host was very attentive and took care of all of our needs. The servers were very friendly and accommodating and the whole staff made us feel very welcome and special. The décor is beautiful, the seating is very comfortable and when you dine there, you know you are experiencing something really wonderful. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best service ever!!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The service was great and the food was even better.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We have dined here about 10 times, but this was our first Friday night. Servers were very good , but the meat options seemed limited. We never saw everything on the menu and turn around time on rotation of meat was slower then normal. A little disappointed,but still a good meal.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Nice modern place. The food was beyond my expectation. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Good food, great times. Attentive service. The staff was welcoming, the salad bar is amazing, the sides are great...and the meat! Awe man, out of sight.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I loved everything about the food and the service,definitely will be coming back

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great time and meat selections... and at times free valet parking!!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Such an outstanding time at Chima Philadelphia! It was my fiancée's birthday and we invited friends from Maryland that never ate at Chima and they loved every minute of it. As always the staff is so attentive and even gave my fiancée a cheesecake birthday slice and a souvenir photo of our table. We have been going to Chima every year for his birthday and this year was the best. Not to mention the great complimentary valet parking. Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

U can never go wrong with choosing Chima u will definitely get your money's worth and the food is outstanding

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Overall it was great....only thing I can think of that was a little annoying was the people (different waiters) constantly coming over and asking the same thing the last person asked. Not too big a deal but can be a little annoying. I’d definitely come back, loved it!!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Good food and friendly staff
Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Never ever let down when we visit, food, service and cleanliness at its best! Oh and comp valet parking (yay)

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My first time there was this Saturday 07/21/2018. It was myself, son and boyfriend. The experience was great. I was running late called and they moved my reservation so I could still be seated. Once we arrived there was complimentary valet parking. It was pouring raining so that was great. Once inside it was beautiful. We were greeted pleasantly by the host. Once all parties were ready we were seated right away. We did not wait long to be served. The overall experience was excellent. The food was delicious. The leg of lamb was the best I ever had. Very flavorful and cooked to perfection. The meats where cooked at the temp of your liking. The meat was nonstop. You eat until you are done and you will not be rushed. The waiters were courteous and made sure we were satisfied. This was one of the best experienced of services I ever had. Thank you for the experience!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Awesome food service great.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The service is five star. The owner/manager works hard to keep the level of etiquette top notch amongst the staff. However, the dress code has become so lax that I probably won't return. It really detracts from the ambiance to see ppl in
gym shorts and flip flops

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I enjoyed my self here last night. Just like I did when me and my husband went there back in January. That had a special going on that week. And we however didn’t end up getting the dessert that we was suppose to get with our special. But over all I still lived it. It was for my husbands bday. And he was full by the time we left there

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Chima is a great experience every time we go. The food and service are both top notch.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

We went on a Tuesday, so it wasn’t too busy. This place was amazing in every regard. Our server Henry went above and beyond on service. Knew the menu, just great service and food just as great (ok it’s possible even better) of course the filet mignon was top notch as well. Great salad bar. My beautiful date agreed with me in full this place does it right from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Chima always offers a very filling meal accompanied by a very caring staff and a bevy of excellent options. My personal favorite is the Picanha (top sirloin) or the Filet Mignonette wrapped in bacon. Be sure to try out the Brazilian soda when you go! Very refreshing!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great everytime I go. All the meats are delicious, the staff are always pleasant and checkingon you. Always a good experience

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I wish the steak was always consistent but it was good

