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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1502 (20th and JFK)
+1 215-531-5820
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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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Riverton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Chima for the fresh salad bar and fish...it's quite an experience to watch the Gauchos, Brazilian cowboys, serve rodizio, skewers of meat, to guests. The selections of meat include beef, ribs, chicken, pork loin, lamb, and the fish- swordfish & salmon. The dining room is unlike any other restaurant....a large venue yet the space offers an intimate setting... More 

Thank drtwigg2017
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Holiday dinner with great service. The buffet is plenty full , lots of choices, different salads, sauces to accompany your meat grilled. You can chose lamb, beef, porc, fish, you can choose your meat cut. Good wine selection and excellent desserts. It is a Brazilian restaurant not an Agentinian restaurant.

Thank Antoinette-Marie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration and the food was excellent. We had a reservation for 8 people during restaurant week and did not have to wait upon arrival. They also surprised us with cake for the birthday folks-very nice of them!

Thank TravelAdventuresKay
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

All staff were very pleasant and attentive to your needs. Outstanding Customer service. Food was fantastic and I love that they also serve fish.

Thank Milissa S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited our son in Philly for Christmas and chose this restaurant after reading various reviews. My husband and son are both big meat eaters whereas I am not at all. The restaurant is fabulous, I can say that I have never seen so many variations of different salad dishes on the buffet table which were all delicious and so... More 

Thank Annofbarwell
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

14 gathered to celebrate. Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and good service. They served the Birthday Cake we brought for the celebration.

Thank Lynnette F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Our servers mike and Brian were excellent. Mike had us laughing quite a bit. The food servers came at us all at was, it had us laughing. A bit overwhelming but enjoyable. The only issue was we split our bill half cash have card. The card got swiped for the total amount, but they assured us it... More 

Thank Anna Marie D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Three children and parents post-Nutcracker dining out tradition in PHL (New Year's Eve, last show). We were part of the first seating around 4:30 pm, a brief wait in their very small bar area, then we were led to our table. The format is very upscale buffet, with the meats brought serially to the tables, diners may opt in or... More 

Thank mdocmoyer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Our party of 6 went for dinner. We were seated immediately The restaurant was busy but comfortable and not chaotic. Our service team was very attentive and prompt in satisfying our needs. The buffet was exceptional with the quality of food achieving gourmet standards. The meat quality and selections were excellent, offering a wide variety at your desired temperatures. Great... More 

Thank Victory Nutriti... I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Go here with an empty stomach and a focus to enjoy. Lovely food abs service. No complaints here. The whiskey selection is limited so I stuck to lemon water to focus my time on the food. Best move I made.

Thank nilayl2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $150
Brazilian, Steakhouse, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 215-531-5820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?