Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.7
6130 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Starting May 9, 2021

Treat mom to an unforgettable lunch or dinner. We will be open from 12 to 9 PM and all moms will receive a complimentary dinner card for a future visit (card valid from May 10th to September 30th from Monday to Thursday).

What 6130 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was little different now I cannot server myself at the salad bar plus didn’t have much choices at the salad bar!

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 14 hours ago

Due to COVID-19 our employess serve you, as much or as little as you want. These restrictions were given to us by the city. The hot stuff soup, beans and rice is in the kitchen. The server is supposed to mention it, we apologize. We do hope you return to try us again soon!

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Aidan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Service was great but the ambience and noise level was horrible. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing.

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MiaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was definitely different from other restaurants I have been. You don’t order food, the come around with different types of meat and you pick what you want. There is also a salad bar where you choose what you like. The food was great and I recommend going

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DHoad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very clean, amazing food. Great place to have a nice quiet dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome as always

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AliB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my boyfriend's birthday. Really enjoyed the meal. Ate too much lol

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Latrecej
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SEANK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys knocked it out of the park again. We came for a nice weekend and we able to go to helium after and the food was fantastic. My wife really enjoyed the cinnamon pineapple.

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AlexN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

meats did not come out fast enough and others were getting served way ahead of us since our table was in a corner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday at Chima. Food was excellent and so was the service. Loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Highly recommend and going to go back in the near future!

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. We hope you return very soon!

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vipDrFelGood
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was safe and adhering to covid protocols. You can only have your table for 90 mins due to covid but the experience is still the same. The food was great and the salads fresh. The market place salad bar was manned by a server as you couldn’t go directly and get you salad yourself but the server was patient and polite when you couldn’t decide what to have. Overall, a great 90 min experience and look forward to the day I can stay longer chatting with the servers and floor managers.

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Mirmrua
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice as always

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the rating and great review. We really appreciate it. We're very glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and all the staff at Chima Restaurant were fabulous. I can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you so much for the rating. Happy to hear you celebrated a birthday with us. We hope you return to celebrate more specials events with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not return. The quality has definitely gone down as well as the customer service.

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vipSAEG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What can I honestly say, this restaurant is awesome, food is always on point, drinks are great, service is great. I always enjoy dining here. Just prepare to over eat, wear loose clothing and try everything. It’s worth it!

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you soon!

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msauce
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great steakhouse would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience!

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SharitaD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a terrific dining experience...will definitely be back and referring my friends.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. We hope to see you again real soon for another terrific dining experience.

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JasmineH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Food and Alcohol, went to celebrate my husband's birthday and we loved it, first time visiting restaurant.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. Thank you for celebrating a birthday with us, we're so happy you loved it. We hope to see you very soon!!

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Yahsha
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Steak and all the meat was amazing. The sides was more like a salad bar. Cold broccoli and cold asparagus not good with a hot piece of steak. The service was very nice, the men who serve the meat was on point. All in all great place I just wish they had hot sides. Maybe some mashed potatoes, baked potato or Mac and cheese. I will not return good but I want some tasty sides to go with my meat

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BestInQuality
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After this most recent visit, Chima has become one of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The meat has a kick (black pepper in the house) but it's all delicious. Highly recommended if you're a meat lover.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. We hope you you come back for an amazing dinner service.

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DesireeS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my time here, we brought our three kids after the Franklin Museum and it was a great time. Of course covid restrictions were a thing so we had a larger party than what they prefer 3 kids and 2 adults so we had to split up but the environment and friendly staff made up for any inconveniences of having to sit separately. Btw they did seat us at the tables next to
Each other so it wasn’t bad.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. Yes, restrictions are tough with these trying times we try to do what we can. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We do hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long lost friend from high school we reunited over dinner

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NEM818
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Valet took our keys home with them waited 45 Munda after we requested our car

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Realz
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and service definitely gotta pace yourself or you may OD

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the rating and kind words. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself!

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DionaC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so amazing especially the pineapples oh my gosh definitely will be returning

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the rating and kind words. We're so happy to hear you had you had an amazing night. We do hope you come again soon!

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uniqueross
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

It was our 15 year anniversary enjoyed the food we have been eating at Chimas for a while now and this is always our go to.

