Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia

4.6
6289 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate New Year's with us. First seating 5 to 6:30 PM $61.95 ( rodizio and gourmet salad bar). Tax and tip not included in the first seating. Second seating: starting at 7 PM $120 pp (rodizio, select dessert, fountain soda, Moet split (187 ml), tax and tip already included in the second seating.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Join us for dinner. Special hours of operation: 4 PM to 8 PM. Book now.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Start a new tradition at Chima! Celebrate Christmas with us. Special hours: 2 PM to 8 PM

What 6289 People Are Saying
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AverieS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

As soon as we were seated our waiter spilled water all over the table, my mask, and my daughter clothes. Secondly, we asked for 2 sprite sodas and the waiter gave two tonic waters. After the mistakes the waiter offered that he’ll take the two
Drinks off of my bill. FINE. He also never brought me the fried plenta that I asked after being there for a hour and a half. Then when I finally get my bill which came up to $219 and I had to ask for the waiter to remove the two drinks like he OFFERED, so he took tbe bill came back and it was $245 … at this point I was annoyed and asked to speak to a manager. The manager for the night of Thanksgiving at Chima house on JFK blvd In Philadelphia, came over and we began to have a conversation, who in which she did not let me get a word in from edgewise, told me that the first bill didn’t have the gratuity on it and that’s why the bill was that much. And so I asked why am I being force to tip and I was not pleased with service, she then says because we were sitting at a table of six seating. Mind you I booked reservations for 4( 2 adults and two children 10-11) and I had my two year old who was only served water. So, me as the customer felt ripped off because of the children under 6 eat free, so why am I giving a TIP after the horrible service I received and only 4 HUMANS( because that’s the word the manager used when she said I had to pay gratuity) were served and blindly being sat a 6 seat table when I reserved a party of 4??

I will NEVER come back to Chima, ans it was the first time for my family to eat there and this is the story we now have to tell.

I will be posting this to all of my 10k followers to inform them of the service I received and how I was forced to accept tip!!

One star for me. Never again!!! And it was thanksgiving.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Traditional food was delicious as always. They definitely missed the mark on their attempt at Thanksgiving items. That didn't really matter to us though, we enjoy the traditional meats more. Service was painfully slow though. And our servers were forgetful at best, friendly but forgetful. They work with partners and there was zero communication between them so if you asked one for something and they forgot it, you ask they other and hope they didn't forget. Manager couldn't care less either. Food was delightful. Service needs work. You do with that what you will.

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GeraldS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food choices! Tender delicious steaks and much more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience and quality of service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im glade I came for Thanksgiving!!

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FranchRN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined at Chima for Thanksgiving and it was great. There was sanitizer readily available.They had their regular menu in addition to traditional favorites. There did seem to be difficult keeping the buffet replenished with the stuffing and sweet potatoes. That was disappointing because I waited to for them to refill but each time something was empty so the thing I tasted was sweet potatoes and Turkey. I kept missing the stuffing and cranberry. Their main menu didn't disappoint. We were able to taste every meat we requested and service was prompt. We all enjoyed ourselves.

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Phillygirl103
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always do the rodizio, the servers are fast with the wide array of meats, salmon and shrimp. The grilled pineapple is so yummy. And this time they had cheeses as well. But nothing beats the salad bar. And the cocktails are amazing.

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ClassADining
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, ambiance, service, and presentation were top notch.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot when I just don't know what to eat. This place has a nice assortment of items so you don't have to chose just one thing.

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ElibethP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. The food was incredible. I give service a 10+ from the server to the guys that brings the meats to the table were excellent. Love it! I definitely will be coming back.

