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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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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.
215-531-5820
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4:30 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 100
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Just like Brazil. But expensive

you think you are in Brazil at a real radizio but it is just 5 x the price. Quality of meat is excellent, staff great. Worth a special treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pennlake
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my staff to Chima for a special lunch. The entire experience was disappointing. The line to the salad bar was very long and the selection was not great. The meat was overcooked and dry. The chicken was also overcooked. The waiter told us fries were included, only to be told later that they were not. Three of the... More 

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Thank rick19348
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you think you are in Brazil at a real radizio but it is just 5 x the price. Quality of meat is excellent, staff great. Worth a special treat.

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Thank Pennlake
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time going to a Brazilian Steakhouse, but my co-workers had told me of their amazing experience at others and wanted to give this one a try. We went on a Sunday afternoon, first day of Restaurant week - made reservations and all was well. On the website it states there is complimentary valet parking, but they... More 

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Thank Jashira F
Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Service was top notch. Food was great! Even meats I don't usually like or eat were excellent. Salad bar was a feast in itself. Pricey but worth it for special occasion.

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Thank LDPTraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Want a good Brazilian Steakhouse? Go somewhere else. The food was good, the salad buffet was excellent, but the puzzle pieces did not fit together. To be fair, my experience was during a group luncheon and may not pertain to small party dining. However, when the sirloin was brought out, they skipped my side of the table on the first... More 

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Thank Judesd
Boston, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Chima, is located Centre City Philadelphia is about a ten minute walk from City Hall. The venue's decor is contemporary, service is cordial, attentive, and fast paced, as expected in this carnivore's orgy. Wine selection is reasonable, the meat selection and variety was pretty standard, nothing exotic. Price was reasonable vis a vis Fogo de Chao. Bon appétit!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

OMG, Stuffed can only describe the feeling you walk out of Chima with. All the meats were exceptional, salad bar had a variety and was very nice, quick and attentive service, valet parking great It was my Birthday celebration but really had no room for cake. I give this restaurant 5 stars ALL AROUND

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Thank Fastphil111
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Very impressed, not a place for children. The staff was pleasant and the food was top of the line. A bit pricey but well worth it. There was nothing that I did'nt like about this resturant. I say treat yourself and go.

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Thank crcu113
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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Thank SallyAnnNaidoo
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?