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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (City Center West)
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Ranked #237 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $150
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 20th and JFK
Transit: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
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Clementon, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I've been to Chima twice, and both during restaurant week (2012 and 2014). Visited the restaurant on September 12, 2014 with my two cousins and sister. 6pm reservation. Everything was delicious, and we left completely satisfied. They accommodate and attend to all your needs : explaining how the restaurant works, bringing you fresh plates, refilling beverages, and requesting particular entrees... More

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My wife, three of my adult children and I went here during Restaurant Week. The $35 Restaurant Week menu is similar to the regular but with only three beef offerings: sirloin steak, garlic steak and flank steak. There were not enough servers. We had to wait ten to fifteen minutes between servings. The servers with the steaks came around only... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I just visited Chima for my sons 17th birthday dinner, there were 15 of us in total. The wait staff was over worked and unable to handle the number of diners in the restaurant. No one ever came over to ask if everything was ok would we like another beverage dessert or anything. We constantly had to ask different servers... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A couple of friends and I went to Chima for restaurant week. I've never been to Chima before, but I have been to Na'Brasa as well as Fogo de Chao. Overall this was a great restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, the music is surprisingly young and fun. The salad bar options were pretty good, and the cheese bread they put... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my first time to Chima for my friend and I celebrating her birthday. We had tried Fogo de Chao for my birthday so decided to compare a few months later for her birthday. During restaurant week for $35, no where on the website do they tell you that the $35 option doesn't include any of the steak! What... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We love Brazilian steak houses. This one was just as good as the location in VA. Excellent service, really like that they have a fish card you can flip over if you are not eating meat. We have a vegetarian in the family and that was a pleasant surprise.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were here with a group of 10 for a birthday celebration. We started at the bar and had wonderful service from Anthony who was friendly and attentive, and made a terrific dirty martini. He presented us with an extensive wine and drink list on an iPad for our review - cool! Chima offers valet parking ($18) but because we... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a gift card to Chima and finally drove into the city to check it out. We were not disappointed. The staff there is very attentive and pleasant. As others have mentioned, take it easy on the salad bar and enjoy the meats. The dips for the meats are at the salad bar and really enhance the meal. Looking forward... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Without a doubt, Chima delivers! Service, food, and location! Let's start out with the salad bar...wow! It's not your "typical" salad bar! From smoked salmon to grilled artichokes, each dish was brilliant. The main course(s)...if you leave hungry, shame on you! There are 15 different types of entree's to choose from...fish, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, etc. Each dish was outstanding!... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The salad buffet was so tasty and fresh that you almost ate too much before the meat starts to arrive! Go HUNGRY as you can eat as much as you like for the set price. The iPad presentation of the wines/drinks etc a bit twee. Great tastes to the meat and he service was excellent.

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