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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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City Center West
Eclectic
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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (20th and JFK)
Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
215-531-5820
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5:30 pm - 9:30 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 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful dining experience

Everything was on point. The service the food the total dining experience was awesome. And the meat was seasoned to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Herman T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I went to chima for restaurant week and it was fantastic. For $50.00 you get to try almost everything. Make sure to get a Mai Tai drink while you are visiting... They are delicious!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Everything was on point. The service the food the total dining experience was awesome. And the meat was seasoned to perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was my first visit to Chima and I was not disappointed. We where there to celebrate my uncles 50th birthday. Great food large selection of meats. I would definitely return for another round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Good selection of salads on the salad bar. The fried cheese they bring to your table was tasty. They were quite accommodating to me only earring fish, no beef, chicken or pork. I got a special card to flip when I was ready and the guys with meat would bring me fish. We also had the chocolate lava cake for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went yesterday at lunch with my department of 9 people. The restaurant distance is convenient, because it is across the street from my office building. We had a reservation. We were greeted by the hostess and seated quickly at a big round table. The lunch experience is different than dinner. Do not expect tastings of unlimited grilled meats at... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was my first visit, for Mother's Day and it was nice. No real disappointments at all. The food is in excess so be careful not to over do it. I was open to trying everything that was available, and encourage everyone to try as well. I caution you though to not take too big of portions of anything until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a beautiful venue, but lost its enthusiasm. It is part of a chain of restaurants owned by a Brazilian family. The gouchoes are authentically dressed and service with a flare. I recommend that you take a sliver of everything. Just a bite mind. That includes the expansive salad bar. No body will tell you to take more than... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

You don't have to have endless meat here. You can order the salad bar alone. It's the best salad bar! Everything is fresh, beautiful and delicious. It's my Go To place for a healthy lunch. Of course the meats are perfectly prepared and they offer a wonderful Salmon. The location is a little off the beaten path, but go there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I felt so guilty eating here. Everything is in excess--the salad bar and all the meat! It's all you can eat. The salad bar has very excellent, filling choices. This could be the kiss of death if you are there to try all the meats. Pace yourself! The salad bar comes with the meat and is about $60 pp. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You would not necessarily expect to find such an extensive salad bar filled with unique items in a steak house, but Chima's is really excellent. For the carnivores, they bring meat to the table which they carve for you. We were there during a quiet time so did not have any service issues.

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Additional Information about Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502
Phone Number: 215-531-5820
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
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 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $150
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502
    (20th and JFK)
  • Public Transportation: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-531-5820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $150
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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