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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Steak House$$
Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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139 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202
139 South Tryon StreetUSNorth CarolinaCharlotte28202
(704) 601-4141chima.cc
$$Steak House, Fine Dining Restaurant
Steak House
Fine Dining Restaurant
Brazilian Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Wine Bar
Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 – 9:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte (4th St. and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena.  Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience.  Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge.

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Outpost of a chain with gauchos carving grilled meat off skewers plus a generous salad bar.- Google
"The meats were moist and tender and the salad bar was exquisite."
"Fair price for a brazilian steakhouse based on what they offer."
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Eduardo Ferrari
2 months ago
I am Brazilian and this place is a bit overrated Let me start telling you about my background. I am from the southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, where the authentic "churrasco" is from. While I cannot find a really authentic place here in the US (because they are not run by authentic gauchos from the south) there are many others that can serve a delicious churrasco. Chima does delivers a delicious meal, however, for their price range I am obligated to compare them to other upscale "churrascarias" like Fogo de Chao, Plataforma (NYC) and Texas de Brazil. Chima is probably 4th in the list. I rated them this low because for the price they do charge in Charlotte (because they can) is not compatible with the quality of service and meat variety we get in these other upscale churrascarias. This place is surprising the busiest restaurant in Charlotte and I do see why. Where in uptown you pay $50 and can taste so many different cuts of beef? Exactly! But like I said before, being in other churrascarias I think that Chima is overrated as they are trying to compare themselves to Fogo de Chao, which they are not. It is still an excellent experience if you have never been, but as a Brazilian I rarely go because with the price tag they have, we can have an outstanding meal in other steakhouses around uptown. Chima also does not open for lunch (except in special days) and when they open for lunch they usually charge $37 however they do reduce the variety of cuts and also their service is not too good. They also do not feature chicken hearts (which may sound yucky but it is a must have in churrascarias) and they also marinate the beef with garlic in some cuts which is an assassination to the method of preparing the food. The garlic is to mask the bad taste of the beef cut. A real beef cut is seasoned with salt only (maybe some pepper) and not with garlic.
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brenda k. daniels
4 months ago
Chima exceeded all expectations. The meats, sublime. The salad bar (which included everything from smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella, various vegetables, soups, and everything in between) - beyond exemplary. I now dream of their yeast rolls and turkey spread.. It was *that* good.
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MsAlways Wright
a month ago
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Charlotte, NC was great. The meats were moist and tender and the salad bar was exquisite. I would say though to make sure the silverware isn't just sitting no the table there should be napkin of some sort and also make sure the silverware is completely clean!!!!
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Victor Bubuioc
5 months ago
Went there for a birthday. Make sure you are very very hungry since its all you can eat... :). Very good steak and lots of choices. This is not your local golden coral.
Freddy Rivera
2 months ago
We had a nice time at the Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. The tour that was provided by Aline Decker it was very informative and courteous. I took my wife for the first time and for me was visit #2. Our meal was excellent and delicious and the atmosphere comfortable to be around. Unfortunately, we had a lousy waiter that took 21 min to bring us ice to the table. I spoke to a floor manager about it but all she said was that He does that and that They have problems with him all the time. We feel that was unfair to paid for tips when we received bad service. Definitely, we will be back but we'll make sure no getting the same waiter. Thanks, F. Rivera
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Rad Mcfly
5 months ago
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is probably one of the best steakhouses I have ever been to. The experience is worth the money alone. The wait staff was very attentive and courteous to our needs. The selections of meat were some of the best that I have ever tasted. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a 5 star steakhouse in the Charlotte area.
C. George
6 months ago
Took my family of 5 there and was highly disappointed. We've been to quite a few Brazilian steakhouses, including Texas De Brazil, and unfortunately found that Chima's was not of the caliber of our previous experiences. Meat was somewhat dry and tough, and it lacked the flavor we were accustomed to. Even the desserts seemed like they weren't fresh and weren't made from scratch. Was my first and last time for Chima's -- not worth it at all in my opinion, particularly when you compare it to some of the other Brazilian steakhouses. They better hope Texas or Fago don't open locations in Charlotte -- they may be in trouble.
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Jeffrey T
8 months ago
For the amount of money it costs you expect excellence and the excellent staff and food delivered. The salad bar was absolutely delightful and anytime a parade of meats on meats on meats goes by I get a semi. One of the meat delivers, Juan, deserves special mention. I told him my girlfriend preferred the chicken and seafood dishes and for me to keep the red meat coming. Next thing we knew she was surrounded with chicken and fish and I had steaks galore surrounding me. I felt like the president and the meat handlers were secret service agents swarming to protect my life with delicious rare filets. Later that night I had flipped my chip to get a quick reprieve from the bloody carnage that I had already inflicted on my plate. I was reading the meat menu to see if there was anything I hadn't tried yet that I would want. Juan saw this and asked if there was anything I needed. I told him I would like more sirloin, ribeye, or filet and that it didn't matter which one I would take whatever they could get to me first. Once again I was swarmed by meat and wrapped in its sweet rare bloody cocoon of protection. Bravo Chima. Bravo.
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