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Last night during our visit I had a reservation for 7 at 8:45pm. Some members (2) of my party of were running late and at 8:55pm this same manager appraoched me saying that if they weren't there by 9:15pm they would have to seat us. Noticing that they aren't busy and still accepting walk ins, I explain to the manager that the website says the last seating is 9:30pm and he ignored me and continued to explain how we all have to sit together and sit down at once so he will be back at 9:15. At 9:15p, we are seated and one late member of the party walks in 1 min (literally) after we were seated (though no one had taken any drink orders or explained the experience yet) and we were given a hassle that required manager approval for her to join our table. The 5 ppl I bought with me had never been to Chimas so they were excited, but the female hostess we had didn't ask if they had been there before or offer to explain (without being prompted by me) the Rodizio. Finally she starts explaining the selections of meat and the process (very quickly) and she only explains the complete rodizo. We came for the RW promotion and she didn't offer that, tell us about it and assumed what we wanted Rodizio. Out of the entire experience there was only one nice server who was educated on the wine selection, was courteous in meeting our request and making we were attended to. The other female server who sat us, just stood directly behind us, withing ear shot of our conversation the whole time, staring at us eat while never offering to serve and made several members of my party feel uncomfortable. About 45 min into our meal we started being rushed. Then it made sense why they wanted to seat us so soon, they had been rushing us to leave that whole time, they knew they'd be tipped because our large party made it mandatory so they slacked on the service.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Chima never disappoints me. Our server Dave was absolutely AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Excellent food and service as usual! We were celebrating our anniversary and they made sure to honor that with a wonderful dessert after dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Come hungry

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Wonderful experience, as always. Great food and great service. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

As usual, we celebrated my hubby's birthday at Chima on 7/7/18 🤗 We've been here numerous times and always receive exceptional service from the moment we walk in, to the moment we leave. We are always greeted by the beautiful hostesses at the front and seated with no issues. Dave, Carrie, Demitre and Juliana waited on us with spectacular service. They made sure our glasses were always full, our side dishes replenished without us even having to ask and were so attentive to our needs for different meats or anything we wanted. They were friendly and professional but also personable. My hubby also enjoyed the Top Sirloin and the chef who brought it out was also very nice and personable as well. As we left the bartender asked us how are dinner was and wished us a great evening, that caught me off guard but in a very good way of course lol. Thank you for not just passing us by and showing care for all customers not just ones that you serve. Finally the pretty ladies at the front wished us a good night and we were on our way. We always leave Chima very full almost in a food coma lol and always amazed at how everything topped the year before even when we think it's not possible! Thank you Chima Philadelphia and staff!!! You guys are amazing and we cant wait to get back!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Meat lovers dream. Very excellent Cutts of meat. Our guests really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I'll never understand how the food is always so fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

I flew in from the West coast to visit my eldest son who has a physical disability. I had let the restaurant know in advance he was unable to stand for long periods of time. The attentive staff greeted us upon arrival, knew my name and seated us immediately.

Our dinner was delicious and our wait staff were extremely attentive and observant. When served our coffee our waiter had noticed my son was left-handed and rotated the cup handle accordingly. Now that's what I call service!!

THANK YOU!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Dave demomstrated exceptional professionalism and is extremely knowledgeable regarding diffirent varieties of wine. He provided a friendly atmosphere and took care of our needs in a timely manner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great ambiance. Service was excellent. The portions are just right and they keep it coming if you want. The food was good, but to be outsranding I would recommend more seasoning on their meats. I can think of a handful of restaurants whose steaks they should taste to compare like Sullivan's Steakhouse- meat melts in your mouth & is well seasoned. But Chima's Lamb is undeniably top shelf. All and all my hubby enjoyed his birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Been here many times. Another excellent visit. Service was attentive, food was fresh, hot and delicious. Come hungry. Take your time eating so you can enjoy all the meats.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Best Brazilian Restaurant in Philly...

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

As a Brazilian, I really felt that I was in a traditional Brazilian steakhouse eating our famous “rodízio”. For this reason, my standard was a little high and I did not like the taste of the black beans with pork because I was expecting something more similar to our “feijoada” and it was not even close. Also, I was expecting to have some chicken hearts which are the stars of every single Brazilian steakhouse. Maybe they can think about including them on the menu. Overall I had a great experience.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

It was a nice meal, most of the meats were given the way that you asked them to be cooked but some were not. The waiters would say they would be back with a specific type of meat and never did. The plate replacement took about 10 minutes each time.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed the food and great service. The atmosphere was on point and everyone was friendly.

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