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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

City Center West
Steakhouse, International
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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.
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
  • 63
    Very good
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  • 10
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great experience

Very nice couples outing. Easy parking and we were seated immediately. Good food and ambiance. A bit pricy but food and service are worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is the best dining experience I've had in Philadelphia thus far! There's valet parking, always a plus. The salad bar is filled with all different types of greens but also quinoa, beans, and cheeses. The unlimited meat is flavored and cooked to perfection! The staff is extremely attentive, my waiter would be at my table asking if... More 

Thank SallyAnnNaidoo
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise! The restaurant was a welcoming place. The 5 of us had intentions of sampling the meats. BUT when we checked out the salad bar--- we stopped there. We had such a grand time trying all the different offerings. The soup was great. The salads were unique. The appetizers on our table disappeared quickly. The sides they placed... More 

Thank Ursula S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice couples outing. Easy parking and we were seated immediately. Good food and ambiance. A bit pricy but food and service are worth it!

Thank MissJudiC
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened to be driving by Chima earlier in the day, and decided to stop by for dinner later. It's very much so like Fogo with unlimited meats and a well appointed salad bar. The hubby kept commenting "what's the price?!" And for good reason, because it isn't posted anywhere or on any of the printed materials at your table.... More 

Thank lhamilt77
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It is a classic one. Salad bar is plentiful. The usual meats are all present. Decent quality but nothing try o brag about. They had some shrimp and salmon and swordfish filets as well. Ambiance is really nice as well service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
metro area Washington, DC
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Endless salad bar and endless meat! The salad bar was spectacular-not your ordinary run-of the-mill salad bar. The meat selections were outstanding. There was a variety of steaks, BBQ, chicken, lamb and shrimp and all were cooked to your choice and were tender and tasty, even the sausage was good and I normally stay away from sausage since I don't... More 

Thank jeweltones
Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great experience if you like the thought of unlimited meats of every variety. Standard steak, pork and chicken options, but also offered swordfish and shrimp which were my favorites.

Thank Chris M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

As with other Brazilian steakhouses, it's all you can eat meat! When we went it was during restaurant week, so it was very busy. There was a deal available for a cheaper price that limits the types of meats you would be served, but we opted for the full menu. For restaurant week, they also included a small dessert for... More 

Thank Robert N
New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

You literally eat until you can eat anymore!!!! so amazing!!! everything meat! good salad bar too! Love it!

Thank Milton J
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Stopped in for a business meeting. Never experienced this style before. Pretty cool having about 16 variations of meats walked over to your table upon turning a card over signaling you are ready. That is after a quite extensive self service salad bar. Great time.

Thank PTycz

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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 - 150
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?