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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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, Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Delicious/ Wasteful?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
irishhadc
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Merchantville, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW 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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Merchantville, New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I went to try something new. We have been to Fogo De Chao in Baltimore and had a fantastic experience there as well. I was a little worried that we wouldn't have a good time because of the reviews, but learned that some things you just have to experience yourself. We had a great night. We were... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My family and I ate at Chima in Philadelphia for my grandfathers 87th Birthday! We were a party of 10. When we arrived we had to wait about 10 minutes as they prepared the table ( we had booked this 5 weeks in advance). We were placed in the back room. Once all seated we waited and waited for a... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate at this restaurant on February 15, 2015. We had 4:15 reservations and were seated promptly at that time, even though there was a large crowd waiting to be seated. I was pleased that this was the case. There were many good choices of meats, including lamb, various kinds of steak, chicken, salmon, swordfish, pork ribs and sausage, all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is Valentine's Day at 3:56 p.m. I was just called 20 minutes ago by the Philadelphia location notifying me about my 4:45 p.m. reservation which I have made 2.5 weeks ago. I confirmed. And then the reservationist went on to tell me that it was mandatory that I pay 89.95 per meal which I was NEVER notified of. After... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have recently moved to the Philly area. Had Brazilian in our old digs, so we were testing this place out. Love it. The salad bar is simply scrumptious. The choices of meat is fantastic. They will even serve you how you want it cooked (becomes more rare as they take slices off). At one point service slowed down. Once... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went here for Restaurant Week for $35 a person and it was amazing. Loved all of the food and the salad bar. I'm not sure I'd pay regular price though of $55 per person. I would definitely do this again for the price of Restaurant Week.

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Phila PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My sig other & I had a fun fun birthday celebration for his 60th. The salad bar is full of mouthwatering options, highlights including prosciutto, calamari salad, quinoa salad, & marinated artichokes. Sides of polenta, potatoes, & fried bananas arrive at the table and THEN, the endless parade of succulent meats! Sirloin, filet mignon, lamb, chicken, sausages keep coming &... More 

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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: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?