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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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City Center West
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.
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Excellent food, great service.

In the land of pizza and burgers this is heaven. Not cheap, but for $75 including a nice bottle of wine (the most enthusiastic sommelier I've ever met in the USA!) there is an impressive salad bar as a starter. When you're done with the greens, smoked salmon and prosciutto you can stop any passing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In the land of pizza and burgers this is heaven. Not cheap, but for $75 including a nice bottle of wine (the most enthusiastic sommelier I've ever met in the USA!) there is an impressive salad bar as a starter. When you're done with the greens, smoked salmon and prosciutto you can stop any passing gaucho by turning a card... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I ate a lunch here for a vendor presentation, so we were in a private room. Because it was a private event we were served a selection of meats they normally serve. The lunch started with a pre-made salad that had many items on it, including pepper, palm heart, tomato, fresh mozzarella and maybe 5 other items. It was very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is nothing negative I can say about Chima. The service was commendable. The food was excellent. I tried stuff I don't usually eat, and I actually enjoyed it. They bring you so much meat, anyway you want it, and it just keeps coming. I am a big eater, and I had to unbuckle my belt to get more room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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New Jersey
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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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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: International

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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Middletown, Delaware
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