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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.7
4735 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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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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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate with us. Each Father will receive a complimentary dinner card for next visit and a picture of the party (sent by email)
11:30 AM to 9 PM
$56.90 complete rodizio all day. No coupons accepted on 6/17/18

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 4735 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ask for Demetri, best waiter ever! Makes you forget you are paying $5 for a 0.75 can of soda, or $65 for a dinner when you can't eat that much food. Nice atmosphere, nice servers, decent salad bar options and Clean restaurant. Tip: Be very specific to the team when you start about how & what you want and you will get it. P.S ask for Demetri

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always amazing

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent service and food as always. Don’t fill up on the salad bar as the selection of meat is really good!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

All I can say is come hungry! A little bit expensive but well worth it!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

When you're in the mood for meat, it's hard to go wrong with a steakhouse, particularly a Brazilian steakhouse.

We came here for a casual dinner on Friday night and enjoyed our meal, and while it certainly was very good (the top sirloin was phenomenal and lamb quite good as well) it wasn't the quality I would expect. For our party we paid 145.00 for two people no alcohol and frankly it was a bit overpriced for the variety and service we received. Our table was often overlooked for options and we only saw a handful of the meats on the menu, enough so we had to specifically ask our server to have meat brought out to us, additionally the salad bar was not best. Service was not particularly bad but nowhere near where it should be. Overall it was a decent overpriced meal, but I've enjoyed other Brazilian steakhouse much more both from a meal and service perspective.

If I had known this going in perhaps I would have been prepared to be more assertive, but as far as I'm concerned I'd rather be dined on at a restaurant of this supposed nature than tell them exactly what I want and remind them to wait on me.

I'd maybe go back if it was convenient, but I'm not making a point to visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food, excellent service !! Highly recommended !

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Free valet parking was also a plus. Since we live an hour away, we don't visit as often as we would like, but manage to do so for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent food that kept coming. Although all selections were very good, the leg of lamb was particularly good!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Out of the 3-4 times I’ve been here the service was bad this time. Very slow. The fastest thing that cake was the check.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went to Chima because I wanted to compare it to Fogo De Chao .. Unfortunately it was not better. The servers were very nice and attentive, but other than that it was a waste of overall funds. I don’t know if the salad bar changes daily, but I found the salad bar lacking for those who like traditional non leafy salads. The salmon , and sausage were a huge disappointment as they were both cooked till dry. I was looking forward to the chicken wrapped in bacon but that was unedible. I do realize it was a very busy day ( mother’s day), but now Chima is memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Chima was a great experience for my family. We enjoyed everything!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The meat is very good and the variety and ability to try different meats is fun.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was good but the only complaint I had was the bathroom not clean enough

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always perfect the only real Brazilian Steakhouse in Philadelphia. Don’t be fooled by the Imitators.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for mother's day and also to celebrate my mom's birthday which so happened to be on Mother's Day this year. The crowd was more than the usual (which is expected on a holiday), however the service remained excellent. The servers and waiters were pleasant and attentive. The food was excellent, the ambiance was fab. And to our pleasant surprise all mothers' rec'd a courtesy dinner card for the next visit. I thought that was so thoughtful of Chima's to give mom's a card for the next visit. I've never been to a restaurant on a special occasion (one that compares to Chima) and given a courtesy dinner pass for the next visit. Another great perk is the complimentary valet parking. I wanted to go to the city to enjoy dinner, but was also factoring parking and how discouraging it can be. But Chima's complimentary valet parking sealed the deal. I'm so glad we came to Chima's. My family enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I came for my Birthday and Mother's Day, and thoroughly enjoyed each time..

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have been to China and Foca. We left Foca because China had a nicer variety of food. However Foca has much better service. It seemed like we needed to wait long amounts of time between Gouchos. We would eat and then wait a while. Even when a waiter asked if we wanted something specific it never seemed to come out. We finally got tired of waiting for food and decided to leave. Think we will go back to Foca. This was Mother's Day. We did not enjoy the service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The select of meats were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The dining experience is elegant and the atmosphere is kind of romantic. Be ready ro spend some real money at this steakhouse but it's worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day and had a blast. Food was amazing !