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StephenG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

For the first time I was very disappointed in my evening with Chima. I waited to be valet for over 15 minutes. I arrived at 8:28pm. I did not go inside until 8:44pm because the valet was working as a 1 man crew. When I did go inside with my wife we were seated but no one came to our table for at least 10 minutes. That was because I asked an Asian gentleman about finding our waitress. We were finally waited on and ordered drinks. I ordered a bowl of rice as well. We made it half way through our meal before I remembered that I ordered rice because the waitress never brought it out. I spoke with the young Asian gentleman again and he expedited our service. The rice came out finally. However it was gummy and inedible. During our meal my wife had requested lamb to come to the table. When it was brought to the table the lamb was overcooked and burned. We spoke with the same gentleman again and he was able to send over a perfectly cooked lamb for my wife. My colleagues from NBC 10 news and I dined at Chima often before Covid. We had never had a bad experience. I was very disappointed and frankly very surprised. I refer friends and family all the time to dine at Chima Philadelphia. It was our favorite Brazilian steakhouse. After this experience I'm not so sure. It's my hope that this experience was not a new norm for this restaurant. I would appreciate hearing back from someone in this matter.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 5 days ago

Very sorry to hear about your experience Stephen. I'll pass this on to the manager.

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Cinyon31
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food wasn't what I thought it would be. Only thing was good was the salmon and shrimp.

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CiarriaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

My reservation was for 8pm arrived at 7:30 didn’t get seated until 8:30 . Didn’t get any food to our table until 9:15. Service sucked

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 5 days ago

Very sorry to hear about your experience with us. I'll be passing this on to the manager.

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sanak
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The service was pretty terrible. This was on a Sunday at 8pm so the restaurant was not very busy. We were seated and no one came to talk to us for 15-20 minutes. We were sitting there confused until a waiter came to give us water. Due to COVID regulations the salad bar was closed to customer access and someone had to be there to serve to you which was was fine and up to code. We told our waiter that we were ready to go to the salad bar and he said he would send someone right away to the salad bar to serve us. Another 15-20 minutes pass and the waiter asked how we were doing. We inquired about the salad bar again, and he gave us a different response and said “if you go up to the bar someone will be there for you shortly”. We walked up and then were helped relatively quickly. We go back to our seats and the waiter asked if we had any dietary restrictions and we informed him we can have everything but pork. He said he would switch our cards out and took the ones we had on the table. He disappeared for another 15 minutes. So we weren’t able to be served actual meat up until 45 minutes into our “experience” when we were given side dishes, the mashed potatoes were cold, the fried bananas were lukewarm, and the cheese bread was hard and cold. It felt like we were just being served leftovers from the day. I came here once before during restaurant week when it was much busier and the experience was amazing. This time was upsetting and it convinced me to not go to this location again. On top of that the meats were rough and the dessert we ordered was never served to us. We even forgot and just asked for the check. The server felt bad and gave us the cheesecake in a to go bag as we left. To be honest I’ve been to chima in other locations and it was amazing, I wanted my friend to Get the same experience and it was just horrible for her. I was embarrassed at the service and food and my recommendation for this place. Probably won’t come here again, this was not worth the price.

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NataliaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and the place was perfect for a date night. My boyfriend loved the food worth the buck and the steaks were perfectly cooked

My only con was the Salmon was a little tough and dry and lamb but that isn’t for everyone.
The salad bar could Have a better selection our waiter mike was amazing handling multiple tables short staff night.

Drinks weren’t the best they were average we preferred the water and the tiramisu was yucky dry and bitter but again I guess it wasn’t for me I should have selected creme brûlée

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SGrant
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer services was great, the food and everything else was great.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the rating and kind words. We're really happy to hear you had a great night. We hope to see you soon!

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KayT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice and food was excellent with superb service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since COVID it was a different feel not to be able to help your self At the salad bar but always a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Eating at Chima is always a pleasure. This was our 2nd time this month! We just can't get enough. The atmosphere is lovely. I enjoy people watching and seeing various people come through to enjoy their evening. The food is ALWAYS great!! The jalapeno steak is the BEST!!

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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 6130 OpenTable diners.

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