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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
6297 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
Proper dress required. Thank you for not wearing:
Gym attire, sweat pants, tank tops, clothing with offensive language or imagines, and exposed undergarments.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Adelaide Engler

  • Private party facilities

    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

  • Neighborhood

    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

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Philadelphia

    Good for special occasions

  • Philadelphia

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    wore a normal black dress for my birthday and was dress coded. multiple other girls wearing dresses who walked in while we were waiting in the lobby were also told they could not wear their dresses (these were all appropriate attire as well, nothing offensive). meanwhile there were multiple tables wearing sports jerseys and sweatpants. weird, but food was pretty good otherwise.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Took my son, who just turned 16, to a Sixers game. Thought this would be the ultimate experience for him afterwards - but—not so at all. The food was sub par in my honest opinion, the service was slow and mediocre at best, and the management didn’t attempt to make it any better when we kindly asked for our check after waiting patiently for a very long time . Very disappointed- 350.00 later- we never ordered dessert and coffee because the service was so slow and we sat at our table with nobody around for a very long time. Also, the chips that are on the table to flip, were not clean. As I was seated and picked it up, it had layers of food crusted on to it. That was my first experience as I was seated. I think my son and his friend enjoyed our time together, however, my boyfriend and I eat at MANY different restaurants and this one I expected so much more from.
  3. DH

    DorothyH

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food never disappoints. The salad bar is everything!! The atmosphere and ambiance is cool. Definitely love going
  4. SR

    SauloR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Server needs to improve, most of the gaúchos too.
  5. NR

    NormaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit and dinner was just awesome! The food was great. The service was just outstanding.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThank you for your phenomenal review Norma! From start to finish, we strive to provide a memorable dining experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

  6. AP

    AntonioPhilly

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our first time at Chima. What is the difference between Foge de chao and Chima? Nothing-- same food type and gimmick (turning over a coaster for yes or no for meats to be delivered to your table), however, service at Fogo is much better! Chima seemed pricer-- $200.00 for 3 cocktails and salad bar/meats at table (2 individuals)-- not including tip. Nah-- got me once-- not twice-- both places are overrated. Spend you hard earned money elsewhere.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThanks for sharing your dining experience with us Antonio. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback.

  7. B

    Bigjohnson34st

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious cuts along steak as usual. Bacon wrapped fillet is to die for.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThanks for being a loyal guest and for your great review! We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  8. m

    mmmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious as I was hoping. It was my second time back and it is definitey my favorite brazilian steakhouse. Service was excellent and I will be back again. I come back for the service not just the food.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThank you for the excellent review Patrick. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My friends and I had a great meal, our server, Michelle, was a joy! It was one of my friends' first time there, and he loved it. I do think some of the beef cuts were underseasoned, but the lamb? PERFECTION! It's always amazing, my favorite cuts of meat when I go to Chima. The chicken was delicious as well.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!

  10. T

    Tasha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was perfect from the food to the service. Ruby was awesome.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThank you for the excellent review Tasha. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! I have no complaints I had great time. Everything was superb. 5 stars

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded 2 days agoThank you for the excellent review. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  12. BR

    BradellR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat everything food was amazing you will not be disappointed.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Bradell. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  13. YC

    YasminC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service.... Pricey but worth it!! So much food!! I couldn't finish ....

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Yasmin. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  14. AM

    AngieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, exciting and the staff was extremely pleasant.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Angie. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    As always the food was delicious… our wait staff was excellent but we were seated by the salad bar… there were sooo many people taking photos of themselves and group photos right by our table… I the way of people trying to eat .. it was very rude … I know my family & I are in many photos eating … I just wish someone would’ve told them not to have a photo shoot in such a busy area

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 9, 2023Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!

  16. KJ

    KenJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    What good we got was good. Had to ask our waiter when he would stop by our table to send the guys over with the Salomon, shrimp, sausages etc. Even had to ask the manager to send them over as well. Wanted some coffee at the end of our meal and waiter totally forgot but brought us water instead.
  17. MF

    MjFoodie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as always and the service was excellent… our server Jonas made the experience a fantastic one! He made sure that our whole party was well taken care of- even with people with various dietary restrictions. Thanks Jonas!
  18. CP

    CarinP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was all wonderful. We prefer this to other Brazilian steakhouses in the area.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for the excellent review and preference Carin. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  19. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good! Luke was an AMAZING server, his attention to detail and professionalism were top notch! The bar crowd was a little loud, but not to the point of being a distraction. The staff was personable and we were seated within 5 mins of arrival. I have to commend the valet staff also, the process of retrieving your vehicle is easy and the young men on staff were beyond professional.
  20. R

