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About Chima 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 Brazilian style by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours of Operation:
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)
20th and JFK
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet until December 31, 2017 when you dine with us.
Must validate ticket at the restaurant.
Bar guests - pay $7 after validating ticket.
Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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.
Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
Thanksgiving meal plus regular rodizio style food. They had run out of side dish of stuffing. Way too many cold side dishes of an 8 to 1 ratio cold vs hot sides. Would not recommend. Sat on the opposite of the partition separating people in bar. Could hear everyone in bars conversations . Not good
My family attends annually for our holiday meal at either Thanksgiving or Christmas and we love it. This year a few items were new - vegetable skewers and grilled pineapple. We really loved the pineapple, almost like a dessert! My son's girlfriend is vegetarian but will eat fish and the vegetable skewers and pineapple were a great addition to give her more options.
I did a quick Google search for great restsurants serving on Thanksgiving, and wow am I glad we chose Chima! Not only did they provide amazing Thanksgiving favorites, the Brazilian style meats kept coming. The salad bar had something for everyone and the meal was amazing!
Upon entering our party was happily greeted by the hostess, and brought to our table which was a great location. The server explained how it all worked for the newbies, and the food was outstanding. We could all talk and the noise level was not too loud. I would definitely go back.
We have never been to a Brazilian steakhouse type restaurant so we weren't sure what to expect. Chima is in center city Philadelphia and although they tell you the dress code is business casual, there were many in there in jeans and sweatshirts. Upon entering, the bar area was packed. We did have reservations, although once we entered the dining area it was apparent we didn't necessarily need them. (Better safe than sorry though) We were seated in the middle of the room and explained the procedure. The salad bar would be the first course. It was filled with anything and everything you could imagine placing on a salad. Once salads were complete they started with the meat. It was fun tasting all the different pieces they had and the portions they give I originally thought were small, but with all there is to taste I knew why. No worries, you could ask for more of any of them at any time. The meats were done to perfection whether rare or well done. Dessert was amazing...choices ordered off a menu. We did not drink any alcohol, only water and soda. Waitstaff seemed somewhat non existent once the meat had stopped flowing to our table. It to a while to see a dessert menu and then to get the bill. We definitely were quite surprised though when the bill came ...for four of us (including an 18% tip) we had a bill that was $348...$87 per person I feel is quite high for an evening out that isn't a special occasion. There are no prices online and our bad for not calling ahead and asking what the cost would be per person.
We went for a birthday. The food and service was excellent. There was a continuous rotation of meats and an unending supply of sides. The waiter was attentive but not annoying. He also brought over a huge slice of cake to us which was absolutely delicious. This is definitely a 5 ⭐️ Restaurant.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The restaurant has a modern, chic vibe, which I liked. Chima has more variety in the salad bar and rodizio, which included vegetables unlike other Brazilian Churrascarias in the city. We had complimentary valet as well. Such a great experience and Birthday celebration! Thanks, Chima!
First experience there. Food was well prepared. The varieties of meat impressive and very good flavor. Waiters delivered the food almost too fast (turn the chip over). The grilled pineapple was a good touch and delicious. Black beans and rice were very good.
We were looking for steak in Philly and were able to get a reservation here through Open Table. We were very pleased from start to finish, arriving early we found a nice bar/waiting area. We were called right on time and sat at our table. The wait staff was impeccable, three waiters constantly checking on us. The salad bar could have been a meal itself, over 30 different choices. The selection of meat that the gauchos brought offered many varieties, all very tasty and in abundance. We were able to find a delicious Malbec that didn't break a wallet. A great experience, will definitely return.
The food was great. The salad bar had everything you expected and more. The service was great. Wait staff attended to you. The food just kept coming. Omg.. The Chocolate Lave Cake was to die for. Rich and creamy. My dinner there was for my Anniversary and my husband couldn't have picked a better place.
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