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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.4
4.4
6577 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located in Center City Philadelphia, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. From the moment you enter our beautiful location on 20th and JFK, you feel the warm welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy our full rodizio dinner, served Brazilian style by authentic gauchos or enjoy a cocktail in our chic lounge.

Dress code: business casual
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 525-3233
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian, Veteran, Women
  • Private party facilities
    Private room and semi-private room available! Whether celebrating a special occasions with family and friends or impressing an important client, Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is the perfect spot for your next event. With outstanding food and amazing hospitality, Chima will not disappoint.
  • Private party contact
    Jackie Gorecki : (215) 531-5838
  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Cross Street
    20th and JFK
  • Parking Details
    $16 per car
  • Public Transit
    Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Wednesday and Thursday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

6,574 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience. Excellent service. The food was great , meats are tender. Neat and beats environment. The price is good.

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  2. FuzzyWuzzy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservation for "Chima" a few weeks ago. Turns out, it is no longer Chima but instead a different Brazilian steak house. Was not informed of this change until we arrived. More expensive and service not as good. Have a specific food allergy which was listed in the reservation and communicated to the manager ahead of time. Upon arrival, I was handed a packet that listed some of the allergens in the different meal choices, but the packet did not list my specific allergy, so not sure why I was given the packet in the first place. I ordered my usual, a plain steak and bowl of plain lettuce bc of my allergy. Was charged the same per person price as the rest of the people in our party who had the option to use the full salad bar and eat all of the meat choices that were brought to the table. This was never the case when it was "Chima" or at any other Brazilian steak house...my meal is usually "pro-rated" bc I can't eat anything that's offered as "all you can eat". Furthermore, I brought in a special homemade ice cream cake and asked the hostess to put it specifically in the freezer, which I was assured it would be. When the birthday cake was served, the ice cream inside was melted. It had been frozen solid when I brought it into the restaurant, so it was probably left out or put in the refrigerator for two hours while we ate dinner. Used to be one of our favorite places to eat dinner for special occasions...but can't honestly say we will be back.

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  3. AnthonyW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, our server Rachel was wonderful, and they made our anniversary special. Outstanding service, would recommend to anyone

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  4. DanielleC

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, my mom and I had a wonderful experience. She especially loves the variety of options provided at the salad bar, and I enjoyed the house sirloin and garlic sirloin the most. The service was great, and we’ll definitely go back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic and delicious as usual. Attentive staff and great food. Perfect for all occasions.
    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on February 29, 2024
    Dear Guest , Thank you for taking the time to leave a five-star review. We're grateful for your support!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    They sat us in a corner and barely came around with the steak. Drinks were horrible and bland their service and food used to be so much better.

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  7. AlejandreH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual. Always enjoy myself when I have the chance to come visit

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Celebrated my son’s birthday at Chima Center City. The food was ok. The service could have been better. All of the meats came out however they did not circle back. I requested the pineapple twice and the check three times.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Valet was the slowest I’ve ever seen any valet to be

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  10. KarenaG

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my 3rd time coming and the food just wasn’t good. Steak were either overcooked or rare when you ask for medium or medium rare. The sides for the table were cold and tasted old. For the price we paid, everything should’ve been up to par and it simply was not. Maybe they’re were having a bad day but it just wasn’t good. The drinks were good and my waitress was very nice in trying to accommodate us.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, our waiter did a great job with accommodating all of my guest. Jennifer made sure we had everything we needed. Food was amazing!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My reservation was at 9 PM after being seated we didn’t get served with one cut of meat until after 10 PM. The manager had to be called in order for any cut to Meats to be given to us. Chimas used to be my favorite restaurant. This was a horrible experience for me.

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  13. BabakM

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good restaurant with a nice ambience. Good for all sorts of occasions

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service could be better and they also tried to over charged me until I said something.

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  15. cacam

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Experience!! I would recommend the restaurant

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    In general everything was good, with some exceptions the table they gave us was unstable, it moved a lot, we told the waitress, she tried to solve it but it didn't work, the meats took a while to arrive, but I guess because the place is too full. but when we asked for a special type of meat they immediately brought it to us...as always, excellent flavor.