    Rebekahs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, great service. My daughters and I will definitely be back.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Rebekahs. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  21. BS

    BaizidS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We usually go there once a yr. This is the only time I didn’t like the beef ribs. It was extremely chewy. Usually that’s the item I look forward to eat. I was extremely disappointed. Overall it’s a nice restaurant. Friendly stuff.
  22. JR

    JRobinson923

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My family and I were celebrating New Year’s as we frequent this restaurant many times. However we were kind of disappointed in the lack of flavor and seasoning the food had. Other than that our waiter Luke was great and the complimentary glass of bubbly was a great touch. Pricing was a little high I guess because of New Years you should expect this.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!

  23. WB

    WendyB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Buffet style for your rice and salads, not my style. And everything except the meats were cold! Expected better food for the price

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us Wendy. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!

  24. SW

    SherryW

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve you rarely get the best due to so many people out and about. Chima’s was SPECTACULAR!!! Food was AMAZING Wait Staff was AMAZING We all had a GREAT time Will definitely return

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for celebrating New Year's Eve with us and for the excellent review Sherry. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  25. CB

    CherieB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fabulous service. Chima did not disappoint.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Cherie. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Chima & staff
  27. AB

    AndyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    China delivers on the promise of providing a memorable experience. The salad bar offers amazing variety and was well stocked and maintained. Our waiter was very welcoming and helpful as we prepared to order drinks and to start the delicious assortment of 17 cuts of meats, poultry and shrimp. The choreography of gauchos moving around the room with skewers was fun to watch (and fun to be served at our table). The meats were especially memorable and cooked to your preference (rare to well done). We enjoyed a fine Portuguese wine and a tangy Brazilian cocktail. The dining room has a sleek and elegant atmosphere but comfortable in ambiance for everyone. The noise level and music were very tolerable for a large room. We also appreciated the gift of a cheese cake for our anniversary. Dining at Chima was truly a memorable experience.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for the fantastic review Andy. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  28. LI

    LISAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful along with all the servers. We will definitely be back for another grand event

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for the excellent review Lisah. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  29. L

    Luqmaan28

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the food was good and I can’t wait to go back

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the excellent review. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  30. HW

    HeatherW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Highly recommended! The service was absolutely wonderful, which is important to me. You won't be disappointed.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thanks for being a loyal guest and for your great review Heather! We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  31. H

    Happy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and delicious. Beverages too expensive for soft drinks!

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the five-stars review and recommendation. We truly appreciate it.

  32. TB

    TavaBonn

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks, delicious food (especially the selection of meat), outstanding salad bar, excellent service.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  33. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time customer! I will return when I’m come back to visit Philly.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for the great review Karen. We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrated Christmas with family at Chima's for brunch. The selections are excellent, including the salmon with two delicious sauces (a plus for people who enjoy jazzing their seafood up a bit), outstanding beef ribs, and the filet, which were among the top tier of the meat options. The salad bar and other choices available were fresh and excellent additions. The modern ambiance and music definitely take you some else. Chima was a great place to recognize the holiday in a special way.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for celebrating Christmas with us and for the excellent review. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  35. H

    Hemi

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday! It was great!

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on December 28, 2022Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us and for the five-star review Hemi. We truly appreciate it.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food and ambiance was great, but waitstaff frequently forgot to come by our table with meat and our drinks.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on December 28, 2022Thanks for sharing your dining experience with us. I’ll make sure your comments are brought to our managers' attention. We appreciate your business and feedback!

  37. ES

    EbonyS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very nice.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for the excellent review Ebony. We greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  38. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Chima and every time we travel and are near one we travel. However we normally take the chip you flip from the Phili Chima, but that's on us. We like them as mementos.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on January 6, 2023Thanks for being a loyal guest and for your great review David! We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Chima was amazing, as usual! Our service team, headed by Luke, was wonderful and attentive. They were taking care of a few big groups and still delivered excellent service to all of us.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for the great review. We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

  40. EM

    EboniM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for sons 10th birthday. The service was phenomenal.

    Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaResponded on December 28, 2022Thanks for celebrating your son's 10th birthday with us and for the excellent review Eboni. We truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 525-3233.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 6297 OpenTable diners.

Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th and JFK

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Adelaide Engler

  • 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

    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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