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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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City Center West
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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (20th and JFK)
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 5 and after reading the reviews of bad service I was hesitant to go here as I've eaten at Fogo De Chao numerous times. We waited a bit for our reservation but once we were seated within 2 minutes our waiter Darnell? was there to take our drink order. Throughout the meal he and several... More 

Thank Mike K
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Chima a couple of times a month recently as it is close to my office. The salad bar is great with lots of offerings. They just expanded their protein to include lamb and filet mignon. It is a good place for a business lunch as you can have a quiet conversation in a nice atmosphere with good... More 

Thank AvalonJoe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try Chima's new business lunch with a group of coworkers for a birthday and was pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and the meal flowed nicely. The buffet was a bit limited from their normal offerings but the meat options were delicious and filling. Everyone left full and happy. Definitely recommend this for business folks looking for a... More 

Thank mrs_un0
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our family went there for dinner. Valet parking was very convenient. Establishment is very nicely decorated. The appetizers were average. The salad bar was excellent. Lots of variety and healthy foods. If you eat too much of the salad bar you'll fill up and won't be able to try the meats. The salmon was excellent. We did not try the... More 

Thank dbattag580
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure, I am not a big meat eater and this was a business meal so I did not have any say as to location. That said, it was a mediocre experience at best. The salmon was dry and the pork tenderloin and ribs I tried were also tough and dry. If you are looking for an all you can... More 

Thank Kathie K
Cleveland, Ohio
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of 12 and had a wonderful time. The salad bar is huge - you could easily make a meal of it and not need the regular dinner. Soups, veggies, lots of other items. The dinner was exceptional. Great service and the choice of meats and fish was superb. All beautifully prepared and tasty. The side dishes... More 

Thank David F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I visited Brazil, I ate at Churrascaria in New York and Fogo de Chao in Philly and guess what, Chima came out best. never been there and my family member wanted a Brazilian Steakhouse again, so I chose Chima. Much to our amazement it was just terriffic. The ambience was good, the salad buffet good, the rolls and spread different... More 

Thank Christa E
Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Been here probably a dozen times, ever had a problem being ignored "as a woman" or anything else with the service here, is one of my favorite places and the salad bar is second to none. Love the atmosphere, my only complaint is it can get a bit crowded during busy times, the tables in certain parts are a little... More 

Thank Cloudywoman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The dishes are delicious, the servers are very friendly, and you get the best value for your money. They are at the same quality level as Texas de Brazil and Fogo de Chao. You will love this place!

Thank Gokhan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We like Brasillian. So this was a nice visit Food was good but a bit garlicky. I wasn concerned because as woman at table I was kind of ignored. They catered to my date. I was excited to go but with the service probably won't go back. Not a bad place just expected better

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $150
Brazilian, Steakhouse, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 12155315820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?