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and staff was good,,...............,.......,.,....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I live a block and a half away from here and come here often. I always try to take friends and family here because of the atmosphere. Employees are always awesome. I highly recommend it! The salad bar is the best salad bar I’ve ever been to!!!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very expensive and not worth it. The salad bar is nice but nothing out of the ordinary with medium quality products. The rodizio style (you pay a fixed price and waiters bring samples of MEATS to each customer at several times throughout the meal, until the customers signal that you have had enough) is supposed to offer you as much meat as you wish but the severs who come to the table with the meat skewers do so at such long intervals so as to reduce to the minimum the amount to meats you get. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was great! Service and everything was outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wide selection of delicious meats, grilled veggies and spiced fruit. Large salad bar. Perfect for a special occasion or big family outing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great experience!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and service were exceptional. I went for a special occasion and it was perfect for what we wanted.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I've been there numerous times and they never disappoint. I've been to a couple different Brazilian steakhouses and this one is best by far. Salad bar is amazing. And if you are a person like me and you like your beef well done, after one or two passes the servers know your preference and will always bring over some well done. And... some times when they come over its with a serving for one, so I'm pretty sure they made it (well done) just for me.

Last time I was there they had a grilled pineapple with cinnamon and sugar. A small piece of that on any of the beefs is incredible.

I will tell you that (at least for my budget) this place is a little pricey.... We get there maybe 2 - 3 times a year. BUT IT IS WORTH THE PRICE!!!!

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Service was sparse and disappointing. Perhaps it was the fact that gratuity was included because of our party size. Although the menu stated that a variety of 17 different meats would be available, we were offered only maybe 7 or 8. When this is a major reason that you choose a Brazilian steakhouse, it’s pretty disappointing. We were often ignored or overlooked by service and had to request items several times before receiving them (something simple like napkins). With so many other options to choose from for dinning in Philadelphia, it’s a miss.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was very good. The service was good but I never received a new plate between the salad and meat courses.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a great time. Food was great Service is always right on the spot. Looking forward to go back with another group of friends. Thanks again.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great date night with my lady , everyone was great and the food was delicious we couldnt ask for a better experience

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Apparently the air conditioning wasn’t functioning well it was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant. Also made several requests for certain items to be offered at the table that are part of their rotation but they never showed up. Another disappointing experience at Chima. This is the second time in a row we have been underwhelmed and will not go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Find edible food and a fabulous salad bar along with a wine list to meet the range of wine tastes make China's an outstanding place for that special dinner. The cuts of meat were perfectly prepared and the 17 types were well presented. The waiters were knowledgeable and always there without hovering. Truly a fine place for a fine dining e patience.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Salad Bar of course is self-service and very extensive (it could be a meal). Very one was right on top of the service for the rest of the meal. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Everything was to perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My boyfriend and I have dined at a few Brazilian steak houses but this surpasses them all. From the complimentary valet to the 15 different meat selections that are seasoned and cooked to perfection! The salad bar was my lease favorite part of the restaurant. The service was wonderful and they were very attentive and made sure whatever meats we haven't tried they would send the guy over. I think their names were Henry and Justin! They were great! WE will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Best steakhouse I've been to in years. An overall great experience. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time at Chima and it won't be our last. Our server Carrie was wonderful and attentive and made our evening fun. See you again soon

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

What first struck me was the beautiful entrance and dining area. The salad bar was amazingly large, well stocked, and meticulously clean (Also the biggest asparagus I've ever seen!). The food was delicious, the service was very attentive and professional, and the cocktails and desserts were exceptional. The gauchos were very accommodating to our various tastes, too. We never waited very long for any food.

It was very nice of the manager to stop by our table after we finished and talk with us about our meal.

Very classy and delicious restaurant. The staff are very well trained and attentive.

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