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  17. Kendra

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I went here for dinner and we were so excited. The our waiter was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure the service he provided was awesome!! However, the carvers took forever to come around and would pass by us multiple times. Eventually we just started calling them over which was very annoying to have to do. Overall I would rate my experience a 5/10. Not sure if I’ll be back though

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very the meats were very tasty! The salad bar was ok! Give it 8.7

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  19. KatrinaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon arrival the hostess couldn't locate my rsvp. After showing her my Open Table app, she located it. She asked about my birthday at that point. The server started out very attentive and timely. He also noted that it was my birthday. The food was delicious as usual! Things started to go down hill about half way through the meal. We were asked if we wanted something specific, and we advised what we wanted. It never cane. A manager stopped over to ask and we told her what we requested, and it still never came. She checked back with us, and we advised it still hadn't come, but we no longer wanted it. We paid the bill, tipped appropriately, and the server apologized. I never got my birthday desert, and at this point probably won't go back. 😕

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  20. Tyler

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Complete waste of my money and time. We sat at the table for 45 mins before even getting water. I’ll never come here again.

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  21. LendellR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I Would highly recommend to my friends & family to come out here. Delicious food and a nice atmosphere.

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  22. Fede

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, highly recommendable. The steak with jalapenno was a great surprise

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  23. GreggS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    GREAT Valentine's Day dinner for my fiancée and I! Food was outstanding as usual, service was attentive and a shout out to Jennifer the manager for ensuring our experience was top notch. We'll definitely be back soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Food was delicious. Workers were nice

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    got sat 40 mins after our reservation and over charged

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  26. WilliamA

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a nice experience, seating was delayed about 20 minutes due to overbooking or service level staffing. Food was very good

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. The Poultry was tasty. The sides were undesirable. The mash potatoes was runny.

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  28. Cydaisha

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chima was the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Seating was perfect and quick. Their open salad bar and beat selection was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive and accommodating.

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  29. Kwon

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Experience was okay, food was amazing, although service was sub par.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun Time! There were 7 of us (2 families, including 3 tweenagers). Food was delicious and parents and kids had a blast. It’s quite $$$$, so it’s really more of a special occasion treat, but it was a fun Sunday night for us!
    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Guest , a big thank you for the phenomenal five-star review! We're grateful for your support and look forward to serving you again.

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  31. RONALDN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was exceptional,just one time the shrimp was a little dry.But the next 2 times they was juicy and hot.Everything was fresh and tasty,I had a sangria it was fruitful and sweet.
    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear RONALDN , Thank you for taking the time to leave a five-star review. We're grateful for your support!

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  32. Lindy

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the perfect date night, I'm a picky eater so Chima is perfect.
    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Lindy , a big thank you for the phenomenal five-star review! We're grateful for your support and look forward to serving you again.

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  33. DebraD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice for a birthday dinner. We come every year for my hubby’s birthday.

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  34. Black

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So so not enough side dishes salad bar not enough options. The value of the meal was not worth the money. Overated

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waitress was perfect and the food was delicious made to perfection. I love chimas it’s not first time there and every time I go back the visit gets better and better. 

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  36. DavidM

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here on a monday at 7 PM. Some of the cuts of meat were not available and We felt a little rushed to hurry up to leave due to slow Monday. The server was nice. They were 8 of us and the bill came to $820 with drinks and a bottle of wine.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here. Lovely place and people. Regular date spot

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter Freddie that sat us down was outstanding . He was very busy but kept conversation and people smiling all evening. Great manners and suggestions were excellent. He was very polite and just a well spoken and respectful young man . He was an Amazing Reflection of Chima steakhouse restaurant staff.

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  39. CarlG

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the salad bar was outstanding, but i was disappointed with the quality of the meats. I didn't find them to be of high quality and it stopped me from eating more.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a party of ten food and service was outstanding

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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is rated 4.4 stars by 6577 OpenTable diners.

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1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    20th and JFK
  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    $16 per car
  • Public Transit
    Septa bustop #33 and #38 at entrance of restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian, Veteran, Women
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Wednesday and Thursday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 525-3233
  • Private party facilities
    Private room and semi-private room available! Whether celebrating a special occasions with family and friends or impressing an important client, Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is the perfect spot for your next event. With outstanding food and amazing hospitality, Chima will not disappoint.
  • Private party contact
    Jackie Gorecki : (215) 531-5838
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