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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (City Center West)
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Ranked #154 of 3,732 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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126 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Moorestown, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Came for a birthday dinner with a group of friends. The staff is great, pleasant and attentive. The food is great from the salad bar, which is not the run of the mill salad bar, to the endless meat selects. I didn't have one bad or even average item.

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Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For a huge restaurant with Brazilian type food service, Chima turned out to be really good. The meats were all great and tender, and the service was super. I definitely would recommend this place anytime...

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

jsut went to this resturant to celebrate my son's birthday after reading so mnay nice reviews imy expectatons were high and it did not disappointed me it was nice, great service but too much meat and incredible expensive... we were charged 14 dollars for a botel water... I try not to eat a lot of meat so it was a... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We came here for dinner with a group of people and had a blast! The waitress and staff couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. The meats were excellent. We paced ourselves as the waitress suggested and even had dessert, which was also amazing. Can't wait to come back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

CAUSHION, this is an all you can eat place. And that includes salad as well as all the meat you can possibly consume. Excellent wine list, and then to the salad bar, more than what you are used to exploring but the reason one goes here is what is brought to you at your table. You have this placard which... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was the best salad bar ever! I know the 16 different grilled meats swirling around in the capable hands of the gaucho servers is the focus, but omg! The gorgonzola mouse & corn mouse (w sep items), were a highlight, just not something you find often. All of the veggie dishes, especially the shaved zucchini & squash with lemon... More

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