Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.6
5030 reviews
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for an unforgettable Valentine's dinner
$89.90 pp including; Rodizio, a glass of champagne, fountain soda/tea, select dessert, coffee/hot tea and a picture (sent via email). Each couple will receive a complimentary dinner card for next visit. Package only on 2/14/19.No coupons accepted.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 5030 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I loved my surprise and manager Raj was very nice and pleasant to talk too. He made sure he greeted everyone

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome time and experience

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DZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to Chima a few times the food is good . I have noticed that this was the second time we were put in the back of the room only because we were two people and that’s where the tables are for two. But the men coming around with the meats etc. seem to stay in the middle of the room or they run out and have to go in the back for more and really don’t get to the back . Servers kept asking if they can send someone over . Everyone is very friendly and professional.

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DE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. But the very best part was the service. Especially our server, Cassandra. She was quick, knowledgeable, did her sales without being aggressive. Absolutely charming and delightful. I would visit again just based on her hospitality.
All food was fresh and flavorful. The gauchos were quick and attentive.
Overall, an outstanding experience.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to make it to Chima once a month, and every time we do it is not a disappointment. The service is always great, as well as the food. Have never had to sit around and wait for our table as they manage their reservations very well. The entire staff is great in every way. We usually take my now 6yr old who has been dining with us there since she was an infant, they are and always have been very accommodating to her and always

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DP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After enjoying a delicious meal for restaurant week one of the mangers came around asking about the food and service, which both were well executed. He asked about having desert which was not included in the restaurant week menu as we pointed out to him , however we were indeed satisfied from the wonderful meal . He quickly begged to differ and offered us desert of our choice on him. Now that’s a come back line that will have us making a reservation in the near future. Also enjoyed great cocktails like the authentic mojito, no syrupy mix here. Real lime, real mint and of course real rum .

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EB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This is my second time here. The first time I was not impressed but decided to go back just to give them s shot. I mean it restaurant week. It would only cost 35$. Well it was the same...I found the meat to be very greasy. To the point that I was cutting fat off of my pieces. I think I shall stick with the other Brazilian steakhouse in the area.

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DC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I also enjoy going to Chima during restaurant week and we were not disappointed. We had and excellent experience. The food was delicious, both the offering on the salad bar and the selections of meat. Our servers were very attentive and answered any question we had; they also steered the cuts of meats we liked most toward our table and kept us refreshed with hot side dishes. We do hope that Chima brings back the barbecue ribs to the menu; those were delicious and we were a bit disappointed that they we no longer available. Overall, we had an excellent time.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great!

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

By far some of the most delicious meats without the ridiculous price tag!

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KH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, staff was super attentive, overall great evening celebrating my boyfriends birthday

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NM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good time great service

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NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angie at Chima was able to accommodate a party of sixteen for my boyfriend's birthday. It was fun, it was delicious, and the service is impeccable. One hundred percent will be visiting again.

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TT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed because it wasn't a variety of meats like I received on prior visits and I had to beg for some Salmon which I received once.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came back for a Birthday dinner with family. Had gteat experience with excellent food. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My overall experience was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience as usual, awesome bartender!

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B
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends who have been to other Brazilian steak houses and they said Chima tops them ALL.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was amazing very rich & filling. The decor was great looked very chic and clean! Love it!

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PA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. An early dinner to celebrate my friend's birthday. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambiance was fabulous. I would highly recommend China to friends and family for any occasion.

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PO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service has definitely improved - it was very good before, but now it's fabulous. Food is always a treat, and I like the new rodizio items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot with even better food! Top Notch

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RJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great date night to start the new year thanks chima!

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner option for friends and lovers alike. The selection was amazing and everything was seasoned so well. My preferred Brazilian steakhouse.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Chima and I loved it!!!! Definitely preferred Chima over Fogo de Chao!

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Came for a family meal on New year's eve. What a night! The meats we're delicious and abundant in variety and flavor. The wine selection and dinner sides were fantastic. My only gripe is that I wish the buffet had more hot side options as there were mostly only cold options, like salad available. Otherwise it was a great night. Our server, Jacob took very good care of us. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely be back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice dinner , great service.

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LQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Philly. If you are a carnivore and enjoy eating different cuts of beef, do yourself a favor and visit this place, your taste buds will thank-you.

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JS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Great ambience. Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow at times getting the men to come to our table with all the meats.

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RL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

When my 7 pm reservation was confirmed, for New Years Eve, I was told there would be party favors and a complimentary glass of champagne for each diner
When my party of 6 arrived, we were told that the party favors and champagne were only for dining patrons arriving at 9 pm.
This was misleading and, needless to say, my guests were disappointed and I was more than a little annoyed.
The food was very good, as always, but the service was very slow and the restaurant did nothing to create
a festive atmosphere.
I live next door to the restaurant and many of the residents in the building frequent the restaurant.
We are usually pleased but this time I was not.
Rochelle Lewis,
Kennedy House
Philadelphia PA

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One large table of guests were rather loud. Gaucho's bypass the table quite often even with the disc displaying please serve. Some of the essence from the food was splashed onto the table and my guest. But overall a nice experience.
The restaurant did acknowledge this and compensated, so the experience was fantastic.

Highly recommended for any occasion

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was incredible! There were a number of options that were not just beef, which was really nice. Everything I tried was delicious! However, at times we waited 15-25 minutes for servers to come to the table. We even had to ask our service team a few times to send meats to our table, and when our servers came back about 10 minutes later to ask if the meat(s) had shown up yet, and they still had not, that's really disappointing. I get that the restaurant was busy. However, the large party of about 10 next to our average party of 4, should not have taken all the attention of the servers.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took 3 of my best friends here for dinner as my Christmas gift to them. I have been several times before an have always had an amazing experience but it was the first time for everyone else. Everyone had great time, the food was absolutely delicious! Our favorites were the cinnamon pineapple, mashed potatoes, and parmesan pork loin! Hamilton and Andrew were the best! We can’t wait to go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from beginning to end. Host were super friendly. Casandra our server was EXCELLENT!!!! And not to mention it was her first day on the floor by herself. Food was amazing.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Food couldn't have been better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is good.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a birthday dinner with family. Fantastic food. Really enjoyed the experience of the Brazilian steakhouse.

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LD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our fav places for conform food—great bar and delish cocktails too

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ER
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente sitio, el servicio espectacular, las carnes deliciosas, muy bien presentadas

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