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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

#128 of 1,893 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Brazilian, South American
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139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
704-601-4141
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few...
Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge.
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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charlotte Restaurant Week

My bestfriend and I came to Chima for Charlotte Restaurant week. Which meant instead of sending $100 for two people we paid a little over $60 for two people. If you wanted the full experience which included few extra meats like salmon and a desert it was $59.95 per person. So we stuck with the $35... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Elena F
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Hickory, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The upstairs bar was a good gathering spot for our large group and offered an interesting selection of Brazilian beers. The salad bar was average and the selection of meats good but not great. It seemed we were always waiting for more lamb. Monday was half priced wine which was a good deal. A nice night out but I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My bestfriend and I came to Chima for Charlotte Restaurant week. Which meant instead of sending $100 for two people we paid a little over $60 for two people. If you wanted the full experience which included few extra meats like salmon and a desert it was $59.95 per person. So we stuck with the $35 option for restaurant week.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visiting the restaurant as part of the Restaurant Week experience. The place is well-appointed, large, multi-level, packed and noisy and frenetic with activity. It is a challenge to carry on a conversation, but if you're there to eat ... They have a large self-service salad bar with an outstanding array of choices, all very well prepared. This is followed... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Meat was overcooked and very dry. Requested lesser cooked meat several times and never delivered. Asked for meats we had not received we were supposed to get and finally got them at end of meal. Worst meat I have ever eaten. Salad bar was average. Side dishes were terrible. Mashed potatoes were like soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I just recently got back from Charlotte, NC and I had heard about this place called Chima. It's a Brazilian steakhouse and let me tell you my friend and I ate ourselves to death. Make sure you don't eat much during the day to get the full experience. The salad bar is endless and we did the meat plates as... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been her a couple of times and it is a dining experience you won't forget . I truly believe this is a better experience when you go with a small or large group that are very hungry and you have plenty of time . I got to be honest with you , I didn't feel that I could eat anything... More 

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Stockton Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I REALLY wanted to like this place. I love trying new Brazilian Steakhouses when ever we travel. We have been to Fogo De Chao, Espetus, Texas De Brazil and a few others. I had read many many positive reviews and couldn't wait to try. I won't go into the whole what the restaurant looks like and such.. I will break... More 

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Concord, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Pricey but worth it. I'm a filet girl, but not here because the top sirloin melts in your mouth. Salad bar is endless with high end quality choices. There is a seating area at the bar with amazing people watching. Celebrate all major events here.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Staff was good and quick is why it got two stars. We expected and upscale restaurant with amazing meat. First off most ppl were dressed in t shirts and shirts at a place that cost $150 for two people!!! Then the meat was ok at best! Don't get me wrong it wasn't nasty by any stretch but for that price... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our first introduction to churrascaria was Texas de Brazil in Miami, FL. Since then we have visited the Orlando location as well as Fogo de Chao in Atlanta and a smaller churrascaria in Knoxville TN, Brazeiros. We were excited to try Chima during a trip to Atlanta. The restaurant is attractively modern. It is also ridiculously noisy. We were scarcely... More 

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Additional Information about Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: 704-601-4141
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Public Transportation: On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 704-601-4141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Located in beautiful Center City Charlotte on 4th and Tryon, just a few blocks from Belk Theater, Over street Mall and the Bobcats Arena.Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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