JS
JocelynS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed everything. Especially the grilled Pineapple and shrimp

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PatriciaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow. Soup on salad bar was cold

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, very accommodating to my young children.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take someone special…love it!
John

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Mirmrua
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always

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Reem
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Let’s just say it wasn’t an enjoyable experience! I totally thought this would be an excellent selection to celebrate my sons 18th birthday due to him being a meat eater. Worst decision ever, everything from the salad bar selection to the table slicing was just terrible. My nephew switched his option to ALL salmon due to none of the meat being to his liking and his salmon NEVER came out. When the manager has to be called not once but twice that speaks for itself. They even served one of our guest that’s allergic to banana fried banana and told her it was fired plantains‼️ Out of 16 guest NONE of us will return to dine at Chima EVER way overrated‼️

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blackgold2
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son”s 16th birthday! Food was amazing and service was exceptional.

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shandellS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent I would come back again very good service

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Phil
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The hostess sat us in the back passing a lot of tables in between with all the space available they sit us next to another couple it just didn't make sense so we were jammed in I hated the experience but still love the place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was exceptional and this was my first time there but it will not be my last!! My husband took me there for my 61st birthday and they did not disappoint!!

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my parents first time and they were so excited. The food was delicious and fresh. Our waiter was absolutely on point with any and everything we needed. Definitely would recommend Chimas to family and friends and will be back soon!!

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BobbieJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for myself and two children; when we walked in, I had on crocs. The blk gentlemen at the front asked me if I could switch shoes. The valet guys were extremely nice and allowed me to change shoes. Food was great, and my children enjoyed the food as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has been about two years since the last time we dined in at Chima. Last night, we realized that they changed a good amount of their menu, but they did add newer items. Unfortunately, the price of the rodizio did increase as well.

Overall, good experience.

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JoseS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good place to go have a great meal the staff is very friendly and the food is delicious.

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StanleyC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant. I always have a great time. Everything was awesome

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Kimberly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. Our server Yousef was great and very attentive

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DONNALAKA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a special family dinner out. We have gift cards from before…. 🤪 you know what, so we finally got to use them. Into the ”city” we went. Parking was valet, convenient & easy. Money well spent (14$) I believe, to not have to find a garage. We do not go to Phili much so we are inexperienced.
We had an early reservation, so while we waited for our table it was happy hr at the bar. Got a delicious mojito!
The food was good, plentiful but a little hard at times because of the nature of serving the meat. I tasted a bit of everything except lamb (didn't want) & salmon (missed it)
The salad bar was also well stocked & delicious.
We will return again for a special occassion. Would love to come more than that but my pocket book can’t keep up. 🤪 It is a bit pricey.
Thanks for a good time Chima!

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SaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great selection in the salad bar, the meat is cooked to perfection will definitely come back

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Foodie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Leader in Brazilian Steakhouses, food on another level, service unparalleled to all and quality is overlooked at this place.

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Kappa68
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for your very Professional and Friendly service.
The Food was Fantastic. Seasoned to Perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad birthday

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vipDParker
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating new job

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Tanzoe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience3

This is my second time going to Chima and I wanted to give my boyfriend this great great experience for his birthday sadly the food service wasn’t pleasant. We sat and the front on the restaurant where it was cold. Then the this is where the service gets bad. We are waiting to get serviced are meat selection and I noticed that the Server never came to the front of the restaurant only the middle or back. Also, when I meats started to come our way then one of the guys got smart with us. Maybe because we requested them. Idk. I spoke to my waiter several times I feel like my boyfriend didn’t get to experience Chima at its best. I would Chima to a friend I would hope that they do go through the same thing.

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vipMomof2
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went with a group of friends for my husbands birthday. Fun was had by all. Very neat experience!

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TatianaB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything good but the mashed potatoes was very watery.

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Cammy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had An Amazing Time with Good Food! We're still talking about the food!

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EddieD
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat, awesome service and food! I will be back!

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JuanitaH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service

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vipAlliS
Cancun
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at a Chima steakhouse
Amazing
Boy was the food outstanding
And the wine (which was recommended)

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Visitingcouple1
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a great experience. Service and atmosphere were amazing.

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Chima Steakhouse - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 6289 OpenTable diners.

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