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.

1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

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)



Cross Street:
20th and JFK

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 531-5820

Website:
http://www.chimasteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking



Public Transit:
Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Eder Dorne

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.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (105)
Good for a Date (89)
Good for Birthdays (80)
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Good for Groups (70)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Fun (52)
Romantic (50)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Worth the Drive (41)
Casual (38)
Authentic (34)
Business Meals (30)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Cozy (24)
Tasting Menu (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Healthy (16)
People Watching (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Scenic View (13)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent.
Some of the meats were tough even that they were medium rare for me and not well done.
The pineapple had too much Cinnamon.
I believe that desert should have been included with the price charged.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Was hoping for more seafood options. It was only limited to salmon.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent; however, if you're not careful, it may be a belly buster.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Chima helped make Valentines Day special for my Wife and me. The evening included valet parking, a photo and a future dinner...all FREE.
The salad bar was an immediate hit with my Wife. High quality, fresh offerings made it difficult to choose and difficult to avoid not getting full before digging into the "meat of the subject"!

Service was bit slow to begin, but staff was responsive and I mean did it come...totally satisfied with our whole experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I wasn’t seated until 10:45pm for a 10:00pm. Once seated I was given very poor service. I had to ask other servers for assistance the entire evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Always love coming here. Food was great as usual. I didn’t get my fillet mingon wrapped in bacon lol but overall Chimas is the best.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good for the most part. Just took a while for servers to come offer all of the meats available. A lot of times they would just skip our section. Got the chocolate lava cake w/ coconut for dessert. It was the worst dessert I’ve ever had. Not sure who came up with the ingredients for that dish. Other than that, the food was good. However, I would have been more satisfied just going to a regular steakhouse and getting one steak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a lovely dinner. We very much enjoyed the food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It was an amazing dining experience! If you are worried about the price it is completely worth it and if you’re celebrating something special it’s even better

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was crowded due to Valentine's Day but service was more than adequate. The waiters/waitresses were excellent. Typical churrascuria fare but as always it was very good. My major issue was the valet parking. We waited 20 minutes to be waited on and the traffic on JFK Blvd. was insane. They definitely needed more people servicing their guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and intimate setting. Highly recommend going again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Chima is a great! The food and atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. Waiter service was great. Ambiance was upbeat. Only 1 downside However bar service was extremely slow. 15-20 mins from time of placing drink order until receiving the drink.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines day dinner. Its always a pleasure dining at chima’s we love it there. Been there many times.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a delightful dining experience. The food was superb and the service was top notch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

CHIMA is great for HAPPY HOUR Monday through Friday!

The value is extraordinary and the food is GREAT; friends are very impressed.

Sorry - wouldn't recommend it for dinner----too much meat and expensive!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Their beef's really good - I mean, REALLY GOOD. Wine's just fine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The service was excellent. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was beautiful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love, love, love!!!!! I would recommend this place to anyone. Great food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our second visit to Chimas. I must say this place exceeded my expectations the second time around. The food was delicious. The waiters were every attentive. I can't enough nice things. Go hungry because they are going to feed you a whole lot. I was ok with the salad bar by itself. Great value

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my first time going to Chima, and my boyfriend wanted to try it out for his birthday. Chima was the best decision we could've made! We can't stop talking about the delicious food and service. Everyone was so nice (especially Michelle and Ryan)and my boyfriend received a complimentary birthday dessert and picture. We will definitely be returning again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was overpriced. We felt like we were being rushed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great 18th birthday celebration, amazing food, high quality food, great service and attention to detail, definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a great experience! We will return soon. My son loved it! He gives it 5 stars.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The variety of cuts and temperatures of the meat were everything you want in a Brazilian steakhouse. The service was fast and friendly. The place is large and spacious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Except sausage everything was medium rare or practically uncooked. I had kids with me. Beef was Ok. Lamb was under cooked. Add some spices to your meat. No Children’s discount. Server did not even ask the ages. Salad Bar is Ok. Need to upgrade quality of Cold cuts.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I had an awesome evening, celebrating my birthday. The food, as usual, was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Chima used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Every month me and my friends pay at least one visit, but after this last time, I think things will change. The food was not as good. The service was amazing, as usual! Definitely last visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

If you like meat this is your place. Food was good and rodizio style foods were served hot. Make sure you eat very little during the day before you go because there is just so much food!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The staff went above and beyond to make sure our plates and our glasses were constantly full. I've been to Chima three times now, but this time was different. They remodeled the place and it looks amazing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

reading the previous reviews, I was a bit skeptical about going but when I arrived, they seated us promptly, when our reservation time came up, and began to deliver the set appetizers (this was restaurant week, so it was a set menu). We ordered drinks and began pondering which of the two menus we were ordering from. Once we decided upon the menu, the process was explained to us, as I was a first timer. The servers work as a team and we were reminded regularly about the process and not to be afraid to ask if we wanted a particular item. According to the other reviews it seemed like people expected them to be at their table every 2 mins, surveying the room, the servers were very quick to serve everyone in the room ( i was towards the rear, where there were about 75 -80 diners with several tables being 9 and 10 tops). So for those that decided to go, expect to wait a few mins (the most I waited was 5 mins for a server to come over) before getting the cut of meat or getting your fish course. But if you expect them to be at your table at your beck and call, this is not the place for you.
Kudos to servers, the host and hostesses and the staff in general, they made a long day end on a very high note.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent!! I will be visiting again very soon. Everyone was so pleasant and attentive to our needs. The waiters/waitresses provided the best customer service ever

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had a wonderful experience. The waiters were very attentive and the food was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My only drawback was the wait. We waited 40 minutes before we were seated. Otherwise the ambiance was lovely and the food was phenomenal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The date was awful... at least the food and drinks were good! 🤷🏽‍♀️

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My first time going to Chima and I loved every minute! Food was great, I do not have anything bad to say about this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I been here before a lot of times . But I have to say this visit wasn’t like the ones I had before . Wasn’t very happy with it . Meat taste very salty . Service was very slow and meat took forever to come around we had to keep asking for them to bring it . But I have to say salad bar was good . And on the bad side waited over 25 to 30 mins to get a check and that was because we had to go and ask for it . Not sure if I would go back again :(

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went for restaurant week/ birthday celebration! All the good was delicious and the meat was in continuous rotation throughout the night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I should not have to write at length about this. That’s a stupid requirement on the app.

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