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Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Brazilian Restaurant$$$
Today 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
1901 John F Kennedy BoulevardUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19103
$$$Brazilian Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Brazilian Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Steak House
Banquet Hall
Meeting Room
Conference Center
Today 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 9:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 9:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 9:30 pmSaturday 4:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Chima provides the best restaurant experience in Philadelphia. Great for business meetings, banquets, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and any one-of-a-kind experience.
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Gauchos deliver all-you-can-eat meats at this modern-looking Brazilian eatery with a salad bar.- Google
"Salad bar was incredible..Service was the worst."
"I was expecting a lot more for the price been to better eateries for a lot less."
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James Egan
2 weeks ago
In the past I was very happy with Chima but after tonight I will never return. I feel like I just got mugged. Upon arriving for my reservation I was asked if I would like to take advantage of tonight's Valentine's Day special package of $89,99. This was to include the salad bar, all you can eat meat buffet a desert and a "bottle" of champagne. Sounded like a great deal to me so I agreed. Upon sitting down and inquiring with the wait staff about the bottle I was informed that it wasn't a bottle but 2 glasses. I figured that maybe I heard something wrong so wasn't very upset and ordered a $35 bottle of wine instead. The dinning experience was fairly lackluster which I attributed to the crowd. Now I am never one to complain at a dinning establishment; even when there is more then enough reason to. When I received my bill, however, I was floored. The young lady at the front who sold me this fantastic special package of $89.99 failed to mention that it was PER PERSON. The food at Chima isn't bad but a bill for 2 people that comes to $300 is ludicrous. There are much better places in the city for $150 a plate and they don't have to con you at the door. The couple sitting next to me had the same exact reaction. I've never been conned at a restaurant before but I guess there is a first time for everything. It's Fogo's from here on out; Chima just lost a customer for life and I hope more then one person that reads this review makes the same decision.
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Skinny Cow
a month ago
Love Chima's. My go to when I just want to stuff myself and not regret it later! The salad bar isn't much to my liking, half of that stuff I can barely pronounce. lol. But, there's so many side selections available at the self-serving bar that throwing together a satisfying meal isn't too hard. Having the waiters come to our table, offering different selections of poultries, red meat and fish is what I most enjoy.
Sharon Roman
3 weeks ago
This place was excellent. Cannot believe anyone has anything negative to say about it. Excellent food and service. The price is a bit high but I will go again.
Queen D
a year ago
Salad bar was incredible..Service was the worst. Waiter was in a hurry all the time, never stayed at our table long enough to get everyones order at one time, Had no idea how to do his job. As far as all you can eat, we had to keep asking for the meat, no one was ever in site, they have a poor selection. never seen some meats until we were getting ready to leave 2 hours later, we were a party of 10 and that waiter made out like a bandit on his tip, but he did not deserve it. Fogo de Chao from now on for this family;
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Rachael H
2 weeks ago
0 STARS!!! AWFUL!!! AVOID CHIMA AT ALL COSTS!!!! GO TO FOGO DE CHAO!!!! It is Valentine's Day at 3:56 p.m. I was just called 20 minutes ago by the Philadelphia location notifying me about my 4:45 p.m. reservation which I have made 2.5 weeks ago. I confirmed. And then the reservationist went on to tell me that it was mandatory that I pay 89.95 per meal which I was NEVER notified of. After 20 minutes of speaking with her and requesting to speak with a manager, who "couldn't come to the phone because they were on the floor", I was told that there was nothing they could do for me and I "should have known" that there was a special deal. I made this reservation through Open Table and there was NO SIGN of any special deal for Valentine's Day. Now, myself and my boyfriend, whose birthday we were also supposed to be celebrating have no where to go because their team couldn't do ANYTHING for us. This has been the most ridiculous restaurant experience I have ever dealt with. The reservationist was EXTREMELY COCKY and was yelling at me over the phone that there was no manager available. I am extremely disappointed with this establishment. I have heard such wonderful things about the food and now I will never get to experience because their Philadelphia team has made my stomach turn. This has been the most treacherous restaurant I have ever had to deal with. Restaurants are supposed to be built around customer service and we have received the poorest service ever!!! This staff AND RESERVATIONIST should be ashamed of themselves!!!!!
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APlus Lookz
a month ago
I've never had any issues with service. they were sooo nice when showed up a day late for my reservation. even tho it was packed they were able to sit us. if u don't like the price wait for restaurant week fir half price...amazing food.
A Google User
9 months ago
Went there for Mother's Day. Had an early reservation (4:15 PM) and was seated right away. Salad bar and sides were OK, but meat selection was great! Meats were seasoned to perfection. Good service, and meat servers came around frequently. I would definitely recommend giving it a try!
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Bruce Segal
6 months ago
Over rated and over priced. You can skip this place. More about quantity of food, rather than quality. There are too many other restaurants near by that are better and run about the same price range or cheaper.


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