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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)
+1 215-531-5820
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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285 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute was able to get a reservation for 10 people. The food and service were both great and the experience was good., All of this comes at a price though, for the most expensive meal I have ever had.

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Thank Richy_Bobby
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Food and Service. More than enough to eat. Great Salad Bar. Limited parking. Not the best location.

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Thank lanxtonwashington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been to Chima twice recently for lunch. They have a business express lunch that includes a very extensive salad bar which can be paired with a protein. I've had the lamb chops and the steak. On both trips, the salad bar as well as the meats were excellent. Price is also very reasonable for what you get.

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Thank MarisaD62
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If you're making dinner plans for a group, Chima is an interesting option. Since, there's something for everyone and Foodies too.

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Wenonah, NJ
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Four co-workers and I visited Chima for Happy Hour and dinner during restaurant week. We arrived early so we sat in the bar and had a drink. We were called to our table about 15 mins later. We paid for our drinks (half price) and went to our table. We were greeted by a friendly waitress who explained everything to... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Being a big fan of Brazilian Steakhouses, we had to try! So glad we did. Service was 5 star. The food was done to perfection. Thank You to Rubia, our head waitress and her team that night. And a special shout out to the chef for stopping by.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I went to Chima for a best friend's birthday and the experience was mediocre. The waiter explained the menu variations in a convoluted way. It was hard to get a straight answer about which type of meat is available with each option. I think the waiters might feel pressure to upsell the menu to the highest option and maybe that... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Okey I think we were lucky at that night as the restaurant's waiting list wasn't so full so we got in so fast,, the salad bar was really amazing! I latterly don't recall any other restaurants with such delightful and colorful options! well, I guess if thats what I said about the salad bar then my overall opinion of the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 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 

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Thank Mike K
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$150
Cuisine
Brazilian, Steakhouse, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-531-5820

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?