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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (City Center West)
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Ranked #219 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th and JFK
Transit: Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We have dined at Chima frequently, and just returned from an evening there during restaurant week. Never again. Firstly, if you want the entire selection of meats, you must pay extra ($59 instead of the $35 restaurant week price). I think we may have seen 6 cuts of meat during our visit, instead of the 15 promised. The meat was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went with my husband last Sunday in the first day of Philly restaurant week. Was a great food. There was so much appetizers and salad that I had just one piece of meat. Awesome food. Brazilian barbecue is the best!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love Chima. the meats are of great quality and the sides are amazing. One thing tht drives me here are their creamy mash potatoes which I always ask tht they bring at least two out at a time because they are amazing.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Be prepared to eat a lot. Excellent salad bar. Don't forget to try the "fraldinha", the "picanha" and all great cuts of the Brazilian way of eating meat.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

In Philadelphia they are not normally open for lunch but today I and my fellow 5 Red Hat Ladies lunched here..Each month a member picks a place to eat so this is why I ended up there and for around $26.00 we had a feast of so many different picks from their amazing salad bar and they were constantly circulating... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great food the passion fruit mousse for desert is excellent a little bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a family dinner at Chima with our American family while visiting from Australia in October 14 and loved it. The quality of the food was incredible, the buffet was fabulous- there was enough selection to keep even our fussiest (Miss 5) eater satisfied. The meats were devine, cooked to perfection & just kept coming!! We had 2 waiters... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have been to Chima multiple times - mostly business lunches and dinners. In the past, the food and services were average - but the most recent one was poor. Not only the selection were bad - my favorite lamb never came... but the service was horrible as well. The server would come to one or two people at the table,... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the third time I have eaten here. The first time, I walked away overstuffed. The second time I was smarter and waited for my favorite meats. This time I knew exactly what I really wanted to try and waited. It was a great stategy and even though I still ate too much, I felt much better than the... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My office went to Chima for a holiday lunch yesterday and we all had a wonderful time. The salad bar is incredible, but you do have to be careful not to eat too much because of all of the various meats that will be served non stop. The wine was reasonably priced. from 1 to 3:30 the restaurant was quiet... 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 - 150
Cuisine: Eclectic

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