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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-601-4141
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Ranked #33 of 1,948 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: On the Light Rail, get off on 3rd and Convention Center, then Chima is 2 blocks away.
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.
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I visited Chima's for a work event and the food was very dry. I would not recommend to come here pay the expensive prices and receive dry food.

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Washington state
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You will want to be fairly hungry in order to try the range of selections at this restaurant. The salad bar is huge, with fresh selections that are constantly being replenished. I recommend grabbing sauces for your meat at the same time you get salad, otherwise, you might not want to get up again after the meat is served. I... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've been to Chima a few times and each time it is the same excellent service and selections. The salad bar has a great selection of fresh vegetables, cheeses, fish, and many sauces. The one little kink in the armor is that there is a tiny undertone taste of cooking with open flame gas. Other than this its fun, food... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have to say the Picanha (or too sirloin) is out of this world. It literally melts in your mouth. Huge salad bar, but don't eat it so you can have more steak. The little plates they bring to the table like the potatoes and bread are not really anything to write about. The service is great. Bring your appetite... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My son visited Chima last year during restaurant week, and since then has insisted that I too indulge in this dining experience. I really don't like buffet, but I finally took the invite. I was very impressed from the minute I walked in the door. We made it a Sunday afternoon family meal. As we walked toward our seat, I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was my first visit to Chima, but not my husband's. He kept warning me not to get full from the salad bar, because I wouldn't have room for the meal. The salad bar isn't a typical salad bar, but I wasn't that impressed with it. The flank steak was so good. I had a little steak and chicken. I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a wonderful birthday dinner, but it would be nice at anytime. Great hot food and variety. Steaks are of great quality and flavor. Go hungry. A piece here, a piece there and you will get full. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Will go back!

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Shelby, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food was excellent. The service superb. Will definitely visit again. Selection on the bar was good. The meat was cooked perfectly.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been to the same restaurant in my hometown area of ft lauderdale off las olas and this is simply not the same the layout is strange and salad bar not the same nor the quality I was not impressed at all and would not return to this location. The service was prefect just wish the good matched

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation. I heard great things about it and wanted to try it for myself. You have to be a meat lover. You get to eat all you want of about 16 different types of meat- bacon wrapped chicken, Parmesan chicken, steaks, and lamb. It was a change from the normal. Service was great from... More

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